Zhang Huan (China, b. 1965)
1965 Born in An Yang City, He Nan Province, China
1988 BA, He Nan University, Kai Feng, China
1993 MA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2009 As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Theatre Royal de La Monnaie | de Munt, Brussels, Belgium
Currently lives and Works in Shanghai and New York
Selected Solo Exhibtions
2013 Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, U.S.
2012 Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Zhang Huan: The Mountain is Still a Mountain, White Cube, London, UK
Zhang Huan: Jin Hui Dui, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Zhang Huan: Q Confucius, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhang Huan: 49 Days, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, U.S.
Zhang Huan: East Wind, West Wind, Espace Louis Vuittion Macao, Macao
Zhang Huan: Aura of Disappearance, Edouard Malinque Gallery, in Cooperation with The Pace
Gallery, Hong Kong
Zhang Huan: Ash Banquet, ProjectB Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010 Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhang Huan: Amituofo, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Zhang Huan: Ashman, PAC Museum, Milan, Italy
Zhang Huan: Free Tiger Returns to Mountains, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Zhang Huan: Hope Tunnel, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Poly Theatre, Beijing, China
Zhang Huan: Out of the Ash, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 Neither Coming Nor Going, PaceWildenstein, New York, U.S.
As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Theatre Royal de La Monnaie | de Munt, Brussels, Belgium
Zhang Huan, Zhu Gangqiang, White Cube, London, UK
Zhang Huan: Memory Doors, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
Zhang Huan, Rebirth, Project B Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy
2008 Zhang Huan: Blessings, Pace Wildenstein, New York, U.S.
Zhang Huan: Altered States, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Zhang Huan, Paintings and Sculptures, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia
Zhang Huan, Works from the Collection Caspar H. Schubbe, DSV Group, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Zhang Huan: Altered States, Asia Society, New York, U.S.
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, U.S.
2004 Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg, Norton Museum of Art, Florida, U.S.
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, Denmark
New Zone, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsow, Poland2002Zhang Huan, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2001 Zhang Huan, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, U.S.
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, U.S.
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, U.S.
Zhang Huan: Performance on Video, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
Zhang Huan: Performance, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1993 Graduate Show, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1988 Zhang Huan, He Nan University, Kai Feng, China
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Disaster, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Texas, U.S.
The Collector's Show: Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
China, China, Pinchut Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
Culture . Mind . Becoming, Collateral Event of Chinese Art at the 55th Venice Art Biennale 2013, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
The Red Queen, The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
2012 Superbodies, 2012 Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, U.S.
Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Visible/Invisible, Italy Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Sculpture at Pilane 2012, Tjorn, Sweden
Art Festival Watou 2012, Watou, Belgium
Omen 2012-Chinese New Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Electric Fields - Surrealism and Beyond, The Collection from Centre Pompidou
2011 Skin, The Foundation of Claude Verdan, Museum of Science and Art, Lausanne, Switzerland
About Identity, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Poznan, Poland
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Living, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Glasstress 2011, Venice, Italy
Big Brother, Artists Facing Tyrants, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2011 Haein Art Project, Haeinsa, Hapcheon, Korea
2010 Hope! The City of Dinard, Dinard, France
Art for The World, The Sculpture Project of The Expo Boulevard, World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.
Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennale 2010, Aichi, Japan
The Silk Road, From Saatchi Gallery, Tri Postal, Lille, France
Photography from The New China, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.
The Tiger in Asian Art, Asia House, London, UK
Negotiations, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Naked Face: Self Portrait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Rehearsal, 2010 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
2009 The Buhl Collection: Speaking with Hands, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Steel Life, La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy
Yi Pai-Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Social Critique 1993-2005, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Re_View: 170 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Beg Borrow and Steal, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, U.S.
100 Years, A Draft of a History, PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.
2008 Avant-garde China, Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.
Person of the Crowd, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
China Gold, Contemporary Chinese Art, Museum of Maillol, Paris, France
Sculpture at Pilane 2008, Tjorn, Sweden
Position and Deposition: Franko B/Zhang Huan, Galleria Pack, Milano, Italy
Origins, Hudson Valley Center, New York, U.S.
Encounters, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Meat After Meat Joy, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York, U.S.
Meat After Meat Joy, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, U.S.
2007 Water, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Exposed: Defining Moments in Photograph from the MCA Collection, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.
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
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, U.S.
The Quiet Gesture, Recent Chinese Art, The Newark Museum, Newark, U.S.
Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America, The New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, U.S.
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 , U.S.
