Dranoff Fine Art

Zhang Huan

(Chinese, born 1965)

shanghai family tree by zhang huan

Zhang Huan

Shanghai Family Tree, 2000

Price on Request



Born in An Yang City, He Nan Province, China
BA, He Nan University, Kai Feng, China
MA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Theatre Royal de La Monnaie | de Munt, Brussels, Belgium
Currently lives and Works in Shanghai and New York


"Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan" Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, USA (solo)
"Disaster" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
"Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni COllections" Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Texas, USA
"The Collector's Show: Weight of History" Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"China, China" Pinchut Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
"Culture . Mind . Becoming" Collateral Event of Chinese Art at the 55th Venice Art Biennale 2013, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
"The Red Queen" The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia
"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China" The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Superbodies, 2012 Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
"Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design" Museum of Arts and Design, New York
"Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art" Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
"Face" Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"Visible/Invisible" Italy Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Sculpture at Pilane 2012, Tjorn, Sweden
Art Festival Watou 2012, Watou, Belgium
"Omen 2012-Chinese New Art" Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"Electric Fields - Surrealism and Beyond" The Collection from Centre Pompidou
"Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors" Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (solo)
"Zhang Huan: The Mountain is Still a Mountain" White Cube, London, UK (solo)
"Zhang Huan: Jin Hui Dui" Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
Zhang Huan: Q Confucius, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
Zhang Huan: 49 Days, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Zhang Huan: East Wind, West Wind, Espace Louis Vuittion Macao, Macao (solo)
Zhang Huan: Aura of Disappearance, Edouard Malinque Gallery, in Cooperation with The Pace Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
Zhang Huan: Ash Banquet, ProjectB Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
Skin, The Foundation of Claude Verdan, Museum of Science and Art, Lausanne, Switzerland
About Identity, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Poznan, Poland
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Living, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Glasstress 2011, Venice, Italy
Big Brother, Artists Facing Tyrants, Palais des Arts, Dinard, France
2011 Haein Art Project, Haeinsa, Hapcheon, Korea
Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
Zhang Huan: Amituofo, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
Zhang Huan: Ashman, PAC Museum, Milan, Italy (solo)
Zhang Huan: Free Tiger Returns to Mountains, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
Zhang Huan: Hope Tunnel, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (solo)
As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Poly Theatre, Beijing, China (solo)
Zhang Huan: Out of the Ash, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Hope! The city of Dinard, Dinard, France
Art for The World, The Sculpture Project of The Expo Boulevard, World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, The Guggenheim Museum, New York
Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennale 2010, Aichi, Japan
The Silk Road, From Saatchi Gallery, Tri Postal, Lille, France
Photography from The New China, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Tiger in Asian Art, Asia House, London, UK
Negotiations, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Naked Face: Self Portrait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Rehearsal, 2010 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Neither Coming Nor Going, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
As Director and Set Designer, Semele, Opera, Theatre Royal de La Monnaie | de Munt, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Zhang Huan, Zhu Gangqiang, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
Zhang Huan: Memory Doors, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Zhang Huan, Rebirth, ProjectB Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy (solo)
The Buhl Collection: Speaking with Hands, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Steel Life, La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy
Yi Pai-Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Social Critique 1993-2005, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Re_View: 170 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Beg Borrow and Steal, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
100 Years, A Draft of a History, PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Avant-garde China, Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Zhang Huan: Blessings, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Zhang Huan: Altered States, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
Zhang Huan, Paintings and Sculptures, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Zhang Huan, Works from the Collection Caspar H. Schubbe, DSV Group, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Person of the Crowd, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
China Gold, Contemporary Chinese Art, Museum of Maillol, Paris, France
Sculpture at Pilane 2008, Tjorn, Sweden
Position and Deposition: Franko B/Zhang Huan, Galleria Pack, Milano, Italy
Origins, Hudson Valley Center, New York, NY
Encounters, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Meat After Meat Joy, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York, NY
Meat After Meat Joy, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Water, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Zhang Huan: Altered States, Asia Society, New York, NY (solo)
Zhang Huan: Ash, Haunch of Venison, London, England (solo)
Zhang Huan: Berlin Buddha, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Zhang Huan, PhotoEspana 2007, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Zhang Huan-Drawings, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Exposed: Defining Moments in Photograph from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
ZHUYI! CHINA. Contemporary Photography from China, Artium of Alava, Center Museum of Contemporary Art, Spain
Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Timer.01, Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa 2007, Milan, Italy
Voiceless: I feel therefore I am, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Quiet Gesture, Recent Chinese Art, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America, The New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT
An Instinctive Eye: A Selection of Contemporary Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Grey Water, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
All for Art! Great Collections Among Us, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, Canada
Photographies, New Acquisition 2003-2007, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art , New York , NY
Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, MI
Zhang Huan, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Zhang Huan, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Fever Variations, The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, Korea
Radar - Selection from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Museum Collections, New Presentation of Art Works from 1960 to the Present Day, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo)
Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Swizerland
Locus Loppem 2005, Kunsthalle Lophem, Lophem, Belgium
Between Skin and Orgasm--The Alchemistic Body, Kunsthalle Lophem, Center for Contemporary Art, Lophem, Belgium
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Great Beyond, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Swizerland
Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, CA
Person of the Crowd, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Future Face, National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
The Wall, Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, The China Millennium Monument Art Gallery, Beijing, China
The Pictures of Dorian Gray, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Fusion: Aspects of Asian Culture in the MUSAC Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leon, Spain
Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg, Norton Museum of Art, FL (solo)
Zhang Huan, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Zhang Huan, Tri Postal, Lille 2004, Cultural Capital of Europe, Lille, France (solo)
Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Regeneration, Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA
Face/off, The Association of Arts and Crafts Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
Dialogue with Pop, The Tank, Spaceworks Gallery, New York, NY
The Art Project Goetzen, Houses of an Idol, Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice, Germany/Poland
The Amazing and the Immutable, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, FL
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, New York, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Me, Myself & I, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, FL
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Queens International 2004, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Camera/Action: Performance and Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Constructed Identities, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Anthro/Socio, The: Artist: Network, New York, NY

