Zhang Huan (b.1965, China)

Zhang Huan was born in 1965 in Anyang City, Henan Province, and lives and works in Shanghai. Zhang has established himself as one of the preeminent artists to emerge from China since the early 90s.  He has developed a vast body of work ranging from endurance-based body performance (while living in New York) to large-scale public commissions, painting and sculpting with incense ash and even reinterpreting Handel's classic opera Semele at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Belgium and the Poly Theater, Beijing. From 1998 to 2005 he lived in New York where he gained international recognition. He has had solo exhibitions at the Norton Museum of Art, Florida, the PAC museum, Milan, the Shanghai Art Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Whitney Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Pompidou Center, Paris etc. He holds a BA from He Nan University in Kai Feng (1988) and an MA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1993). He is primarily a performance artist but also makes photographs and sculpture.

Huan, Zhang b.1965

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