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Zeng Fanzhi, Self-portrait 09-8-1,200x200cm

Zeng Fanzhi

Photo: Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964 and graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Wuhan in 1991. One of the most celebrated artists working today, Zeng is lauded across the globe for his technical mastery and ability to conjure emotion from his subject matter.

During his early education in Wuhan Zeng immersed himself in Western art, philosophy, and the Social Realist techniques of the 1985 New Wave movement in China. These interests informed his earliest series of paintings, Meat Series and Hospital Triptychs. Both bodies of work are characterized by an approach that is at once objective and tender. Zeng renders human figures as merely slabs of pink and red flesh indeterminable from the animal carcasses that surround them, while also capturing the agonizing pain of his subjects with an empathetic brush. These early works between 1989 and 1994 set the stage for an intensely personal and expressive painting practice that documents a prolific period of social and economic development in Chinese history.

Working in the wake of rapid modernization and urbanization in China, Zeng turned his attention to figures from the industries around him, and began to paint businessmen and politicians, always wearing masks so as to disguise human pain and agony behind a ‘socially acceptable’ face. Inspired by artists as diverse as Francis Bacon, Willem De Kooning, Max Beckmann, these works, known as the Mask and Behind the Mask series, straddle realism and imagination to reveal a meticulous attention to technical detail, merged with a free and expressionistic style of painting.

Following a period of critical and commercial success, Zeng made the conscious decision to move away from formal figuration and rules guarding composition and representational painting, and entered into a new exploration of abstraction and expressive portraiture. In 1996 he embarked on a new series, removing the coverings from his subjects’ faces to reveal their raw emotion and the reality of their suffering.

Over the past two decades, Zeng has reacquainted himself with traditional Chinese ink painting, and art particularly from the Northern Wei to Song and Yuan Dynasties from the fourth to fifteenth centuries. Informed by these new interests, Zeng has moved further into abstraction, creating highly gestural landscapes that share the same dynamic energy of his portraiture. These canvases are traversed by lines, blending with and obscuring the legible objects in the background. Zeng has said of this work: ‘They are not real landscapes. They are rather about an experience of miao wu [marvelous revelation], a restless journey of discovery.’ Over the past 10 years, Zeng has developed this series to investigate the complex tension between nature, wildlife, and humanity.

In parallel to his experimentations with ‘landscape’ painting, Zeng continued to forge ahead with a more experimental language in his portraiture studies: the We series comprises distorted faces painted at extremely close range, employing large, circular brushstrokes that create a frenzied and urgent presence. These paintings are produced by a method that requires intense physical involvement: Zeng uses his entire body, stretching across the breadth of these large-scale canvases to apply color with multiple paintbrushes simultaneously.

Biography

Born Wuhan, China, 1964

Education

Studied Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China, 1991

Resides Lives and works in Beijing, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, London, UK
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, Zurich, Switzerland
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, Hong Kong, China

2017 The Van Gogh Museum ‘Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours’, Beijing, China

2015 Gagosian Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings and Two Sculptures’, New York NY
ShanghART Gallery Beijing, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: The Louvre Project’, Beijing, China

2014 Musée du Louvre, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Paris, France

2013 Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Paris, France
Punta della Dogana, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Venice, Italy

2012 Gagosian Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, London, UK

2011 Gagosian Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Being’, Hong Kong, China

2010 The Rockbund Art Museum, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Shanghai, China
National Gallery for Foreign Art, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 Fundación Francisco Godia, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Barcelona, Spain
Suzhou Museum, ‘Narcissus Looks for Echo: Zeng Fanzhi’, Suzhou, China
Acquavella Galleries, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, New York NY

2008 ShanghART Gallery Beijing, ‘Tai Ping You Xiang’, Beijing, China

2007 Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Saint-Étienne, France
Singapore Art Museum, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Idealism’, Singapore
Galley Hyundai, ‘Zeng Fanzhi 1989-2007’, Seoul, South Korea

2006 ShanghART H-Space, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Paintings’, Shanghai, China

2005 Hanart TZ Gallery, ‘New Paintings by Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong, China
Fine Arts Literature Art Centre, ‘Sky: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi‘, Wuhan, China

2004 Artside Gallery, ‘Unmask the Mask – Zeng Fanzhi’, Seoul, South Korea
He Xiangning Art Museum, ‘Scapes: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi 1989-2004’, Shenzhen, China
Soobin Art Gallery, ‘Mask: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi’, Singapore

2003 Shanghai Art Museum, ‘i/We: The Painting of Zeng Fanzhi 1991-2003’, Shanghai, China

2001 ShanghART Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Raw beneath the Mask’, Shanghai, China

1998 ShanghART Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi 1993-1998’, Shanghai, China
Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, ‘Zeng Fanzhi 1993-1998’, Beijing, China
Courtyard Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi 1993-1998’, Beijing, China
Hanart TZ Gallery, ‘Behind Masks: Recent Paintings by Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong, China
Hubei Art Gallery, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Oil Paintings’, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China

1995 Hanart TZ Gallery, ‘Behind Masks: Recent Paintings by Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong, China

1990 Hubei Art Gallery, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Oil Paintings’, Wuhan, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Gagosian Gallery, ‘Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu,’ Hong Kong
Fondazione Stelline, 'The Last Supper after Leonardo', Milano, Italy

2017 Wanlin Art Museum of Wuhan University, ‘Boundless Realities, Multiple Nows – Contemporary Art from Hubei as a Sample’, Wuhan, China
Fine Arts Literature Center, ‘Refocusing’, Wuhan, China
Powerlong Museum, ‘Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future – Powerlong Museum Grand Opening’, Shanghai, China
166 Art Space, ‘The Blues’, Shanghai, China
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ‘Art and China after 1989’, New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Arcadia’, Hong Kong, China
Song Art Museum, ‘From Vincent Willem van Gogh to Chinese Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, ‘Face and Mask: Role Play in Portraiture’, Hanover, Germany
The Palace Museum, ‘A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains: Blue-green Landscape Paintings from across Chinese History’, Beijing, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Na Nianyue: 1 Sanguandian Art Exhibition 2017’, Wuhan, China

2016 Fosun Foundation, ‘20’, Shanghai, China
ShanghART Gallery West Bund, ‘Holzwege’, Shanghai, China
Christie’s Beijing Gallery, ‘Picasso: His Muse and Myth’, Beijing, China
2016 Frieze Sculpture Park, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, London, UK
Tang Contemporary Art, ‘Northern Land, Southern Seas’, Bangkok, Thailand
Long Museum Chongqing, ’100 Years of Chinese Art – Opening Exhibition of Long Museum Chongqing’, Chongqing, China
Yiyuan Space, ‘Learn from the Master’, Wuhan, China
ArtisTree, ‘M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Hong Kong, China
Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Time Memory’, Beijing, China
Hanyi Space, ‘Yiyou Art Meeting 30 Anniversary’, Wuhan, China

