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Huang Yongping  

Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1989.

Born 1954, in Xiamen (Fujian).

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

Huang Yongping graduated from the fine arts academy of Zhejiang in 1982. He was active in the Xiamen Dada group. He left China for Paris in ...

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Mile  

French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1951.

Painter.

Groupe Art-cloche.

Mile is self-taught. In the early 1980s in Paris, she was associated with activities promoted by Art Cloche, an informal group taking its cue from Dada and Fluxus that lived in a squat.

Art cloche. Élément pour une rétrospective. Squatt artistique...

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Schneemann, Carolee  

American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 12 October 1939, in Fox Chase (Pennsylvania); died 6 March 2019, in New Paltz (New York).

Performance artist, assemblage artist, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Neo-Dadaism, Feminist Art, Body Art.

Carolee Schneemann received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, and an MFA from the University of Illinois. She also studied at Columbia University School of Painting and Sculpture, New York; the New School for Social Research, New York; and Universidad de Puebla, Mexico. She taught at the University of Illinois (1961–1962); Dartington College, Totnes, Devon (1972); the Art Institute of Chicago; the Universities of Colorado, Ohio, and California; and the Pratt Institute, New York. Schneemann was artist in residence at Colby College, Waterville, Maine (1968). She was founder-director of Kinetic Theater movement and design workshops in New York (1963–1968), and was a founder member of International-Local Group, New York (...

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Wall, Jeff  

Canadian, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 29 September 1946, in Vancouver.

Photomontage artist, photographer.

Jeff Wall studied art history and wrote a thesis on Dada photo montage, receiving a PhD from the Courtauld Institute in London. In 1987 he began teaching at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he lives. Conceptual at first, works like ...

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Huang Yong Ping  

Melissa Chiu

revised by Mael Bellec

(b Xiamen, Feb 19, 1954. d Ivry-sur-Seine, Oct 19, 2019).

Chinese installation artist, active also in France. Huang Yong Ping studied at the Zhejiang Fine Arts Academy (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou, graduating in 1982. In 1986 he became one of the founders of Xiamen Dada, a group of artists famous for having burned their paintings after an exhibition (e.g. Event, 1986). This performance event and the group’s other activities were part of a broader national trend—known as the 1985 New Wave Movement—when a younger generation of artists began to experiment with all manner of styles and influences from outside China. Inspired by Chan Buddhism, Dadaism, John Cage, and Joseph Beuys’s works, Huang Yong Ping stood out for his conceptual approach and professed wariness toward art as a set value and a predefined concept. This philosophy led him to notably use chance and divination methods in his creation processes (e.g. Roulette Wheel: Four Paintings Created According to Random Instructions...