Ye Su 耶苏

Ye Su has produced paintings, installations, video art, and novels. Ye’s art explores the connections between the Chinese literati tradition, Chinese feudalism and its influence, on ancient Chinese art and culture, and Chinese contemporary social reality. To that end, his art is oriented both toward and around a methodology of storytelling.

Ye Su was born in 1983 in Shaoxing, Zhejiang; he currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 with a major in oil painting and received an MFA from the Experimental Art Department of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, in 2010. His recent solo and two person exhibitions include Qin in Retrospect, OCAT Xi’an Museum, Xi’an, China (2019); Everywhere, Ye Su & Zhang Si, Telescope, Beijing (2018); Cooland: Ye Su | Zai Zai, Yi Pai Hutong, Beijing (2017); and Scrutinize “Ling,” Space Regeneration Projects, Tianjin, China (2016). His recent group exhibitions include Open Islands, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand (2019); The Glowing Warmth, XC-HuA, Beijing (2019); FUTURE GAMES, Kommunale, Berlin, Germany (2019); Stacks of Paper, Riot of Color: The Politics of Taste, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing (2018); Mapping the City: A Vision of History and Xi’an, OCAT Xi’an Museum, Xi’an, China (2018); Bad New Days Ahead, Taikang Space, Beijing (2017); and Good Painting, Light Pavilion Project, Taikang Space, Beijing (2017).

Selected Works
The Coming Sharp, 2018
installation, dimensions variable
The Coming Sharp No. 3, 2018
installation, dimensions variable
Selected Press
Exhibitions & Programs