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1966Born in Beijing, China
1989Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
CurrentlyLives and works in Beijing, China
2016Song Dong's Communal Courtyard, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2015-16Beijing Voice: Song Dong Surplus Value, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
2015Song Dong, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
Song Dong: Life is Art, Art is Life, Groninger Museum, the Netherlands
2014Song Dong: Regenerate, Baró, São Paulo, Brazil
2013Song Dong + Yin Xiuzhen: The Way of Chopsticks III, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA
The Wisdom of the Poor: A Communal Courtyard, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA
36 Calendars, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China
Song Dong Doing Nothing, Pace, New York, USA Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Waste Not, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
2012Waste Not, Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve gallery, London, UK
2011Biennale di Venezia- 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Song Dong + Yin Xiuzhen: The Way of Chopsticks III, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China & New York, USA
Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2010Waste Not, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
China in Four Seasons: Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2009The End of Video, LOOP, Seoul, South Korea
Waste Not, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2008Eating the City in Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Song Dong, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2006The Way of Chopsticks, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Eating the City Project, Selfridges Public Art Program, London, UK 
2005The 59th Miunte, Times Square, New York, USA
2004Water Works, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK
2003SARS Times, ISE Foundation, New York, USA
2002Chopsticks, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2000Edible Pen Jing (Bonsai), Gasworks International Art Studio, London, UK
Song Dong in London, Tablet Gallery, London, UK
1998Temporary Office Construction, Tao Gallery, Beijing, China
1997Look, Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China
1995Bei Fang, Zhao Yao Gallery, Beijing, China
1994Song Dong: Forty-One Middle School Video Installation, Forty-One Middle School, Beijing, China
1992Song Dong: Show of Oil Paintings, Culture Palace, Beijing, China 
2023A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China, Hirshhorn, Washington D.C, USA
2016Art, Accumulation, and Objects in Asian Megacities, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
On the Table, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Saskatchewan, Canada
2015Text as Image, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
De/Constructing China: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection, Asia Society, New York, USA
2014Polit Sheer Form!: Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Song Dong, Liu Jianhua, Leng Lin, Queens Museum, New York, USA
Today’s Specials, Pace Gallery, London, UK
We Love Video This Summer, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China 
Where is China?, The Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
Landscape, Abstracted, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2013Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: More Light, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
Duchamp and/or/in China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Insightful Charisma - Inaugural Exhibition, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
2012The First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
Copenhagen Art Festival, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
The 1st Xinjiang Biennale, Wulumuqi Exhibition Centre, Wulumuqi, China
Real Life Stories, Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
MOVE ON ASIA – The End of Video Art, Alt Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea
The 2nd China Western Biennale, Yinchuan Museum of Art, Yinchuan, China
2011Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
54th Venice Biennale: ILLUMINations, The Giardini, Venice, Italy
Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art – Moving Image in China: 1988–2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
2010Absolute Distance, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China
Kuandu Biennale 2010-Memories and Beyond, Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
Liverpool Biennial ’10, Liverpool, UK
The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Australia
2009Taswir-Photo Tour, Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
1989, Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?, Kunsthalle Wien (Museumquartier), Vienna, Austria
The View from Elsewhere, Small Acts, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
The Photograph of Nonexistent, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Tokyo, Japan  
SU: MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, South Korea 
China Urban, Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, USA 
Re-Imagining Asia, New Art Gallery, Wassail, UK
2008Made in China: Contemporary Chinese Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2007Net: Re-imagining Space, Time and Culture, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2006News, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China 
38 Solo Exhibitions, Bizart Art Center, Shanghai, China
Exposed: Black Box & Crystal Ball, Debating Chamber, London, UK
2005Water, Water Everywhere, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA
Indeterminate States, Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation, Miami, USA
Elegance of Silence, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 
Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, UK
2004City Signal, National Studio of Contemporary Art, France
The Monk & The Demon: Contemporary Art from China, Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
Officina Asia, Contemporary Art Museum, Bologna, Rimini and Cesena, Italy 
Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, UK
2003Together with Farmer-Workers, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China 
How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA 
Alors, la chine, Chinese Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
Every Day: Contemporary Art from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, Kunstforeningen Copenhagen, Denmark
2002What?: A Tale in Free Images, Memling Museum, Bruges, Belgium
The Fourth Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia 
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea 
2001Shot in the Face, Earl lu Gallery, Lasalle Gallery, Singapore Living in Time, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin, Germany Hot Pot: Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Norway
2000Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Cancel: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
Unusual & Usual, Yuangong Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1999Fictitious Future, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 
Transience: Chinese Art at the End of 20th Century, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
Fast>>Forward: New Chinese Video Art, Contemporary Art Center, Macao
Cities on the Move, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Beijing Document, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China
1998It’s Me!: A Profile of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 90s, Forbidden City, Beijing, China Inside Out, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
1997Demonstration of Video Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
1996The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
In the Name of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1995Open Your Eyes, Close Your Mouth, Capital Normal University Museum, Beijing, China
1994Art Agenda, Han Muo Art Center, Beijing, China
Another Lesson: Do You Want to Play with Me?, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
1992Oil Paintings, Cultural Palace, Beijing, Chin
1990First Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
1989The 7th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing China
1988New Time Painting Exhibition of Oil Painting, China National Gallery, Beijing, China
1987The 1st National Exhibition of Oil Painting, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, China
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
Asia Society Museum, New York, NY, USA
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
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