Born in Kunming in 1958, Zhang graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, Sichuan province in 1982. Zhang grew up with political upheavals known as the Cultural Revolution in China and it had a certain influence on his work. After graduation, he joined a group of young avant-garde painters and came to prominence during the 1980s. Since then, he has established himself as one of the leading artists in the Contemporary Chinese art world. His works have been shown extensively in a variety of solo and group exhibitions worldwide: Lost in the Dreams, Gallery of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China (1989); China Avant-Garde, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China (1989); I Don't Want to Play Cards with Cézanne and Other Works: Selections from the Chinese New Wave and Avant-Garde Art of the Eighties, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, USA (1991); China's New Art Post-1989, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Marlborough Fine Art, London, England (1993), Chinese Contemporary Art at the São Paulo 22nd International Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil (1994); 46th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (1995); The 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Museum, Australia, (1996); Bloodline: The Big Family-1998, Hanart Taipei Gallery, Taiwan (1998); Les Camarades, Gallery De France, Paris, France (1999); Zhang Xiaogang 2000, Gallery of Max Protetch, New York, USA (2000); Babel 2002 exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2002); Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong (2004); Zhang Xiaogang 2005, Max Protetch, New York, USA (2005); Amnesia and Memory, Gallery Artside, Seoul, Korea (2006); The Art Center of Tokyo, Japan (2006); Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (2007); THE OLYMP - Works on Paper, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann Düsseldorf, Germany (2008); Facing the Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China - NAMOC, Beijing (2008); Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing (2008); Revision, PaceWildenstein, New York (2008) and Facing China, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2008). Zhang is also schedueled to present his solo exhibition, Zhang Xiaogang: Shadows in the Soul at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2009). Zhang has also been awarded prizes for his works, such as the Bronze Prize at the 22nd São Paulo Biennial Exhibition in Brazil in 1994 and the Document Prize at the First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art held at the China National Museum of Fine Arts and Hong Kong Art Centre in 1996. Selected collections include: Works collected by New York Guggenheim Museum, USA; Asian & Pacific Art Museum, USA; Logan Collection-San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan; Okinawa Gallery, Japan; Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; National Gallery of Australia; Chengdu Upriver Gallery, China; Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China; Shanghai Art Museum, China; International Conference Center, Hong Kong; Luxemburg National Gallery, Switzerland; British Gaswork Art Fund, England, UK; Coutt's Art Foundation in UK and Peter Stuyvesant Art Foundation, Amsterdam and Picardi National Museum Amiens, France.
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