2015 Today Art Museum, ‘Target Choice: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition of Collectors’, Beijing, China
Grand Palais, ‘Picasso.Mania’, Paris, France
Triumph Art Space, ‘After History: China’s Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Jiabao Art Museum, ‘Fusion: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House and Jiabao Art Collection Exhibition’, Wuhan, China
Allen Memorial Art Museum, ‘Psycho/Somatic: Visions of the Body in Contemporary East Asian Art’, Oberlin OH
MKM Museum Küppersmühle, ‘CHINA 8 – Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr Germany’, Duisbury, Germany
Wanlin Art Museum of Wuhan University, ‘Fusion: Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1930s’, Wuhan, China
K Gallery, ‘Frontiers of Creativity: Paper Art Show 2015’, Chengdu, China
Yiyuan Space, ‘Unsimilar Similarity’, Wuhan, China

2014 Saatchi Gallery, ‘Post Pop: East Meets West’, London, UK
Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, ‘Cosmos’, Shanghai, China
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden’, Paris, France
Yiyuan Space, ‘Swimming mid-stream’, Wuhan, China
Long Museum West Bund, ’1199 People – Collection from Long Museum’, Shanghai, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Re-Modernization: Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts’, Wuhan, China
Grimaldi Forum, ‘Art Lovers: Stories of Art in the Pinault Collection’, Monaco
Parkview Green Exhibition Hall, ‘Parkview Contemporary Art Collections’, Beijing, China
Art Basel, ‘Parcours’, Basel, Switzerland
Bildmuseet, ‘Right is Wrong: Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection’, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Yitai.Tianjiao Art Mall, ‘Encounters Masters – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition of Public Welfare’, Chengdu, China
37.8 Art Lab, ‘Se-contexted’, Beijing, China
Yuz Museum, ‘Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art’, Shanghai, China
Faurschou Foundation, ‘I Look at Things…Works from the Collection’, Copenhagen, Denmark
Long Museum West Bund, ‘Re-View: Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund’, Shanghai, China
Gagosian Gallery, ‘Matter and Memory: Early Chinese Art Treasures’, New York NY
Hanart TZ Gallery, ‘Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies’, Hong Kong, China
Galerie Charpentier, ‘The Calendar Story: Collection MaMGA à Paris’, Paris, France

2013 Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, ‘Open Sename’, Beijing, China
Fine Arts Literature Center, ‘At Wuhan: 10-year anniversary of Fine Arts Literature Center’, Wuhan, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Re-Portrait’, Wuhan, China
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China’, New York, NY
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, ‘Rewriting the Landscape: India and China’, Gwacheon, South Korea
Dairy Art Centre, ‘Island’, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, ‘Esprit Dior’, Shanghai, China
Power Station of Art, ‘Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Shanghai, China
Allen Memorial Art Museum, ‘Museum Collection Exhibition’, Oberlin OH
Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, ‘Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art’, Chengdu, China
Nappa 89, ‘Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art’, Venice, Italy
Avant-garde Contemporary Art Center, ‘Evolution’, Nanjing, China
Today Art Museum, ‘Those Leading Contemporary Art Practices: A Juried Invitational Exhibition of AAC’, Beijing, China
Today Art Museum, ‘RE-INK: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012’ (Touring Exhibition), Beijing, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘The Ode to Elegance: Exhibition of Selected Collection of Guangdong Museum of Art’, Guangzhou, China

2012 Hubei Museum of Art, ‘RE-INK: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012’ (Touring Exhibition), Wuhan, China
Long Museum, ‘Through all ages: Long Museum Opening Series Exhibitions’, Shanghai, China
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘Don’t Be Shy, Don’t Hold Back: The Logan Collection of SFMOMA’, San Francisco CA
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘Latitude/Attitude: In Celebration of Schoeni Art Gallery’s 20th Anniversary’, Hong Kong, China
National Museum of History, ‘Ching Wan Society Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition’, Taipei, Taiwan
National Portrait Gallery, ‘Go F!gure Contemporary Chinese Portraiture’, Canberra, Australia
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Openness and Integration: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition’, Budapest, Hungary
Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Return of the Art: Contemporary Chinese Art from Changjiang Convergence’, Chongqing, China
Pa Ta Gallery, ‘Successors’, Shanghai, China
Opera Gallery, ‘I Want to Be Loved by You: Tribute to Marilyn Monroe’, Paris, France
Zhuzi Art Gallery, ‘Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition of Collectors’, Nanjing, China
Eastation Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Minsheng Art Museum, ‘Face’, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘Taste of the East: Masterpieces of Chinese Art’, Shanghai, China

2011 Winshare Art Museum, ‘Collections of the World: Winshare Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, Chengdu, China
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, ‘Party’, Shanghai, China
Hong Kong Arts Centre, ‘Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art’, Hong Kong, China
Sichuan Museum, ‘Flowing Clouds – New Contemporary Chinese Art’, Chengdu, China
Shanghai World Financial Center, ‘Growing Up—Exhibition Celebrating SWFC 3rd & ShanghART Gallery 15th Anniversary’, Shanghai, China
East Chengdu Music Park, ’2011 Chengdu Biennale: Contemporary Art Exhibition – Pure Views’, Chengdu, China
National Art Museum of China, ‘Image-History-Existence: Taikang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Eastation Gallery, ‘Portraits’ Beijing, China
Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, ‘Opening of Chengdu MOCA: Collecting History – China New Art’, Chengdu, China
Palazzo Grassi, ‘The World Belongs To You’, Venice, Italy
Triumph Art Space, ‘Contemporary Icon’, Beijing, China
Yiyuan Space, ‘Fusion’, Wuhan, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Retrospect and Prospect: Hubei Oil Painting Art Exhibition’, Wuhan, China
Pa Ta Gallery, ‘Inaugural Exhibition of Pa Ta Gallery Shanghai’, Shanghai, China
Funen Art Museum, ‘Eye-Opener’, Odense, Denmark
Singapore Art Museum, ‘Collectors’ Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections’, Singapore

