OU Ning

Ou Ning Ou Ning is one of the leading figures in contemporary Chinese art and creative culture. As an artist, he has organized such urban research and documentation helped define the capital’s emerging rock scene. As a curator, he founded the large-scale touring biennale Get It Louder (2005-2007). He frequently contributes to magazines, books and exhibition catalogues and lectures in different parts of the world. He is also the founder of U-thèque, an independent film and video organization; and Alternative Archive, a platform for alternative cultural activities.


Meishi Street
2006, 85 min, documentary

• Museum of Modern Art Documentary Fortnight
• San Francisco Art Institute
• Istanbul Biennial

San Yuan Li
2003, 45 min, experimental documentary

• 50th Venice Biennale
• Taiwan International Documentary Festival
• Museum of Modern Art, New York
• House of World Culture, Berlin


China Design now
2008, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

China Power Station:

2007, Part I: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
2006, Part II: Battersea Power Station, London

China Under Construction – Contemporary Art from the People’s Republic
2007, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

Bordeline/Moving Images
2007, Borderline Festival, Beijing

The Year of the Golden Pig – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection
2007, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Pearl River City – Contemporary Art from South China
2007, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius