Zhao Zhao was born 1982 in Xinjiang, China. He graduated from the Xinjiang Institute of the Arts in 2003 and later attended the Beijing Film Academy. The former assistant to Ai Weiwei and now regarded a significant figure among the young Post-80s generation of contemporary Chinese artists – Zhao Zhao's work is often associated with anti-authoritarian or non-conformist tendencies, renowned for confronting existing ideological structures and exercising the power of individual free will in his work. His provocative, multidisciplinary artistic practice has garnered him international attention in recent years with critically-acclaimed exhibitions across China, North America and Europe as an 'artist to watch'.Read More
His recently solo exhibitions include of: Zhao Zhao (Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2016), A sense of Security (Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2016), Constellations Zhao Zhao II (Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA, 2015), Zhao Zhao (Carl Kostyal Stockholm, Sweden, 2015), Zhao Zhao-Omnipresent (Roberts&Tilton, LA, USA, 2015). Group exhibitions include of: Post-sense Sensibility: Trepidation and Will (Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2016), Everyday Legend (Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2015), Spirit (PAC PADIGLIONE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Milan, Italy, 2015), ZERO TOLERANCE (MoMA–The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 2014), You Imagine What You Desire: 19th Biennale of Sydney, (Sydney, 2014), My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA, 2014), Time is a Saw: Established and Emerging Contemporary Chinese Artists (Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, USA, 2014).
Text courtesy Lin & Lin Gallery.
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