Le thème de la sexualité est récurrent dans le travail de Ren Hang : corps nus emboîtés, femmes seules fumant sur un toit de la ville ou nues dans un arbres, scènes de baisers, d’étreintes, toujours empreints d’une grande poésie. On peut lire dans son travail, qui a déjà fait plusieurs fois l’objet de censure, le malaise profond de la jeunesse chinoise, mais aussi les liens qui les unissent et la confiance mutuelle qu’ils se portent.

Bien que Ren Hang ait déclaré que son travail n’était pas intentionnellement politique, son travail  confronte la répression de la sexualité et des identités queer dans la culture chinoise traditionnelle. Tout au long de sa carrière, Ren a utilisé une caméra analogique, photographiant ses amis plutôt que des modèles. «Je n’essaye pas de faire passer un message, je ne donne pas le nom de mes œuvres, je ne les date pas. Je ne veux pas leur inculquer de vocabulaire. Je n’aime pas expliquer mes photos ni le travail dans son ensemble. « 

Ren Hang est né en 1987 à Changchun dans la province de Jilin en Chine. Il meurt à l’âge de 29 ans. Il est considéré aujourd’hui comme une figure de la photographie chinoise controversée.

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    (1987-2017), Né à Changchun, Province du Jilin, Chine

    COLLECTIONS

    US Kansas State University Art Museum, Kansas, USA
    CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, Chine
    Multimedia Art Museum, Moscou, Russie
    ThreeShadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, Chine
    White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australie

    EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

    2015
    New Love, Matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo, Japon
    Morphologie, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, Chine
    Occupy Atopos, Atopos cvc, Athènes, Grèce
    Ren Hang solo show, Atelier 72 Gallery, Marseille, France
    In Presence of Ren Hang, Stieglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgique
    Ren Hang solo show, OstLicht Gallery, Vienne, Autriche
    Ren Hang 2014, Capricious 88 Gallery, New York, USA
    My Mum, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, Chine

    2014
    In Addition to sleep, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Danemark
    In Addition to sleep, Vasli Souza gallery, Malmo, Suède
    La Chine à nue, Nue Galerie, Pantin, France

    2013
    Pulse, Galerie Jane Zhang, Frankfurt, Allemagne

    2011
    Stillbirth Yugong Yishan live house Beijing Chine
    Allergy, Ren Hang photography solo exhibition Kubrick, Beijing, Chine

    2010
    Intercourse with Beijing, Ren Hang photography exhibition Yugong Yishan live house, Beijing, Chine
    Eat Naked Lunch! RenHang photography exhibition Yuyintang live house, Shanghai, Chine

    EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

    2015
    Temporary Boundary, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgique
    The New Portrait – Part 1, Stieglitz 19, Anvers, Belgique

    2014
    Artvilnius ’14 International Contemporary Art Fair Congress center in Vilnius, Lituanie
    Three Shadows Frist Experimental Image, Open exhibition Three shadows photography art centre, Beijing, Chine
    New photos since 2009, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, Chine
    April Art, Bruxelles, Belgique
    Faceless, Stichting Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Chinese spring, Bruxelles, Belgique

    2013
    Lian Zhou Foto 2013 -Curatorial Theme: Farewell to Experience, Lian Zhou, Chine
    The 2nd Conceptual Film Photography Show F518 Idea Land, Shenzhen, Chine
    True Panic- Photography Exhibition, Bowl Island Gallery, Beijing, Chine
    Photo Off, 4th Edition, La Bellevilloise, Paris, France
    1st Beijing Photo Biennial : Aura and Post Aura China Millennium Monument, Beijing, Chine
    Enter, Network real-time exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, Shanghai, Chine
    Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
    Faceless part 1, Museums Quartier, Vienne, Autriche
    Atypical Beijing Space, Beijing, Chine
    Fuck Off 2, Chinese Contemporary Art Document, Groninger Museum, Pays-Bas
    Equal Relationships, Bilndspot Gallery, Hong Kong, Chine
    Fuck Taboo, Camera16 Gallery, Milan, Italie
    A Miscellany of Arts, The Visual Rhetoric of the Young Generation, Suzhou, Chine
    Remote Places, Close Spaces, Street Level Photoworks Gallery, Ecosse, Royaume-Uni

    2012
    Secret Love Oriental Museum in Stockholm, Stockholm, Suède
    Memory Lost and Found, young artists group exhibition, Beijing Space, Beijing, Chine
    Central Academy of Fine Arts First CAFAM future development CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, Chine
    Féroces, Ren Hang / Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi, Double photographic exhibition, Avi Niang silk, France
    Originate from energy resource, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Moscou, Russie
    Symptoms, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Chine

    2011
    Féroces, international photography festival, 2011, France
    Restaurant, Light Room photography exhibition, J Gallery, Shanghai, Chine
    Sour sweet bitter spic, four photographers’ exhibition, Angers, France
    Rencontres d’Arles festival -The Viewer exhibition, Arles, France
    Recurrent shadows, selected works from three shadows photography award, He Xiang Ning art museum, Shenzhen, Chine
    Young Movement, photography exhibition, Israël
    The fourth 54 international young art festival 2011, 798 art area, Beijing, Chine
    Three shadows photography award, Three shadows photography art centre, Beijing, Chine

    2010
    The third Terna comtemporary art exhibition, Rome/ Milan, Italie
    Warmth 2010 -2011, new year art exhibition, Shanghai, Chine
    New photography magazine photography exhibition, group exhibition, Hong Kong, Chine
    798 festival young This, this is me, with attitude photography exhibition, Beijing, Chine
    The first international art contemporary festival of China Ji Me, Xiamen, Chine
    Into the mood, art exhibition, Hong Kong, Chine
    China Caochangdi, photography Toratoratora, photography exhibition Caochangdi, Beijing, Chine
    Experiment, Screenage art document exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing Chine

    2009
    80’s and Peaceful Evolution, visual group exhibition, Hong Kong, Chine
    Feminity Photography, international photography exhibition, ‘paradise with love’ Nanjing, Chine
    Private talk, Shanghai, Chine
    Gender Divisity, art exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Area, Beijing, Chine

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