Ouyang Xingkai

Ouyang Xingkai's "Hongjiang" captures an ancient Hunanese city that has remained relatively unchanged since its peak as a river trading village during the Song dynasty. Ouyang depicts the people and architecture of this unique place, challenging the viewer to find the modern touches amidst a seemingly pre-modern world. Ouyang's next project, "People's Road," focuses on the lives of migrant workers in one building on People's Road in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. Part photography project, part sociological survey, "People's Road" captures these men and women in their urban living environments and gathers information about their lives. Though their stories are diverse, these migrant workers have two goals in common: contented, secure retirements for themselves, and prosperous, happy lives for their children.
 

Hongjiang

 
 
 

Medium:  Inkjet print
Dimensions:  (1) 150 × 220 cm (2) 90 × 120 cm (3) 45 × 60 cm
Edition:  (1) 3 (2) 5 (3) 10

 
 

People's Road

 
 

 

Artist's Bio

Ouyang Xingkai (b. 1950, Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China)

Solo Exhibitions:
2009 "Hongjiang," Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2010 "Hongjiang," Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing, China
2010 "Hongjiang," National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2010 "Hongjiang," Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China
2012 "People's Road," Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2012 "People's Road," Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing, China
2013 "People's Road," Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
2013 "People's Road," New Millennium Center for Contemporary Art, Changsha, China
2013 "People's Road," Lianzhou Foto 2013, Lianzhou, China
2013 "People's Road," Circle Art Center, Shenzhen, China

Group Exhibitions:
2010 Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China
2011 "World Documents," Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, USA
2012 Moscow Biennale of Photography, Moscow, Russia
2012 Taipei Photography Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "Voice of the Unseen: Chinese Independent Art 1979-Today," 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Publications and Awards:
2009 "Hongjiang" won the Best Exhibition Award, Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2010 Published Hongjiang
2010 Ouyang Xingkai wins the Outstanding Photographer Award and Hongjiang receives the Outstanding Photography Book Award, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2010 "Hongjiang" was named one of the Xitek Ten Outstanding Exhibitions
2012 "People's Road" wins the Jury Award at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2012 Published People's Road
2012 Published Hongjiang: A Cultural Sample