1966   Born in Dalian, China         

1989   Graduated from the Printing Department, Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing,             

2002   Prize for Contemporary Chinese Art CCAA Award

           Lives and works in Beijing, China



2014    The Trace of Time,IHN Gallery,Seoul,Korea

2013    The Temperature in the NorthJolie Art Gallery,Shenyang,China

2012    THERMALUX,PIN Gallery,Beijing,China

2011    A Loulan CitizenABC-ARTEGenova,Italy

2010    Yang Maoyuan in Ordos , Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, China

Yang Maoyuan2010, Today Art Museum,Beijing, China

2009      Look Inside, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy

2008      Silence! 88 Buddhas for Shanghai. Outdoor Project of ALEXANDER OCHS Galleries and WHITE SPACE Gallery in ShContemporary 2008, Shanghai, China

The Archetype, The Horse& The Qi, ALEXANDER OCHS Galleries Berlin, Germany

2007    Trace of the Time ,WHITE SPACE Gallery, China

2006    Look Inside, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China

            Look Inside,Danish Art Exchange Centre,Beijing,China

2002    Food in the Cattle’s Stomach, One World Art Central, Beijing, China

1999    Yang Maoyuan’s Paintings, Guanyuan Hotel, Beijing, China

1994   Created and show series Wasteland Sculpture:  Family and Road, Sign Luobupo (China) to be completed in approximately 10 years, China



2014   Time,ShangShe Space,Beijing,China

2013   We,Songzhuang Art Musem,Beijing,China

2012 Western China International Art Biennale,Yinchuan Culture&Art       

       Slow Live,Li Space,Beijing,China

       Venation of New Art History,Qinhuangdao Contemporary Art Center,Qinhuangdao,China

       The First Session of Xinjiang Contemporary Art Biennale,Xinjiang International Convention&Exhibition Center , Urumqi,China

        7.5 Percents,Soka Art Center,Beijing,China


2011  In the Heat of the Sun, Hyundai Gallery,Seoul,Korea

       I Believe ,Songzhuang Art Musem,Beijing, China

       Four People Four Ways, Pin Gallery, Beijing, China

       Micro Life,Soka Art Center,  Beijing, China

       Pervasion,54th Venice Biennial, Chinese Pavilion,Venice,Italy

2010   Great  Performances, ,Pace Gallery,Beijing, China

       Renaissance Rivals, Eriksbergshallen,Goteborg ,Sweden

2009  Taswir - Islamische Bildwelten and Moderne, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin,    

CHINA – Ein anderer Blick, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

Clues2,HeJingyuan Art Musem,Beijing,China

            Art Summer , Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden, Germany

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

Facing China, Haugar - Vestfold Museum,Tonsberg, Norway / Kuopio Art Museum, Finland / Salo Art Museum, Finland

2008   Facing China, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria / Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria / Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Under the Sky – International Positions in Contemporary painting, White Space ,Beijing, China

We shall come over ,Li Space, Beijing, China

Hypallage – The Post-modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary, Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Die Wahren Orte, ALEXANDER OCHS Galleries , Berlin, Germany

2007   DDM Warehouse 2000-2007, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China

Arrogance & Romance, Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, China

 78910, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

         Emotion&Aesthetics,Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, China

2005  Clues ,White Space Beijing, China

Mahjong – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

Dog Days, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, U.K                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

2004  Red New Year:  Chinese Art Films Midway Law, the Horse Hospital Contemporary Art Centre, London, U.K

        Degenerated, Modern Chinese Art Foundation ,Gent, Belgium

        First Session China international construction art Biennale, Beijing, China

2003  Alors La Chine, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of Poland, Warsaw, Poland

        Artificial Respiration, Sanhe Art Centre, Beijing, China

2002  When It Rains, The Roof Leaks, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China

      Dream, Red Mansion, London, UK

      W.X.Y, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China

      Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China

      Exchange, One World Art Center, Beijing, China

2001  The Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Villa Breda, Italy

      New Jumping-Off Point, Warehouse of Artists, Beijing, China

Weighlessness, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

      Chengdu Biennale 2001, Chengdu, China

2000  Ache – Yin, Xiao Yu, Yang Maoyuan Private Exhibition, Beijing

      Museum of Design, Beijing, China

Fuck off, Donglang Art, Shanghai, China

1999  Open Channels, Dongyu Museum of the Fine Arts, Shenyang, China

        Chinese Contemporary Arts by Four Artists, Odden Ladegaard, Denmark

1998  Collection of Shanghe Museum, He Xiangning Gallery, Shenzhen, China

1997  New Image-Exhibition of Conception Art Photography, Beijing Sighting Art Center, Beijing, China

1993  Chinese Oil Painting BiennaleChina Art Gallery, Beijing, China

        Exhibition of Contemporary Arts in North-East, Loaoning Art Gallery, Shenyang, China

1989   China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China