Wang Luyan (b. 1956) has been a major participant in the developmental history of Chinese modern and contemporary art. He was a part of the historic “Stars Art Exhibition” in 1979, and the China / Avant-Garde Exhibition in 1989. In 1988, together with Gu Dexin, he created Tactile Sensation. Between 1988 and 1995, he was a member of the New Measurement Group, together with Gu Dexin and Chen Shaoping. He has held solo exhibitions in many important institutions over the years, including Beijing Commune, Beijing (2018); Yalu River Art Museum, Dandong, China (2017); the Space of DRC No. 12, Beijing (2016); National Statidum Bird’s Nest Art Center, Beijing (2015); Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne, France (2014); Parkview Green Exhibition Hall, Beijing (2013); Total Museum, Seoul (2010); OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen (2007) and more. His works have been exhibited in Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford; New Berlin Art Society (NBK), Berlin; Asia Society and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Oceanographic Museum, Monaco; Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow; the National Museum of China, Beijing, etc. Wang Luyan has also participated in the Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (1996) and the First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2002.