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Meng Huang was born in Beijing in 1966 and graduated from the Art Department of Henan University in 1992, but now lives and works between Beijing and Berlin. Primarily a painter, Meng also works across multiple media including photography and installation. Known for his melancholy paintings of railway tracks disappearing into the distance in unpeopled landscapes, Meng Huang uses his impressive technique of a realist idiom to symbolise the alienation of modern life and the state of contemporary society. His work featured in the notorious and significant ‘Fuck Off ‘exhibition at Eastlink Gallery Shanghai in 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘A Chair to Liu Xiaobo via Mo Yan’, Kunst-Kollectiv, Berlin; International Literature Festival Berlin (18. ILB) – Sketch, Haus Der Berliner Festpiele, Berlin; Bo (Waves), Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland (all 2018); ‘Who Are You What Place Is This For Which Purpose Did You Come Here’, Mao Space, Shanghai (2016); ‘Elbow Room’, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing (2014); ‘Five Faces of a Man’, WiE Kultur, Berlin (2010); ‘Time and Place – Meng Huang’s Solo Exhibition’, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai (2009). Group exhibitions include ‘Topo ing Rame’, BMW Foundation, Berlin (2016); ‘Il Giardino Incantato’, Palazzo Tè, Mantova, Italy (2015); ‘Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names’, UCCA, Beijing; Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); ‘FUCK OFF 2’, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2013); ‘CAPITAL – Merchants in Venice and Amsterdam’, Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2012).