2010 Today Art Museum, ‘Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists’, Beijing, China
Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Art, ‘Aspiration: Time-Space-The World’, Beijing, China
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, ‘Art OCT: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Collection for OCT 25th Anniversary’, Shenzhen, China
National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Made in Popland’, Gwacheon, South Korea
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, ‘Art Abu Dhabi 2010’, United Arab Emirates
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Hubei Insitute of Fine Arts 90th Anniversary Art Exhibition’, Wuhan, China
Jiangsu Art Museum, ‘And-Writers: 2010 Nanjing Biennale’, Nanjing, China
Longmen Art Projects, ‘Next Heritage: Opening Exhibition of Longmen Art Projects’, Shanghai, China
Akron Art Museum, ‘Culture Revolution: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum’, Akron OH
National Art Museum of China, ‘The Constructed Dimension: 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Leo Gallery, ‘Faces’, Shanghai, China
China National Convention Center, ‘Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009’, Beijing, China
Soka Art Center, ‘Clouds: Power of Asian Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Minsheng Art Museum, ‘The Official Opening of Minsheng Art Museum: Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009’, Shanghai, China
BFA International Convention Center, ‘Quiet Inspiration: Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations’, Boao, China
Opera Gallery, ‘Fairy Tales – Selections from the MaGMA Collection’, Singapore
Artmia Foundation, ‘Kathe Kollwitz: Her Art and Her Influence on Chinese art’, Beijing, China

2009 Palazzo Reale, ‘Cina – Rinascita contemporanea’, Milan, Italy
National Gallery, ‘Open Vision: Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art’, Prague, Czech Republic
Hejingyuan Art Museum, ‘First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
National Center for the Performing Arts, ‘The 60th Anniversary of the Republic of China: Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Peabody Essex Museum of Art, ‘Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from 1985-2009’ (Touring Exhibition), Salem MA
Suss Collection, ‘Franks – Suss Collection’, London, UK
Fine Arts Literature Art Center, ‘Normality: 2009 Art Works Show’, Wuhan, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘Martell Artists of the Year 2009’, Guangzhou, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘Phenomena and Situations since 1985. Trends in Hubei and Hunan Chinese Contemporary Art 1985 – 2009’, Guangzhou, China
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘September 1, Rotational Summer Exhibition 2009’, Hong Kong, China
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘Martell Artists of the Year 2009’, Shanghai, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Retrospect and Exploration: A Selected Collection from Fine Arts Literature Art Center’, Wuhan, China
Today Art Museum, ‘Martell Artists of the Year 2009’, Beijing, China
La Biennale de Venezia, Chinese Pavilion, ‘What is to Come’, Venice, Italy
HAYA Art Shop, ‘Opening Exhibition’, Guangzhou, China
BFA International Convention Center, ‘BOAO Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition – The Paramount: A Collective Portrait of Asian Contemporary Art’, Bo’ao, China
Triumph Art Space, ‘Selective Exhibition of Triumph Art Collection’, Beijing, China
F2 Gallery, ‘In the Mood for Paper’, Beijing, China
ShanghART H-Space, ‘Another Scene: Artists’ Projects, Concepts and Ideas’, Shanghai, China

2008 Wuhan Art Museum, ‘Interaction: 2008 China Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition’, Wuhan, China
Yuz Museum, ‘Lovely Blossoms and Full Moon: Yuz Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Jakarta, Indonesia
Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, ‘China in Transition’, Hanover, Germany
HJY Art Center, ‘HJY Art Center Collection Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Today Art Museum, ‘The Love of Art: Collecting Contemporary Art in China’, Beijing, China
Saatchi Gallery, ‘The Revolution Continues: New Art from China‘, London, UK
Beijing Commune, ‘Liu Lan Collection: Contemporary Chinese Art’, Beijing, China
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, ‘Museum Collection Exhibition’, Oberlin OH
Rudolf Budja Galerie, ‘Asian Contemporary Art’, Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Byblos, ‘Asian Contemporary’, Saint-Tropez, France
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection’, Beijing, China
Belvue Museum, ‘Today’s China: Contemporary Art from China’, Brussels, Belgium
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco CA
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, ‘Exhibition of Permanent Collection’, Fukuoka, Japan
Schuebbe Projects, ‘Artists of the Gallery’, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée Maillol, ‘China Gold: Chinese Contemporary Art’, Paris, France
SZ Art Center, ‘Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism’, Beijing, China
Staaliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, ‘Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality’, Dresden, Germany
Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, ‘The Olymp – Works on Paper’, Düsseldorf, Germany
Triumph Art Space, ‘The Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Arts’, Beijing, China
Yibo Gallery, ‘Academic and Un-Academic Ⅱ’, Shanghai, China
The Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art, La Sapienza, ‘China New Vision: Chinese Contemporary Art Collections from the Shanghai Art Museum’, Rome, Italy
Poly Art Museum, ‘Domestic and Abroad – Exhibition of Chinese Artists in a Hundred Years’, Beijing, China
Red Bridge Gallery, ‘New Interface IV: Here Comes Spring’, Shanghai, China
HJY Art Center, ‘Brushwork: HJY Art Center Collection Exhibition’, Beijing, China
F2 Gallery, ‘Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon: Works on Paper’, Beijing, China
Groninger Museum, ‘Writing on the Wall: Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties’, Groningen, The Netherlands
Triumph Art Space, ‘New Covenant: Exhibition of Early Works by Contemporary Chinese Artist ‘, Beijing, China
Opera Gallery, ‘Art Moderne’, Hong Kong, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, ‘Museum Collection Exhibition’, Shenzhen, China
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, ‘21st Century China: Art between Identity and Transformation’, Rome, Italy
Shanghart H-space, ‘Selected’, Shanghai, China

2007 Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ‘On Ink and Wash – A Dialogue between Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Shanghai, China
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (Tank Loft – Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre), ‘On Ink and Wash – A Dialogue between Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Chongqing, China
Shenzhen Art Museum, ‘On Ink and Wash – A Dialogue between Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Shenzhen, China
Art and Knowledge Space, ‘Labyrinth’, Beijing, China
Wedel Fine Art, ‘Face East: Contemporary Asian Portraiture’, London, England
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘China’s Neo Paintings, A Triumph Over Images: 2007 Art China Painting Nomination Exhibition’, Shanghai, China
Miami Design District, ‘Beyond Icons: Chinese Contemporary Art in Miami’, Miami FL
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘RE-Collection: A Retrospective Look at 15 Years of Art and Vision’, Hong Kong, China
HJY Art Center, ‘Awakening from a Ten-Year Long Sleep: Opening Exhibition of HJY Art Center’, Beijing, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘The Supplemental History: Contemporary Art Works from Collection of GDMOA’, Guangzhou, China
Songzhuang Art Centre, ‘Compare-Contrast: Contemporary Art in Cross-Strait’, Beijing, China
Hubei Museum of Art, ‘Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts – Forms of Concepts: The Reform of Concepts of Chinese Contemporary Art 1987-2007’, Wuhan, China
Cobra Museum of Modern Art, ‘China Now’, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Poly Art Museum, ‘Poly 2007 China Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Bridge Gallery, ‘The Scenery of Desire: Shang Yang and His Student Art Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Liu Hai Su Art Museum, ‘New Interface 3: Searching the Future’, Shanghai, China
Triumph Art Space, ‘Triumph: The Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Floating – New Generation of Art in China’, Seoul, South Korea
Museum der Moderne, ‘Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection’ (Touring Exhibition), Salzburg, Austria
Gallery at 26 – 28 Horizon Drive, ‘The Art Show: My Dream Collection’, Hong Kong, China
ZKM (Center for Art and Media), ‘Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sejong Center, ‘Korea-China Contemporary Art Exhibition: Giants in Illusion’, Seoul, South Korea
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, ‘Art from China: Collection of Uli Sigg’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ShanghART Gallery, ‘Individual Positions 1’, Shanghai, China
Alexander Ochs Galleries, ‘Inferno in Paradise: 10 Years’, Berlin, Germany
Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, ‘Strategy on Paper: Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition’, Nanjing, China
Initial Access, ‘Time difference’, Wolverhampton, England
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Post Martial Law vs Post '89: The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China’. Taichung, Taiwan
Fine Arts Literature Art Center, ‘2007 Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts’, Wuhan, China
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ‘Made in China’, Humlebæk, Denmark
The State Tretyakov Gallery, ‘Chinese Contemporary Socart’, Moscow, Russia

2006 Beijing World Art Museum, ‘Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Art Basel Miami, ‘Hero – Zeng Fanzhi Solo Exhibition’ Miami FL
Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, ‘Art in Motion’ Shanghai, China
Fine Arts Literature Art Center, ‘An Autumn of Opportunism: 2006 Limitation of Freedom’ Wuhan China
Wedel Fine Art, ‘Zeng Fangzhi: Paintings’, London, UK
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, ‘Spreading Realism – Oil Painting from China Mainland Since 1978’ Taipei, Taiwan
Gallery Artside, ‘Food and Desire’ Seoul, South Korea
Essl Museum ‘China Now: Fascination of a Changing World’ Vienna Austria
Hamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection’, Hamburg, Germany
Fine Art Museum, Srinakharinwirot University, ‘In the View”, Bangkok, Thailand
Fine Arts Literature Art Center, ‘Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts’, Wuhan China
Longrun Art Gallery, ‘Opening Exhibition of Longrun Art: Zhou Chunya, Zeng Fanzhi, Ji Dachun’, Beijing, China
PKM Gallery, ‘Contemporary China’, Seoul, South Korea
Tilton Gallery, ‘Jiang Hu’, Culver City CA
Anna Kustera Gallery, ’34 Contemporary Chinese Artists’, New York NY
Fine arts Literature Art Center, ‘A Point in Time: In Wuhan’ Wuhan, China
Blue Dreamland Gallery, ‘Memory: The Collection of Blue Dreamland Gallery’ Chendu, China
Robert & Li Art Gallery, ‘RED: The Memory After the Cultural Revolution’ Tainan, Taiwan
Opera Gallery, ‘Made in China: Young Chinese Contemporary Artists’, London, UK

2005 Wan Fung Gallery, ‘The Art of Time’, Beijing, China
Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, ‘Mao and Contemporary Artists’, Beijing, China
Pocheon Banwol Art Hall, ‘The First Pocheon Asian Art Festival’, Pocheon, South Korea
Spazio Oberdan, ‘Cina: Prospettive d’Arte Contemporanea’, Milan, Italy
Palazzo Bricherasio, ‘Cina: Pittura Contemporanea’, Turin, Italy
Kunstmuseum Bern, ‘Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection’ (Touring Exhibition), Bern, Switzerland
Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, ‘Dream Producers (III): The Imaginary Museum of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Always to the Front: China Contemporary Art’, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Palazzo del Monte di Pieta, ‘Cina: Pittura Contemporanea’, Padua, Italy
He Xiangning Art Museum, ‘Taking off: An Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Collection in the Xiangning Art Museum and Contemporary Art Terminal’, Shenzen, China
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, ‘Cine: Pittura Contemporanea’, Bologna, Italy
Tap Seac Gallery, ‘Conceptual Art – Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings from China’, Macau, China

2004 Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Museum, ‘First Wuhan Nominative Exhibition of Fine Arts’, Wuhan, China
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘A Tribute to Manfred Schoeni’, Hong Kong, China
ShangART, ‘Large Paintings – Works by Li Shan, Wang Guanyi, Yu Youhan, Zeng Fanzhi’, Shanghai, China
Paul Riquet Cultural Space, ‘Et moi, Et moi, Et moi… Portraits Chinois’, Beziers, France
Robert & Li Art Gallery, ‘Face to Face – Six Artists & One Era’, Tainan, Taiwan
Hong Kong Arts Centre, ‘Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery’, Hong Kong, China
Courtyard Gallery, ‘Me! Me! Me!’, Beijing, China
Taikang Top Space, ‘New Boundaries’, Beijing, China

2003 China World Hotel, ‘China Chic!... Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Beijing, China
Denver Art Museum, ‘Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection’, Denver CO
798 Space Art & Culture, ‘Left Hand, Right Hand: A Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘Invitational Gallery Exhibition’, Shanghai, China
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, ‘Museum Collection Exhibition’, Oberlin OH
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘Invitational Gallery Exhibition’, Shanghai, China
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘Rotational Summer Exhibition’, Hong Kong, China
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, ‘Exhibition of Permanent Collection’, Fukuoka, Japan
Yibo Gallery, ‘New Painting 2003’, Shanghai, China

2002 Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘The First Guangzhou Triennial – Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990-2000)’, Guangzhou, China
Espace Pierre Cardin, ‘Paris – Pekin’, Paris, France
Guangzhou Art Museum, ‘The First Triennial of Chinese Art’, Guangzhou, China
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘Contemporary Paintings by 30 Artists: 10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Hong Kong, China
Museu de Arte Brasileira, ‘China: Contemporary Art’, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Seoul Arts Center, ‘Korean and Chinese painting – 2002 New Expression’, Seoul, South Korea

2001 National Art Museum, ‘Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting’ (Touring Exhibition), Beijing, China
Shanghai Art Museum, ‘Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting’ (Touring Exhibition), Shanghai, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, ‘Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting’ (Touring Exhibition), Guangzhou
Sichuan Art Museum, ‘Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting’ (Touring Exhibition), Chengdu, China
Yibo Gallery, ‘Initial Image: Contemporary Works on Paper’, Shanghai, China
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘Summer Exhibition: From Neo-Realism to Postmodernism’, Hong Kong, China
Yibo Gallery, ‘Painting Genius: Academic and Un-Academic’, Shanghai, China

2000 Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘1+1: Guo Jin & Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong, China
Contemporary Art Center of Macau, ‘Futuro: Chinese Contemporary Art’, Macau, China
Galerie Serieuze Zaken and Canvas International Art, ‘Chinese Walls’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hanart Gallery, ‘Expression’, Taipei, Taiwan

1999 China International Exhibition Center, ‘Chinese Oil Painting for Fifty Years’, Beijing China
Limn Gallery, ‘1999 Art China’, San Francisco CA
Limn Gallery, ‘New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco CA
Dong Yu Museum of Fine Arts, ‘1999 Open Channels: the First Collecting Exhibition of Dong Yu Museum of Fine Arts’, Shenyang, China

1998 He Xiangning Art Museum, ‘Upriver Gallery First Collection Exhibition’, Shenzen, China
The Imperial Ancestral Temple (Beijing Workers Cultural Palace), ‘It’s Me!’, Beijing, China
Upriver Gallery, ‘Upriver Gallery First Collection Exhibition’, Chengdu, China
Christie’s, ‘Asian Avant-garde’, London, UK
Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, ‘Made in China’, Berlin, Germany

1997 Singapore Art Museum, ‘Quotation Marks – Chinese Contemporary Paintings’, Singapore
Kunstierhaus Wien, ‘China!’ (Touring Exhibition), Vienna, Austria
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, ‘China!’ (Touring Exhibition), Warsaw, Poland
Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Hong Kong, China
Bushclen Mowatt Fine Art, ‘8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Vancouver, Canada
Connaught Brown, ‘8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), London, England
Vierte Etage Galerie, ‘8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists’ (Touring Exhibition), Berlin, Germany
Hong Kong Arts Centre, ‘The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art 96-97’, Hong Kong, China

1996 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, ‘China!’ (Touring Exhibition), Berlin, Germany
Taikoo Place, ‘Elevenses – The Avant Garde’, Hong Kong, China
China National Art Gallery, ‘The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art 96-97’, Beijing, China
Art Gallery of Beijing, International Art Palace, ‘Reality: Present and Future – 96 Chinese Contemporary Art’, Beijing, China
Hanart TZ Gallery, ‘Collectors as Curators: Selection of Small Artworks from the Hanart Collection’, Hong Kong, China
Kunstmuseum Bonn, ‘China!’ (Touring Exhibition), Bonn, Germany

1995 Galerie Theoremes, ‘Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post Modernism’, Brussels, Belgium
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, ‘Beyond Ideology: New Art from China’, Hamburg, Germany
Centre d’Art Santa Monica, ‘Out from the Middle Kingdom: Chinese Avant-Garde Art’, Barcelona, Spain

1994 Schoeni Art Gallery, ‘8+8: An Exhibition of Russian and Chinese Avant-garde Art’, Hong Kong, China
Fung Ping Shan Museum, ‘Chinese Contemporary Oil Paintings’, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
China Art Gallery, ‘The Annual Exhibition of Works Nominated by Art Critics (Oil Paintings 1994)’, Beijing, China

1993 Marlborough Fine Art, ‘New Art from China: Post-1989’, London, England
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Mao Goes Pop: China Post-1989’, Sydney, Australia
Hong Kong City Hall and Hong Kong Arts Centre, ‘China’s New Art, Post-1989’, Hong Kong, China

1992 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, ‘Art Asia 92’, Hong Kong, China
Guangzhou Convention Center, ‘Guangzhou Biennial – Oil Painting of the Nineties’, Guangzhou, China

1989 Hubei Art Gallery, ‘The 7th Hubei Art Exhibition’, Wuhan, China

1986 Jianghan Worker’s Culture Hall, ‘The 2nd Group of Yiyou Art Meeting’, Wuhan, China

1985 Wuhan Exhibition Hall, ‘The 1st Group Exhibition of Yiyou Art Meeting’, Wuhan, China

Bibliography

Monographs

2019 Obrist, Hans Ulrich, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1’, Milan: Skira Editore, 2019

2017 Rüger, Axel, den Hartog Jager, Hans, ‘Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh’, Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2016 Tinari, Philip, Smith, Karen, Munroe, Alexandra (et al.), ‘Zeng Fanzhi - Parcours’, Beijing: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2016 (exh. cat.)

2015 Hasegawa, Yuko, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Chung, Gladys (ed.), ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Louvre Museum, Paris: The Louvre Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2013 Périer, Henry, Hergott, Fabrice, Shiff, Richard (et al.), ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Paris: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Castany, Laurence, Hergott, Fabrice, Jean, Thomas (et al.), ‘Punta della Dogana. Zeng Fanzhi’, Issy-les-Molineaux: Beaux Arts Editions, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2012 Harrist Jr., Robert E., Zai-Fu, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, London: Gagosian Gallery, 2012 (exh. cat.)

2011 Chiu, Melissa, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong: Gagosian Gallery, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 __, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Shanghai: The RockBund Art Museum, 2010 (exh. cat.)
Fryns, Fabien, Shiff, Richard, ‘Zeng Fanzhi. Every Mark Its Mask’, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010
Shiff, Richard, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Sofia: The National Gallery for Foreign Art, 2010 (exh. cat.)

2009 Findlay, Michael, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, New York: Acquavella Contemporary Art, 2009 (exh. cat.)
Godia Guardiola, Liliana, Puig Alsina, Sara, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Barcelona: Fundación Francisco Godia, 2009
Zhang, Jing, ‘Narcissus looks for Echo: Zeng Fanzhi Suzhou Exhibition’, Suzhou: Suzhou Museum, (exh. cat.)

2007 Hegyi, Lóránd, Peng, Lu, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’, Saint-Etienne: Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne Metropole, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Li, Pi, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: 1989-2007’, Seoul: Gallery Hyundai, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Zeng, Fanzhi, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Idealism’, Singapore: Singapore Art Gallery, 2007 (exh. cat.)

2006 __, ‘The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi’, Shanghai: ShanghART, 2006 (exh. cat.)

2005 __, ‘Recent Works by Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong: Hanart TZ Gallery, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 __, ‘Scapes: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi 1989-2004’, Shanghai: ShanghART, 2004 (exh. cat.)
__, ‘Mask: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi’, Singapore: Soobin Art Gallery, 2004 (exh. cat.)
__, ‘Unmask the Mask: Zeng Fanzhi’, Seoul: Artside Gallery, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2003 __, ‘I.We: The Paintings of Zeng Fanzhi 1991-2003’, Wuhan: Hubei Fine Art Publishing House (exh. cat.)

2001 __, ‘Raw Beneath the Mask’, Shanghai: ShanghART Gallery, 2001 (exh. cat.)

1998 __, ‘Zeng Fanzhi: 1993-1998’, Shanghai: ShanghART, 1998 (exh. cat.)

1995 __, ‘Behind Masks: Zeng Fanzhi’, Hong Kong: Hanart TZ Gallery, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1990 __, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Oil Paintings’, Wuhan: Hubei Art Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)

Publications

2017 Munroe, Alexandra, Tinari, Philip, Hou, Hanru, ‘Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World’, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2015 Rosen, Aaron, ‘Art & Religion in the 21st Century’, London: Thames & Hudson, 2015
__, ‘Target Choice: Chinese Contemporary Exhibition of Collectors’, Beijing: Today Art Museum, 2015
Smerling, Walter, Bezzola, Tobia, Ullrich, Ferdinand, ‘China 8: Contemporary Art form China along the Rhine and Ruhr’, Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2015 (exh. cat.)

2014 Thornton, Sarah, ‘33 artists in 3 acts’, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
Wang, Huangsheng, Cao, Qinghui, Guo, Xiaoyan, ‘Re-View’, Shanghai: Long Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)
He, Guiyan, ‘Social Landscape: The Landscape Narration in Chinese Contemporary Painting’, Shijiazhuang: He Bei Art Publishing House, 2014

2013 Li, Xu, ‘Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House, 2013
Zhu, Tong, ‘Evolution’, Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2013

2012 Andrews, Julia F., Kuiyi, Shen, ‘The Art of Modern China’, Oakland: University of California Press, 2012
Fuesser, Thomas, ‘Short Cuts: Artists in China’, Milan: Skira Editors, 2012

2011 Ho, Helen, ‘dslcollection: a collection of Chinese contemporary art’, Paris: dslcollection, 2011
__, ‘Collectors’ Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections’, Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 2011

2010 He, Juxing, ‘Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009’, Shanghai: Minsheng Art Museum, 2010 (exh. cat.)
__, ‘Made in Popland’, Gwacheon: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010 (exh. cat.)
Lu, Peng, Zhu, Zhu, Gao, Chienhui, ‘Thirty Years of Adventures’, Hong Kong: Timezone 8 Limited, 2010

2009 Zhang, Zikang, Huang, Du, Li, Xiaoqian, ‘The Love of Art: Collection of Contemporary Art in China’, Beijing: Today Art Museum Publishing House, 2009 (exh. cat.)
__, ‘In the 1980s: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art Exhibition’, Shanghai: Duolun Museum of Modern Art, 2009
Li, Bing, ‘First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Songzhuang: Songzhuang Art Promotion Association, 2009
Zhang, Jing, ‘Narcissus looks for Echo: Zeng Fanzhi’, Suzhou: Suzhou Museum, 2009 (exh. cat.)
Godfrey, Tony, ‘Painting Today’, London: Phaidon Press, 2009
Marella, Primo, Battiston, Eleonora, ‘Cina Rinascita Contemporanea’, Milan: 24 Ore Cultura, 2009 (exh. cat.)

2008 Zhu, Qi, Morris, Morgan, ‘Cine XXI Secolo: Arte fra identità e trasformazione’, Florence: Giunti, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Levine, Kent A., ‘Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art-from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Sassoli de Bianchi, Lorenzo, ‘From Heaven to Earth: Chinese Contemporary Painting’, Bologna: Damiani, 2008
Vine, Richard, ‘New China New Art’, New York: Prestel Publishing, 2008
Hendrikse, Cees, ‘Writing on the Wall: Chinese Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties’, Groninger: Groninger Museum & Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2008 (exh. cat.)

2007 Grosenick, Uta, Bepler, Sine, ‘ShanghART 10 Years’, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2007
Bowles, Frances, ‘China Onward: The Estella Collection Chinese Contemporary Art, 1966-2006’, Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Liu, Ming, Pi, Li, ‘2nd Documentary Exhitition of Fine Arts. Forms of Concepts: The Reform of Concepts of Chinese Contemporary Art 1987-2007’, Wuhan: Hubei Fine Arts Publisher, 2007
Xu, Ke, Qi, Lan, ‘China's Neo Painting, A Triumph Over Images’, Shanghai: Shanghai Art Gallery, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Fan, Dian, Liu, Chenfeng, ‘Floating: New Generation of Art in China’, Seoul: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Angremy, Berenice, Erickson, Britta, ‘Made in China: Works from the Estella Collection’, Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Hu, Yungfen, ‘Post-Martial Law vs. Post ’89: The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China’, Taichung: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Adajania, Nancy, Huang, Du, ‘Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves’, Karlsruhe: ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007 (exh. cat.)

2006 Feng, Boyi, ‘China Now: Fascination of a Changing World’, Vienna: Sammlung Essl Kunst Der Gegenwart, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Rika, Suzuki, Kaori, Otsuka, Nina, Nomura, ‘The Chinese Contemporary’, Tokyo: Zeit-Foto Co., Ltd, 2006
Lu, Hong, ‘China Avant-Garde Art 1979-2004’, Shijiazhuang: Hebei Fine Arts Publisher, 2006
Fan, Dian, Yi, Ying, ‘The Blossoming of Realism: The Oil Painting of Mainland China since 1978’, Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Li, Xu, Lu, Peng, Shu, Kewen, ‘Zhou Chunya, Zeng Fanzhi, Ji Dachun’, Beijing: Longrun Art Gallery, 2006 (exh. cat.)
__, Contemporary China, Seoul: PKM Gallery, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Huang, Zhuan, ‘Jiang Hu’, New York: Tilton Gallery, 2006
Chiu, Melissa, ‘Breakout: Chinese Art Outside China’, Milan: Edizioni Charta, 2006
__, ‘Made in China: Young Chinese Contemporary Artists’, London: Opera Gallery, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Kung, Samuel, ‘Art in motion’, Shanghai: Shanghai Fine Arts Publisher, 2006

