Ren Hang
Born 1987 in Changchun, China. Died 2017 in Beijing.


EDUCATION

2010
B.A., Communication University of China, Beijing

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Ren Hang, Photography, The Sozzani Foundation, Milan
Ren Hang: Nudes, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

2019
Love, Ren Hang, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Love, Ren Hang​, C/O Berlin Foundation, Berlin
Ren Hang: Chinese Spring #4, Markgravelei 95 POP UP, Antwerp, Belgium

2018
Ren Hang: Wake Up Together, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2017
Ren Hang: Naked/Nude, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ren Hang: Human Love, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Ren Hang, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Ren Hang: Beauty without Beards, KWM Art Center, Beijing; Modern Art Base, Shanghai

2016
Ren Hang: Athens Love, Klein Sun Gallery, New York
Ren Hang: What We Do Is Secret, MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles
Ren Hang: 白日升天 (Bai Ri Sheng Tian), Modernsky Lab, Beijing
Ren Hang: TOKYO, matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo

2015
Ren Hang: New Love, matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo
Ren Hang: Morphology, HdM Gallery, Hangzhou, China
Occupy Atopos: Ren Hang, Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture, Athens, Greece
In Presence of Ren Hang, Stieglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Ren Hang Solo Show​, Atelier 72 Gallery, Marseille, France
Ren Hang: 野生 (Ye Sheng), OstLicht Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Ren Hang 2014, Capricious 88 Gallery, New York
Ren Hang: My Mum/My Father, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2014
Ren Hang: Hide, Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok, Thailand
Ren Hang, Nicolas Hugo Gallery, Paris
Ren Hang: Anatomy of the Image, 104 Kléber Gallery, Paris
Ren Hang: Physical Borderline, Three shadows +3 gallery, Beijing
Ren Hang: In Addition to Sleep, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ren Hang: In Addition to Sleep, Vasli Souza gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Ren Hang: La Chine a Nue, NUE Gallery, Paris

2013
Ren Hang: Pulse, Galerie Jane Zhang, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
Ren Hang: Stillbirth, Yugong Yishan Live House, Beijing
Ren Hang: Allergy, Kubrick, Beijing

2010
Ren Hang: Intercourse with Beijing, Yugong Yishan Live House, Beijing
Ren Hang: Eat Naked Lunch!, Yuyintang Live House, Shanghai

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 
China Fever, Migrant Bird Space, Berlin
About Us: Young Photography from China, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich

2019
Stop Peeping, Cement Fondu, Paddington, Australia
Spectrosynthesis II - Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia, Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, Bangkok,Thailand

2018 
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1978-2018), Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Ten Directions - The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing

2017 
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography(1976-2017)- Three Shadows 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing

2016 
Scripts of the Bodies, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China
Zona Maco Photo, Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico 
Photo Collect Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
f/stop Photography Festival, Blow Up Press, Leipzig, Germany
LOIVE, matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo
Sensitive Surface - Different Perspectives over the Uses of Male Body in Today's Photography, Vasli Souza, Malmö, Sweden

2015 
Medium of Desire: An International Anthology of Photography and Video, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Before, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
New Chinese Photography Forces - Three Shadows Photography Center at Tsumari, Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival, Tokyo 
Three Shadows Second Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
I Love You - The 2nd Yangon Photo Festival, French Institute in Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
Three Shadows +3 Gallery Annual Exhibition, Three Shadows +3 Gallery, Beijing
From Old Ground, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia
Yesterday We Wanted to be The Sky, Kamarade Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Portrait of the World, Barbado Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Temporary Boundary, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
Faceless, De Markten Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium

2014
Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Three Shadows First Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
New Photos Since 2009, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Second Yuandian Contemporary Photography Festival, Yuandian Art Museum, Beijing
Staging Encounters - Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China, Lianzhou Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
Umbria World Fest, Palazzo Trinci, Foligno, Italy
Arles Photo Festival, Le Magasin de Jouets Gallery, Arles, France
FotoLeggendo, Via Del Commercio 13, Rome
Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris
Let it Louder, Sanlitun Village Orange Hall, Beijing
New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography, Tryffel Grisen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Faceless, Stichting Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chinese Spring Part 1, Stieglitz19, Brussels, Belgium
Chinese Spring Part 2, Stieglitz19, Brussels, Belgium

