JIANG ZHI

In his work, Jiang Zhi explores the conditions of modern consciousness. Best known for his photographs, Jiang uses many media, none alone enough to express all his creativity. His manipulated images combine reality and hi-tech digital imagery, creating works that represent and revisit the present and the mental conception we have of them. The photo of the infamous Chongqing House, called the House of Nails, is representative of Jiang’s work: an apparently extraterrestrial neon light floods the house that the owners refuse to leave despite the demolition of their neighborhood.

Jiang Zhi was born in 1971 in Yuanjiang (Hunan Province, China). He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

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    Born in 1971, Yuanqiang, Hunan, China
    Lives and works in Beijing, China

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Can I Become Better?, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

    2019
    Hypocenter, SiloSilo, Zurich, Switzerland

    2018
    Un-forming, The Roof Art Museum, Liangzhu Center of Arts, Hangzhou, China
    Already I Know the Storms, Magician Space, Beijing, China
    Going and Coming, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

    2017
    To Make with Changes, HDM Gallery,Beijing, China
    One is All, All is One, TKG+, Taiwan

    2016
    Jiang ZhiSolo Exhibition: ALL,OCAT Shenzhen Exhibition Hall A, Shenzhen, China
    Predestiny, Magician Space, Beijing

    2015
    The Sight,White Cube, Hong Kong

    2012
    Strait is the Gate,Magician Space, Beijing, China
    Love Letters, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
    Impure Light, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong
    If This Were a Man, Times Museum, Guangdong, China

    2011
    Love Letters, SH Contemporary “Hot Spots” project section with m97 Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2010
    ATTITUDE 3, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
    Jiang Zhi – Temperature of the Nerve Endings, Tang Contemporary Art Presents, Bangkok, Thailand
    TREMBLE, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain

    2009
    ATTITUDE 2, Osage Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong ATTITUDE 1, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
    On The White, Osage Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

    2008
    On The White, Osage Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
    Neurosis and Prattle, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
    Shine Upon Me, DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

    2007
    Things Would Turn Simple Once They Happened, Gallery M97, Shanghai, China

    2006
    Double Rooms – Cao Fei, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

    1999
    Mu Mu – Exhibition of Jiang Zhi’s Photography, Guangzhou, China

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Noire Lumière, HOW Museum, Shanghai, China
    Duration: Chinese Art in Transformation, Beijing Mingsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
    In the Name of Flower, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    From Screen to Mind -A 50 Year History, Wind H Art Center, Beijing, China

    2019
    The 4thToday’s Documents –A Stitch in Time, BeijingTimes Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Ordinary Lie, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
    Pal(ate)/ette/, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
    Free Prism: Video Wave, OCT Boxes Art Museum, Foshan, China
    Writing Non –Writing: Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Festival,China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
    Technology Condenses Into Landscape——Tech Based Art and Landscape Painting, BEI Zhaolong, Beijing, China
    The Curation Workshop ——Exhibition Curation and Design, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
    Love Love Love, Essence Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China
    New Art History:2000-2018 Chinese Contemporary Art, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
    Now is the Time –2019 Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China
    New Video from China, museum of contemporary art of Roma (Macro) , Italy

    2018
    The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta, Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany
    LOVE: Intimate, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Mind Temple, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
    40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
    PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2018, Booth: Blindspot Gallery, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
    Image–Script, StanfrodArt Gallery, Stanford, USA
    Fiction Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
    Lifeand Dreams: ContemporaryChinesePhotography and Media Art, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
    ART|BASEL Hong Kong, Booth: Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

    2017
    Troposphere –Chinese and Brazilian Contemporary Art, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum,Beijing, China
    The 7thBi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture –Cities Grow in Difference, Shenzhen,China
    Guangzhou Image Triennial –Simultaneous Eidos, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou,China
    PARIS PHOTO 2017, Booth: Blindspot Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
    Art and China after 1989: Theatreof the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
    M+ screenings: City Limits, M+,Hong Kong
    The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016, Beijing MinshengArtMuseum, Beijing, China
    Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta, M+, Hong Kong
    Moments and More: Documents of Culture Pavilion [wén huà guǎn] Online Art ProjectOCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China
    Post-sense Sensibility:Trepidation and Will, Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum,Shanghai, China

    2016
    Post-sense Sensibility:Trepidation and Will,Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Love Addict: Jiang Zhi and Chen Xiaoyun, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
    Turning Point—Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    The World is Yours, as Well as Ours, White Cube, London, UK
    Exotic Stranger curated by Bao Dong, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

