Born in 1977 in Shanghai Now residing in Shanghai Solo Exhibitions: 2002 Denominator of The Dream, Galerie Jerale de Montleau, Paris 2004 Temps de Communication Epuise, Castle of Auvers-sur-Oise, Paris 2004 Mering, Pernod Ricard Headquarter, Paris Group Exhibitions: 2006 Revival: New Ink Art Shanghai 2006 Three, Moho Art Centre, Shanghai 2005 Shanghai Grand Art Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Fine Art 2002 Shanghai Biennale 2001 Shanghai Grand Exhibition of the Young Artist, Liu Haisu Museum
Gong Yan is an intelligent and open-minded artist. She explores the concept of hyper and design in her ingenious use of materials from media. This approach is well illustrated by her entry at the Biennale. The work entitled Weather Forecast consists of racks and 24 stacks of newspaper with 730 news articles, supposedly dated from September 5, 2006 to September 5, 2008. The newspaper displays nothing beyond weather related headlines. The installation offers the visitors a wide range of experiences related to weather, the future, our emotions, desires, expectations, breath and skin. It raises questions about weather forecasts and newspapers, things we encounter on a daily basis. Is reading the newspaper an everyday practice, or something else?