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Zhang Wei

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20111016100307-zhang_wei_ad3_acrylic_on_canvas_1985
Acrylic on Canvas © Zhang Wei
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OR29(Series: works with no series), 2008 Painting, Paint, Mixed Materials, Linen 1500 X 2000mm © ARTLINKART
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Loader, 1976 Acrylic on Canvas © Zhang Wei
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Yuyuantan, 1974 Acrylic on Canvas © Zhang Wei
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A1, 1982
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OR13, 2007 Oil, Mixed Media on Linen 220 X 180 X 60
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OR36, 2008 Oil, Mixed Media on Linen 230 X 150 X 25
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OR42, 2008 Oil, Mixed Media on Linen 230 X 200 X 27
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Blow-up: People's Daily 1976 #03, 2011 Oil on Canvas Printed With Old Chinese National Newspaper 132 X 96
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Blow-up: People's Daily 1976 #04, 2011 Oil on Canvas Printed With Old Chinese National Newspaper 132 X 96
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Blow-up: People's Daily 1976 #05, 2011 Oil on Canvas Printed With Old Chinese National Newspaper 132 X 96
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© Zhang Wei
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© Zhang Wei
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© Courtesy of the artist & The National Art Museum of China
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AC15, 1984 Oil on Linen 166.5x181cm © Courtesy of the artist and Boers-Li Gallery
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Mountain No. 10, 2006 Bronze H37 X W44 X D36 Cm (H14 1/2 X W17 1/3 X D14 1/5 In.) © Courtesy of the artist & The Pearl Lam Galleries
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Z-AC1619, 2016 Oil on Linen 150 X 200 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Max Hetzler
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Beijing
Birth year
1952
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Solo Exhibition
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustra├če)
Statement

Born in Beijing, 1952, Zhang Wei grew up in the old style courtyard home of his paternal grandfather, a wealthy business man, with his mother and siblings. During the cultural revolution the Red Guard destroyed the courtyard. His grandmother was beaten to death and her possessions burned. Wei's father died in prison in 1968. That same year Zhang Wei was sent to Lingqi Province, Shanxi, for re-education. He returned to Beijing in 1970 with a foot injury and in 1972 he met Ma Kelu and joined helped form the Wuming ("No Name") Group. In 1985 Zhang Wei and friends organized the Graffiti Exhibition, but the police closed it down before it had a chance to open because the artwork was seen as transgressive by the Chinese government. In 1986 Zhang Wei traveled to America to participate in the exhibition Avant-Garde Chinese Art, organized by MIchael Murray from Vassar College. In 2005 he returned to Beijing, and now has a studio in Suojiacun.

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