Born in 1966 in Beijing, China, Song Dong is a contemporary artist known for versatility and interdisciplinary practice ranging from video, photography, performance, sculpture and art installations. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from Beijing’s Capital Normal University.
In his eclectic practice, Dong often explores the concepts of transience, memory, and the importance of expressing humanity in the context of fast-evolving Chinese society.
His most significant work to date is Waste Not, an enormous installation featuring over 10,000 items accumulated by his late mom. He was awarded the Grand Award at the Gwangju Biennale in 2006.