Chonggang Du

Biography

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.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art (by Research), Monash University, Australia

Bachelor of Fine Art, Shan Dong Normal University, China

Diploma of Fine Art, Shan Dong Arts College, China

AWARDS

2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010 Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery, Australia

2005 ANL Maritime Art Prize 2005, Melbourne, Australia

1999 First Prize, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China

1994 Credit Award, Shan Dong Art Exhibition, Shan Dong, China

SELECTED RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Uncertain, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Paper in East and West, Jan Manton Art Brisbane, Australia

2010 Ambiguous, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2010 Background, Place Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009 Hybridity, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Weifang International Art Biennial, Weifang, China, 15/04/2017

2014 Ocher, Bones & Urine: A Painting Show, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

2014 Crossing Boundaries 2014, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

2013 蛇 rắn 뱀 Snake – A Celebration of Asian Australian Art, City of Sydney – Chinese New Year Festival Exhibition, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery,