Zhang Hongtu’s Mao, After Picasso shown at group exhibition, “The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students”, at Hirschl & Adler.
October 18 – December 1, 2018
Zhang Hongtu’s Mao, After Picasso shown at group exhibition, “The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students”, at Hirschl & Adler.
October 18 – December 1, 2018
Zhang Hongtu was born in Pingliang, China, moved to New York City in 1982. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, digital imaging, and installations. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Zhang created paintings, sculpture and mixed media installations using the image of Mao Zedong to express his ideas about Communist China and the Culture Revolution (1966-1976). In the past decade, his works began to question the complex relationships between the traditions of old China and the West today, as seen in his large-format Shan Shui paintings, among other works. More recently, his works have focused on the relationship between nature and the human condition.
Zhang has exhibited extensively across the U.S. and abroad. Recent shows include Princeton University Art Museum; Museu Picasso in Barcelona, Spain; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Guggenheim Museum New York and a retrospective at Queens Museum in New York.
1982-1986 Art Students League, New York, NY, USA
1964-1969 Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, Beijing, China
1960-1964 High School Attached to the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2018 Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu, The Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
2015 Zhang Hongtu, Queens Museum, New York, USA
The Journey Begins: Zhang Hongtu 1985‐2004, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 On the Road — Zhang Hongtu’s Artistic Journey, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2011 Zhang Hongtu: Shan Shui Today, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Zhang Hongtu Recent Paintings, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Four Seasons: Earth Above and Heaven Below, Lehigh University, PA, USA
2005 Recent Paintings by Zhang Hongtu, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York City, USA
2004 Zhang Hongtu: Selected Works — Visiting Artist Program at Marlboro College, William Holland & Drury Jr. Gallery, Marlboro College, VT, USA
Zhang Hongtu: Dialogue with the Taipei Palace Museum, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 Icon & Innovations: The Cross-Cultural Art of Zhang Hongtu, The Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, New York City, USA
2000 New Paintings, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York City, USA
1999 Repaint Chinese Shan Shui Painting, Yale-China Association, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1998 Zhang Hongtu, New Works, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York City, USA
1996 Reflections Abroad: the Journey of Zhang Hongtu 1982-1996, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Oakdale, NY, USA
Soy Sauce, Lipstick, Charcoal, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Chairmen Mao, Groton School, Groton, MA, USA
1995 Zhang Hongtu: Material Mao, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City, USA
1993 Material Mao, Gallery 456, Chinese American Arts Council, New York City, USA
1992 The Angel’s Ghost, Webster Hall, New York City, USA
1985 In the Spirit of Dunhuang, Adams House, Harvard University, MA, USA
1984 In the Spirit of Dunhuang, Asian Arts Institute, New York City, USA
Zhang Hongtu — Recent New York Works, Hammerquist Gallery, New York City, USA
2018 Nobuo Sekine, Zhang Hongtu: Two Rocks, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Self-Reimagined, Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Embrace or Rebel? Traditional Asian Art Techniques in Contemporary Practice,
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY, USA
2016 A Brief History of Humankind, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
2015 China: Through the Looking Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Wild Noise: Artwork from the Bronx Museum, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
A Brief History of Humankind, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Picasso in Contemporary Art, The Hall for Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2014 Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink, Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, USA
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-Creation in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute, New York City, USA
Abu Dhabi Art 2013, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 Abu Dhabi Art 2012, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2011 ShContemporary, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
TINA KENG GALLERY BEIJING, Tina Keng Gallery, Beijing, China
East Meets West, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, USA
2010 Urban Archives: Happy Together, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City, USA
East/West: Visual Speaking, Paul and Hillard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA
2009 Here & Now: Chapter II Crossing Boundaries, Museum of Chinese in America, New York City
R/evolution, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Tear down this Wall, National Art Club, New York City, USA
Mythologies of Contemporary Art by Three Artists: Yang Mao-Lin, Zhang Hongtu and Tu Wei-Cheng, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Outside In: Chinese + American + Contemporary + Art, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, NJ, USA
Art, Archive, and Activism: Martin Wong’s Downtown Crossing, 7th Floor Gallery, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, New York City, USA
2008 Reason’s Clue, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, USA
Back to the Garden: Daily Life to Spiritual Vision, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY, USA
New Year Exhibition Opening Ceremony – Space B, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Grand Opening Exhibition, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing, China
Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
2006 On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN, USA
Dragon Veins, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, FL, USA
Travelers Between Cultures, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, USA
Antiquity Modernity: Breaking Traditions, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, USA
New Chinese Occidentalism, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, USA
2005 The Way to China is the Way to America, Ji Dachun/Zhang Hongtu, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York City, USA
Trading Place, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
On the Edge, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA, USA
2004 Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing, and Zhang Hongtu, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA, USA
Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2003 BQE, White Box, New York City, USA
A Brush With History: Contemporary Artists and Chinese Tradition,Newark Museum, NJ, USA
Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ, USA
2002 Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
All Access, CPC Gallery, New York City, USA
Paris-Pékin, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
AJITA-Unconquerable, the Station, Houston, TX, USA
ConversASIAN, National Gallery, Cayman Islands
In Memory, the Art of Afterward, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York City, USA
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, USA
2001 Cross+Overs, Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Unknow-Infinity, Taipei Gallery, New York City, USA
China Without Borders, Sotheby’s Gallery, New York City, USA
2000 Lineage, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, New York City, USA
Crossing the Line, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Word and Meaning, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Conceptual Ink, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, USA
1999 TRANSIENCE, Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL; University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
1998 Global Roots: Chinese Artists Working in New York, Purdue University, IN, USA
Kunming, New York, Montréal, OBSERVATOIRE 4, Quebec, Canada
1997 Kimchi Xtravaganza!, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996 Icons of Power, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York City, USA
1995 Body Language, Jamaica Arts Center, NY, USA
Other Choices/Other Voices, Islip Museum, Long Island, NY, USA
Between East and West, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT, USA
1994 Small World-Small Works, Galerie + Edition Caoc, Berlin, Germany
The Fifth Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba
Ad-Vance, Pfizer Corp. N.Y., curated by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA
Beyond the Borders: Art by Recent Immigrants, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA
China June 4th 1989, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI, USA
1993 Teddy Bear, Potato, Lipstick and Mao, Art in General, New York City, USA
Word!, Jamaica Arts Center, NY, USA
Reflections for Peace, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX, USA
The Curio Shop, Artists Space, New York City, USA
1992 Four Artists from China, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA
China June 4th 1989, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH, USA
China June 4th 1989, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX, USA
1991 From ‘Star Star’ to Avant Garde-Nine Artists from China, Asian American Art Center, New York City, USA
Changing Cultures, Hamilton College and Baruch College, New York City, USA
Dismantling Invisibility, Art in General, New York City, USA
Syncretism, Alternative Museum, New York City, USA
1990 Selection, Artists Space, New York City, USA
Harvest 2001, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ, USA
The Decade Show (with the Epoxy Group), New Museum, New York, NY, USA
China June 4th 1989, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York City, USA
1989 China June 4th 1989, Blum Helman Warehouse, NY, USA
Uptown/Downtown, City Gallery, New York City, USA
Fusion Art, Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany
1988 Thirty-Six Tactics, Alternative Museum, New York City, USA
Eight Artists from China, The Palladium, New York City, USA
1987 Epoxy Slide Exhibition, Red Dot Outdoor Theater, New York City, USA
Artists from China — New Expressions, Sarah Lawrence College, NY, USA
1986 Roots to Reality II, Henry Street Settlement, New York City, USA
1985 Roots to Reality I, Henry Street Settlement, New York City, USA
1984 The New Generation, Hammerquist Gallery, New York City, USA
1983 Eye to Eye, Asian Arts Institute, New York City, USA
Kaminokawa Modern Art Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan
Painting the Chinese Dream, Brooklyn Museum, NY and City Hall, Boston, MA, USA
1982 Faces of China, American International College, Springfield, MA, USA
1980 Contemporary Artists, Beijing, China
Lee and Silbergeld, ZHANG HONGTU, Expanding Visions of Shrinking World
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Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. On the Road: Zhang Hongtu’s Artistic Journey. Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2013.
The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures: Chan Master Kuo-an Shih-yuan, Song Dynasty, Reproduced by Zhang Hongtu. Taipei: TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture, 2014.
Zhang, Hongtu, and Jerome Silbergeld. Zhang Hongtu: An On-going Painting Project. New York: On-going Publications, 2000.
Zhang Hongtu: The Art Of Straddling Boundaries. Taipei: Lin & Keng Gallery, Inc., 2007.
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Dragon Veins. Tampa: Contemporary Art Museum at University of South Florida, 2006.
East/West: Visually Speaking. Lafayette: Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 2010.
Exhibition of Chinese American Artists. Taipei: American Institute in Taiwan, 2000.
Global Roots: Artists from China Working in New York. West Lafayette: Purdue University, 1998.
Godzilla: The Asian American Arts Network. New York: Artists Space, 1993.
Here + Now: Chinese Artists in New York. New York: Museum of Chinese in America, 2009.
Hypallage: the Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art. Shenzhen: OCT Art & Design Gallery, 2008.
In Memory—the Art of Afterward: An International Exhibition of Works Reflecting on Loss and Remembrance. New York: The Legacy Project, 2002.
Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art. New York: China Institute, 2013.
Inter Mediate: Selected Contemporary Chinese American Art. New Jersey: The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, 2011.
Kimchi Xtravaganza!: A Multidisciplinary Showcase About Kimchi. Los Angeles: Korean American Museum, 1998.
Mythologies of Contemporary Art by Three Artists: Zhang Hongtu, Yang Maolin and Tu Weicheng. Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2009.
New Chinese Occidentalism: Chinese Contemporary Art in New York. New York: Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 2005.
Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink. New York: Museum of Chinese in America, 2014.
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from Indonesia and China. Jakarta: The Pakubuwono Residence/Bank Mandiri PRIORITAS, 2004.
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West. Stanford: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, 2006.
Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century. Pittsburgh: The University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, 2005.
Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art. New Jersey: Princeton University Art Museum, 2009.
Paris-Pékin. Paris: Chinese Century, Ullens and Asiart Archive, 2002.
The Pavilion of Realism. Beijing: Other Gallery, 2010.
Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art. Massachusetts: Smith College Museum of Art, 2009.
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions. Barcelona: Museu Picasso, 2014.
Reason’s Clue. New York: Queens Museum of Art, 2008.
Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennale. Chengdu: Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, 2007.
Re-do China. New York: Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 2003.
Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang Hongtu. Pennsylvania: Schmucker Art Gallery, 2004.
Revolution. New York: China Square Publishing Inc., 2007.
R/evolution. Taipei: Tina Keng Gallery, 2009.
The Revolution Continues: New Art from China. London: Saatchi Gallery, 2008.
Roots to Reality II: Alternative Visions. New York: Alliance for Asian American Arts and Culture, and Henry Street Settlement, 1986.
Selections: Aljira & Artists Space. New York: Artists Space, 1990.
Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 2003.
Syncretism: The Art of the XXI Century. New York: Alternative Museum, 1991.
Tiananmen Memorial Art Exhibit. New York: Congressional Human Rights Foundation, 1990.
Trading Place: Contemporary Art Museum. Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.
Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities. New Jersey: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 2004.
Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century. Chicago: The David and Alfred Smart Museum, 1999.
Travelers Between Cultures: Contemporary Chinese Artists in New York. New Jersey: Visual Art Center of New Jersey, 2006.
Unknown/Infinity: Culture and Identity in the Digital Age. New York: Taipei Gallery, 2001.
Urban Archives: Happy Together. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2011.
Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists. University at Buffalo Art Gallery, 2000.
Works by Zhang Hongtu. Hong Kong: The HKUST Center for the Arts, 1996.