Zhang Enli

Using the outside world as a mirror, Zhang Enli documents the more prosaic aspects of contemporary life. He regularly works with everyday objects that he is instinctively drawn to, for example a piece of string, a hose, or even a marble ball from the floor of his studio. Zhang Enli often magnifies his subjects until a specific fragment of a scene is depicted, as if enlarged through the viewfinder of a camera. This technique is especially present in recent abstract works such as ‘The Garden,’ 2017.

Within his figurative works, the perspective of each painting is often skewed to heighten the drama of the object’s shape, or to enlarge its importance. Zhang Enli’s expressive lines and curves are influenced by traditional Chinese brush painting, but are always underpinned by the structure of his pencil-drawn grids. The muted tones and loose washes of paint make the objects seem removed, as if occupying a liminal reality where only the essence of the object is portrayed on the canvas.

In his series of installations, known as Space Paintings, Zhang Enli paints directly onto the walls of a room to create immersive, nostalgic environments. These range from the abstract, where color and gesture recall sights and sounds of a particular place, to more figurative reproductions. The scale, and the lack of a traditional frame, alters the relationship between viewer and work, demanding the viewer retraces the steps of the artist and relives his experience of this physical space.

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Enli Zhang


Print Biography
Jilin, China, 1965

Arts & Design Institute of Wuxi Technical University, China, graduated in 1989

Lives and works in Shanghai, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

HEM He Art Museum, 'Zhang Enli: Portraits', Guangdong, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Zhang Enli. Looking Outwards', St. Moritz, Switzerland
The Long Museum Chongqing, 'Zhang Enli: A Room with Colour', Chongqing, China
Power Station of Art, 'A Room That Can Move', Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Zhang Enli. New Paintings', Zurich, Switzerland
Xavier Hufkens, 'Zhang Enli', Brussels, Belgium
K11 Foundation, 'Oscar Murillo. Zhang Enli', Shanghai, China
Galleria Borghese, 'Zhang Enli. Bird Cage', Rome, Italy
Hauser & Wirth, 'Zhang Enli', New York NY
Firstsite, 'Gesture and Form', Colchester, UK
Hauser & Wirth, 'Intangible', Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 'Zhang Enli', Taipei, Taiwan
ShanghART Gallery H-Space, Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Four Seasons', Bruton, Somerset, UK
Hauser & Wirth, 'The Box', London, UK
K11 Art Foundation Pop- Up Space, 'Space Painting by Zhang Enli', Hong Kong, China
Shanghai Night Club, 'Hair', Shanghai, China
Museo d'Arte contemporanea di Villa Croce, 'Landscape', Genova, Italy
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, 'Space Painting', London, UK
Hauser & Wirth, 'Topology', Zurich, Switzerland
ShanghART Singapore, 'Part. Concept and Works by Zhang Enli', Singapore, Singapore
Hauser & Wirth, New York NY
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
W&B House / Buero Friedrich, Berlin, Germany
BizArt, 'Human, Too Human', Shanghai, China
ShanghART, 'Dancing', Shanghai, China
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Selected Group Exhibitions

K11 Musea, 'K11 Art Karnival', Hong Kong, China
Art Mapping Piemonte, Church of San Rocco, 'Zhang Enli. A Cheerful Person', Montabone, Italy
Song Art Museum, 'Rhythm and Refrain', Beijing, China
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, 'Common Ground. UCCA 15th Anniversary Patrons Collection Exhibition', Beijing, China
ART YOU, 'Your Room', Taiyuan, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Drawing On The Mind', cur. Zhang Enli, Central, Hong Kong
TANK Shanghai, 'Red', Shanghai, China
Power Station of Art, 'Trees', Shanghai, China
UCCA Edge, 'City on the Edge. Art and Shanghai at the Turn of the Millennium, Shanghai, China