2006 Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, U.S.
Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.
Fever Variations, The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, Korea
Radar - Selection from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.
Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.
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,
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, U.S.
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, Stanford, U.S.
Person of the Crowd, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, U.S.
Future Face, National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
The Wall, Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, The China Millennium Monument Art Gallery,
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,
2004 Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Regeneration, Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell
University, Lewisburg, U.S.
Face/off, The Association of Arts and Crafts Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
Dialogue with Pop, The Tank, Spaceworks Gallery, New York, U.S.
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, Tampa, U.S.
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of
Photography, New York, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.
Me, Myself & I, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, U.S.
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.
Queens International 2004, Queens Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Camera/Action: Performance and Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, U.S.
Constructed Identities, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, U.S.
Anthro/Socio, The: Artist: Network, New York, U.S.
2003 Me and More, Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, U.S.
2003 Beaufort, Triennial for Contemporary Art by the Sea, The PMMK, the Museum of Modern
Art, Ostend, Belgium
Art Project, DiverseWorks Artspace, Houston, U.S.
Temporal Mood, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, U.S.
Rituals, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, U.S.
Body Politics, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, U.S.
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, U.S.
Blood Lines & Connections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, U.S.
Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.
Spiders and Flies, Newcontemporaries, Sydney, Australia
2002 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, U.S.
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, Gwangju, 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, U.S.
The Gift, Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Subjectivity: Photographs of Themselves, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, U.S.
2001 The Gift, Center of Contemporary Art, Siena, Italy
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, U.S.
Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, U.S.
Metamorphosis and Cloning, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada
Naked, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, U.S.
Lateral Thinking, Art of the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, U.S.
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, U.S.
Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection, Center on Contemporary Art,
Utopia, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
Betreff, Expo 2000, Themenpark, Basic Needs, Hannover, Germany
Waterfront--Cultural Bridge 2000, Helsingborg Museum, Sweden and Denmark
Sharing Exoticisms, 5th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
The Standard Projection: 24/7, The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, U.S.
Video via Venice, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, U.S.
Socialisms, Special Exhibition / Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
6 Signals: Video by Contemporary Artists, Cheekwood, Nashville, U.S.
Potent /Present: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, CCAC Institute, Oakland,
1999 Contemporary Collectors, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, U.S.
The Century of the Body: Photoworks 1900-2000, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal and Musée de
l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
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, U.S.
Stories, A/C Projects, New York, U.S.
Summit, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Art-Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Risk Cinema, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.
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, U.S.
Contemporary Collectors, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, U.S.
Transience: Chinese Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The Smart Museum of Art,
In Your Face, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA1998Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia
Society, New York, NY, PS 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, U.S. ; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.
In Your Face, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA1997Chinese Contemporary 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
2011 Zhang Huan: East Wind, West Wind, Published by Espace Louis Vuitton Macao (Cover
Image), Macao (Exhibition Catalogue)
Zhao, William. Performing for Asceticism, Modern Weekly, No. 643, Apr. 16, 2011, China
Parrino, Manuela. "Zhang Huan," L' Uomo Vogue, No. 421 (Cover Image), May/June. 2011,
pp. 188-191, Italy
Finger, Brad. 50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know, Published by Prestel, pp. 104-107,
2010 Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time, Published by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House
(Cover Image), ISBN: 978-7-5321-3742-8, China (Exhibition Catalogue)
Zhang Huan: Amituofo, Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (Cover Image),
ISBN: 978-986-85294-4-1, Taiwan (Exhibition Catalogue)
Finkel, Jori. In Grand Form, Los Angeles Time, Calendar, May 14, 2010
Jacobs, Andrew. Lustful Opera, Censored, Befuddles Chinese, The New York Times, Asia
Pacific, Oct. 26, 2010
Zhang Huan, 100 Masterpieces of Photography, Published by Centre Pompidou, P. 99,
France 2009Zhang Huan, Published by Phaidon Press (Cover Image), ISBN: 978-0-7148-
Robertson, Jean. Themes of Contemporary Art, Oxford University Press, P. 107
Baecker, Angie. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Art Asia Pacific, Issue 66, Nov/Dec.
2009, pp. 88-97
2007 China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.
2006 Shooting the Family, Independent Curators International (cat.), Ralph Rugoff
2005 Art Today, Brandon Taylor
2004 Zhang Huan, Weihong and Zhang Jian-Jun at DiverseWorks and Barbara Davis, Art in
America, No. 2, Richard Vine
FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Asia Museum of Fukuoka, Japan
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA