Zhang Xiao Gang

Zhang Xiaogang, born in Kunming in 1958, graduated from Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. Known as a symbolist-surrealist and a member of the Avant-Garde movement, worldwide art historians noted that Zhang was influenced by Picasso and Dali. Now he works and lives in Beijing. 
In 1982, he participated in the BBC World Painting Contest held in the UK.  
In 1985, he participated in three group exhibitions, held in Beijing (Youth on the Advance), Shanghai and Nanjing (Exhibition of Neo-realistic paintings) and Florida (Mirage of China) USA.  
In 1987, he attended the group exhibition, "Four Chinese Painters" held in Montpellier, France. 
In 1989, he held his first solo exhibition at the Gallery of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing. He also attended the China Avant-Garde exhibition at National Art Gallery, Beijing.  
In 1991, he participated in the exhibition "I Don't Want To Play Cards With Cezanne: Exhibition of Chinese Avant-Garde paintings from the 1980's", held in the Asia and Pacific Art Museum, California, USA. 
In 1992, he attended "Documents of China Contemporary Art Show", traveling exhibition in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenyangm Shanghai and Nanjiang.  
In 1993, his work is shown in "Mao Goes Pop", Museum of Contemporary Art that was held in Sydney, Australia. The next year, he attended the 22nd International Biennial of San Paulo, Brazil. 
He attended the 46th Venice Biennial, Venice in 1995, and the group exhibition in Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany as well as the Asian-Pacific Triennial, Australia in 1996. 
In 1997, he held his solo exhibition at the Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. He also attended the group exhibition at Prague Art Museum in the Czech Republic and at Modern Art Museum in Singapore.  
In 1998, he attended the group exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum in Finland. 
In 2000, he attended the Kwangju Biennale 2000 in Korea and the "Hundred Years of Chinese Oil Painting" exhibition at China National Art Gallery in Beijing.  
In 2001, he attended the group exhibition at Artist Centre of Oslo in Norway.  
In 2002, he attended the "Babel 2002" exhibition at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. 
In 2003, his works were exhibited in "Forget and Remember", Gallery of France, Paris, France and "From China with Art", National Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia. 
In 2004, he attended "Umbilical Cord of History, Paintings by Zhang Xiaogang", Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, "Shanghai Biennial", Shaunghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China and "China, the body everywhere?", Museum of Contemporary Art Marseilles, Marseilles, France.  
In 2005, he exhibited in "The Game of Realism", Beijing Commune, China. 
In 2006, he held "Home, Zhang Xiaogang Solo Show", Beijing Commune, China.

Award "Bronze Prize" at the 22nd Sao Paulo Biennial Exhibition in Brazil in 1994
"Document Prize" on the First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art in China National Museum of Fine Arts and Hong Kong Art Centre in 1996
"Prize for Contemporary New Asian Artists" granted by British Coutt's International Art Fund in Hong Kong

Collection Works collected by New York Guggenheim Museum in USA, Asian & Pacific Art Museum in USA, 
Logan Collection-San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in USA
Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, Okinawa Gallery in Japan
Queensland Art Gallery in Australia, National Gallery of Australia
Chengdu Upriver Gallery in China, Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts, Shenyang in China, Shanghai Art Museum in China, International Conference Center in Hong Kong
Luxemburg National Gallery
British Gaswork Art Fund in England, Coutt's Art Foundation in Britain
Peter Stuyvesant Art Foundation in Amsterdam
Picardi National Museum Amiens in France
Private collector film director Oliver Stone in America. 

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