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    In his work, Jiang Zhi explores the conditions of modern consciousness. Best known for his photographs, Jiang employs many media, none of them alone being sufficient 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 that we have of it. The photo of the infamous Chongqing house, called the House of Nails, is representative of Jiang’s work: a ray of apparently alien neon 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


      Can I Become Better?, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

      Hypocenter, SiloSilo, Zurich, Switzerland

      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

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

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

      The Sight,White Cube, Hong Kong

      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

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

      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

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

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

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

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

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


      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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)

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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 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

      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

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

      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


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


      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