ShangART, 'Cache: From B to Z', Shanghai, China
The Barn Contemporary Art Space, 'Daybreak', Shenzhen, China
ShangART, 'The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March', Singapore, Singapore
K11 Art Foundation, 'Assembling', Shenyang, China
Fondazione Prada, 'Sanguine | Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Qiao Space, 'Art Patrons', Shanghai, China
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, 'Emerald City', Hong Kong, China
M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, 'Sanguine | Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque', Antwerp, Belgium (Travelling Exhibition)
ShanghART Gallery, 'From Pop Art to New Media', Singapore, Singapore
Cc Foundation, 'Social Emotion', Shanghai, China
OTA Fine Art, 'Heat', Tokyo, Japan
Antarctic Biennale, 1st Antarctic and Antarctic Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Fosun Foundation, '20', Shanghai, China
Qiao Space, 'Studio', Shanghai, China
Chi K11 Art Museum, 'Bagism, We are all in the same bag', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Gallery, 'Holzwege', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Gallery, 'The Uncertain, or the Shelved...', Shanghai, China
ZART Center, 'Sense & Sensibility', Shanghai, China
Chun Art Museum, 'An Art Banquet', Shanghai, China
Suzhou Silk Museum, 'Silk Arena', Suzhou, China
Centre Pompidou, 'Cher(e)s ami(e)s, hommage aux donateurs', Paris, France
Chi K11 Art Museum, 'We, A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists', Shanghai, China
Asian Art Museum, 28 Chinese, San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, 'Shanghai Ever', Shanghai, China
Ocat, 'About Painting Too', Xian, China
ShanghART Beijing, 'Comfort', Beijing, China
PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, 'Jing Shen. The Act of Painting in Contemporary China', Milan, Italy
SPSI Art Museum, 'My House Is Your House', Shanghai, China
Jinji Lake Art Museum, 'Garden Splendors', Suzhou, China
ShanghART Singapore, 'Paper', Singapore, Singapore
Minsheng Art Museum, 'The System of Objects', Shanghai, China
Lehmbruck Museum, 'China 8. Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr', Duisburg, Germany
San Antonio Museum of Art, '28 Chinese', San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Aurora Museum, 'Nobody Knows Where, Zhang Enli and Christopher Doyle', Shanghai, China
Villa Reale Galleria d'Arte Moderna, 'Don't Shoot the Painter. UBS Art Collection', Milan, Italy
YUZ Museum, 'Myth/History II. Shanghai Galaxy’, Shanghai, China
Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Blow-UP. Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era', Changjiang, China
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, 'Die Beiläufigkeit der Dinge' / 'The Incidental Nature of Things', Lübeck, Germany
Chongqing Changjiang River Contemporary Art Museum, 'Within Sight. Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era', Chongqing, China
Three on the Bund, Shanghai Gallery of Art, 'The Garden of Forking Paths. Tracks and Intersections of 15 Artists', Shanghai, China
MSAC Mind Set Art Center, '5th Anniversary Special Presentation. ReVision I', Taipei, Taiwan
NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, China 8, 'Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr' Düsseldorf, Germany
ShangArt Gallery, 'Metal Matters. Reflection to Oxidation', Shanghai, China
ShangArt Beijing, '5plus', Beijing, China
Long Museum West Bund, 'Re-View', Shanghai, China
Vancouver Art Gallery, 'Unscrolled. Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art', Vancouver, Canada
Yokohama Museum of Art, 'Yokohama Triennale 2014', Yokohama, Japan
Long Museum, 'Broken. Stand. The New Painting to Order', Shanghai, China
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Aura of Poetry', Shanghai, China
UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art / Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 'Hans van Dijk. 5000 Names', Beijing, China / Rotterdam, Netherlands
Yuz Museum, 'Myth/History. Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China
Springs Center of Art, '1960', Beijing, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Metal Matters. Reflection to Oxidation', Shanghai, China
Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, 'Early', Beijing, China
Aura Gallery, 'Ascending Onto', Beijing, China
ShanghART Beijing, '5 Plus', Beijing, China
Phillips de Pury & Company, 'Syriart', London, UK
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Starlight', Shanghai, China
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, '28 Chinese', Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 'Metropolis. Reflections on the Modern City', Birmingham, UK
Cafa Art Museum, 'O'Clock. Time Design. Design Time', Beijing, China
ShangART Gallery, 'Foundational Work', Shangai, China
ShanghART Singapore, 'The Spectacle of the Spectacles', Singapore, Singapore
UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 'M Home. Living in Space RedStar Macalline Art Project', Beijing, China
Sifang Art Museum, 'The Garden of Diversion', Nanjing, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Group Exhibition', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Clutch', Shanghai, China
MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, 'Revel Celebrating MoCA’s 8 Years In Shanghai', Shanghai, China
Platform China, 'Jungle II A Thriving Morphology. Theory of Relativity', Beijing, China
Kochi-Muziris Biennial, Kochi, India
ShanghART, 'Place of residence', Shanghai, China
The National Art Museum of China, 'On Contemporary Era The First Chinese Oil Painting Biennial', Beijing, China
SSCAC Suzhou, 'People and Object. Across Memory', Suzhou, China
OCAT Shenzhen, 'The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial. Accidental Message. Art is Not a System', Shenzhen, China
Minsheng Art Museum, 'Face', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Gallery, 'Revitalising. A Gathering Upon Awakening of Insects', Shanghai, China
Today Art Museum, 'Credit Suisse Today Art Award 2012 Finalists Exhibition', Beijing, China
Today Art Museum, 'Guanxi', Beijing, China
Instituto Paranaense de Arte, 'The 6th Curitiba Biennial. Beyond the Crisis', Curitiba, Brazil
Guangdong Museum, 'Relation', Guangdong, China
