Zhang Wenzhi

Beijing, China

Emerging Chinese artist Zhang Wenzhi graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing with an MFA degree in 2018.

Zhang Wenzhi’s artistic practice is largely inspired by historical research, mythology and local folklore from his hometown Dalian and the surrounding areas in Northeast China. Using with ink on paper and installation as the main media for his artistic expressions to explore and explain a realm of history, myth, and imagination.

Zhang Wenzhi was considered one of the top graduates from the CAFA class of 2018 and is a highly talented ink painter, an avid researcher of Late Qing Dynasty and early Republic history, and a collector of old documents, artifacts, and specimens. His work has entered the permanent collection of CAFA Art Museum.


The Journal of The Black Dragon
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Asia Express
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White Jade Mountain
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Ten Manchurian Politicians
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Flying Snakes Island
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Incredible Tram
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Makarov Lighthouse
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Inoue Enryō‘s Study
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Shark - Tiger Transformation
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Block Team Merman
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Catfish Bone
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Mount Buzhou
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Invention of Chinese Characters
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Council of Gao Tao
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Dance of Tao Tang and Songs of Ge Tian
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Dalny No.1
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Dalny No.2
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Dalny No.4
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Dalny No.5
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Dalny No.7
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Dalny No.8
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Dalny No.9
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Dalny No.11
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Dalny No.12
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Fish No.1
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Fish No.2
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Sketch of Dalny No.2
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Sketch of Dalny No.1
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Dalny
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BORN

1993 Born in Dalian, China

EDUCATION

2018
MFA, The School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2015
BFA, The School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Growth, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
Extending Space: 2018 Dongguan Sculpture and Installation Art Festival, Dongguan Culture Center, Guangdong
Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, Guardian Art Center, Beijing

2017
Glancing at Contemporary Chinese Artists: Insights into Tradition and Beyond, Delegation of the European Union to China, Beijing
Four Directions, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing

2016
Kezikeshe:666666666, Cipa Gallery, Beijing
Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing
Nothing happened here?, IF Salon, Qingdao, Shangdong Province
A Possible World, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS

CAFA Art Museum, Beijing