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Zhang Huan, born in Anyang, Henan Province in 1965, currently works and lives in Shanghai.
He focused on performance art in Beijing in the 1990’s and was considered one of the leading contemporary artists in the nation. In 1998, he relocated to New York, where he gained international recognition. In 2005, he returned to Shanghai and established Zhang Huan Studio.
Zhang Huan expresses his thoughts on the daily life, Buddhism doctrines, traditional culture and the current spiritual and physical environment. Besides oil painting, he adopts new media such as ash painting, ox-hide sculptures, door carvings and feather woodcuts, etc.
In spring 2014, Zhang Huan was awarded “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” by the French government in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the inheritance and communication of Chinese culture and the promotion of French-Chinese cultural and artistic exchanges.
Zhang Huan has held many solo exhibitions in New York, London, Toronto, Florence, Berlin, Milan, Sydney, and Shanghai etc.. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, biennials and events in venues such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2015), Centre Georges Pompidou(2014), Gwangju Biennale (2013), 55th Venice Art Biennale (2013), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013), Shanghai Art Museum (2012), Expo Shanghai(2010), the Guggenheim Museum Museum of Modern Art (2010), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2008).
The Lyric opera Semele, for which Zhang Huan works as director and set designer, has made its world tour in Brussels, Beijing, Toronto and New York.
Collections of Zhang Huan’s art can be found in the contemporary art museums of major cities all over the world, as well as in the collections of art foundations, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Shanghai Art Museum, and Palazzo Vecchio and Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, with nearly a hundred institutions hosting public collections.