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Donglai Meng

1994 Da Lian, China

8 Works exhibited

Current location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Artist Meng Donglai's interest stems from the study of psychoanalysis, which reveals the contradiction and split between the human consciousness and the subconscious: "This makes me question the reality of the images we present in reality. Therefore, my art practice is to constantly capture and feel the inner states of human beings in different situations, such as dreams, fantasies, and hallucinations, subconscious activities that cannot be observed with the eyes, and I question their significance to real life."
The artist's works are mainly installations, paintings, short stories and videos. While exploring people's spiritual world inwardly, Donglai also investigates the connection between real society and human psychology. She gives her works a fictional narrative background, like building dreams in the real world, making them an allusion and reflection on real problems and trying to draw the viewers' attention to their inner experiences.

ARTIST RESIDENCY
2021    OAZO AIR, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (upcoming)
2021   Nieuw en Meer AIR, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (upcoming)
2019-2020   WitteRook, Breda, the Netherlands 
2019    Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan 


SELECTED EXHIBITION


Solo Exhibition
2020   Four States, Funspace Gallery OnlineRoom, Rome, Italy (Online Exhibition, Curator Mengyin Wang)
2020   Midday Dreaming, WitteRook, Breda, the Netherlands 
2019   Hairy Legs Shrine, Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan 
2017   Poetic Game, Palazzo Velli Expo, Rome, Italy (Curator Yongxu Wang)  


Group Exhibition   
2021   CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2020, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello/ THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy (upcoming) 
2020   #artistsupportpledge, De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2020   Art in the Time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing, Circle Foundation website(Online Exhibition)
2019   Graduation Exhibition - POSTCOMPOST, Master Institute of Visual Cultures AKV St.Joost, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
2019   夢 力 (meng li), Theater Vascello, Rome, Italy  
2019   Percorso d'Arte a Castiglione III edizione, Palombara Sabina, Italy  
2018   Transition, Eye Research Lab, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands   
2018   AGSA15, Dalian, China   
2018   What Do We Dance For? Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi, Georgia  
2017   TRACCE 2017, San Domenico, Italy  

2021   King House Gallery Magazine
2020  Art Ideal Magazine
2020  WitteRook
2020  Mestmag.nl
2019   Wotisart#32
2019   Studio Kura
2017   Funspace

2020   Stipendium Emerging Artists 2020-21, Mondriaan Fonds

Works by Donglai Meng

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2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

2016

22 x 25 cm

500,00 €

2016

22 x 25 cm

500,00 €

2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

2016

15 x 21 cm

350,00 €

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