* 1964 Changchun, Jilin Province, Manchuria, People's Republic of China
Stages • 1982-1986 Studies of painting, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China, 1986-1991 Lecturer in Western painting and art history, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China, 1991-1998 Studies of painting, Academy of Fine Arts Munich with Robin Page, Germany, graduated as master student, 2000 Member of the artists' association "Münchener Secession", Germany, 2006 ff Lectureships and professorships: Jilin University of Arts (2006), Heilongjiang Academy of Fine Arts and Heilongjiang Academy of Contemporary Art (since 2010), Northeast Normal University Changchun, Jilin Province (since 2011), Capital Normal University Beijing (since 2012), China
Awards • 1983-1989 several prizes in China, 1987 1st prize of the "All-Chinese Art Exhibition in honour of the 60th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 1990 Inclusion in the "Great Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Artists"
Exhibitions • since 1990 numerous exhibitions in Germany and worldwide, i.a. 2001, 2002 Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg, Germany, 2002 Erotic Art Museum, Hamburg, 2007 art association Essenheimer Kunstverein, 2008 "Günter Grass, Armin Müller-Stahl, Yongbo Zhao – Graphic Arts", art museum Kunsthaus Lübeck,
2009 "Yongbo Zhao and Johannes Grützke – Painting and Graphic Arts Show“, art gallery Kunsthalle Ammersee, Stegen, 2009-2010"Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Time ", art museum Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, 2010 "Yongbo Zhao – Masterpieces and Etchings", Rosenheim-Museum, Offenbach, 2012 "Yongbo Zhao – A Critic and Mocker of his Time", Sanmu International Art Gallery, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China, „Yongbo Zhao“, retrospective exhibition on the occasion of the 925th anniversary of
the community Krailling (place of residence of the artist), Town Hall Krailling, 2013 „Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Time", Municipal Gallery "Fähre" in the Old Monastery, Bad Saulgau, "Yongbo Zhao – Not only beautiful", Citadel Spandau, Berlin, 2014 "Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Time ", Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, 2019 "Fictional Discordance – Huaxiang Wang, Yongbo Zhao, Liu Chen“, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, "Gerhard Berger and Yongbo Zhao - Artist Neighbourhoods I," district gallery Castle of Meßkirch, 2020 "The World as a Ship of Fools – Johannes Grützke, Yongbo Zhao and Huanqing Wang“, art association Essenheimer Kunstverein, 2022 „Ulrike Waltemathe – Yongbo Zhao“ (Theme series ‚Art in the Anthropocene‘), Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg
Works in public collections • Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany | White Rabbit Collection, Sidney, Australia | Imperial Edict Museum, Xuzhou, China | National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China | Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China