JIAN-JUN ZHANG BIOGRAPHY



[ Personal | Positions | Fellowships | Grants/Honors | Collections | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions ]



PERSONAL

Jian-Jun Zhang
108 Bowery, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013-4788
tel/fax: 212.334.0280
email: jian_jun_zhang@yahoo.com

BORN
Shanghai, People's Republic of China

EDUCATION
1978 - Fine Arts Department, Shanghai Drama Institute, China



POSITIONS
1997 - Present - Faculty, Fine Art Department, New York University
1995 - Present - Curatorial Advisor, Shanghai Art Museum, China
1987 - 1989 - Assistant Director, Shanghai Art Museum, China
1986 - 1989 - Director of the Curatorial and Art Research Department, Shanghai Art Museum, China
1986 - 1989 - Vice-President, Shanghai Youth Artists Association, China
1984 - 1989 - Member, China National Artists Association, Shanghai Branch, China
1978 - 1979 - Lecturer, Graduate School of Fine Arts, China National Artists Association,
Shanghai Branch, China



FELLOWSHIPS

1997 - The New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture
- The Connemara Conservancy, Dallas, Texas
1994 - The Djerassi Foundation, Resident Artist Program, California, The Gustavo Nicolich
Fellowship and Permanent Collection
1987 - 1988 - Asian Cultural Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, U.S.A., (To create artwork in
the United States, and to survey contemporary art.)



GRANTS/HONORS

2002 - The Annie Wong Foundation, Hong Kong
1996 - The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, U.S.A.
1995 - Art Matters Inc., New York, U.S.A.
1990 - The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, U.S.A.
1986 - First Prize, The Shanghai Young Artist's Exhibition, China
- Second Prize, Shanghai Art Museum, Ministry of Culture, China
1985 - Third Prize, The Shanghai Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Ministry of Culture, China



COLLECTIONS

International Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland
Shanghai Art Museum, China
Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Dow Jones Company, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Djerassi Foundation Collection, California, U.S.A.
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, California, U.S.A.
A number of works in private collections in America, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2002 - “Sumi-Ink Garden of Re-Creation”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
- “Vestiges of a Process”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- “China Chapter”, Museum of the Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
2001 - Art Projects International, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1997 - “Footprint”, Gallerie Deux, Tokyo, Japan
1995 - Art Projects International Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1994 - “The Paradox of the Fish”, Gallery Contempo, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1989 - Nerlino Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1988 - Key Gallery, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Harvard University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1987 - Shanghai Art Museum, China



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003 - Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Diverseworks Art Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- “5=1”, L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
2002 - ”Shanghai Biennale”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- “Guangzhou Triennial”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- “East + West”, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
- “China Triennial”, Metropolitan Museum of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China
- “Markers II”, EAM Gallery, Kassel, Germany
- “Variations of Ink”, Chambers Fine Art, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Contemporary Brush Strokes”, China 2000 Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Making China”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, New York, U.S.A.
2001 - “1st Chengdu Biennial”, Chengdu, China
- “Markers”, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
- ”Metaphysics and Reality”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- “Milestones for Peace”, Weill Art Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
2000 - “DMZ_2000”, Korean Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
- “Construction in Process VII: This Earth is a Flower”, The International Artists’ Museum,
Lodz, Poland
- “Cow Parade”, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Milestones for Peace”, Jerusalem Art Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
- “Conceptual Ink”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “The International Artists’ Museum in New York”, 83 Mercer Street Gallery, New York,
New York, U.S.A.
1999 - “Wrap the World”, The Kitchen, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century”, Smart Museum
of Art, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- “Language”, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1998 - Observatoire 4 Galerie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- “Chinese Artists Working in New York”, Purdue University Gallery, Indiana, U.S.A.
1997 - “Basic Elements”, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
- “Bank: Inside the Counting Room”, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York,
New York, U.S.A.
- Art Projects International Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Sculpture 1997”, Connemara Conservancy Sculpture Park, Dallas, Texas
1996 - “Open Space”, Shanghai Art Museum Biennial, China
- Pennsylvania University Art Museum, U.S.A.
- “Eastern Fusion: Contemporary Asian American Art in New York”, Hillwood Art Museum,
New York, U.S.A.
1995 - Grosse Kunstausstelung, Dusselsorf, Germany
- “File No. 1: Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art”, SoHo, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- “Peace, Earth, Healing, Hiroshima, Japan
1993 - “Construction in Process #4”, The Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland
- “93NY50”, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A.
1992 - Ruine der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
- “Conversations”, The Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland
- “Workspace ’92”, Jamaica Arts Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1992 - City University of New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Natural History Museum, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Miami Art International Festival, Florida, U.S.A.
1991 - San Diego State University Gallery, California, U.S.A.
- “Annual”, Asian American Art Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1990 - East West Contemporary Inc. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Exhibition Space Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1989 - Nerlino Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Han Art Gallery, Hong Kong
- “China/Avant Garde”, China National Art Gallery, Beijing, China
- Han Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1988 - Performance, Shanghai Art Museum, China
- Art West/Art East Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
- Art Waves Gallery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
1988 - Art Museum of Nanjing, China
- “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China
1987 - Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
- Alisan Gallery, Hong Kong
- Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
1986 - Tokyo Municipal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China
- 4 group exhibitions, Shanghai Art Museum, China
1985 - “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China
- Shanghai Drama Institute Gallery, China
1983 - Fudan University Gallery, Shanghai, China
1982 - “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China
1981 - “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China
1980 - Shanghai Art Museum, China
1979 - “Annual” Shanghai Art Museum, China



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