Jiang Zhi

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Born in 1971 in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, Jiang Zhi graduated from the China Academy of Art in 1995. He now lives and works in Beijing.

He is one of the most versatile artists of his generation with a practice that includes video, photography, painting, installations, poetry and novels. His photographic works often feature complex installations with a strong aesthetic element while his paintings are often influenced by computer imagery and systems.

Jiang Zhi's work has been exhibited by numerous institutions and galleries including OCAT Shenzhen, Guangzhou Times Museum, Sifang Art Museum, White Cube Hong Kong, Magician Space Beijing amongst others.


  • Lives and works in Beijing


  • Graduated from China Academy of Fine Arts


  • Born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, China

Solo Exhibitions


  • To make with changes | Jiangzhi, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • One is All, All is One——Jiang Zhi Solo Exhibition, TKG+, Taipei


  • Jiang Zhi: ALL OCAT Shenzhen Exhibition Hall A, Shenzhen, China

  • Jiang Zhi: Predestiny, Magician Space, Beijing

  • Jiang Zhi: Half. Jewelvary, Shanghai


  • Strait is the Gate. Magician Space, Beijing

  • Love Letters. M97 Gallery, Shanghai

  • If This is a Man. Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

  • Impure Light. Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong


  • A Thought Arises. Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai


  • ATTITUDE 3:An Exhibiton by Jiang Zhi. Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing

  • Temperature of the Nerve Endings: Jiang Zhi’s Solo Exhibition. Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand


  • ATTITUDE 2:An Exhibiton by Jiang Zhi. Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

  • ATTITUDE 1:An Exhibiton by Jiang Zhi. Osage Gallery, Shanghai

  • On The White: Jiang Zhi Solo Exhibition. Osage Gallery, Singapore


  • On The White: Jiang Zhi Solo Exhibition. Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Neurosis and Prattle: Jiang Zhi’s Solo Show. Marella Gallery, Beijing

  • Shine Upon Me. DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


  • Things Would Turn Simple Once They Happened: Jiang Zhi Solo Photography Show. M97 Gallery, Shanghai


  • Double Rooms-No.03: Jiang Zhi Solo Exhibition. Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai


  • Mu Mu: Exhibition of Jiang Zhi’s Photography. Borges Libreria, Guangzhou, China

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Art Shenzhen 2017, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • Benevolence of Art, Hive center for contemporary art, Shenzhen, China

  • Moments and+More-Documents of Culture Pavilion Online Art project, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China

  • Post Wave: Temperament and Avant-garde, The Barn Contemporary Art Space, Shenzhen, China

  • The second edition of Changjiang international photography &video Biennale, Chongqing museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China


  • Another Landscape, Yang Art Museum, Beijing

  • Turning Point—Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

  • The World is Yours, as Well as Ours, White Cube, Beijing

  • Exotic Stranger, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris


  • Nonfigurative, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai,China

  • Grain to Pixel—A History of Photography in China, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai,China

  • Breaking the Image-Methods in the Treatment of Imagery by Contemporary Artists From China, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Concert of From: Art Without Text, Today Art Museum, Beijing,China

  • Re-Exposure: Group Exhibition of Twelve Chinese Contemporary Photographic Artists, Poly Gallery, Hong Kong,China

  • Civilization Round III: Jiang Ling, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Hubei, China

  • Absolute Threshold and a Type of Site-Specific Drift, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts,Nanjing,China

  • Post-Tradition and Its Origins, UCCASTORE, Beijing,China

  • The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing,China


  • Unseen Existence: Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong,China

  • Soft Abstraction as Constellation, UCCASTORE, Beijing,China

  • The 2014 China Yixian County Photography Festival, Yixian, Anhui, China

  • Facebook, Hao Art Museum, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

  • Shanghai Deal, Radical Space, Shanghai, China

  • The Third Criticism - Art Language, Times Art Museum, Beijing,China

  • The Ways of Object Being Named, Mao Space, Shanghai

  • The 12th National Art Exhibition - The Section of Experimental Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing,China

  • The World III in the Third World, Chulalongkorn Art Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Advance through retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • NOW YOU SEE: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA

  • Three Shadows First Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing,China

  • 2013 Urban Border: Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, Shenzhen, China

  • The 8th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • Filter The Public: SWFC 5th Anniversary Art Project, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

  • Calligraphy by 19 Contemporary Artists, 01100001, Beijing, China

  • Encounters: ART SANYA 2013, Sanya, Hainan, China

  • West Bund 2013-A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai,China

  • After (city), MOST x JCCAC, Hong Kong, China

  • Antenna Space Shanghai Opening Exhibition, Antenna Space, Shanghai,China

  • Being is Not Being, UCCA, Beijing, China

  • Painting Lesson Ⅲ: Elementary and Extreme Structure, Yang Gallery, Beijing,China

  • Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, China

  • Contemporary Art of China, 1990-2012, Zhong Gallery, Beijing, China

  • The Rapture of Romantic Illusions, MAB Society, Shanghai, China

  • New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography from 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong,China

  • U.F.O..., MOST x JCCAC, Hong Kong,China


  • The Finalists Exhibition of Credit Suisse Today Art Award 2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing,China 

  • The 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012: Reactivation, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai,China

  • The 4th Guangzhou Triennial: The Unseen, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

  • Magnanimity-Collection of Atypical Works by 21 Chinese Artists, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing,China

  • The 1st China-Xinjiang Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang Urumchi Art Centre, Xinjiang, China

  • The Moment We Live in-5 Pan Asian Artists, Pin Gallery, Beijing

  • Light Bending Onto The Retina, 18 Gallery, Shanghai,China

  • Lust and Love of Young and Liberated. 798 Space, Beijing

  • Developing Phantom. PIN Gallery, Beijing,China


  • The Power of Doubt, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

  • Exhibition, Taikang Space, Beijing,China

  • Three Solo Exhibitions: Heidi Voet, Jiangzhi, Gao Weigang, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai,China

  • Wordscape Poetry Project 2011, OCT Art and Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • Guanxi: Contemporary Chinese Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing,China

  • 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, Beijing,China

  • N Minutes Video Art Festival, Various Places, Shanghai,China

  • Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • SH Contemporary 2011“Hot Spots”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai,China

  • Poster Exhibition-3rd Session, Top Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai, China

  • Guanxi: Contemporary Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

  • Breaking Away – an Abstract Art exhibition, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

  • PHotoEspana ‘14, Madrid, Spain

  • Fabricator, SOKA Art Center, Beijing,China

  • Flower, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

  • Community of Tastes: Chinese Contemporary Art Since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Paulo, Brazil

  • The Evolving Art, Art Museum of Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, Beijing,China


  • A Decade Long Exposure: The Central Academy of Fine Arts and Chinese Contemporary Photography, CAFA Art Museum,Beijing,China

  • Conception as Enzyme, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China

  • From Modernity to Modernization: Media Art China since 1988/the 3rd Screening program, MK gallery, Rotterdam

  • Community of Tastes: Chinese Contemporary Art Since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile

  • Kalpastival of Photography: Chinese Artists at 2nd Madrid FOTO, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing,China

  • The 2nd Madrid FOTO, Madrid, Spain

  • Back to the Future, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong,China

  • Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Conference Center, Beijing,China

  • Post New Photo, Chamber Fine Art Gallery, Beijing, China

  • 24th Image Forum Festival, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • Vision2: The Future that Encompasses the Past-An Art Exchange Program between China and Taiwan, TKG+, Taiwan

  • Looking through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, China

  • 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, China

  • Terrioria 4, The Great Leap---A traveling project of contemporary art in Tuscany, Italy (Various venue 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

  • 2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

  • Photo Beijing 2009, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

  • TRAFFIC-Art Highway, Musée des beaux-arts et d’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 Exhibitio, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno(IVAM)SPAIN

  • China Gold, Contemporary Chinese Art, Museum of Maillol, 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 Gallery, 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

  • Out of Love-Contemporary Art Group Show, Beijing SOKA Art Center, 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


  • Shanghai Art Fair of International Contemporary Art Exhibition “Best Discovery Section”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, 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

  • 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, China

  • The 3th Lianzhou International Photography Exhibition, Lianzhou, Guangzhou, China

  • 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,

  • Fondazione 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, Beijing Ucool Modern Art Space, 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, The Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain

  • Mycology: The Politics of Realism - A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Centro Cultural de Macau, Macau, China

  • Fancy Dreams, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China


  • The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial of Art, Guang Dong 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 Sig 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/IFVA 2002 Hong Kong short film and video Festival, Hong Kong, China

  • 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, Guang Zhou/Shen Zhen/Shang Hai/Hong Kong/Macau, China

  • 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 Tom.com 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, Kun Ming, China


  • China Charm: Art Festival, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Mantic Ecstasy - Digital Images & Video Art, Hangzhou/Shanghai/Beijing, China

  • City Slang: Contemporary Art in Guangdong Region, Shenzhen, China

  • 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


  • Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009 Academic Award


  • Gold Palm Chinese Contemporary Art Award


  • Asian New Force: Hong Kong Short Film and Video Festival Jury Prize


  • Chinese Contemporary Art Award