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He Yunchang 何云昌

„Challenging himself has been the language characteristic of A Chang's {He Yunchang's} works. He is challenging himself in terms of physical strength and mental stamina in the process of his performance to seek and approach critical points continuously“. (Li Xianting, 2011)

He Yunchang is one of the most respected performance artists in China. Over the past two decades, he has made a name for himself with a series of exceptional performances that have tested the limits of the artist’s strength and endurance. In his works, psychological and physical stamina gain existential significance.


He Yunchang was born in 1967 in Yunnan Province, China . In 1991, He graduated from Oil Painting Department of Yunnan Arts University, he currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Photo: He Yunchang with Fan Di'an at the Opening of Venice Biennale in 2013: In front of his work for the Chinese Pavilion: The Sea Water of Venice.

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