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Asia Museum of Fukuoka, Japan
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The Pompidou Center, Paris, France


"Zhang Huan: East Wind, West Wind," Published by Espace Louis Vuitton Macao (Cover Image), Macao (Exhibition Catalogue)
Zhao, William. "Performing for Asceticism," Modern Weekly, No. 643, Apr. 16, 2011, China
Parrino, Manuela. "Zhang Huan," L' Uomo Vogue, No. 421 (Cover Image), May/June. 2011, PP. 188-191, Italy
Finger, Brad. "50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know," Published by Prestel, PP. 104-107, Germany
"Zhang Huan: Dawn of Time," Published by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House (Cover Image), ISBN: 978-7-5321-3742-8, China (Exhibition Catalogue)
"Zhang Huan: Amituofo," Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (Cover Image), ISBN: 978-986-85294-4-1, Taiwan (Exhibition Catalogue)
Finkel, Jori. "In Grand Form," Los Angeles Time, Calendar, May 14, 2010
Jacobs, Andrew. "Lustful Opera, Censored, Befuddles Chinese," The New York Times, Asia Pacific, Oct. 26, 2010
"Zhang Huan," 100 Masterpieces of Photography, Published by Centre Pompidou, P. 99, France
"Zhang Huan," Published by Phaidon Press (Cover Image), ISBN: 978-0-7148-4924-9, UK
Robertson, Jean. "Themes of Contemporary Art," Oxford University Press, P. 107
Baecker, Angie. "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," Art Asia Pacific, Issue 66, Nov/Dec. 2009, PP. 88-97
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.
“Shooting the Family,” Independent Curators International (cat.), Ralph Rugoff
“Art Today,”, Brandon Taylor
“Zhang Huan, Weihong and Zhang Jian-Jun at DiverseWorks and Barbara Davis”, Art in America, No. 2, Richard Vine