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Zhuang Yan

1991 Born in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province

2014 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's degree

Currently works and lives in Guangzhou




Before the Sky Darkens - Zhuang Yan Solo Exhibition, Exhibition Hall of GAFA, Guangzhou


Be Aware of Darkness  - Zhuang Yan Solo Exhibition,Siasun Garden of GAFA, Guangzhou




2015 Art Nova 100, Beijing


New Chinese Painting Exhibition, UBP B36 Arts Building, Beijing

The Fifth1912 New Star Arts Festival, Today Art Museum, Beijing

2014 Luo Zhongli Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing


As Siasun - National Scholarship Winners Exhibition, Siasun Garden of GAFA, Guangzhou

Pleasant Summer Wood, Hi Art Store Gallery, Beijing

Fast Travel, Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou


Zhuang Yan's work ethic and sensitivity lead her to take formal aestheticism on her canvas to its outer limit, to the point that even if we take the most critical look possible, we still cannot find any flaws in her work. However, this contemplative artist does not confine herself to formal aestheticism. Through her controlled, dark tones and language of lonely enlightenment, she pursues humanity's spiritual nature. This pursuit is not one of adolescent anxiety or cathartic outburst, nor is it a lofty, but ultimately empty narrative. Rather, she bases her work on personal pain, constantly pursuing the question of the value of the body's existence. Put simply, these works that aspire to be "real", leave no viewer's facial expression unchanged after laying eyes upon them. -Wu Yangbo (Professor of GAFA)