Zhan Wang (b. 1962)

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Zhan Wang

Date and place of birth:
1962, Beijing
1981 Beijing Industrial Arts College, Beijing
1988 BFA Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
1996 MFA Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Faculty, Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

A sculptor by nature, Zhan Wang has been very successful in China and abroad. Interested in the emerging tensions found in the urban space as seen in the quickly developing cityscape, Zhan creates works like Ornamental Rock (1996) that dialogue between new technologies and cultural traditions. As an artist that has exhibited extensively throughout China, Zhan has also exhibited in places as diverse as New Zealand, France, Singapore, Italy and Japan. Continuing to practice in Beijing, as well as teach at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Zhan has participated in group exhibitions such as Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century (1999), at The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, the Shanghai Biennale (2000), Shanghai, and Open 2000, at the International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installations (2000) in Venice, Italy. Image:

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Zhan Wang, Ornamental Rock, 1996. Stainless steel, 207 x 120 x 120cm.

Source: Courtesy of Zhan Wang