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Born 1967. She currently lives and works in Beijing.

Zhang Yanzi was born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Zhang got her MFAs in both Chinese Painting and Literature. She is currently based in Beijing and she works as a Professor, PhD and Postgraduate Supervisor in Central Academy of Fine Arts. Her solo exhibitions were held respectively at Shanghai Art Museum, Today Art Museum, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Surgeons’ Hall Museums and Museum of East Asian Art (MEAA). Besides, her works have been included in the collections of the National Art Museum of China, M+ Museum, CAFA Art Museum, Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, the Sigg Collection, Museo Belliniano and and private collections.

Selected Exhibitions


She received the Cultural Reward from premio ponte vecchio, Italy.

Qi (Flow of Energy) included in “The Grand Canal As Epic On Earth—Contemporary Art Themed on the Grand Canal of China”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China;

The Remedy and the other eight works included in “RESTART| UNLIMITED—Zhang Yanzi, Wang Xiao and Yu Yu Trio Exhibition”, Minerva Gallery, Hefei, China;

Her 24 Solar Terms included in “No Gender” Group Exhibition of Women Artists, SEN Museum, Chengdu, China;

Hormones and Impetus included in the “14th Dakar Biennale of African Contemporary Art” at the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, Senegal;

Exhilaration, included “Chinese Ink Yearbook Exhibition” at An Art Museum, New Everbright Center, Beijing;

Medi-Chip and Sugar, included in “The Art of Life: Contemporary Art by Female Artists” at Shandong Art Museum, Jinan;

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan included in “The Way We Eat” at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia;


Vernal Equinox and Autumnal Equinox included in “Story of Time: Art Exhibition of Twenty-Four Solar Terms” at Light Is Dust Museum, Wuxi;

Zhang Yanzi: Where the Heart Is, a solo exhibition at Galerie Ora-Ora(Tai Kwun), Hong Kong;

Exhilaration included in “Diversified Expression: Contemporary Chinese Ink Art”, Daqian Contemporary Art Center, Beijing;

Painted Skin included in “INK CITY” Contemporary Art Exhibition, at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong;

The Edge of the World at Close Quarters Series included in “Sur-Name” , Yuelai Art Museum, Chongqing;


Wishing Capsules included in “HARMO POWER: Jinan International Biennale”, Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China;

Painted Skin, Mask Diary and The Edge of World at Close Quarters, included in the online global exhibition “Reflecting the Sharing Moment” organized by CAFA ART INFO;

The Breathable and Impetus included in “New Dimensions: 2020 CAFA Chinese Painting Exhibition”, Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China;

Wonderland and other works included in “A Tale Of Two Cities”, VillageOne Art, New York, U.S.A.;

Mask Diary included “DARKEST BEFORE DAWN, Art in a Time of Uncertainty” organized by Ethan Cohen KuBe;

Mustard Farming: Twenty-four Terms included in “The Story of Time: Twenty-four Terms”, Big House Contemporary Art Center, Wuhan, China;

Lost Again included in “Breakout”, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, U.S.A.;

Hormones and Red Pistils included in “HALO: A Group Exhibition of Chen Hui, Chen Xi, Zhang Yanzi and Wu Didi” at FEEFAN’S ART, Beijing, China;


SECLUSION: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong;

Medi-Chip and Sugar, included in “Reviewing Freehand Brushwork: First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting” at Lingnan Museum of Fine Art, Dongguan, China;

Hormones: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at The Victorian Artists Society in Melbourne, Australia; 

Qi (Flow of Energy) included in “The Common Space: The Grand Canal Narrative of the Post Intangible-heritage Era, Beijing Times Art Museum;


0000000 included in “New Ink Art in China 1978-2018” at Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China; 

Medi-Chip and Prescriptions, included in “2018 Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition: Ink and Wash Painting, A Cultural Gesture”, at Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China;

A Quest for Wellness: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at the Museum of East Asian Art (MEAA), Bath, U.K.;

A Quest for Healing: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Edinburgh, U.K.;


Sugar, participated in the exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES” included in the biennale project organized by European Cultural Centre, Venice;

The Ecstasy: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at Feefan’s Art, Beijing, China;

The Remedy included in Florence Biennale in Italy and awarded with “Grand Prize of Mixed Media”, Florence, Italy;

Infinite series included in “Loom”at Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum and served as the Co-curator, Suzhou, China;

Excess included in the Group Exhibition “The Silk Road and Celestial Clothes” at the Art Gallery of Imperial Ancestral Temple and served as the Co-curator, Beijing, China;

Zhang Yanzi Solo Project included in Volta New York 2017, New York, U.S.A.;


The Breathable included in The Third CAFAM Biennial “Negotiating Space: I Never Thought You Were Like That”, Beijing, China;

Essence: Zhang Yanzi Solo Exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences × Galerie Ora-Ora);


The Remedy—The Galaxy included in “Painting the Present” at the Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri in Italy;

The Antidote: Zhang Yanzi’s Exhibition at 5art, Guangzhou, China;

The Remedy included in Insights, Art Basel Hong Kong, sponsored by Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong;


THE REMEDY: Solo Show of Zhang Yanzi at PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Italy;


The Remedy was awarded the Best Artwork of 2013 Lu Xun Culture Awards, Beijing, China;

The Remedy, solo show at Today Art Museum, Beijing, China;

Qi (Flow of Energy) included in The Grand Canal: Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, Italy;


Walk While Stepping on the Gauze: Solo Exhibition of Zhang Yanzi, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China;


Solo Exhibition held at Cité Internationale des Arts in France;


Airs of the States, Courtly Songs, and Hymns, the 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China;


Red Rose and White Rose, the 10th National Art Exhibition, Bronze Prize, Beijing, China; 

Slow, Slow Tune, the 10th National Art Exhibition, Beijing China.

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