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Zhang Xiaogang
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1958  Born in Kunming

1982  Graduation form Sichuan Fine Arts Institute


Solo Exhibitions


2013  “ZHANG XIAOGANG”, Pace Wildenstein , New York , USA


2010  "Zhang Xiaogang: Shadows in the Soul", TankLoft, Chongqing, China

           “16:9”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2009  "Record”, Pace Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China

           "Zhang Xiaogang: Shadows in the Soul", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2008  "Revision", PaceWildenstein, New York, U.S.A.

           "Chinese Painting: Zhang Xiaogang", Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech

2007  "Zhang Xiaogang", Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

2006  "Home – Zhang Xiaogang", Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

           “ZHANG XIAOGANG: Amnesia and Memory”,Gallery ARTSIDE, Seoul, South Korea

2005  "Zhang Xiaogang 2005", Max Protetch Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2004  "Umbilical Cord of History: Paintings by Zhang Xiaogang", Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

2003  "Amnesia and Memory", Gallery of France, Paris, France

2000  "Zhang Xiaogang 2000", Max Protetch Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1999  "Les Camarades", Gallery of France, Paris, France

1998  "Bloodline: The Big Family 1998", Hanart Gallery, Taipei

1997  "Bloodline: The Big Family 1997", Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1989  "Lost Dreams", Gallery of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions


2013  Pure Views: The Transition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Arts Santa Mònica, Bacelona, Spain

           Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu /

           Arsenale di Venezia, China / Italy

           Roppongi Hills and Mori Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition - All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku,

           Mori Art Museum, Japan

2012  “Face”, MingSheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011  “Pure Views-Remote from Streams and Mountains New Painting from China”, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, New York, USA

           “Future Pass”, Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, Italy

           "Surreal Versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art",IVAM Museum,Valencia,Spain

2010  "Reshaping History-Chinart from 2000 to 2009", Beijing / Shanghai / Guangzhou, China

           “Negotiations – The 2nd Today’s Documents”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

           “The Constructed Dimension – 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

           “Behind the Mask”, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

2009  “A Gift to Marco Polo”, Venice International University, Venice, Italy

           “INAMANIA”, Arken Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008  “China’s Revision: Focus Beijing”, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

           “Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”, The National Art Center, Tokyo. Traveled to: The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Aichi Prefectural Museum

           of Art, Nagoya, Japan

           “Today's China”, the Belvue Museum

           “Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection”, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA),

           San Francisco, USA

           "Facing the Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

           "Writing on the Wall: Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties, Groningen Museum, Groningen, The


           "Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection", Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2007  “85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art", Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

           "China – Facing Reality", Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

           "Black White Gray: A Conscious Cultural Stance", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

           “Starting from the Southwest-Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China”, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

           "From New Figurative Image to New Painting", Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2006  "The Blossoming of Realism – The Oil Painting from Mainland China Since 1978", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

           “Jiang Hu– Chinese Contemporary Art European and American Traveling Exhibition”, Tilton Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

           "Shu: Reinventing Books in Chinese Contemporary Art", China Institute, New York, U.S.A.

           “China Now: Art in Times of Change”, Essl Museum Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2005  “Allegory”, Liuhe Beyond City Real Estate, Hangzhou, China

           "Plato and His Seven Spirits", OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China

           “Mahjong:  Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”, Kunstmuseum Bern, Germany. Traveled to: Hamburger Kunsthalle,


           “Always to the Front – Chinese Contemporary Art”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei 

           “Contemporary View Exhibition for Collector: China First Contemporary Art Almanac Exhibition”, Millennium Museum of Art, Beijing,


           “Big River – New Period of Chinese Oil Painting and Retrospective Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

2004  Hua Jia Di, Art Seasons China, Beijing, China. Traveled to: Art Seasons, Singapore

           “Chine, le corps partout?”, Musée d'art contemporain de Marseille, France

           “China Now-Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

           "Three Worlds", Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China;

           “Beyond Boundaries”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

           "China, the Body Everywhere?", Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France

2003  “Open Sky, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art”, December 28, 2003–February 27, 2004.

           “The East Daybreak: 100 Years of Chinese Painting”, Museum of African and Oceanic Art, Paris, France

2002  "The 1st Triennial of Chinese Art", Guangdong Museum of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China

           “In Memory: The Art of Afterward”, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, U.S.A.

           “A Point in Time”, Meilun Art Museum, Changsha, China

           “Image is Power”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

           “BABEL 2002”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, China

           "14 Chinese Artists / Made in China", Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France

           “The Image of Concept”, Shenzhen Art Museum, China

           "East + West – Contemporary Art of China", Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

2001  “Dream 2001: Chinese Art in the 21st Century”, The Red Mansion Gallery, London, U.K.

           “Towards a New Image: 20 Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting”, National Gallery of Art, Beijing, China

           “It’s Me, It’s Us: Yue Minjun, Fang Lijun, Zhang Xiaogang Three Person Exhibition”, Galerie de France, Paris, France

           “Hot Pot, Kunstnernes Hus”, Oslo, Norway

2000  “Passe-Murailles. Nouvelles scènes de l'art contemporain chinois”, Le Musée de Picardie Amiens, France

           “Hundred Years of Chinese Oil Painting”, China National Art Gallery, Beijing, China

           “Portraits de Chine Contemporaine”, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France

           "Contemporary Art of China", Picardie Museum, Amiens, France

1999  "Faces: Entre Portrait et Anonymat", Maison de la Culture Namur, Belgium

           "Inside Out: New Chinese Art", Asia Society and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San

           Francisco, U.S.A.

           "1999 Art China", LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.

1998  "Exhibition of International Contemporary Art Collection", Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium

           “Confused -Reckoning with the Future Contemporary Chinese Painting and Photography”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

           "Margaret and Contemporary Art", Dostende Contemporary Museum, Belgium


           "China New Art", Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

1997  "China New Art", Lisbon Museum of Art, Portugal

           "Faces and Bodies from Middle Kingdom: Chinese Art of the 90s", Prague Art Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

           "8+8-1: 15 Chinese Artists", Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

           "Quotation Marks: Chinese Contemporary Paintings", Modern Art Museum, Singapore

           "Red and Grey: Eight Avant-Garde Chinese Artists", Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore

           "Hundred Years of Chinese Portrait", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1996  "China! New Art & Artists ", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

           "Reality: Present and Future", Beijing International Art Museum, Beijing, China

           "4 Points de Rencontre. Chine,1996", France Gallery, Pairs, France

           "Reckoning with the Past: Contemporary Chinese Paintings", Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.

           "The 1st Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art", National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Hong Kong Art Center, Hong

           Kong, China

           "The Second Asia-Pacific of Contemporary Triennial", Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

1995  “Des del Pais del Centre:avantguardes artistiques xineses”, Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain

           "The 46th Venice Biennial", Venice, Italy

           "Chinese Contemporary Art", Hamburg, Germany

           "China New Arts", Vancouver Art Museum, Vancouver, Canada

1994  “22nd International Biennial of Sao Oaulo”, St.Paul, Brazil

1993  "Chinese Fine Arts in 1990’s: Experiences in Fine Arts of China", Sichuan Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

           "Chinese New Art from Post-1989", Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

           "Mao Goes Pop – China Post-89", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1992  "The Guangzhou Biennial: Oil Paintings from the 90’s", Guangzhou, China

           "Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art", Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenyang, Shanghai and Nanjing, China

1991  "I Don’t Want to Play Cards with Cézanne", Pacific Asia Museum, California, U.S.A.

1989  "China Avant-Garde", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1988  "Art from Southeast of China", Chengdu, China

1987  "Modern Art of China", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1985  "Neo-Realism", Shanghai and Nanjing, China


  • A girl squatting on a stool
    Category: Oil/canvas

  • Bloodline - Big Family No.2
    Category: Oil/canvas

  • Young Boy No.2(Ed.: AP)
    Category: Painted Bronze

  • Speechless no.1
    Category: Copper Etching

  • The Book of Amnesia
    Category: Oil/canvas

  • Lost Dreams no.5-Lethe
    Category: Copper Etching

  • My Mother
    Category: Oil/canvas



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