Wang Sishun was born in 1979 in Wuhan. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2008. Wang Sishun lives and works in Beijing.
Notable group and solo exhibitions include: Inventing Ritual, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Truth, New Galerie, Paris, France (2015); Truth, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China (2014); Asia Triennial Manchester 14: Harmonious Society, Manchester, UK (2014); Ultimate Holding Company, Manchester, UK (2014); The 8 of Paths, U8 Pankstraße/ U9 Nauen Place / S-Bhf. Health Fountain, Berlin, Germany (2014); The invisible hand: curating as gesture, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); Superfluous Things No. 3, Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); Back, Galerie Krinzinger, galerie im parterre, Vienna, Austria (2013); Entangled Particles, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (2013); ON/OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013). Wang lives and works in Beijing, China.
Wang Sishun creates work in mixed media, incorporating sculpture, performance and installation. His work investigates material, spatial and temporal means of transformation. He seeks to both undermine and expand these assumptions through his material practice. He uses ready-made, found objects and raw materials to exploit their physical properties and create new relationships that call into question assumptions about their material characteristics. Wang is also interested in exploring the associative nature of materials to inject symbolism into his work.