Wang Bing - (b. 1967, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China). Lives and works in China and France. In 1992, Wang Bing graduated in photography from the Luxum Arts University in Shenyang. For his photography work, he watched at length workers of the Tie Xi facility. In 1995, he studied at the Beijing Film Academy, then worked for some time on television before starting a career as an independent film director in 1998. West of the Tracks is Wang Bing's first documentary, filmed in 2002, for which he received numerous awards and grants. Since then, Wang Bing has produced many documentaries such as Three Sisters (2012), TA'ANG (2016), Coal Money (2016), as well as Mrs Fang (2017) and 15 Hours (2017), both exhibited during Documenta14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017. In 2017, he was awarded the Golden Leopard, highest award of the Concorso Internazionale of the Locarno Festival for the film Mrs Fang. That same year, he was also the recipient of the EYE Art & Film Prize in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), honouring his entire filmography. His work has been subject to numerous retrospectives, notably at the Centre Pompidou in 2014, and at the Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española, Madrid, in 2018.