Jiang Pengyi was born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province in 1977, graduated from the China Academy of Art, and currently lives and works in Beijing. He creates a kind of surreal spectacle and delicate narration of the scene, mostly, by photo and video, to reveal the barriers and confusions of the individuals.
Recent exhibitions include: Jiang Pengyi: Streams over the Serried Stones, Honin Art Center, Chengdu (2022); Jiang Pengyi: Birds Bring Forth the Sun, ShanghART, Shanghai (2021); Jiang Pengyi: Foresight, ShanghART, Beijing (2019); 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCAT, Shenzhen (2018); Jiang Pengyi: Away from Disgrace, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Jiang Pengyi: Grace, ShanghART, Shanghai (2016); Jiang Pengyi: Intimacy, ShanghART, Singapore (2015); Jiang Pengyi, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2014); Glimpses. Jiang Pengyi Solo Exhibition, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, U.S.A. (2014); Three Shadows First Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows, Beijing (2014); West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2013); ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept & Practice, UCCA, Beijing (2013); No Exit - Urban Space, Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012, Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki, Finland (2012); Be Natural Be Yourself, Frac des Pays la Loire Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Nante, France (2011); The Tender Truth: Jiang Pengyi & Maleonn, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2010); Jiang Pengyi & Cheng Ran: Immersion and Distance, UCCA, Beijing (2009), etc.
Jiang Pengyi was awarded the BarTur Photo Award in 2020, Aletti ArtVerona Prize for Photography in 2011, the Jury Grand Prize from the Société Générale Chinese Art Awards in 2010 and the Tierney Fellowship Award from the First Annual Three Shadows Photography Award in 2009. Jiang was invited to participate in the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012 and was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2012.