ZHANG WANG

Born in Beijing in 1962, Zhan Wang studied at the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing from 1983 – 1988. He went on to study a MFA at CAFA, graduating in 1996. He now lives and works in Beijing.

Zhan Wang has been very successful in China and abroad. Interested in the emerging tensions found in the urban space as seen in the quickly developing cityscape, Zhan creates works that dialogue between new technologies and cultural traditions.

 

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1962
Born in Beijing, China
1978-81
Beijing Industrial Arts College, China
1983-1988
Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
PRESENT
Currently living and working in Beijing, China

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2004
"MOUNT EVEREST PROJECT - TO THE SUMMIT", Everest 8853.5m
2002
"FROM SWEDEN TO TAIPEI", Taipei - Taizhong
2001
"INLAY GREAT WALL", Remnant Great wall of Badaling, Beijing, China
"SHAM NATURE - ZHAN WANG'S ARTIFICIAL JIASHANSHI", Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
"INSIDE OUT - FLOATING ROCK ON SWEDEN", Gothenburg, Sweden
2000
"BEYOND 12 NAUTUCAL MILES - FLOATING ROCK DRIFTS ON THE OPEN SEA", Lingshan Island, Jiaonan City, Shandong Province, China
1994
"KONG LING KONG - SEDUCTION SERIES: WORKS OF ZHAN WANG", CAFA Gallery, Beijing, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005
"XIANFENG! CHINESE AVANT-GARDE SCULPTURE", Museum Beelden aan Zee/Waanders Uitgevers, Netherlands
"ON THE EDGE VISITING ARTISTS PROGAMME", Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, California, USA
"THE ELEGANCE OF SILENCE", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, japan
"UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE - ART, LIFE AND THE TOURIST'S EYE", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
2004
"CHINESE IMAGINATION", Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
"BEYOND BOUNDARIES", Shanghai Gallery of Art, China
"BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FROM CHINA", International Center of photograph (ICP), New York, USA
"PLAYING WITH THE ENERGY", House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan
2003
"DREAMS AND CONFLICTS - THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE VIEWER", 50th Venice Biennale, Synthi-Scapes: Chinese Pavilion, Guangdong Museum of Art, Venice, Italy
"CHINA ART", Museo Arte Contemporanea di Rome, Italy; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
"A SINO-GERMAN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART", 798 Space Art and Culture, Beijing, China
"OPEN TIMES", Chinese Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2002
"THE 1st GUANGZHOU TRIENNIAL REINTERPRETATION: A DECADE OF EXPERIMENTAL CHINESE ART (1990-2000)", Guangdong Art Museum, China
"CHINA CONTEMPORARY ART", Brasileira Art Museum, Brazil
"CHINART", Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany
"PARIS - PEKING", Espace Cardin, Paris, France
"CHINA CONTEMPORARY ART", Croatia Art Museum
2001
"POSTER EXHIBITION OF CHINESE AVANT-GARDE", The Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
"HOTPOT KINESISK SAMTIDSKUNST", Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Norway
"DREAM 01", The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
2000
"WITH COMPLIMENTS", Cotthem Gallery, Belgium
"2000 SHANGHAI BIENNALE", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"THE WEST LAKE INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION", Taiziwan Park, Hangzhou, China
"THE WORLD OF REAL AND ILLUSORY", Yunfeng Gallery, Beijing, China
"DOCUMENTATION OF CHINESE AVANT-GARDE ART IN THE 90s", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
"HUMANITIES LANDSCAPE", Langdao, Guilin, China
"OPEN 2000 - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATIONS", Venezia, Italy
"INVITED EXHIBITION ON CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SCULPTURE", Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao, China
"ORIENTAL PLAZA SELECTED CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE FROM CHINA", East Square, Beijing, China
1999
"THE DOOR OF THE CENTURY", Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China
"THE FUTURE PLAN OF ECOLOGY CITY", Shenzhen, China
"VOLUME AND FORM: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE", Singapore
"TRANSIENCE: CHINESE EXPERIMENTAL ART AT THE END OF THE 20th CENTURY", The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
"CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, USA
"CITIES ON THE MOVE", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1998
"ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE", Hexiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
"BUILDING BLOCKS", The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
"A REVELATION OF 20 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART", Workers' Cultural Palace, Beijing, China
"CITIES ON THE MOVE", Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
"COMMEMORATING LIFE", Jinshan, Taiwan
"HALF A CENTURY OF FOOTPRINTS", Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing
"AUTONOMOUS ACTION", Art Space Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"SIGNS OF LIFE, GROUP EXHIBITION OF MODERN CHINESE ART", Modern Art Studio, Beijing
1997
"CONTINUE", CIFA Gallery, Beijing, China
"THE FIRST SCULPTURE ACTIVITES IN GUILIN", Dayanggu Art Palace, Guilin, Guangxi, China
"DREAM OF CHINA '97 CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
"CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION", Watari-UM, Tokyo, Japan
"FOREVER RETURN 97 - NANSHAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION", Nan Shan Sculpture Institute, Shenzhen, China
"CITIES ON THE MOVE", Secession, Vienna, Austria
1996
"CERTIFICATE OF AWARD '96: TEDA INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYNPOSIUM", Tianjin
"THE 1st EXHIBITION IN MOUNTAIN-FOREST SCULPTURE PARK", Huairou, Beijing, China
"INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE WILD-OPEN SHOW", Fukouka Seaside Park, Japan
"THE 1st ACADEMIC EXHIBITION OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST", Hong Kong Art Center
"SCULPTURE AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, THE RESEARCH REPORT ON CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", Chongqing, Sichuan, China
"INVITED WORKS OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE", Nanshan Sculpture Institute, Shenzhen, China
"REALITY: PRESENT AND FUTURE", International Art Place, Beijing, China
1995
"45 DEGREE AS A REASON, POSTCARD EXCHANGE", Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, China
"DEVELOPMENT PLAN, TRIPLICATE STUDIO 1st EXHIBITION", Central Academy Of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
"WOMAN'S HERE, TRIPLICATE STUDIO 2nd EXHIBITION", Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China
"OPEN YOUR MOUTH, CLOSE YOUR EYES", Beijing - Berlin Art Exchange, Art Museum of Capital Teaching University, Beijing, China
"EXHIBITION OF WORKS NOMINATED BY CRITICS (1995 Sculpture & Installation)", Jingsu Art Monthly
1994
"AGREE TO 11/26 AS A REASON, POSTCARD EXCHANGE", Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, China
"KONG LING KONG - SEDUCTION SERIES, WORKS OF ZHAN WANG", Central Academy Of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
1993
"TAIWAN-BEIJING TWO SIDES OF THE STRAITS, SCULPTURE", Kaohsiung Art Gallery, Taiwan and Beijing
1992
"CONTEMPORARY YOUTH SCULPTURE INVITATION EXHIBITION", ZIFA Gallery, Hangzhou, China
"20th CENTURY CHINA", China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1991
"NEW GENERATION ART EXHIBITION", Chinese History Museum, Beijing, China
1990
"THE 1st STUDIO ART EXHIBITION", Central Academy Of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China