Zhao Liang

Filmmaker, Artist

1971 Born in Dandong, Liaoning Province, China.

1992 Graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts.

Been living and working in Beijing since 1993.

Film List

Behemoth 90 mins 2015

2016

The 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival

- FIREBIRD AWARD of Documentary Competition

2015

Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica Venezia Italie

- GREEN DROP AWARD

- PRIX SIGNIS

Stockholm International Film Festival Suède

- BEST DOCUMENTARY

TOKYO FILMeX Japon

- SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Porto/Post/Doc Film et Media Festival Portugal

- GREAT PRIZE PORTO/POST/DOC

- TEENAGE PRIZE

WATCH DOCS Human Rights in Film IFF Varsaw Pologne

- WATCH DOCS AWARDS for the best film in competition (ex aequo)

Together 84 mins 2010

2011

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival, Germany

The 35th Hongkong International Film Festival, China

Crime and Punishment 122 mins 2007

2009

The 6th International Nuremberg Human Rights Film Award

2008

Best Director Award, the 10th One World International Human Right Documentary Film Festival, Prague, CZ

Silver Lady Harimaguada Award, the 9th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Fetival, Spain

2007

Montgol ère D’or, the 29th Nantes' 3 Continents Filmfestival, France

The 60th Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

Petition 124 mins (Director version, 318 mins) 1996-2009

2012

London Documentary Festival. OPENCITY, U.K.

2011

The Marek Nowicki Prize, the ROMAN XI International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film, Warsaw, Poland

2010

Golden Reel Award, the 9th Tiburon International Film Festival, California

Jury Award, Festival Internationnal du Film des Droits de I’Homme à Paris, France

Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries, the 34th Hongkong International Film Festival

Documentary Edge Best Director, DOCNZ 2010 Auckland, New Zealand

2009

Award for Best Feature Documentary, the 7th DOC LISBOA: City of Lisbon, Portugal

Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary Film, the 29th Hawaii International Film Festival, USA.

BIG STAMP Award in International Competition (Best film), ZagrebDox, Czech

Movies That Matter: Award Best Promotes Human Rights&The Hague, Holland

The 62 ed Cannes Film festival

2008

The 61st Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

City Scene 18 mins 2005

2006

The 19th Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Holland Award from the Jury of the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, the 52ed Internationale Kurz lmtage Oberhausen Shot Film Festival, Germany

Award Golden Key Honourable Mention, the 23rd Kasseler Dokumentar Film & Videofest, Germany

Return to the Border 56 mins 2004-2005

2006

The 19th Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Holland INPUT, Taiwan, China

Paper Air Plane 77 mins 1997-2001

2002

Merit Prize, the 3rd Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

The 4th International Independent Film Festival Buenos Aires, Argentina Filmmaker Film Festival&Milan, Italy

2001

The 12th Marseille International Documentary Festival. Fictions du Réel, France

The 14th Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Holland

Bored Youth 9 mins 2001

Jerks Don’t Say Fuck 5 mins 2000

Farewell to Yuanmingyuan 108 mins 1995

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Zhao Liang’s Section & Parallel Exhibition Lanterns, the 9th Documenta Madrid, Spain

2011

Zhao Liang’s Section, the ROMAN XI International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film, Warsaw, Poland

2010

Heavy Sleeper, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A

2008

Instant. Zhao Liang’s Videos & Photos, Threeshadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China&L.AGallery, Frankfut, Germany

Public Exhibitions

2012

60-minute Cinema, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, U.K.

2010

The Potosi Pricple: How can we sing the song of Lord in an allien land, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

HKW&Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Berlin, Germany

National Museum of Fine Arts, La Paz, Bolivia

Le Deluge, Après Mao. An Exhibition of Work by Signi cant Contemporary Chinese Artists, The Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, USA.

2009

PhotoEspaña 2009. The Everyday, Madrid, Spain Europalia

Still Life. Contemporary Chinese Photography, Belgium

WATW. We Are The World: Photography from China and the Netherlands, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China

Dutch Cultural Centre, Shanghai, China

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2008

Fokuschina, Stasiatiska Museum, Sweden

The 5th Berlin Biennial, Germany

The 12th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art. Photofest 2008. Inside China

Houston, TX, USA

2007

Arles Fhotography Exhibition. Les Rencontres, France.

Circuitous China, Berlin, Germany

2006

ROMAN III International Video-Art Biennial In Israel, Israel INPUT, Taiwan

2005

Paris-Berlin International Video Art Festival, France; Germany

2004

New Photo and Video Art from China, ICP, New York, U.S.A

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA

Out the window. Space of distraction, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Japan; Korea

2003

How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Art, Torino, Italy

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

2002

The 48th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany Make China, New York, USA.

China Contemporary Art Exhibition - Red Continent, Gwangju, Korea

Input2002, Rotterdam, Netherland

Chinese Show Unit of the 1st International Video-Art Biennial In Israel, Israel

2001

The 8th New York Underground Film Festival, New York

The Next Generation. Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Paris, France Up-Ricing, Hong Kong

Ars 01, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

The 13th Brazil International Digital Art Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2000

Microwave Festival, Hong Kong

Transmediale, Estonia

City Zooms&Hanover, Germany

Lights Are On But Nobody Is Home, Shanghai, China

1999

Video Forms 99, France

Up and Coming, Hanover, Germany

Poly phenolrene, Beijing, China

Love, Tokyo; New York, USA

A New Chinese Art Exhibition, Design Museum & Chinese Cultural Center, Beijing, China

1998

The 16th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Holland

Paranoid, Beijing, China

Life, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

1997

China Contemporary Video Art Exhibition. Demonstration of Video Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing&China

China Contemporary Artistic Photographic Exhibition Held by NBK, Germany

Collections

Three Shadows Photography Art Center

Deutsche Bank

Goetz Collection