Born in 1967 in Xi’an, a town of the Shaanxi province in central China, Wang Bing first studied photography in Shenyang, at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, before taking cinema classes in Beijing, at the Cinema Institute (1995).
He debuted as an independent director in 1999 with his 9 hours epic documentary of industrial China: West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu). Besides feature documentary as Three Sisters (San zimei) and Madness (Fengai), he is also active in video installation as Crude Oil (Yuanyo), a 14 hours film, directed several fiction as The Ditch (Jiabiangou), and started a noteworthy work in photography. His work has been selected for presentation and competition in many film festivals where he won a great number of awards. Acclaimed by critics and recognized as one of the most important Chinese artists, documentary makers and film directors of his time, he has been honored by retrospectives of his entire work in major museum, as Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique.

Solo Photography & Video Exhibitions

2015
Wang Bing, Jeonju International Film festival, Korea

2014
Wang Bing Retrospective, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Brussels
Wang Bing/Jaime Rosales, Cinéastes en correspondance, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Father and Sons, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2013
Wang Bing, Institut de l’Image, Aix-en-Provence, France

2009
Wang Bing, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Filmography

2014
Trace
Jeonju International Film festival, 2015
Centre Pompidou, Wang Bing retrospective, 2014
Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Wang Bing retrospective, 2014

Father and Sons
MoMa Doc Fortnight, New York, 2015
Centre Pompidou, Wang Bing retrospective, 2014
Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Wang Bing retrospective, 2014
Rotterdam Film Festival, 2015
Doclisboa, 2015, Grand Prix
Pacific Méridian, Russia, 2014
Zagreb Humanrights Film Festival, 2014

2013
‘Til Madness Do Us Part (Feng Ai)
Venice International Film Festival 2013- out of competition
3 Continents Festival 2013 – Silver Montgolfière

2012
Three sisters (San Zimei)
Venice International Film Festival 2012 – Orizzonti Prize
3 Continents Festival 2012 – Golden Montgolfière
Doc Lisboa Festival – Best Film Award
Fribourg International Film Festival – Best Film Award/ Don Quijote Award/ Grand Prix of the Jury

Alone – In the Yunnan mountains (Gudu)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012
Festival Black Movie – Jury Prize

2010
The Ditch (Jia Bian Gou)
Venice International Film Festival 2010 – official selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2010 – official selection

2009
Man with No Name
Doc Lisboa 2010
Lussas Documentary film festival 2010

2008
Coal Money (Tong Dao)
Cinéma du Réel 2009

Crude Oil (Yuan You)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008
FID Marseille 2008

2007
Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (He Fengming)
Festival de Cannes 2007
FID Marseille 2007 – International competition – Georges de Beauregard Prize
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 – official selection

Brutality Factory (Baoli Gongchang) : short in the anthology The State of the World
Festival de Cannes 2007 / Quinzaine des réalisateurs

2003
West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu)
Montréal Film Festival 2004 – Grand Prix of the Jury – Documentary section
FID Marseille 2003 – Grand Prix
3 Continents Festival 2003 – Golden Montgolfière – Documentary section
Doc Lisboa 2002 – Grand Prix

  • A CONVERSATION WITH WANG BING