Born in 191 in Beijing, China, Yang Fudong is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist. The Chinese artist started working with film in the early 1990s, creating poignant videos and movies with 35mm rolls. He currently creates video installations, produces photographs, and directs films.
Yang is regarded as a pioneer of filmmaking in China and famously known for his Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest series that ran from 2003 through 2007. The series comprises several multi-part silent films in black and white, all of which follow a group of beautiful Chinese teens through multiple surrealistic episodes.