Duan Jianyu is an artist. She graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. She currently teaches at the Fine Arts Department of South China Normal University. Duan works and lives in Guangzhou.
Duan Jianyu is the winner of Chinese Contemporary Art Awards 2010, Best Artist. She had “A Potent Force: Duan Jianyu and Hu Xiaoyuan” exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum in 2013.
Duan Jianyu’s work was also been featured in: “15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award,” Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2014; “Dai hanzhi, 5000 artists,” UCCA, Beijing, 2014; “Ink art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013; “Face,” Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2012; “Nostalgia East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Korea Foundation, 2011; “China China China!,” Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts, 2009; the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial “Farewell to Post-Colonialism,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2008; “China Welcomes You… Desires, Struggles, New Identities,” Kunsthaus Graz, 2007; “Octomania,” Para-Site Art space, Hong Kong, 2006; the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003; Gwangju Biennale, 2002.