Xiaogang Zhang

b.1958

Xiaogang Zhang

EXHIBITIONS

Zhang Xiao Gang is a Chinese artist, born in the Yunnan Province in 1958. He studied at the Sichuan Academy. He lives and works in Beijing.

He is best known for his Bloodline series which he started in the early 1990’s. The paintings from this series are stylized photo-real oil paint portraits of Chinese people, predominantly monochromatic usually with large, dark-pupiled eyes, posed in a stiff manner deliberately reminiscent of family portraits from the 1950s and 1960s.

Zhang Xiagong’s work has been exhibited in institutions such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; the Helsinki Art Museum, Finland; the National Art Gallery, Beijing, China; the Vancouver Art Museum, Vancouver, Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; the Guangju Biennial, South Korea ; the Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil in 1994 and the Venice Biennale, Italy in 1995.

Available artworks

Xiaogang Zhang, Comrade (Forget and remember series), 2002
Xiaogang Zhang, Red Baby, 2009