Tang Nannan's Art
  • Home
  • BLOG



Born in Yunxiao, Fujian Province 1969, Tang Nannan is both an artist and a teacher of art. Nannan received his education from the Department of Fine arts in Xiamen University and then graduated from School of Inter-Media Art in China Academy of Art as a member among the first Ph.Ds of practice of modern art. At present, he teaches at both China Academy of Art and the Art College in Jimei University.


In Nannan’s works, nostalgia in modern cities presents as the main theme and questions of time and memory, myths and poetry, nostalgia and life and death are discussed. With his cultural sociology research, the artist tries to integrate multiple forms of art like painting, video installation,photograph,multiscreen video theatre and makes effort to exploring art forms based on his own life experience and concerning modern living circumstances. 


Solo Exhibitions

2016   Oblivious Ocean , Minley Manor Foundation, Hampshire

       Billennium Waves , Beijing Minsheng Art Museum,Beijing

2015   Duty of Essence, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

2011   Human Zoo, Living with Art Gallery, New York

2007   Nannan’s Whispering, 798 Times Space, Beijing


Group Exhibitions

2017   Venice Biennale China Pavilion retrospective, Tsinghua University, Beijing

           The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

           Continuum-Generation by Generation, The 57th International Art Exhibition-La Biennale Di Venezia Pavilion of China, Venice

           The Dark Matters, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney

           The third exhibition of experimental art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

2016   Return Poetic Dwelling in Contemporary ArtPIFO Gallery,Beijing

2015   No Real BodyThe 3th Ural Industrial Biennale, Yekaterinburg

          Nonfigurative21st Century Minsheng Art MuseumShanghai

          Jimei ×arlesArles International Photo FestivalXiamen

          Shanghai Ever, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

          Power of Eduction, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai

2014    2014 Chinese & Italian Biennale, Beijing

      The First Experimental Exhibition of Art, The Art Museum of Ningbo, Ningbo

           Rong Hui, Opening Exhibition, T Museum, Hangzhou


2013    Endless Floating, 2013 Taiwan East Coast International Art Exhibition, Taitong, Taiwan

           BuYiBuYi, The Experimental Exhibition of China Young Artists, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

           The 4th M.T. Youth Film Festival and the 10th CIFF China Independent Film Festival, Xiamen


2012    Reactivation, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai MOMA, Shanghai

        The Interactions, 2012 Yixian International Photo Festival, Yixian, Anhui

        Repeating View, Henglu Art Museum, Hangzhou

2008    The 2nd China Contemporary Art Record Exhibition, Beijing

        China in the Eyes of Young Photographers, The Best Photographer Award

              Nomination of 2003, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing

              2008 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi

2007    345°Shanghai Fresh Art Exhibition, Duolun Museum, Shanghai

              Post Avant-garde Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong

2006        Sino-Netherlands Art Exchange Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005        2nd China Art Triennium Exhibition, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing

2004        Chinese Contemporary Video Exhibition, d’Art Contemporain, Altkirch, Paris

2003    2003 One Minute International Video Exhibition, The Best Film Design Nomination of 2003, Amsterdam, Netherlands