2005 Gao, Minglu, ‘The Portraits of 100 Most Influential Artists in Contemporary Chinese Art’, Wuhan: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing, 2005
__, ‘Taking Off: An Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Collection in the He Xiangning Art Museum and Contemporary Art Terminal’, Shenzhen: He Xiangning Art Museum, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 Au, Desiree, Loong, Meeseen, ‘Through the Artists' Eyes: A Tribute to Manfred Schoeni’, Hong Kong: Schoeni Art Gallery, 2004 (exh. cat.)
Yang, Yang, Tang, Xin, ‘New Boundaries’, Beijing: Taikang Top Space, 2004 (exh. cat.)
Maggio, Meg, Zhang, Zhaohui, ‘Me! Me! Me!’, Beijing: Courtyard Gallery, 2004 (exh. cat.)
Liu, Ming, ‘Wu Han: The First Nominative Exhibition of Fine Arts Literature’, Wuhan: Hubei Fine Art Publisher, 2004
Yi, Ying, ‘From Hero Lauds to the Earthly World’, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2004
Logan, Kent A., ‘Full Frontal: Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection’, Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2003 Buci-Glucksmann, Christine, Decrop, Jean-Marc, ‘Modernités Chinoises’, Milan: Skira, 2003

2002 Zuo, Qing, ‘The First Triennial of Chinese Arts I’, Wuhan: Hubei Fine Art Publishing House, 2002
Berry, Chris, Erickson, Britta, Yi, Ying (et al.), ‘The First Guangzhou Triennial - Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art 1990-2000’, Macao: Macao Publishing House, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Hsu, Claire, Acret, Susan, ‘Paris-Pekin’, Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive, 2002
Peng De, ‘Criticism by Chinese Critic’, Changsha: Hunan Arts Publishing House, 2002
Decrop, Jean-Marc, Smith, Karen, ‘China: Contemporary Art’, Sao Paulo: Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado - FAAP, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Li, Xianting, Fan, Dia, Huang, Zhuan (et al.), ‘Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting’, Beijing: Beijing Contemporary Visual Art Development, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Wu, Hung (ed.), ‘Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West’, Hong Kong: New Art Media Limited, 2001
__, ‘China's New Art: Post 1989’, Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive, 2001

2000 Lu, Peng, ‘90's Art China', Changsha: Hunan Fine Art Publishing House, 2000
Camens, Jane, Amorim, Joao, Serfaty, Paul, ‘Futuro e: Chinese Contemporary Art’, Macao: Contemporary Art Centre of Macao (CACOM) - Orient Foundation, 2000 (exh. cat.)
Wu, Hung, ‘Exhibiting Experimental Art in China’, Chicago: The David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 2000
Clark, John, ‘Chinese Art at the End of the Millennium’, Hong Kong: New Art Media Limited, 2000
Li, Xianting, ‘Study of Contemporary Chinese Art: The Significance does not lie in Art’, Nanjing: Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House, 2000

1999 Jana, Reena, ‘New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection’, San Francisco: Limn Gallery, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Sun, Jin, Zhang, Xiaoling, ‘Contemporary Chinese Art Criticism Series: A Study on ‘Political Pop’ in Chinese Contemporary Art’, Changchun: Jilin Fine Arts Publishing House, 1999

1998 __, ‘It's Me! A Profile of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 90s’, China: unknown publisher, 1998
Chang, Tsong-zung et al., ‘Quotation Marks: Contemporary Chinese Paintings’, Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1996 __, ‘Reality: Present and Future’, Beijing: Art Gallery of Beijing International Art Palace, 1996
Gao, Minglu, Gu, Chengfeng, Huang, Du, ‘The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art’, Guangzhou: Ningnan Arts Publishing Co., 1996
Ronte, Dieter, Smerling, Walter, Weiss, Evelyn, ‘China! Zeitgenossische Malerel’, Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Zhang, Qing, ‘China Art in 90's’, Urumqi: Xinjang Fine Art & Photography Publishing House, 1996

1995 Lucie-Smith, Edward, ‘ARTODAY’, London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1995
__, ‘Contemporary Chinese Oil Paintings’, Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 Huang, Jun, ‘89-‘92 Contemporary Art of China’, Nanjing: Jiangsu Art Publishing, 1994

1993 __, ‘China's New Art, Post-1989’, Hong Kong: Hanart T Z Gallery, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Doran, Valerie, Pong, Melanie, ‘New Art from China: Post-1989’, London: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1993 (exh. cat.)

Articles

2019 ___, ‘Political art in China 30 years after the Tiananmen Square protests’, in ‘DW’, London/UK, 1 June 2019
___, ‘Acquisitions of the Month: March 2019’, in ‘Apollo’, London/UK, 8 April 2019
Cohen, Alina, ‘The Artists Everyone Was Talking about during Art Basel in Hong Kong’, on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 1 April 2019
___, ‘Making art history: Zeng Fanzhi organises first show on Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu’, in ‘California Today’, Los Angeles CA, 1 April 2019
Chan Chiu, Christine, ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, in: Art Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, March/April 2019, p. 136
Dalley, Jan, ‘Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu – a beautiful exhibition by Zeng Fanzhi’ in ‘The Financial Times’, London/UK, 29 March 2019
___, ‘What Not to Miss at Art Basel Hong Kong This Weekend’, in ‘artnet’, New York NY, 28 March 2019
___, ‘For the Love of Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu’, in ‘Zolima’, Hong Kong/CN, 27 March 2019
___, ‘Art and vines: The stuff of legacy’, in ‘Christie’s’, New York NY, 20 March 2019
___, 'LA museum acquires work of Chinese artist' on: www.chinadaily.com.cn, Beijing/CN, 14 March 2019
___, ‘Los Angeles County Museum of Art adds Zeng Fanzhi work to its collection’ on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 8 March 2019
___, ‘LACMA adds Zeng Fanzhi’s Untitled (2018) to its Contemporary Chinese Collection’ in ‘Art Daily’ London/UK, 6 March 2019
Durón, Maximiliano, ‘LACMA Acquires 12-Foot-Long Zeng Fanzhi Painting’ in ‘ARTnews’, New York NY, 6 March 2019

