Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China in 1963.
Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Beijing in 1991.
Currently lives and works in Beijing.

Selected Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Asia Society, New York, USA
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, USA
21c Museum, Louisville, USA
Smart Museum, Chicago, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011
World’s Shadows, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Demolition: Second History, The Charles Shain Library, Connecticut College, USA

2010
Extreme Reality, Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Chonqing, China
Zhang Dali: A Second History, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2009
Pervasion: Works by Zhang Dali (1995-2008), He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Il Sogno Proibito della Nuova Cina, Palazzo Inghilterra, Turin, Italy

2008
Slogans, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA The Road to Freedom, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China
2007
Chinese Offspring, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Zhang Dali, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, USA
A Second History, Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Zhang Dali: A Second History, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

2005
Sublimation, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

2004
New Works by Zhang Dali, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2003
AK-47, Galleria Il Traghetto, Venice, Italy
AK-47, Galleria Gariboldi, Milan, Italy

2002
Beijing’s Face, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Headlines, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2000
AK-47, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

1999
Dialogue, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

  • Interview with Zhang Dali