Born in Shandong, China, 1963
Lives and works in Melbourne
Uncertain Direction, 2012
Oil on canvas
182 x 137cm
Chonggang Du is an academic artist who expresses both theoretical and artistic concerns through his work, actively engaging with issues of culture, power and politics.
Du was born in China in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Shan Dong University and went on to teach at Jinan Craft Arts School and Shan Dong Arts Academy for 18 years before moving to Australia in 2003. In 2009, Du completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University.
Read an essay on the concepts in and influences on Du’s work written by Dr. Michael Vale, Senior lecturer in Fine Art, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash University.