Dong Bingfeng

Dong Bingfeng (1974, Xinzhou, Shanxi Province ) is an independent curator and producer based in Beijing. Since April 2012, he has been assuming his position as the Artistic Director at Li Xianting’s Film Fund. After graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of Luxun Academy of Fine Art in 1999, he taught at the Attached Secoondary Art School and the New Media Department of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts until 2004. From 2005 to 2012, he worked as a curator in Guangdong Museum of Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, and the deputy director of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art. He also was the chief-editor of four magazines: Art&Invensment, Contemporary Art&Invensment, ARTINCHINA, and The Independent Critic from 2008 to 2012.

In these ten years, Dong Bingfeng curated and organized over than 50 exhibitions in China and overseas. His main experiences as a curator are: 1st Unrestricted New Image Festival (Beijing Film Academy, 2001); 1st Northern Independent Image Exhibition (Loft New Media Art Center,2002); Rǎn: A contemporary Art Exhibition(Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, 2006), Form Polar Region to Tie Xi Qu: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Northeast China 1985-2006(Guangdong Museum of Art, 2006), TRAFFIC-Art Highway(Musée des beaux-arts et d’archéologie,Besancon,France,2009), Work In Progress: Work in Progress: How do artists work(Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2009); The Seventh China Independent Film Festival(Nanjing Shangdong Center for Contemporary Art, Nanjing, 2010); Looking through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen,2010); FAT ART 2010(Today Art Museum, 2010); Museum on Paper: 12 Chinese Artists (Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2011); 60 Minute Cinema(Manchester Chinese Centre, 2012), Focus On Talents Project(Today Art Museum, 2012). He was the academic secretary of the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Art,2005) and assistant curator of 85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2007).

He also focuses on the field of independent films and art films. He was the jury of International Competition in at Documenta Madrid Festival 2012 and curated a special unit Moving Image in China for Open City Docs Fest 2012, London. He was the curator of activity series Das Kapital Neu Lesen-Annaaherungen An Marx in Film,Kunst und Theater (Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, 2012), China Independent Animation Film Forum(Iberia Center for Contemporary Art & Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2011) and the 7th China Independent Film Festival. From 2000 to 2006, he was the jury of Chinese Film Media Award and the final jury in 2006.

The publications about contemporary art and film planned and edited by Dong Bingfeng are more than 80 volumes, including the series of world film directors, curators, the leading theories of western art, Media Art, contemporary film, museum management and collection of contemporary art. He is the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini (2003), and the chief-editor of Looking Through Film:Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art (2010).

During his residency at HIAP Dong Bingfeng is going to give a public talk about the developments in contemporary art practices, focusing on the changes through the Independent Film Movements in China.

The residency was realised in context of Urban Agents programme which aims to develop projects in China and Hong Kong in collaboration with Finnish Artists. The programme is curated by Marita Muukkonen.