2013
The First Beijing Photo Biennial: Aura and Post Aura, China Millennium Monument, Beijing
Network Real-time Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, Shanghai
Faceless Part 1, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
Fuck Off 2 - Chinese Contemporary Art Document, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
A Miscellany of Arts - The Visual Rhetoric of the Young Generation, Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Farewell to Experience - Lianzhou Photo Festival, Lianzhou Cultural Square, Lianzhou, China
The 2nd Conceptual Film Photography Show, F518 Idea Land, Shenzhen, China
True Panic - Photography Exhibition, Bowl Island Gallery, Beijing
Photo Off - 4th Edition, La Bellevilloise, Paris
Remote Places, Close Spaces, Street Level Photoworks Gallery, Scotland, United Kingdom
Equal Relationships, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Atypical, Beijing Space, Beijing, China 
Fuck Taboo, Camera16 Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012
Secret Love, Oriental Museum in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
The 1st CAFAM future development, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
(+150) Visione: Origine e Potere. Energia Attraverso le Generazioni, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Symptoms: Becoming Peninsula I, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Ren Hang / Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi Double Photographic Exhibition, Avignon, France
Memory Lost and Found, Beijing Space, Beijing

2011
FÉROCES Festival de Photographie Internationale 2011, Avignon, France
Rencontres d'Arles Festival - The Viewer Exhibition, Arles, France
Recurrent Shadows - Selected Works From Three Shadows Photography Awards 2008-2011, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
The Fourth 54 International Young Art Festival 2011, 798 Art District, Beijing
Myriad Visions: The 2011 Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Curated by Rong Rong - Qiu & Ren Hang: Inner Ear, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy - Four Photographers' Exhibition, Angers, France
The Launch of Light Room, J Gallery, Shanghai
Young Movement, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
The 3rd Terna Contemporary Art Exhibition, Rome; Milan, Italy
Warmth - 2010-2011 New Year Art Exhibition, Knowledge and Innovation Community, Shanghai
New Photography Magazine Photography Exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
798 Festival Young - "This Is Me With Attitude" Photography Exhibition, Wudaoying Hutong & Fangjia Hutong, Beijing
The 1st International Art Contemporary Festival of China Jimei, Jimei Art District, Xiamen, China
Into The Mood, A Art Center, Hong Kong
TORA TORA TORA: Chinese Cutting-Edge Photography Exhibition, Caochangdi Arts District, Beijing
Experiment 2010 Screenage Art Document Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing

2009
80’s and Peaceful Evolution Visual Group Exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Femininity/Photography - International Photography Exhibition: Paradise With Love, Nanjing, China
Private Talk, Zhenshi Cinema, Shanghai
Gender Diversity, Songzhuang Art Area, Beijing

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Word or Two. Text by Ren Hang. Translated by Ho King Man, Casey Robbins. BHKM, Hong Kong

2016            
Athens Love. Session Press, New York [Published in conjunction with Ren Hang's solo exhibition "Athens Love."]
太阳 (Tai Yang), Editions Bessard, Paris
FEBRUARY, Self-published
JANUARY, Self-published

2015                    
New Love, Session Press, Tokyo
Seafood Party, Self-published
Shanghai Visitors, Self-published
野生 (Ye Sheng), copublished by dienacht Publishing and OstLicht Gallery in Vienna, Germany
Food Issue, Same studio, Shanghai

2014
Physical Borderline, Three Shadows +3 Gallery, Beijing

2013
The Brightest Light Runs Too Fast, Editions Bessard, Paris
Son and Bitch, Neurasthenia, Taiwan
Republic, Éditions du LIC, Oslo, Norway
My Depression, Self-published
Poem Collection of Ren Hang, Neurasthenia, Taiwan

2012           
Nude, Self-published

2011
Room, Self-published
Ren Hang 2009-2011, Self-published

 

DOCUMENTARY

2017
I've Got a Little Problem, directed by Zhang Ximing, screenplay by Ren Hang & Zhang Ximing

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2016
Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund, Netherlands

2015
Young Artist of the Year of the 9th AAC Art China [nominated]

2014
New Prominent Artist, the 2nd Huayu Youth Award [nominated]

2010
The 3rd Terna Contemporary Art Award, Italy

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Kansas State University Art Museum, Manhattan, Kansas 
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
Sunpride Foundation, Hong Kong 
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing