• Zhang Peili, Collision of Harmonies, 2014, sound installation, track, horn speakers, microphone, computer, fluorescent light tubes
  • Zhang Peili, Uncertain Pleasure, 1996, 10 channel video installation
  • Zhang Peili, Document on “Hygiene” No 3, 1991, single channel video, 24'45"

Born in 1957 in Hangzhou, China

1984 BA obtained from the Oil Painting Department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Live & work in Hangzhou & Shanghai, China



Solo Exhibitions


Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat., The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US


Zhang Peili: From Painting to Video, CIW Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia



Not Only | But Also, Ren Space, Shanghai, China

Because…Therefore, BOERS-LI Gallery, Beijing, China



“Zhang Peili”, ACAF Art Space, Melbourne, Australia



“Zhang Peili”, MAAP (Media Art Asia Pacific, Brisbane, Australia

“Zhang Peili”, “Art Feature”, Art/43/Basel, Switzerland

“Zhang Peili”, Moving Image New York, the Contemporary Video Art Fair, New York



“Certain Pleasures”/Zhang Peili Retrospective, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai



“38# Jianchang Hutong”, Arrow Factory, Beijing



Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand



Tilton Gallery, New York.

“A Gust of Wind”, BOERS-LI Gallery, Beijing

“Mute”, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China



“Best Artist”(Tilton Gallery, New York), 07 Shanghai Art Fair International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Centre


“Phrase”, Currents/Art & Music, Beijing



“Artist Project Rooms” (Art & Public, Switzerland) Arco2000, Madrid



Jack Tilton Gallery, New York



The Museum of Modern Art, New York



Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

The Art Center, Centers of Academic Resources, ChulalongkornUniversity, Bangkok, Thailand



“Video Forum” / Art27’96, (Art & Public)Basel, Switzerland



Maison des Cultures du Monde, Galerie du Rond Point, ParisGalerie Crousel-Robelin, Paris



Selected Group Exhibitions



M+Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China



The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

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

Stereognosis Zone, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

CHINA 8 - Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany

From a Poem to the Sunset, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Breaking The Image - Methods in the Treatment of Imagery by Contemporary artists from China, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing

Essential Matters: Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

Mobile M+ - Moving Images, Midtown POP, Hong Kong

A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, PARA SITE, Hong Kong

Wrap Around the Time: Remembrance Exhibiton for Nam Jun Paik’s 10th Anniversary, Nam Jun Paik Art center, Korea



Harmonious Society: Asia Triennial Manchester 14, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK

Translated Concussion - Chinese New Media Art Techniques and Practice since 2000, MoCA Chengdu, Chengdu, China

Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection, Bildmuseet Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Thingworld - International Triennial of New Media Art 2014, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China



“Point at A Deer,Call it A Horse”,Cul De Sac Gallery, London

“West Bund 2013/A Biennial of Architecture & ContemporaryArt/Resolution Power: A Performative Video”, Shanghai, China

“Portrait of the Times/30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, PowerStation, Shanghai

“Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and ChineseContemporary Art”, Biennial Arte 2013, Venice

“Pure Views”, Centro d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain



“Reactivation”-9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale,2012, Shenzhen, China

“Yellow Signal: New Media in China”Huang Ran, Geng Jianyi, Zhang Peili,MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

“Moving Image in China: 1988-2011”,Centro per l’Art Contemporaeal LuigiPecci, Prato, Italy

“Face”,Minsheng Art Museum,Shanghai

“Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie/Contemporary Visions on China”, Yi & CContemporary Art & Artrans Fine Services Opening, Taipei, Taiwan



“Survival Techniques: narratives of resistance”, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

“One World Exposition”, City University of Hong Kong/Videotage, HongKong

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

“Light from Light”, National Library, Beijing



“Artistic Impression of Chines”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

“Light from Light”/ Multimedia Art Asia Pacific2010, the State Library ofQueensland, Brisbane, Australia; Shanghai Library, China

“Not Only Time: Zhang Peili and Zhu Jia”, REDCAT, Los Angeles

“Jungle- A Close-up on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing

“Looking Through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art”, OCAT, Shenzhen, China



Intramoenia Extra art, Casties of Puglia, Italy

“Bourgeoisified Proletariat”, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai

“Yi Pai – Century Thinking”, Today Art Museum, Beijing

“Timelapse”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

“Avant-Garde China: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”, theNational Museum of Art, Osaka; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art,Nagoya, Japan

“A Gift to Marco Polo”, A Collateral Event for the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice International University, Island of San Servolo, Venice

“Blackboard”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

“eARTS BEYOND”, 2009 Shanghai eArts Festival,Shanghai



“Insomnia”, Bizart, Shanghai

“Where Are We?” Beijing Center for the Art, Beijing

“Beijing-Athens”/Contemporary Art from China, Technopolis of the Cityof Athens, Greece

“Homesickness”, T Space, Beijing

“Writing on the Wall/Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties”, Groninger Museum, Holand

“Avant-Garde China: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”, theNational Art Center, Tokyo



“We are your future” (Video Box), 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow

“Interact or Die!”/ Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

“China on Ward/the Estella Collection/ Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebæk, Denmark

’85 New Wave, The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

“Forms of Concepts”, 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Arts, Wuhan, China



European Media Art Festival 2006, Osnabrueck, Germany

“China Power Station Part 1”, Serpentine Gallery, London

“Create History: Commemoration of Chinese Modern Art in 1980s”OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China



“L’ART DE PRODUIRE L’ART”, Le Fresnoy-Studio National, France

Le invasioni barbariche”, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Shaun Gladwell / Tracey Moffatt / Zhang Peili”, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

“Archaeology of the future”/ The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, The Nanjing Museum, China



“Techniques of the Visible”/ Shanghai Biennale 2004, Shanghai Art Museum

“Light as Fuck”/ Shanghai Assemblage, the National Museum of Art, Norway

“BEYOND BOUNDARIES”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai

“Zooming into Focus”/ Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video from the Haudenschild Collection, Shanghai Art Museum

“China, Video Generation”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

“ Dialogues …”/ Gu Dexin, Wang Gongxin, Zhang Peili, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China



“Z.O.U-Zone of Urgency” La Biennale di Venezia (50a EsposizioneInternazionale d’Arte), Venice

“Happiness: a survival guide for art and life”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

10th Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva

“Alors, la Chine?”, Centre Pompidou, Pairs

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum of Art, China

“OPEN SKY”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai



“PAUSE” /Gwanju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, Korea

“MOIST” /4th Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Festival, Beijing

“The Third Space in the Fourth World”/ Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai



“TELEVISIONS” Kunst Hall, Wien

“Living in Time” Nationlgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fÜr Gegenwart, Berlin

“China Art Now” Singapore Art Museum, National Heritage Board, Singapore

“Compound Eyes”/ Contemporary Video Art from China, Eart Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the

Arts, Singapore



“Open Ends” /Art at the MOMA Sine 1980, the Museum of Modern Art,New York

Media-city Seoul 2000”, Seoul Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea

Shanghai Biennale 2000, Shanghai Art Museum, China

Passe-murailles Nouvelles- scenes de l’art contemporain chinois”,Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France



APERTO over ALL” La Biennale di Venezia (48a EsposizioneInternazionale d’Arte), Venice

ZEITWENDEN ausblick”/ Global Art Rheinland 2000, Kunstmuseum Bonn,Germany

Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s –1980s”, Queens Museumof Art, New York

Skin-Deep”/ Surface and Appearance in Contemporary Art, the IsraelMuseum, Jerusalem

Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”, Queensland ArtGallery, Brisbane, Australia

The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 1999”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum,Japan

Cities on the Move 4”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Cities on the Move 5”, Hayward Gallery, London

Inside Out: New Chinese Art”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, U.S.A



“Every day”/ 11th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney

Zhang Peili and Gu Wenda”, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (U.B.C)Vancouver

Cities on the Move 2”, Cape Mussee d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux,France

Inside Out: New Chinese Art”, P.S.I Contemporary Art Center, New York



La 4e Biennial d’ Art Contemporainl de Lyon”, Lyon, France

Cities on the Move 1”, Group Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art. Vienna Secession, Austria.

Immutability and Fashion”/ Chinese Contemporary Art in the Midstof Changing Surroundings, Kirin Art Space Harajuku, Tokyo; Kirin Plaza,Osaka; Altium, Fukuoka, Japan

Uncertain Pleasure,” Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Another Long March”/ Chinese Conceptual and Installation Art in theNineties, Chasse Kazerne,

Breda, the Netherlands

W2.Z2 Multi medium Slide Show”, The Gallery of Central Academy ofFine Arts, Beijing

New China”, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

Chinese Photograph and Video Art,” Max Protetch, New York



4 Points de Rencontre, Chine, 1996,” Galerie de France, Paris

OE  uvres Choisies,” Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

Image and Phenomena,” the Gallery of Zhejiang Academy of fine Arts,Hangzhou, China

China - Aktuelles aus 15 Ateliers, Perfomances Installationen”, Munich,Germany



Open Your Mouth, Close Your Eyes”/ Beijing-Berlin Art Communication,The Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing

Configura 2, Dialog Der Kulturen”, Galerrie am Fischmarkt, Erfur,Germany

PIER SHOW 3”, Red Hook, New York

China, Artistic Avant-garde Movements, Centro d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain



Out of the Center”, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

Gaze - L’lmpossible Transparence”, Parc Floral de Paris, Carre Arts,Paris



Passaggio a Oriente- La Biennale di Venezia ( 45a EsposizioneInternazionale d’Art”, Venice

China Avant-garde”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin-Kunsthal,Rotterdam-Museum of Modern Art, Oxford-Kunsthallen BrandtsKlaedefabrik, Odense

China’s New Art, post-89”, City Hall, Hong Kong

Mao goes Pop,” Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Artedomani- Punti di Vista,” Installations in the former 18th Century SanMatteo hospital, Incontri Internazionali d’arte, Spoleto, Italy

Gran Delubro-I’Arte”, ex Convento di San Carlo, Erice, Italy



Gu Dexin,Huang Yangping, Zhang Peili”, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre,Paris

Recent Works -Art Show by Zhang Peili and Geng Jianyi Since1991”, Diplomatic Missions Restaurant, Beijing



I don’t want play cards with Cezanne and other works”, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, U.S.A

Garage Show”, Education Congress Hall, Shanghai



Documentary Exhibition on Chinese Contemporary Art”, TokyoGallery, Japan

China Avant-garde”, China National Gallery, Beijing



Chinese Oil Painting”, Shanghai Exhibition Hall



Beyond the open door”, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, U.S.A



Performances and street installations with the “Pool Society”, Hangzhou, China



New Space 85,” Exhibition hall of the Zhejiang Academy of fine Arts, Hangzhou, China





Tate, UK

Art Institute of Chicago, US

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Annie Leung Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland

La Fudación Helga de Alvear, Spain

Asia Society, New York

Sammlung Goetz, Germany

Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Ullens Center for the Arts

Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland

White Rabbit Gallery, Australia






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