Zhang Xiaogang, The Red Baby, featured image
Zhang Xiaogang

张晓刚

Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang (b.1958, Kunming, China) Zhang Xiaogang is recognised for his figurative paintings and sculptures that navigate the cultural terrain of contemporary China and question notions of identity and the construction of memory. He is famous for his Bloodline series, where mostly monochromatic, stylised portraits of Chinese people are presented as part of the artist’s exploration of the ‘family’ concept. 

Zhang graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a Bachelor‘s degree in 1982. Since 1989, Zhang has been the subject of over two hundred group exhibitions, including Mao Goes Pop at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (1993); the 46th Venice Biennale, Italy (1995); Asia–Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia (1997); Guangzhou Triennial, China (2002, 2005); Huang Zhuan Memorial Invitational Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen (2017); Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); and Practice and Exchange, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2018).

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