Wang Jinawei was academically trained as a painter, he was one of the first Chinese artists to embrace video as a legitimate medium for art. An early video, Production, 1997, looks at how private interactions create personal space in a public realm such as a teahouse, then a fixture in Sichuan culture.
More recent works fragment narrative structure, presenting viewers with multiple parallel realities within the space of a single screen (Symptom, 2008) or placing them inside an eight-channel video installation that can only be seen one channel at a time (Making Do with Fakes, 2011).
Wang has exhibited extensively both within China and internationally, in solo exhibitions at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2011); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2009); Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2008); Asia-Australia Arts Center, Sydney, Australia (2004) and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2002).
Group exhibitions include the Venice Biennale (2003); São Paulo Bienal, Brazil (2002); dOCUMENTA 10, Kassel, Germany (1997) and the Gwangju Biennale, Korea (1995).
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.