Fang Di

(b 1987)
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Fang Di is a Chinese artist who is currently working in Shenzhen, China. His work discusses racism and social hierarchy through studies on news and political affairs. By switching in between identities like a chameleon, he moves smoothly among different social classes, absorbing and resolving people’s desire and wisdom gained through migration with his sensitivity. He often uses various artistic languages to explore the entanglement and meaning of urban life, and bravely discovers how special groups are defined under globalization and nationalism in the inverted reality, which has become an inevitable social fracture today.

Fang Di has exhibited at many solo shows: including The Golden Bowl at Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai,2019), DÀ Qi DÀ LUÒ at Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai,2017), Lost in Shenzhen presented by Jiu Society at 33 Art Space (Shenzhen,2016), HIT ME! at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington,2013). His group shows include Macalline Art Center (Beijing,2022), Kunstverein in Hamburg(Hamburg,2021), OCAT (Shenzhen,2020), Kulturforum Staatliche Museen zu Berlin(Berlin,2019), Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester,2019), Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai,2018), Julia Stoschek Collection(Düsseldorf,2018), Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen,2017), He Xiangning Art Museum(Shenzhen,2017), Today Art Museum (Beijing,2015), Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou,2015), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (Moscow,2014), Maryland Art Place (Baltimore,2013). Fang’s films have been screened at the Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, 2014) and Pantalla Fantasma (Basque Country, 2014). He is a recipient of the New Star Award (2017), Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2013) , and finalist of Huayu Youth Award (2018) and Yishu 8 Award (2018). And he has been a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (California,2014) and Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York,2013). Fang received a BFA from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is also co-founder of the Jiu Society.

Zayton Nugget 2022
Marlboro Country 2021
Minister 2019
Sepik River Ring 2019
The Magical of Pipes 2019
Tony Chan’s Lobby 2019
Triumph in the Skies 2017
The Destination to Promised Land 2017
Hit Me! 2013
YeFu 2013
Columbus Resort 2013
Barbie World 2012
Political Issues_For A Better World 2011

Jiu Society's Works
Lost in Shanghai 2021
Kara Forever Okay 2021
My Dream 2020
Don't ask me where I'm from 2020
Good things come naturally 2019
Your Life 2019
A Game A Dream 2019
A Community Estate Project 2018
Jiu Jiu Dog Shopping channel 2017
dà qǐ dà luò 2017
Triumph in Hand 2017
Dusk Paradise 2017
Happy Ending 2016
Lost in Shenzhen 2016
360°Without dead end 2016
Shenzhen Citizen Center 2016
Jiu Bobo 2015
Jiu Bao 2015