Friday, October 3, 2008

Yingmei Duan

Yingmei Duan is a , performance artist, and . She lives in Braunschweig, Germany.

Short Biography

After her study in Petroleum Exploration in China she began to work as a freelance artist for several years. From 1993 to 1995 she was artistically active in the in Beijing. "To add one meter to an anonymous mountain" is one of the most well-known performances in which she participated. Until 1998 she worked in China freelance.

She went to Germany in 1998. Until 2006 she studied performance at Marina Abramovic, Film at Birgit Hein "Kunst in Aktion" at Christoph Schlingensief at the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste in Braunschweig and finished her Masters in 2006.

During her study in Germany she participated in several IPG exhibitions organized by Marina Abramovic . These influenced her development, as did the workshops "Cleaning The House". Likewise the participation in numerous national and international exhibition, projects, and workshops .

Solo exhibitions include the 26 performances of the exhibition in the OKS gallery. In her exhibition "Playing with 14 rooms" 2005 she connects performance and installation.

Solo exhibitions

*“Playing with 14 rooms” Galerie auf Zeit Braunschweig, Germany
*“Bedroom 07. 11. 2005 - 02. 08. 2006” Juliusstr. 17, 38118 Braunschweig, Germany

*“26 days in OKS” OKS Galerie Braunschweig, Germany

*“Bilder aus Peking” Galerie am Prater, Berlin, Germany

*“Duan Yingmei - Peking” KunsthausErfurt, Germany

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