Born in 1967, in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China
Lives and works in France and China.
In 1992, Wang Bing graduated in photography from the Luxum Arts University in Shenyang. For his photography work, he watched at length workers of the Tie Xi facility. In 1995, he studied at the Beijing Film Academy, then worked for some time on television before starting a career as an independent film director in 1998. West of the Tracks is Wang Bing's first documentary, filmed in 2002, for which he received numerous awards and grants.
In 2009, Galerie Chantal Crousel presented his first solo exhibition in Paris, with the projection of the two documentary films: Fengming and Man with No Name. Since then, Wang Bing has produced many documentaries such as Three Sisters (2012), TA'ANG (2016), Coal Money (2016), as well as Mrs Fang (2017), 15 Hours (2017), both exhibited during Documenta14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017 and Beauty lives in Freedom (2018).
In 2017, he was awarded the Golden Leopard, highest award of the Concorso Internazionale of the Locarno Festival for the film Mrs Fang. That same year, he was also the recipient of the EYE Art & Film Prize in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), honouring his entire filmography. His work has been subject to numerous retrospectives, notably at the Centre Pompidou in 2014, and at the Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española, Madrid, in 2018.
Wang Bing has had a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich in 2018-2019.
Wang Bing was a visiting artist-professor at Fresnoy - contemporary arts national studio (France), for the university year 2018-2019.