Zhang Dali
Born 1963 in Harbin, China. Lives and works in Beijing. 




BA Central Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Beijing



Zhang Dali: Suffocation,  Eli Klein Gallery, New York

Zhang Dali per Fondantico, Fondantico, Bologna, Italy

Zhang Dali: Beside City! Be Cityside!, Hefei Financial Harbor, Hefei, China
AK-47 di Zhang Dali, Art City, S. Giorgio in Poggiale, Bologna, Italy
META-MORPHOSIS – ZHANG DALI, Palazzo Fava, Bologna, Italy  
Zhang Dali: Monumental Nature, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing
Zhang Dali: Alter Ego, Annual Exhibition between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries, Old Courthouse, Macao

Zhang Dali: Body and Soul, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Hague, Netherlands 

Zhang Dali: Permanence and Impermanence- New Works by Zhang Dali, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

Zhang Dali: World’s Shadow, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Zhang Dali: A Second History, Museo de Arte Contempoáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Zhang Dali: A Second History, Red Brick Factory Art District, Guangzhou, China
From Reality to Extreme Reality: Zhang Dali Retrospective, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Zhang Dali: Under the Sky, Pekin Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Zhang Dali: Square, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

Zhang Dali - Second History, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Shenyang, China

Zhang Dali Retrospective, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York

Zhang Dali: Demolition: Second History, The Charles Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
Zhang Dali: World’s Shadows, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing
Zhang Dali: New Slogan, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York

Zhang Dali: A Second History, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhang Dali: Second Reading, 41st Les Rencontres d’Arles, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France
Zhang Dali: Extreme Reality, Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
Zhang Dali Solo Show, Bund 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China

Pervasion: Works by Zhang Dali (1995-2008), He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhang Dali: Il Sogno Proibito della Nuova Cina, Palazzo Inghilterra, Turin, Italy

Zhang Dali: Slogans, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Zhang Dali: The Road to Freedom, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China

Zhang Dali: Chinese Offspring, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, New York

Zhang Dali: Image and Revision in New Chinese Photography, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Zhang Dali: A Second History, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Zhang Dali: Sublimation, Beijing Commune Gallery, Beijing

New Works by Zhang Dali, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London

Zhang Dali: AK-47, Galleria Il Traghetto, Venice, Italy; Galleria Gariboldi, Milan, Italy

Zhang Dali: Beijing’s Face, Base Gallery, Tokyo
Zhang Dali: Headlines, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London

Zhang Dali: AK-47, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing

Zhang Dali: Dialogue, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London
Zhang Dali: Dialogue and Demolition, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing

Zhang Dali: Rivoluzione e Violenza, Galleria Studio 5, Bologna, Italy

Zhang Dali: Pitture a Inchiostro, Galleria Studio 5, Bologna, Italy

Wash Painting Exhibition by Zhang Dali, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing



Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, Houston
Harmonious Symbiosis – The 3rd China Xinjiang International Art Biennale, Xinjiang Art Museum, Urumqi, China
The Return of Spring: China-Italy Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Museum, Chongqing, China

A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Shuo Shu, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
Communication Through Art Wuhan Biennale 2022, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
40 Years of Chinese Photography, Kulangsu Center for Contemporary Art, Xiamen, China
The Peak of Vision, Chengdu City Museum, Chengdu, China
A Time for Everything, Ui Art Center, Suzhou, China

Super Fusion – 2021 Chengdu Art Biennale, Tianfu Art Park, Chengdu, China
Among all Essence, Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum, Shanghai
The Logic of Painting, Xinjiang Art Museum, Urumqi, China

The Logic of Painting, Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China 
Apnea, NL Museum, Online

Turning Points – Contemporary Photography from China, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
NordArt 2019, Büdelsdorf, Germany
180 Years of Photography in China, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China
New Art History, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China
Then, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China
A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 
Shenzhen International Beach Sculpture Festival, Golden Sand Beach, Shenzhen, China
Bubble – Profile of Time, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai
Graffiti The Prose of Freedom, China Check Art Museum, Beijing
The 8th Dali International Photography Exposition, Dali Ancient City, Dali, China
A Confrontation of Ideas, Anren Biennale, Anren, China
From China with love, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France

Ambush on ALL Sides – An Alternative Intervention in Social Vision, Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China
Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Art from the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
HERBSTALON’ 18 – Brücken Femder Flüsse, MDR TV Station, Magdeburg, Germany 
NordArt 2018, Kunswerk Carlshuette, Buedelsdorf, Germany
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
All Matterings of Mind: Transcendent Imagery from the Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC 
Working on History. Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution, Satliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
Portrait Hot: Taikang Photography Collection, Taikang Space, Beijing
Attitude: Chinese-German contemporary artists exhibition, Yun Contemporary Arts Center, Shanghai
Street Generation(s) 40 years of urban art, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
Anren Biennale, Chengdu, China
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing

Art From The Streets, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Chinascape: From Rural to Urban, Spazioborgogno, Milan, Italy 
Historicode: Scarcity & Supply, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China
Audacious: Contemporary Artist Speak Out, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
The Shadow Never Lies, Shanghai 21 Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Vile Bodies, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Linda Gallery Beijing 10th Anniversary, Linda Gallery, Beijing
Enduring Magnetism - Huang Rui, Gao Brothers, Zhang Dali, 1x3 Gallery, Beijing, China
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Utopias and Heterotopias: Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, North Silk Factory and West Scenic Zone, Wuzhen, China

