Born in 1949 near Beijing, Wang Keping lives and works in Paris (France).
In the course of his career, Wang Keping has enjoyed many great museum monographic shows in France and abroad. In 1989, the Asia University Museum of Modern Art of Taichung (Taiwan) organized his first solo show, followed by the Chinese Modern Art Center of Osaka (Japan) in 1990 ; the Aidekman Art Center of Boston (USA) in 1993 ; the Museum für Kunsthandwerk of Frankfurt (Germany) in 1994 ; the HKUST Center for Arts of Hong Kong (China) and the He Xiangning Art Museum of Shenzhen (China) in 1996, the Asian Art of Nice (France) in 2008 ; in 2009, by the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen (China); in 2010, by the Musée Zadkine in Paris (France). In 2013, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts (UCCA, Beijing) hosted his first major retrospective in China. In 2018, he installed LOLO, a monumental sculpture, during the inauguration of the Fondation Carmignac in Porquerolles (France); in 2020, he was exhibited at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (France); in 2021, Wang Keping realized for the Domaine des Étangs in Massignac (France) a sculpture measuring over four meters tall, la Vénus de l'Étang.
In 2022, Wang Keping will have a particularly busy year, with the publication of an important monograph, and a solo exhibition at the Musée Rodin in Paris (France) followed by a Carte Blanche at the Musée Guimet in Paris (France).
Wang Keping has also been invited to take part in numerous, significant group exhibitions, many of which have underlined the importance of his work in the history of modern and contemporary art. These include shows held: in 1983, at the Brooklyn Museum (USA); in 1990, at the Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, in Paris (France); in 1996, at the Centre Pompidou, in Paris (France); in 1998, at the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart (Germany); in 1999, at the Modern Art Museum in Chengdu (China); in 2001, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford (United Kingdom); in 2005, at the Kunstmuseum in Bern (Switzerland); in 2007, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Copenhagen (Denmark); in 2008, at the Today Art Museum in Beijing (China), and at the Musée Maillol, in Paris (France); in 2011, at the China Institute of New York (USA) and at the Musée Cernuschi in Paris (France); in 2013, at the Asia Society, in Hong Kong (China); in 2016, at the Biennale of Busan (South Korea), at the M+ in Hong Kong (China) and at the Centre d'Art et de Nature du Domaine de Chaumont-sur- Loire (France) where his monumental sculptures were exhibited; and more recently, in 2019, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford (United Kingdom). In 2021, some of Wang Keping's historic works will be exhibited to celebrate the inauguration of the new M+ Museum in Hong Kong.
Wang Keping's works are held in numerous, internationally renowned private and public collections including, in France, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Cernuschi (Paris), the Centre d'Art et de Nature du Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, the collections of the City of Paris and those of the Seine-Saint-Denis department; in the United Kingdom, the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford); in the United States, the Aidekman Art Center (Boston); in China, the M+ Museum (Hong Kong) and the He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen); in Taiwan, the Museum of Modern Art (Taichung); in Japan, the Museum of Asian Contemporary Art (Osaka); and in South Korea, the Olympic Sculpture Park (Seoul). In 2016, twenty-seven years after the Centre Pompidou exhibited Silence, Wang Keping's work, titled Étreinte, was acquired by the Musée d'art Moderne/Centre Pompidou thanks to the generosity of its International Circle Global members.
Wang Keping has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Brussels, since 2017.