Zhang Zhaoying - Artists - Eli Klein Gallery

Born in 1988 in Guangzhou, Zhang Zhaoying graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 and attended as a visiting scholar at the Brussels Art Institute during 2013-2014.  As a representative of a group of outstanding artists born in the 1980s, Zhang manifests the features of a distinct era in his works: instead of reflecting the ideological perception shaped by social changes that are no longer happening like the previous age, they turn to seek more of the individual expression of the self among collective languages in life. This generation of artists thus creates their unique tension and vitality in art works. Zhang’s works remind us that in the first decade of the 21st century, contemporary art is increasingly about trans-media, cross-language and trans-sensing aspects of art in the hands of young artists. In this way, they also bring challenges to the traditional art criticism. Because of nine years of performance studies, Zhang comes to trust the diversity of artistic language used by theater. Zhang’s artistic creation has clear intentions: he hopes to transform the self-consciousness and perceptual experience of life into a dramatic and full-fledged vision, thus mobilizing the viewer's own knowledge system to form different interpretations among themselves. In turn, his works also stimulate and change his own experience and cognition as an artist.

Zhang Zhaoying’s solo exhibitions include Boundary of Ambiguity - Zhang Zhaoying Solo Exhibition, MAO Space, Shanghai, China (2017); Zhang Zhaoying's Personal Exhibition, L-ART Art Gallery, Chengdu, China (2016).

Group Exhibitions include Absolute Reminding, International Business Center, Shanghai, China (2018); Absolute Reminding, International Business Center, Shanghai, China (2017); China New Realistic Art Tour Exhibition from West China, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany, Art Museum of Art and Design, University of Lucerne, Switzerland (2017); Social Theater - The fifth Chongqing Youth Art Biennale, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Chongqing, China (2017); ArtGital - 2017 Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, China (2017); Progress Everday - Masters-nominated Exhibtion, Zhuzhong Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); Finding Friends - Discover Young Contemporary Artists, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); Shenmuyang Joint Exhibition, Star Space, Chongqing, China (2017); Unkown Future - International Visual Art Exhibition in Hebei Province, Herbal Heaven NIU SPACE, Hebei, China (2017); ART021 Special Event - Painting Forever, Hanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China (2017); Finding Friends - Centripetal Force, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); A Closer Access to A Better World - Asian Contemporary Art Week, Kai Hyang Gallery, New York, USA (2017); Emerging Curators Project - Fortress Besieged anywhere, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China (2017); Art Shenzhen 2017, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China (2017); Polyphony - China Arts Ecology Survey, Nanjing Art Institute, Nanjing, China (2017); Living Together, Circle Art Center, Shenzhen, China (2017); Anren Biennale - The Rhetoric of Family Tree, Anren Biennale, Chengdu, China (2017); Degraded Romance, Banana Art Space, Nanjing, China (2017); The 1st International Exhibition of Western Art for the Free Trade Zone in Chongqing, Hongyi Jiuzhou International Cultural and Art Center, Chongqing, China (2017); The Third Nanjing International Art Exhibition, 100 Lake Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2017); Young Chinese Artists, Jan Van Der Togt Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland (2017); Wandering Reading - Western Artists Documentary Exhibition, Yinchuan, China (2017); Wall Power: the 2nd Wallpost Artist Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); Adhesive Identities, Peninsula Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Xunxun - From Perception to Involvement, Parkview Green Art, Beijing, China (2016); The Third Cafam Biennial - Negotiating Space: I Never Thought You Were Like That, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China (2016); Art Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China (2016); Castle, JYH Art Center, Shanghai, China (2016); L-Art Gallery @ 2016 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China (2016); Art in the City, chiK11 Art Space, Shanghai, China (2015); The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibtion - Observer-Creator - The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art, 798 Art Factory and CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2015); China New Realistic Painting in China, Castle of Da Basso, Florence, Italy (2015); Non-famous 11-Person Exhibition, ISGO Gallery, Shanghai, China (2015); Wen Xuan 100 Artists Invitational Exhibition, Wenxuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2014); Ivy League Project 2014 Young Artists promotion Exhibition, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); New Artists of the Year, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); Tidal Arima Young Artists Invitational Exhibition - Sanya Arts Festival, Art Sanya, Sanya, China (2014); 2014 SCFAI Artists Exhibition, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); Chinese Cutting-Edge painting Invitational Exhibition, HI Art Center, Beijing, China (2014); China Future Star Master Discovery Exhibition, Wenxuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2013); Chongqing Biennale, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China (2013); SCFAI Artist Exhibition, Jia Xiang Anshan Art Museum, Chongqing, China (2013); 2012 Chongqing Art Museum Artists Invitational Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China (2012); Guangzhou Art Fair, Guangzhou, China (2012); Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts 14th Annual Exhibition, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China (2011); Era Cup: China Youth Art Realization Exhibition, Beijing, China (2011).

Zhang currently lives and works in Beijing, China.