Wang Bing

Wang Bing

WANG Bing (1967, China) graduated from the Film Academy in Beijing in 1996. He made the 18-episode TV series Campus Affairs and the TV documentary Common People's Homestead. In 1999, he was cameraman for the film Distortion. His debut as a director came with Tiexi District: West of the Tracks, a nine-hour documentary in three parts: Rust, Remnants and Rails. He makes installations as well, such as Crude Oil (2008), also shown in Rotterdam. He is honoured in both the art world and the film world, with retrospectives at (amongst others) the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique in Brussels. He also established his own production company, Wang Bing Studios, which produces most of his films. In 2017, Wang received the Golden Leopard for his film Mrs. Fang at the Locarno Film Festival and was also awarded the EYE Art & Film Prize by the EYE Filmmuseum, where his work will be exhibited in 2018.


Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks/Tiexi District: West of the Tracks (2003, doc), State of The World (fragment Brutality Factory) (2007), He Fengming/Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (2008, doc), Cai you ri ji/Crude Oil (2008, instal), Tong Dao/Coal Money (2009, doc), Wu Ming Zhe/Man With No Name (2010, doc), Jia Bian Gou/The Ditch (2010), San Zimei/Three Sisters (2012, doc), Gu du/Alone (2012, doc), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (fragment) (2013, doc), Feng ai/'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013, doc), Yi Zhi/Traces (2014, short doc), Fu Yu Zi/Father and Sons (2014, doc), Ta'ang (2016, doc), Ku Qian/Bitter Money (2016, doc), Fang Xiu Ying/Mrs. Fang (2017, doc)

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Wang Bing at IFFR