Wang Bing (b. 1967, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China) has created fourteen films over his twenty-year career. His work spans documentary, fiction, video installation and shorts. Wang was fourteen when he lost his father, and began to work in order to support his family. He worked there until he was twenty-four, when he left to study photography at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. Eventually deciding to concentrate on filmmaking, he graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 1996. His first film, West of the Tracks, in 2003, received international critical acclaim and winning numerous awards at film festivals throughout the world. Wang’s work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, notably at the Centre Pompidou in 2014, at Documenta Kassel in 2017 and at the Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española, Madrid, in 2018. In 2012 Wang was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Paris 8. In 2006 he was awarded the French National Order of Merit (Légion d’honneur). In 2017, Mrs. Fang, 2017, won the prestigious Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Museum collections which include Wang’s work are the Reine Sofia Museum (Madrid), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and M+ Museum (Hong Kong).Download full CV
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86-year-old Chinese composer Wang Xilin uses his naked body and his life story as eloquent vessels of protest art in this extraordinary, achingly beautiful hour-long film.