ZHAO GANG
b. 1961, Beijing, China. Lives and works between Beijing, China and NY, USA.

One of the youngest members of the Stars Group, Gang participated in some of post-1949 China’s earliest modern art exhibitions before embarking on his own career in Germany and New York. A history painter with a dark sense of irony, his painting explores the themes of the legacy of imperial systems, politics and aesthetics, the inevitability of death, and the awkward position the artist feels he’s in.
Biography

BIOGRAPHY

GANG ZHAO 趙剛

Born in 1961 in Beijing, China. Lives and works in NY, USA

EDUCATION

State Academy of Fine Art, Maastricht, Holland
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
MFA Bard College, Annondale on Hudson, NY, USA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 
ZHAO GANGSOLO SHOW, Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
ART HK 2012, Hong Kong, China

2011
sisyphus,Zhao Gang Solo Exhibition,aura gallery beijing
Sick Man – Zhao Gang Solo Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Burning the Wood: the collection of Du Yuesheng - Zhao Gang Solo Exhibition, aye gallery, Beijing, China

2010
Gang Zhao, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany

2009
Dance in Dream – Zhao Gang Solo Exhibition, Triumph Art Space, Beijing, China

2008
Painting of Zhao Gang, Hong Kong Art Center with Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
TSI Yi Space Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
Gang Zhao, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Gang Zhao’s Most Recent Works, He Xiang Ning Art Musem, Shenzhen, China

2006
Galerie bleich-Rossi, Vienna, Austria

2005
Long March in Harlem New York, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Want Sex, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
The War Game, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany

2004
Irony of Mistranslation, Michael Goedhuis, New York, USA

2002
Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia

1999
Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

1994
Peg Alston Fine Arts, New York, USA

1992
Vorpal Gallery, New York, USA

1991
The Unpainted Landscapes, Gutharc Balin Gallery, Paris, France

1990
Vorpal Gallery, New York, USA

1989
Via del Moro 25/b, Rome, Italy

1987
Lavaggi Gallery, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Demolition Milk Ⅱ, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009
Embrace Suzhou, Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Arts, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China/ Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China
Yokohoma Triennale, Yokohoma, Japan

2008
Delirious Beijing, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Chinese Apartment Art: 1970s-1990s, Shuimu Art Space, Beijing, China

2007
The 4rd Annual China International Gallery Exposition 2007, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Beijing, China
International Asian Antique and Art Fair Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane

Gallery, Hong Kong
ShContemporary 07 Art Fair, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Shanghai

2006
Jiang Hu, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
The Face of Contemporary Art China, Virginia Beach Contemporary Museum of Art, USA
The Face of Contemporary Art in China, Federal Reserved, Washington D.C.,

USA

2005
Contemporary Erotic Drawings, May 1 – August 7, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Contemporary Erotic Drawings, January 28 – March 6, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas, USA
David Diao and Gang Zhao, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

2004
Sunrise Sunset, curated by Amanda Church and Courtney Cox, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Silknet, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland

2003
David Diao/Gang Zhao: at Mid Career, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, USA
Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

2002
Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2001
Central Academy Gallery of Fine Art, Beijing, China
Wei Liu and Gang Zhao, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2000
Xing Xing Group Show, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Salon 300, Williamsburg, New York, USA
David Lowe and Gang Zhao, Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

1990
The Door, P,S,1, Institute of the Arts, Long Island City, New York, USA Blum Helman Gallery, New York, USA

1989
The Stars: 10 Years, Festival d_Automne de Paris, Paris, France

1987
SUNY Albany Art Gallery, Albany, New York, USA

1986
Beijing/New York: Avant-Garde Chinese Art, Sharon Creative Arts Foundation, Sharon, Connecticut, USA
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
City Gallery, New York, USA

1980
Xing Xing (The Star), China Art Gallery, Beijing, China

1979
Xing Xing (The Star), Beihai Park, Beijing, China