BIOGRAPHY

ZHANG HUAN

Zhang Huan is one of China's best known performance and conceptual artists. His most recent work has consisted of sculptures, and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from fundamental political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. 

PAST EXHIBITIONS: 

1965 Born Anyang City, He Nan Province, China
  Lives and Works in Shanghai and New York
 
Education
1993 MA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1988 BA, He Nan University, Kai Feng, China
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008 Zhang Huan: Blessing, Shanghai Art
  Museum, Shanghai, China
  Zhang Huan: Altered States, Vancouver
  Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2007 Zhang Huan: Altered States, Asia Society, New York, USA
  Zhang Huan: Ash, Haunch of Venison, London, England
  Zhang Huan: Berlin Buddha, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany
  Zhang Huan, PhotoEspana 2007, Madrid, Spain
  Zhang Huan-Drawings, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
2006 Zhang Huan, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
  Zhang Huan, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2005 Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2004 Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg, Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
  Zhang Huan, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain
  Zhang Huan, Tri Postal, Lille 2004, Cultural Capital of Europe, Lille, France
2003 Zhang Huan, Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany
  Zhang Huan, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
  Zhang Huan, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Danmark
2002 Zhang Huan, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2001 Zhang Huan, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, USA
  Zhang Huan, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  Zhang Huan, Museo das Peregrinacions, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  Zhang Huan: Famliy Tree, Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris, France
2000 My America, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
  Zhang Huan Survey, Adam Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
  Zhang Huan, Cotthem Gallery, Belgium
  Zhang Huan, Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1999 Zhang Huan, Works From 1994-1998, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
  Zhang Huan: Performance on Video, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
  Zhang Huan: Performance, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1988 Zhang Huan, He Nan University, Kai Feng, China
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008 Body Language: Chinese Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
  Person of the Crowd, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA
2007 Exposed: Defining Moments in Photograph from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  ZHUYI! CHINA. Contemporary Photography from China, Artium of Alava, Center Museum of Contemporary Art, Spain
  Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Water, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  Timer.01, Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa 2007, Milan, Italy
  Voiceless: I feel therefore I am, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
  The Quiet Gesture, Recent Chinese Art, The Newark Museum, Newark, USA
  Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America, The New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, USA
  An Instinctive Eye: A Selection of Contemporary Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
  Grey Water, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  All for Art! Great Collections Among Us, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Canada
  Photographies, New Acquisition 2003 2007, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
  Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art , New York , USA
2006 Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA
  Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
  Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  Fever Variations, The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, Korea
  Radar - Selection from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
  Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2005 The Museum Collections, New Presentation of Art Works from 1960 to the Present Day, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
  Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Swizerland
  Locus Loppem 2005, Kunsthalle Lophem, Lophem, Belgium
  Between Skin and Orgasm--The Alchemistic Body, Kunsthalle Lophem, Center for Contemporary Art, Lophem, Belgium
  Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
  The Great Beyond, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Swizerland
  Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA
  Person of the Crowd, Contemporary Museum, Maryland, USA
  Future Face, National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
  The Wall, Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, The China Millennium Monument Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  The Pictures of Dorian Gray, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
  Fusion: Aspects of Asian Culture in the MUSAC Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leon, Spain
2004 Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  Regeneration, Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA
  Face/off, The Association of Arts and Crafts Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
  Dialogue with Pop, The Tank, Spaceworks Gallery, New York, USA
  The Art Project Goetzen, Houses of an Idol, Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice, Germany/Poland
  The Amazing and the Immutable, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Florida, USA
  Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
  Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  Me, Myself & I, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
  Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
  Queens International 2004, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  Camera/Action: Performance and Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, USA
  Constructed Identities, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
  Anthro/Socio, The: Artist: Network, New York, USA
2003 Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
2003 Beaufort, Triennial for Contemporary Art by the Sea, The PMMK, the Museum of Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium
  Art Project, DiverseWorks Artspace, Houston, USA
  Temporal Mood, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
  Rituals, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
  Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA
  Body Politics, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, USA
  Windstil, Cotthem Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  Banquet, Metabolism and Communication, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
  Photo Espana 2003, International Photography Festival, Madrid, Spain
  Phantom of Desire: Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
  Me and More, Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
  Come Rally, Basque Museum of Contemporary Art (Artium), Vitoria, Spain
  Skin Deep, The Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto, Italy
  Performance and Almost Performance, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  BQE, White Box, New York, USA
  Blood Lines & Connections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA
  Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
  Spiders and Flies, Newcontemporaries, Sydney, Australia
  New Zone, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland
2002 2002 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, USA
  Skin Talks, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
  Attachment+, Kunsthalle Lophem, Center for Contemporary Art, Belgium
  China Contemporary Art Exhibition--Red Continent, Gwangju Art Museum, Korea
  Paisajes del Cuerpo, Sala Zapateria 40, Pamplona, Spain
  La Mirada Ajena, Basque Museum of Contemporary Art(Artium), Vitoria, Spain
  SAM Collects, Contemporary Art Projects, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
  The Gift, Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, USA
  Subjectivity: Photographs of Themselves, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona, USA
2001 Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Pacific Yokohama, Japan
  Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, and Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  The Gift, Center of Contemporary Art, Siena, Italy
  Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Texas, USA
  Metamorphosis and Cloning, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada
  Naked, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
  Lateral Thinking, Art of the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
2000 Art and Religion, Parkabdij Heverlee, Belgium (Organized by Museum S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium)
  On the Edge of the Western World, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts,San Francisco, USA
  Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
  Utopia, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
  Betreff, Expo 2000, Themenpark, Basic Needs, Hannover, Germany
  Waterfront--Cultural Bridge 2000, Helsingborg Museum, Sweden and Danmark
  Sharing Exoticisms, 5th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
  The Standard Projection: 24/7, The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, USA
  Video via Venice, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
  Socialisms, Special Exhibition / Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
  6 Signals: Video by Contemporary Artists, Cheekwood, Nashville, USA
  Potent /Present: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, CCAC Institute, Oakland, USA
  Recent Acquisitions, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Isael
1999 The Century of the Body: Photoworks 1900-2000, Culturgest, Lisbon, and Musee de LElysee, lausanne, France
  Last Paradise, Presenca Galeria, Portugal
  Self-Portrait, Mercer Union, Centre for Contemporaty Art, Toronto, Canada
  Five Continents and a City: Second International Salon of Painting, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporaty Art, Rigefield, USA
  Stories, A/C Projects, New York, USA
  Summit, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
  Art-Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
  Risk Cinema, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  Zhang Huan: A Video Survey 1994-1998; Performance Art from China, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  48th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  The Kent and Vicki Logan Collection, San Francisco, USA
  Contemporary Collectors, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
  Transience: Chinese Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
  In Your Face, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
1998 Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, New York, NY, PS 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
  In Your Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
1997 Chinese Corary Art 1997, Watari Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1996 China Art Festival, Munich, Germany
  Art Material of China, Avant Garde, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Japan
1995 Configura 2, Erfurt, Germany
1993 Graduate Show, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China