Wang Qingsong (b. 1966, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, China) graduated from the Oil Painting department of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1993. His artistic practice involves photography and video, exploring themes of consumerism, urbanization and western influences in the culture of post-modern China. He is most acclaimed for his elaborately staged tableaux photography, shot in massively scaled sets constructed in the studio.
His work is collected by the International Center of Photography (USA), Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), San Francisco Museum of Art (USA), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (France), MUMOK (Austria), National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), Mori Art Museum (Japan), Daegu Art Museum (Korea), and Central Academy of Fine Arts (China), among others. Wang currently lives and works in Beijing.