Yue Minjun 岳敏君
born 1962, Heilongjiang
Yue Minjun (born 1962, Daqing) graduated from Heibei Normal University in 1989. He is a major figure of the Cynical Realism movement, known for his iconic ‘laughing man’. This image illustrates the irony and boredom of Chinese society during the rise of consumerism and economic reform in the early 1990s. Yue lives and works in Beijing.