20. September - 8. November 2012
Jianping He was born in 1973, China. He is now living in Berlin, working as a graphic designer, professor, and publisher. He studied graphic design at the China Academy of Art (1991-1994), obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Berlin University of Arts (1997-2001) and his PhD in cultural history from the Free University of Berlin in 2011. He has been teaching at Berlin University of the Arts, employed as a guest professor by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. In 2002 he established his own design studio and publishing house, hesign, based in Berlin, with the other branch in Hangzhou existing since 2008.
His works have been globally awarded. Silver medal at the 2nd Ningbo International Poster Biennial (2001); Silver (2008) and Bronze prize (2010, 2011) in ADC New York; Gold prize, Silver prize at International Poster Biennial in Warsaw (2012, 2001, 2010); Gold prize at the International poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan (2012); First Prize at the Lahti International Poster Biennial in Finland (2005); Silver prize in International Poster Triennial Hong Kong (2004, 2010); the Golden Bee 7 - Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design (2006); Award for Typographic Excellence TDC New York in USA and TDC Tokyo in Japan (2007-2010); Silver medal at the International Poster Biennial in Mexico (2010); Bronze medal of HKDA Hong Kong (2009). In 2006 he received the Poster Art Yard in Rüttenscheid prize in Essen, Germany.
His solo exhibitions have taken place in Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan. He was elected as a member of the examination panel for the Master Level diploma in the school of design ESAG Penninghin, Paris. He is also a member of the AGI.