Unfamiliar Asia: The Second Beijing Photo Biennial, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Agitprop!, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Beyond the Earth- The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
A Touch of Classics: 100 Chinese Contemporary Works - Charles Jing Collection of Original Photo Prints, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing
A New Dynasty – Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
Grain to Pixel: A Story of Photography in China, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai
Paradi$e Bitch, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Suddenly Enlightened, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Getting Close to Art, Chengdu Dujiangyan City Cultural Center, Chengdu, China    
State of Play, White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia
We are Together – 2015 Chengdu Public Art Season, Chengdu Central Square, Chengdu, China
Krakow Photomonth 2015, Foundation for Visual Arts, Krakow, Poland
The Persistence of Images: 2x6, Redtory, Guangzhou, China
Transgression, Peking Hotel, Beijing

Focus Beijing: Des Heus-Zomer Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Echo: Study on Presentation of Multidimensional Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
4th Singapore International Photography Festival, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
From Granulation to Pixel: Chinese Contemporary Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Chinese Contemporary Photography 2009 – 2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

FUCK OFF 2, The Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont
RE-INK: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, Hubei, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing 
Individual Growth – Momentum of Contemporary Art, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
Incarnations, Institut Confucius des Pays de la Loire d’Angers, Angers, France
The First Beijing Photography Biennale, China Millennium Monument, Beijing
World’s Shadows, Photo Phnom Penh 2013, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Spectacle Reconstruction – Chinese Contemporary Art, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
Aftermath: Witnessing War, Countenancing Compassion, 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

OMEN 2012 – Chinese New Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Raze, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, The Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Life and Death of Buildings, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
The Evolving Art, Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University, Beijing
Start from the Horizon- Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing
Guanxi: Contemporary Chinese Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
New Photography 2011, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China, Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia
Black and White, Zero Art Museum, Beijing
Changwon Asia Art Festival, Seongsan Art Hall, Changwon, South Korea

A Decade-Long Exposure, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
6th Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
The Original Copy: Photography of a Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Hong Kong Photo Festival, Hong Kong
Dimensionality, Red Star Gallery, Beijing
Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing
China’s Soul, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
From New York to Beijing: Graffiti - Blogging in the Street - Blade and Zhang Dali, C-Space, Beijing
Re-Visioning History, OV Gallery, Shanghai
Reshaping History - Chinart from 2000-2009, National Conference Center, Beijing

Collision, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Transforming Traditions, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
The Very Condition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing
Images from History, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Calligraffiti: ‘Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Chicano Art, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
Chasing Flames, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
Quadrilogy: Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Re-imaging Asia, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Contemporary Chinese Prints, Pace Prints, New York
From Style Writing to Art – Street Art Group Show, 18 Gallery, Shanghai

Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
Five Years of Duolun –Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
China Gold, Musee Maillol, Paris
The Avant-garde in the ‘80s and ‘90s of the Last Century in China, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Go China! –Writing on the Wall, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Zhang Dali and Shen Shaomin, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
The Revolution Continues: New Art From China, Saatchi Museum, London
Guang Hua Road, Michael Schultz Gallery, Beijing
Exquisite Corpse: China Surreal, M97 Gallery, Shanghai
Re-Imagining Asia: Asian Coordinates, House of World Cultures, Berlin

All of our Tomorrows: The Culture of Camouflage, Kunstraum der Universität, Lünenburg, Germany
Unexpected: Out of Control, Ku Art Center, Beijing
China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Red Hot, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Three Unitary, DDM, Shanghai
La Cina e’ vicina, Mediterranea Gallery, Palermo, Italy
Past Forward, Oriental Vista Art Collections, Shanghai

Radar: Selections from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
China Now, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Red Star, Red Star Gallery, Beijing
Great Performance, Max Protetch, New York

Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands
Wall, Millennium Museum, Beijing
Mayfly, Beijing Commune Gallery, Beijing
The Game of Realism, Beijing Commune Gallery, Beijing

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, New York; Asia Society, New York; Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Critical Mass, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing
Me! Me! Me!, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing

The Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
China-Germany Art, Factory 798, Beijing
Festival Internazionale di Roma, L'Officina-Arte del Borghetto, Rome

New Photography from China, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
1st Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
International Photography Festival, Pingyao International Photography Museum,
Pingyao, China 

China Art Now, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland; Finland Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Courtyard Gallery August Group Show, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Hot Pot: Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Artistes Contemporains Chinois, Musee des Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France
Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
Thought Brand Meat Mincer, Dongsi 8 Tiao, Beijing
Food as Art, Club Vogue, Beijing
Serendipity, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo

Unveiled Reality-Chinese Contemporary Photography, Chulalongkom University Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
The World Is Yours!, Design Museum, Beijing
Transparence Opacite? Touming bu touming, Maison de la Villette, Paris
Food for Thought, DAE, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Beijing in London, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
HSIN: a visible spirit, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, California; BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

Chinese Artists Group Show, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London
Chinese Contemporary Photography, Lehman College, New York
11th Tallinn Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
Urbanity, Wang Shou Temple Art Museum, Beijing

W ²+ Z ²- Multi-media and video Exhibition, Gallery of the National Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

La Formazione della Terra, Goethe Institute Gallery, Turin, Italy

Arte Deperibile, Spazio Cultura Navile, Bologna, Italy
Zona Internazionale, Neon Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Collettiva di artisti cinesi, Il Sigillo Gallery, Padova, Italy

Pittura su Carta, Galleria Communale, Ferrara, Italy

Wash Painting Salon in Peking, Capital Museum (Confucius Temple), Beijing

Three Men Show, Sun Yat Sen Park, Beijing



The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Asia Society, New York
AW Asia Foundation, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
International Center of Photography, New York
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
The Saatchi Gallery, London
SFMOMA, San Francisco, California
Smart Museum, Chicago, Illinois
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts