- Year of birth, place
- 1982, Fujian, People's Republic of China
Yang Jian studied fine arts at the Art College of Xiamen University. From 2009 to 2010 he stayed as Artist-in-Residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam with a scholarship of the Stichting Niemeijer Fonds. His works have been exhibited internationally, among others 2005 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2007 at the Festival Licht Feld 7 in Basel, 2009 in the online project Imagine Art After der Tate Britain, London, 2010 at the Culturescapes Festival in Basel, 2011 at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2013 at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014 at National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2016 at Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2018 at Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, the Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, as well as at the 6th International Art Exhibition in Shanghai. Guangzhou Trienniale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou. In 2015 he was awarded the special prize of the jury of the Huayu Youth Award. Yang Jian lives and works in Nanjing, China.