    2011
    Wordscape Poetry Art Project 2011, OCT Art and Design Gallery, Shenzhen
    Super-Organism CAFAM Biennale 2011, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
    The Shape of Time: The Multi-narrative History in Contemporary Chinese Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art (ICCA), Beijing , China
    SH Contemporary 2011“Hot Spots”, Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC)
    Breaking Away – an Abstract Art exhibition, Boers-Li Gallery, China
    Guanxi: Contemporary Chinese Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    The Power of Doubt- PHotoEspana, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain Fabricator (Beijing SOKA Art Center)

    2010
    Beyond Memory: Contemporary Photography in China, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Conception as Enzyme, Chengdu A4 Contemporary Arts Center, China
    From Modernity to Modernization: Media Art China since 1988/the 3rd screening program, V2 3rd i project, MK gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    COMMUNITY OF TASTES: Chinese Contemporary Art since 2000, Museu de arte Contempo- ranea, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    COMMUNITY OF TASTES: Chinese Contemporary Art since 2000, Santiago Museum of the Contemporary Art (MAC), Santiago, Chile
    Looking through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
    RESHAPPING HISTORY: China Art from 2000 to 2009, IBC China National Conference Center Jungle – A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing, China

    2009
    Work in Progress: How Do Artists Work?, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
    Permanent Migrants, INH–SZ, Shenzhen Guangdong
    Terrioria 4, The Great Leap —A traveling project of contemporary art in Tuscany, Italy
    Various venues in the Province of Prato, Italy
    GETXOPHOTO Festival, Getxo, Spain
    Daily Rituals, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
    Generation Hangzhou 2.0 ‐ Young Artists from China Academy of Art, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
    Between the Sexes, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery 1, Beijing, China
    Time Versus Fashion, The Kunstverein Nürtingen Art Centre, Germany
    Blackboard -Group Exhibition, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
    The Tale of Angels, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, United Kingdom
    SPECTACLE-TO EACH HIS OWN, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    Photo Beijing 2009, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
    TRAFFIC-Art Highway, Musée des beaux-arts etd’archéologie, Besancon, France

    2008
    Drawn in the Clouds–Asian Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
    Mediations Biennale 2008, Poznan, Poland
    COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE, The Carlton Studios, Melbourne, Australia
    EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal, Gallery M97, Shanghai, China
    Landscape Topology, Magee Art Gallery, Beijing, China
    Chinese Fantasies, Found Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Reflective Asia Nanjing Triennial Exhibition, Nanjing Museum, China
    Artist Cinema Photo Beijing 2008, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
    55 Days in Valencia: Chinese Art Meeting Exhibition, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, (IVAM) Spain
    China Gold: Contemporary Chinese Art, Maillol Museum, Paris, France
    Insomnia photography exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
    2D/3D: Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
    The Oriental Rainbow: An Index of Images in China’s Urbanization Process, Magee Art Galle- ry, Madrid, Spain
    Poetic Realism: A Reinterpretation of Jiangnan—Contemporary Art from South China, Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Madrid, Spain
    Homesickness: Memory and Virtual Reality, T Space, Beijing, China
    CIGE 2008 / Young Asian Artists’ Solo Shows, Exhibition Hall China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
    Guangzhou Station–Special Exhibition for Contemporary Art of Guangdong, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
    Building Code Violations, Long March Space, Beijing, China
    THERE IS NO I IN TEAM Contemporary Chinese Artists’ Work, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Time-Lag: The New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
    Community of Tastes: The Inaugural Exhibition of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
    FOTOFEST 2008-CHINA: Photography from China 1934-2008, FotoFest Headquarters, Houston, USA
    La Cina e’ Vicina- China Next Door, Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli, Italy
    Free Zone: China / An exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Banca della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

    2007
    SH Contemporary Art Fair – Best of Discovery, SH Contemporary 2007, Shanghai, China
    Negative Actions, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
    China & India, Summerscene 2007, Salzburg, Austria
    NoNo: Self-curated exhibition of latest artworks by 11 individual artists, Long March Space, Beijing, China
    The New Literati, Osage Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
    Who Do You Think You Are?, Milan, Italy
    Chinese Whispers, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China
    New Photo—Ten Years Exhibition , Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
    The First Today’s Documents 2007-Energy: Spirit•Body•Material, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing
    The 3th Lianzhou International Photography Exhibition , Lianzhou, Guangzhou
    We Are Your Future: Special Project of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
    Highlights in Visual Landscape Contemporary Art Exhibition, A-9 space, Beijing, China
    Schedule of the 2nd BiFF, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Borderline Moving Images 2007, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China

