Xifa Yang

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Ink on Paper 95 x 167 cm
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Xifa Yang


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text 0=””]Born in Tianjin, China, 1963

Lives and works in Sydney and Tianjin

Xifa Yang’s paintings use the human body as a medium, making use of traditional materials that are distinctively Chinese, such as fine writing paper from Xuangcheng. Xifa Yang’s works intend to unfold a distant insight to heart and soul by portraying a natural body flying and traveling with birds, fish and butterflies in the universe. The brush strolls on paper along with his heart, absorbs his mind to its tip and pours his thoughts into his paintings. In tranquility, the body and mind converse with nature, enter an entirely free world and give voice to emotion and soul.

Xifa Yang’s work draws on his trans-cultural experiences, contrasting aspects of Chinese tradition to Western ideas and culture.  He has exhibited in the Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery in the Scattered Memories and Extinct Memories exhibition and Wollongong City Gallery in the Midway Exhibition. He is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental Arts at Nankai University and a member of the Chinese Artists Association. He has been to Australia several times to exchange academic experiences with foreign artists, dividing his time between Wollongong and Nankai University.



1963    Born in Tianjing, China
1989    Graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, bachelor degree
1998    Graduated from the Art Institute of Wang Xuezhong Tianjin University, master degree
2010    Graduate from Nankai University in 2010, Ph. D
Present Professor of department of Nankai University College of Oriental Arts, member of China Artists Association, post graduate mentor



2013    “Backlighting” Yang Xifa Chinese figurative exhibition, ! Art Space, 798 Beijing
2011    “Red dreams” Yang Xifa exhibition, Daqian Art gallery, Beijing
2010    “Red dreams” Yang Xifa exhibition, Art Atrium, Sydney, Australia
2009    “Red dreams” Yang Xifa Chinese figurative exhibition, Ding Tian Arts Gallery, Tianjing



2016    “Bond Gallery 2016 Parliament House Art Collection” Bond Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2016    “The First Australian National Lunar New Year Exhibition fro Profound Chines…”204 Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2016    “Harvest 2016” Ewart Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014    “China-Australia contemporary artists exhibition” Tianjin Meijiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Tianjin
2014    “Persuit” Chinese-Australian group exhibition, Ewart Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2009-2010 “Zhongjian: Midway” Australia touring exhibitions
2009    “Ink: two-person exhibition” Tokyo
2009    ‘The Beauty Trap-3 and 4’ Australia “Coming home (Beijing)” 798 Linda Gallery, Beijing
2009    ‘The Beauty Trap series 1 and 2’“Zhongjian: Midway” – China touring exhibition, Beijing, Tianjing, Shanghai and other cities
2009    ‘Flood’ “10th Havana Biennial”, Cuba
2008    “Red dreams” 30 years of painting and calligraphy outstanding exhibition, National Theatre
2008    “Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art”
2006     Dreaming, “Chinese Art in Canberra Exhibition 2006”
2006    “Faces: Made in China” UNSW Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2006    “Other histories: Guan Wei’s fable for a contemporary world” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia



2006    ‘Between earth and Sky’ Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2006, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2005    ‘Charming’ Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2006, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2004    ‘Amidst the falling flowers she stood alone’ Tianjin Art Exhibition Bronze Award
2004    ‘Morning dream’ the fifth Tianjin Youth Art Exhibition Bronze Award
2004    ‘May see clouds like’ the third China rocks painting Exhibition Bronze Award
2003    ‘Butterfly Dream’ the second China rocks painting Exhibition Bronze Award
1994    “40th/50th Anniversary of Tianjin Independence Art Exhibition” Excellence Award
1992    “Lu Xun Literature Prize” Tianjing
1992    ‘Thinking’ International China Exhibition, Honorary Award, collected by the Oriental Culture Research Society
1992    ‘Flowers of spring’ 50 Anniversary of National Art Exhibition, Bronze Award, China Central Academy of Fina Art (CAFA), Beijing
1991    ‘Girl’ Tianjin new literary art exhibition, Second prize[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/3L_hgH5lD3M”][/vc_column][/vc_row]