1958  Born in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

1982  Graduated  from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, Sichuan.


Solo Exhibitions


2009  “The Redords”, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

“Zhang Xiaogang: Shadows in the Soul”, Gueenland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2008  “Revision”, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA

2007  “Zhang Xiaogang”, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

2006  “Home – Zhang Xiaogang”, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China 

      “Zhang Xiaogang Exhibition”, The Art Center of Tokyo, Japan

      “Amnesia and Memory”, Artsiade Gallery, Soeul, Korea

2005  “Zhang Xiaogang 2005”, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, U.S.A

2004  “Umbilical Cord of History: Paintings by Zhang Xiaogang”, HongKong Art Center, HongKong, China

2003  “Amnesia and Memory”, Gallery of France, Paris, France

2000  “Zhang Xiaogang 2000”, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, U.S.A

1999  “Les Comarades”, Gallery of France, Paris, France

1998  “Bloodline: The Big Family 1998”, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, China

1997  “Bloodline: The Big Family 1997”, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1989  “Lost Dreams”, Gallery of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions


2009  “19 Games – A Chineses Contemporary Art Exhibition

      “A Gift to Marco Polo”, Venice International University, Venice, Italy

      “INAMANIA”, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhage, Denmark

2008  “Waiting on the wall: Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in Eighties and Nineties”, Groningen Museum, Broningen, the Netherlands

      “Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Critism”, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

      “Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection”, Ullens Cemter of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

      “Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, China

2007  “China – Facing Reality”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

      “From Southeast”, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

      “From New Figurative Image to New Painting”, Tang Contemorary Art, Beijing, China

      “Black White Gray – A Conscious Cultural Stance”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

      “85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2006  “The Blossoming of Realism – The Oil Painting from Mainland China Since 1978”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China

      “China Now – Fascination of A Changing World”, SAMMLUNG ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria

      “Reinventing Books in Chinese Contemporary Art”, China Institute, New York, U.S.A.

      “Jiang Hu – Chinese Contemporary Art Europe and American Travelling Exhibition”, Tilton Gallery, New York, U.S.A

      “Food and Desire”, South Silk Restaurant, Beijing, China

      “Plato and His Seven Spirits”, OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China

2005  The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guanghzou Museum, Guangzhou, China

      “Take Off – An Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Collection in the Xiangning Art Museum and Contemporary Art Terminal”, He Xiangning Art Museum, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

      “Always to the Front – Chinese Contemporary Art”, Kuandu Museum of Fines Arts, Taipei, China

      “Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art From Sigg Collection”, Kunst Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Hanburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

      “Contemporary View Exhibition for Collector: China First Contemporary Art Almanac Exhibition”, Millennium Museum of Art, Beijing, China

      “2005 Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Painting:, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

      “Big River – New Period of Chinese Oil Painting and Retrospective Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing,China

      “Allegory”, Hangzhou, China

2003        The 5th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China                                          

“China, the body everywhere?”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France

“Face to Face”, Accor Gallery, Taiwan, China

“Beyond Boundaries”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

“China Now”, Tang Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

“The 1st Wuhan Fine Arts Archive Nomination”, Art Gallery, Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China

“Three Worlds”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2003  “From China with Art”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia    

      “3 Face 3 Colors”, Artside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

      “Open Sky – Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

      “The East Daybreak: 100 Years of Chinese Painting”, Africa Museum, Paris, France

2002  “A Point in Time”,Changsha Meilun Museum of Art, Changsha, China

      “14 Chinese Artists/Made in China”, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris,France

      BABEL 2002, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

      The 1st Triennial of Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Fine Arts, Ghuangzhou, China

      “Review 77’78’”, Gallery of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China

      “Long March”, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China

      “The Image of Concept”, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

      “ In Memory: The Art of After War”, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, USA

      “Esat+West – Contemporary Art of China”, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

      “Image is Power”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2001  “Towards A New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Art”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

      The 1st Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

      “Dream – 2001 Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition”, The Red Mansion, London, UK

      “Hot Pot”, Artist Center of Osolo, Norway

      “It’s me, It’s us”, Gallery of France, Paris, France

      The 3rd Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2000  “Man+Space: Kwangju Bieenial 2000”, Lwangju, Korea

      “Transcending Boundaries”, Montclair State of University, New Jersey, U.S.A

      “The First Collection Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      “Hundreds Years of Chinese Oil Painting”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

      “Portraits De China Contemporaine”, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France

1999  “Faces: Entre Portrait et Anonymat”, Mansion de la Culture Namur, Belgium                                         

      “New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection”, Museum of Modern Art and LINN Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A

      “The Collection of Dongyu Art Museum”, Dongyu Art Museum, Shenyang, China

      “Inside – Out: New Chinese Art”, Asia Society and P.S1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, San Francisco, U.S.A

1998  “China New Art”, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

      “Exhibition of International Contemporary Art Collection”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium

      “Exhibition of Collection of Shengzhen Gallery”, Chengdu, China

1997  “China New Art”, Lisbon Museum, Helsinki, Finland

      “Facies and Bodies from Middle Kingdom: Chinese Art of the 90s”, Prague Art Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

      “8+8-1:15 Chinese Artists”, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

      “Red and Grey: Eight Avant-Garde Chinese Artist”, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore

      “Hundred Years of Chinese Portrait”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

      “Quotation Marks: Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, Modern Art Museum, Singapore

1996  “Reckoning with the Past: Contemporary Chinese Paintings”, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.

      The 1st Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China

      2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Museum, Australia

1995  The 46th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

      “China New Arts”, Vancouer Art Museum, Vancouer, Canada

      “Chinese Contemporary Art”, Hamburg, Germany

1994  Chinese Contemporary Art at San Paulo – 22nd International Biennial of San Paulo, Brazil

1993  “Chinese New Art from Post 1989”, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China

      “Mao Goer Pop – China Post 89”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

      “Chinese Fine Arts in 1990s: Experience in Fine Arts of China”, Sichuan Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

1992  “The Guangzhou Biennial: Oil paintings from the 90’s”, Guangzhou, China

      “Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Beijing, Chuangzhou, Chongqing, Shenyang, Shanghai and Nanjing, China

1991  “I don’t Want to Plays Cards with Cézanne”, Pacific Asia Museum, California, U.S.A

1990  “China Avant – Garde”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1988  “Art From Southeast of China”, Chengdu, China

1987  “Modern Art of China”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1985  “Neo-Realism”, Shanghai and Nanjing, China