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b. 1985, China

Dan Zhu Biography

Dan Zhu lives and works between The Hague, the Netherlands and Shenyang, China. Working across painting, drawing and mural, she often juxtaposes natural objects with familiar figures, together transforming into unusual scenes and happenings that are in harmony with energies on site.

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Dan Zhu was the artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2018-2019). Recent solo exhibitions include: I thought it was dead; It thought it was spring, Tabula Rasa Gallery, London (2022); Solo show (title to be confirmed), Manifoldbooks, Amsterdam (2022 upcoming); Night into Nights, C.o.C.A. Award, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (2021); There is no size, Studio Continuo, Amsterdam (2018). Group exhibitions include: Départ, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (2022); Equipe 1, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague (2021); Project Rozenstraat, Amsterdam (2020).

Her works are collected by public institutions and private collections, including the NOG Collectie of Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schunck Museum, Ekard Collection, Pereira Collection, and C.o.C.A Foundation (Collectors of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam), just to name a few. Her mural painting commissioned by SCHUNCK, was completed in 2021, Heerlen, the Netherlands.

Dan Zhu is the winner of C.o.C.A. Award (2020) and the Dutch Royal Modern Painting Prize (2020). Dan Zhu holds a Bachelor of Communication Theory at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China (2003-2007) and completed a Master of Design at Communication University of China, Beijing, China (2009). Dan Zhu studied at the Kunst and Design University in Hessen, Germany (2010-2020) and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018-2019).

Text courtesy Tabula Rasa Gallery.

Dan Zhu Featured Artworks

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The Collection of the Gaze by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu The Collection of the Gaze, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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Untitled by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Dan Zhu Untitled, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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The Encounter of Aurora by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu The Encounter of Aurora, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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Intertwined Eyelashes by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu Intertwined Eyelashes, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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In the Museum by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu In the Museum, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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The Death by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu The Death, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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The Sand Compound by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu The Sand Compound, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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The Tulip Head by Dan Zhu contemporary artwork painting
Dan Zhu The Tulip Head, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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