Song Kun


1977 Born in Inner Mongolia, China

2002 BA, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2006 MA, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Now lives and Works in Beijing, China


Song’s practice focuses on painting, while incorporating music live, video, installation and other media. She is hailed as one of the mostpromising female artists in China.The honesty and emotional power in her work align her with “ the few artists who havee stablished their own unique vocabularies of figurative painting in the contemporaryart scene ”. In her works, she observes and captures the different figures and fleeting moments in reality and hyper-reality world, She gathers up the fragments of our time, at the same time makes the elements-restructuring. As a result, her works constitute a mythical, private spatiality that reflects the potential changes in China.


“Narration in the style of stream of consciousness” and “interval and synaesthesia images in the subconciousness” are the two concepts, They play the key roles in her works. Instead of employing specific symbols, she offers her independent observation on how to experience the cognition and emotion in life.


Previous notable shows by the artist include:


It’s My Life (Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, 2006);

Song Kun (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2007);

Xi Jia-River Lethe (Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, 2008);

Seeking the Recluse but not Meeting (Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 2009);

A Thousand Kisses Deep (UCCA Art Museum, Beijing, 2012);

HALF THE SKY – Women in the New Art of China (Leonard Pearlstein Museum, Philadelphia, USA, 2011);

Visual Stream of Consciousness (Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2014);

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (Tampa Museum of Art, USA, 2014);

China8 — Rhein – Ruhr Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibit (NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014);

Cosmos (M21 Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2015);

ASURA SUKHAVATI (Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2015);

She (Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016);

Portrait of  Time (Taimiao Art Museum, Beijing, 2018).


* Downoad : Song Kun CV