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: Foresight, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2019); 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCAT Shenzhen (2018); “Away from Disgrace” by Jiang Pengyi, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Jiang Pengyi: Grace, ShanghART Main & H-Space, Shanghai (2016); JIANG Pengyi: Intimacy, ShanghART Singapore, 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, Waterfront of Xuhui District, 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); Gallery Artists Group Exhibition: Jiang Pengyi, Cui Xiuwen, Maleonn & Miao Xiaochun, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2010); Immersion and Distance: Cheng Ran & Jiang Pengyi, UCCA, Beijing (2009), etc.
He 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. Jiang’s work has been collected by a variety of private and public institutions worldwide, including Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection in Switzerland, the French Regional Contemporary Art Fund of the Loire Region (Frac des Pays de la Loire) in France, the Tierney Family Foundation and ArtNow Contemporary Art Collections in USA, the UniCredit Art Collections in Italy and Germany, the Bank Aletti Foundation (Fondazione Banca Aletti) in Italy, and CAFA Art Museum.