    2006
    The 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
    All Look The Same? / Tuttiuguale? Art from China, Japan & Korea, Fonda- zione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    La rivoluzione siamo noi, Isola Art Centre, Milan, Italy
    China Power Station Part 1, Serpentine Gallery, Paris, France
    Accumulation – Canton Express Next Stop, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
    New Folk Movement —‘The reconstruct of the commonality living’ Contemporary Art Exhibition, Song Zhuang, Beijing, China
    Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland
    China Day – 2006 Chinese Documentary World Tour, China
    Under The Skin, Universal Studios, Beijing, China
    Never Go Out Without My DV Cam – Video Art from China, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain
    Mycology: The Politics of Realism – A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Centro Cultu- ral de Macau, Macau, China
    Fancy Dreams, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China

    2005
    The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial of Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Berlin Asian-Pacific Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
    In the Deep of Reality: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hangzhou, China
    Irreality, Para / Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China
    5th Asian Film Symposium & Inaugural Forum on Asian Cinema, The Substation, Singapore
    Videozoom, Roma, Italy
    Citynet Asia 2005, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea
    Art of the Post-70s: The Chinese Generation after the Market Reform, Mingyuan-artcenter, Shanghai/ Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Plato and His Seven Spirits, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
    The 7th Asian Film Festival in Tours, Tours, France
    Archaeology of the Future – The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing, China
    Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
    The 29th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China
    The 6th Asian Cinema Festival, France
    Mahjong‐Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    2004
    21th World Wide Video Festival, The Netherlands
    62761232, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
    Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, ICP and Asia Society, New York, USA
    East of East, International art exhibition, Slovenia
    Shanghai Biennale – Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    Impakt Festival, The Netherlands
    Film Festival of Aubagne, Aubagne, France
    The 22nd Turin Film festival, Turin, Italy
    Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
    LA Freewaves, Video and New Media: How Can You Not Resist?, Los Angeles, USA
    Reality Spells – Chinese Conceptual Photography Since The 90s, Hong Kong Central Public Library, Hong Kong, China

    2003
    Zone of Urgency: The 50th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    Asian New Force/IFVA2002 Hong Kong short film and video festival, Hong Kong
    The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, Hong Kong, China
    Remembering / Lifetime / Beijing, Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China
    Minority Obeys Majority, BizArt Space, Shanghai, China
    Moving Pictures of Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou, China
    Brut de China, Paris, France
    Independence Day:Moving Images of Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou/ Shenzhen/ Shanghai/ Hong Kong/Macau
    Public Space and Personal Eyes – New Vision in China, Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany
    The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post-Planning – International Public Art Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
    The 10th Biennial of Moving Pictures, Geneva, Switzerland
    The Different Same Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China

    2002
    Fantasia, East Modern Art Center, Beijing, China
    Chinese contemporary video exhibition, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, USA
    The 4th Gwangiu Biennale Exhibition, Gwangiu, South Korea
    The First Guangzhou Triennial of Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
    Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
    Self-Talking / Art Channel of Tom.com Nominated Photo Exhibition, Beijing, China
    Macau Video Original Exhibition, Macau, China
    Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art, The Japan Foundation Forum Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    +System, Short Videos from the World 2002-2003, New York/ Thailand/ Shanghai/ Guangzhou, China
    The Long March: A Walking Visual Display, Kunming, China

    2001
    China Charm: Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
    Mantic Ecstasy – Digital Images & Video Art, Hangzhou / Shanghai / Beijing, China
    City Slang: Contemporary Art in Guangdong Region, Shenzhen, China
    2001 Up-ricing: Asia Intercultural Project, Hong Kong / Singapore / Taipei / Shanghai / Beijing/ Paris/Berlin Contemporary Multimedia Art Festival, Hangzhou, China
    Asia Art Festival, Berlin, Germany
    The 1st Independent Film & Video Exhibition, Beijing, China
    Fantasia / Under Construction, Space imA, Seoul, South Korea
    Contemporary Multimedia Art Festival, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, USA

    2000
    Sovereignty & Beyond – Videos from Chinese Artists International Festival, Hong Kong, China

    1999
    Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Festival, Singapore
    Post-Sense Sensibility: Alien Bodies & Delusion, Beijing, China
    The Same But Also Changed – Conceptual Photography, Shanghai, China Videos From Chinese Artists International Festival, Hong Kong, China
    Beijing – London: Revolutionary Capitals, London, UK

    AWARDS

    2012
    Credit Suisse Today Art Award
    2010
    Academic Achievement Awardof Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009
    2000
    Chinese Contemporary Art Award

    COLLECTIONS

    BSI Art Collection, Switzerland
    DSL Collection, France
    Guangdong Museum of Art, China
    Hood Museum of Art, USA
    Institut Valencià d’ArtModern, Spain
    Kadist Art Foundation, France and USA
    M+, Hong Kong
    Sigg Collection, Switzerland
    Times Museum, China
    White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Australia