2018 ___, '工作中的曾梵志. 藝術家的自省和觀察' on: City Magazine, Hong Kong, November 2018, pp. 114-121
Tong, Valencia, 'Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio' at Hauser & Wirth' in: Blouin Modern Painters, New York NY, November 2018, pp. 124-127
Gaskin, Sam, 'One of China’s Most Expensive Artists Gets a Global Rebrand' on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 24 October 2018
Tong, Valencia, ‘Zeng Fanzhi's Dialogues in Style and Culture’ on: www.blouinartinfo.com, London/UK, 16 October 2016
Seno, Alexandra, 'Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi creates poster for Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau's concert tour' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 2 August 2018
_, 'Zeng Fanzhi' in: Christie's, New York NY, 10 September 2018
__, ‘Hauser & Wirth Announces Major Zeng Fanzhi Presentation Across Three Locations’ on: www.blouinartinfo.com, London/UK, 10 July 2018
Brady, Anna, ‘Three cheers for Zeng Fanzhi’ in: The Art Newspaper, London/UK, 12 June 2018
Maneker, Marion, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Gets Globe Girdling Shows at Hauser & Wirth This Fall’ on: www.artmarketmonitor.com, New York NY, 12 June 2018
__, ‘Chinese language modern artist Zeng Fanzhi to carry first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth this autumn – in three locations without delay’ on: www.newpaper24.com, Munich/DE, 12 June 2018
Tsui, Enid, ‘Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi to hold first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth this autumn – in three places at once’ on: www.scmp.com, Hong Kong/HK, 12 June 2018

2017 Ross, Madeline, ‘Masters of Reinvention by Madeline Ross, interview by William Zhao’ in: Hong Kong Tatler, Hong Kong/CN, 28 February 2017

2016 Qin, Amy. ‘Artist Zeng Fanzhi on the Evolution of His Work and China‘s Art Market’ on: www.nytimes.com, New York NY, 22 September 2018

2015 Flora, Liz, ‘Chinese State-Owned Luxury Hotelier NUO Taps Zeng Fanzhi as it Plans Global Expansion’ on: news.artnet.com, Berlin/DE, 15 July 2015
Chen, Vivien, ‘Artist Zeng Fanzhi Portrays Life Amid a Drastically Changing China’ on: www.scmp.com, Hong Kong/CN, 4 June 2015
Chernick, Alison, ‘Zeng Fanzhi - From Hand to Mind Nowness’, on: www.nowness.com, London/UK, 12 May 2015
Ming, Xu, ‘Ultimate Freedom’ on: www.globaltimes.cn, Beijing/CN, 16 March 2015
Gu, Wei, ‘China's Young Art Collectors Come of Age’ on: www.wsj.com, New York NY, 5 March 2015

2014 Li, Zoe, ‘Zeng Fanzhi and Delacroix Face Off at the Louvre’ on: news.artnet.com, Berlin/DE, 23 October 2018
Kinsella, Eileen, ‘Who Are the Top 30 Chinese Artists at Auction’ on: news.artnet.com, Berlin/DE, 8 September 2018
Ka, Du, ‘Zeng Fanzhi's Artistic Journey’ in: Sotheby's, London/UK, April 2014, cover, pp. 46-51
Errera, Alexandre, ‘Watch Out - Chinese Contemporary Art is Going Global’, on: www.forbes.com, Jersey City NY, 7 January 2014

2013 Hsiao-Hwei, Yu, ‘Re-discovering Zeng Fanzhi in Paris’ on: www.randian-online.com, Hong Kong/CN, 3 December 2013
__, ‘Power 100’ on: artreview.com, London/UK, 24 October 2013
Bates, Rebecca, ‘Musée d'Art Moderne Launches a Retrospective of Zeng Fanzhi's
Politically Minded Oeuvre’ on: www.architecturaldigest.com, New York NY, 24 October 2013
__, ‘Star de l'art contemporain, Zeng Fanzhi en pleine lumière à Paris’ on: www.afp.com, Paris/FR, 17 October 2013
Hunt, Katie, ‘Chinese Artist's ‘Last Supper’ Sets Record for Asian Contemporary Art’ on: edition.cnn.com, Atlanta GA, 6 October 2013
Chow, Jason, ‘Zeng's ‘Last Supper’ Sells for Record $23.3 Million at Sotheby's
Auction’, on: blogs.wsj.com, New York NY, 6 October 2013
__, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’s ‘Last Supper Commands Record $23.3 Million at
Sotheby’s’ on: jingdaily.com, Shanghai/CN, 5 October 2013
Anderlini, Jamil, ‘Zeng Fanzhi - A Wealth of Art in China’ on: www.ft.com, London/UK, 20 September 2013
__, ‘The Last Supper’ Heads to Auction, but Not The One You're Thinking Of' on: www.huffingtonpost.com, New York NY, 17 September 2013

2012 Wullschlager, Jackie, ‘Balancing Act’ on: www.ft.com, London/UK, 1 December 2012
Pryor, John-Paul, ‘Culture Talks Zeng Fanzhi’ on: www.anothermag.com, London/UK, 28 November 2018
Luke, Ben, ‘Zeng Fanzhi Gagosian Gallery’ on: www.standard.co.uk, London/UK, 27 November 2012
Moravec, Lisa, ‘Chinese Artist Zeng Fanzhi Shows and Sells Work in London’ on: watchfineartslondon.wordpress.com, London/UK, 18 November 2018
__, ‘Zeng Fanzhi, China's Millionaire Artist’ on: www.thetimes.co.uk, London/UK, 17 November 2012
Swengley, Nicole, ‘Zeng Fanzhi's Art of Darkness’ on: howtospendit.ft.com, London/UK, 17 November 2012
__, ‘China Artist Zeng Fanzhi Admits Exhibition-Phobia’ on: uk.reuters.com, London/UK 16 November 2012
__, ‘Zeng Fanzhi - Mastering the Art of Luxury’ on: jingdaily.com, Shanghai/CN, 13 November 2012
__, ‘Zeng Fanzhi First UK Show For China’s Leading Artist’ on: www.artlyst.com, London/UK, 3 November 2012
Wullschlager, Jackie, ‘Zeng Fanzhi...Why Wyeth’ in: Christie's Magazine, London/UK, March/April 2012
Stout, Kristie Lu, ‘Talk Asia - Interview with Chinese artist, Zeng Fanzhi’ on: edition.cnn.com, Atlanta GA, 27 January 2012

2011 Crow, Kelly, ‘The China Factor’ on: www.wsj.com, New York, 7 October 2011
Krischer, Olivier, ‘Zeng Fanzhi’ in: Art Asia Pacific, Hong Kong/CN, October 2011
__, ‘Chinese Checkers‘ on: www.economist.com, London/UK, 21 July 2011

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