Boers-Li Gallery, 'Breaking Away. An Abstract Art Exhibition', Beijing, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'ShanghART Gallery Autumn Group Show', Shanghai, China
Minsheng Art Museum, 'Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China
Shanghart, 'Beds', Shanghai, China
Gwangju Biennial Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art, '10,000 Lives. The Eight Gwangju Biennale', Gwangju, Korea
The New Art Gallery Walsall, 'Metropolis', Walsall, UK
ShanghART Beijing, 'Winter Group Show', Beijing, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Portrait', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Beijing, 'China International Gallery Exposition 2010', Beijing, China
Minsheng Art Museum, 'Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China
EACC Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló, '5x5 Castello', Castello, Spain
ShanghART Shanghai, 'ShanghART Group Show', Shanghai, China
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, '7th International Exhibition. Trans Local Motion', Shanghai, China
ShanghART H-Space, 'Selected', Shanghai, China
Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, 'Art Multiple 2008', Shanghai, China
Hall B ArtGallery Blackbridge, 'Blackbridge 08. Contemporary Art Exhibition', Beijing, China
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'The World of Other's. A Contemporary Art Exhibition', Shanghai, China
CAMeC Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, 'China new vivison. the contemporary collection of Shanghai Art Museum', La Spezia, Italy
Duolun Museum of Modern Art, 'Five Years of Duolun. Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition', Shanghai, China
ShanghART Shanghai, 'Involved', Shanghai, China
Kunsthalle Bern, 'No leftovers', Bern, Switzerland
Shanghai Contemporary (special artist presentation), Shanghai, China
ShanghART Gallery, 'Individual Positions 1', Shanghai, China
HVCCA Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 'Size Matters – XXL – Recent Large-scale paintings', Peekskill NY (Travelling Exhibition)
The Royal Academy of Arts, 'Summer Exhibition', London, UK
Objectif_exhibitions, 'Circulez! Il n'y a rien à voir' (with Moshekwa Langa), Antwerp, Belgium
Shanghai Art Museum, 'China's Neo Painting', Shanghai, China
Galerie Patrick Seguin, 'Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Hauser & Wirth', Paris, France
Kunsthalle Bern, 'Pre-Emptive', Bern, Switzerland
Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, 'Infinite Painting and Global Realism', Udine, Italy
Satellite, Contemporary Art Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Creek Art Center, 'Open Road', Shanghai, China
Hangart 7, 'YCCA. Young Chinese Contemporary Art', Salzburg, Austria
ShanghART H-Space, 'In their 40s', Shanghai, China
Galleria Carla Sozzani, 'It is I', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
BTAP Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, 'It is I', Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, 'Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation. Contemporary Art from China', Dublin, Ireland
EastLink Gallery, 'Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek', Shanghai, China
Fabric and Accessories Museum, 'Made in China', Lyon, France
Original Impress Gallery, 'Of One's Own Accord', Shanghai, China
Silpakorn University Gallery, 'Overseas', Bangkok, Thailand
Pingyao International Photography Festival, 'It Is I', Pingyao, China
Lijiang Triangle International Workshop, Lijiang, China
Bandao Gallery, 'Different Choice. Joint Exhibition of Shanghai Artists Born in the Sixties', Shanghai, China
Shenzhen Sculpture Institute, 'China Edition', Shenzhen, China
BizArt, '24.30 Contemporary Art Exhibition', Shanghai, China
Kunsthaus Wien, 'Ost + West. Chinese Contemporary Art', Vienna, Austria
General Consulate of Switzerland, 'Quick Look! Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition', Shanghai, China
Shanghai, Belgiumijing / Off Triennial, 'Poster Exhibition of Chinese Avant-Garde', Yokohama, Japan
Shanghai Normal University, 'Zero Point. Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition', Shanghai, China
China Art Archives & Warehouse, Opening Exhibition, Beijing, China
Art Institute of Nanjing Normal University, '99 Nanjing Modern Oil Painting Research Exchange Exhibition', Nanjing, China
Pudong World Trade Tower, 'Global Forum. Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China
Canvas World Art Gallery, 'Four Men's Work', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Changning District Culture Centre, 'Figuration and Abstraction', Shanghai, China
Changning District Culture Centre, 'Contemporary Chinese Art', Shanghai, China
Contemporary Art Gallery, '97 Shanghai Oil Painting Exhibition', Shanghai, China
Konsthallen Götaplatsen, 'Change. China Contemporary Art', Gothenburg, Sweden
Yokohama Art Museum, 'Shanghai Modern Art Exhibition', Yokohama, Japan
Shanghai Artists Gallery, '92 ShaNghai Oil Painting Exhibition', Shanghai, China
Shanghai Art Museum, '3rd Exhibition of Young Shanghai Artists' Works', Shanghai, China
China Textile University, 'Two Artists' Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China
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Chen Yue (ed.), 'Zhang Enli. A Room That Can Move', Shanghai: Culture Publishing House, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
Long Museum (ed.), 'Zhang Enli. A Room With Colour', Shanghai: Culture Publishing House, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
Xavier Hufkens (ed.), 'Zhang Enli', Brussels: Xavier Hufkens, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
Power Station of Art (ed.), 'Zhang Enli', Shanghai: Culture Publishing House, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Fortnum & Mason (ed.), 'Fortnum's X Zhang Enli AW19', London: Fortnum & Mason, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)
Quadrio, Davide, Spiller, Francesca (eds.), 'Bird Cage. A Temporary Shelter. Zhang Enli per la Galleria Borghese', Rome: Galleria Borghese, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Muir, Gregor 'Zhang Enli. Human', Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)
Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), 'Zhang Enli. Four Seasons', Berlin: DISTANZ Verlag, 2015
Pirotte, Phillippe, 'Self-Sustained – Works by Zhang Enli', Taipei: Gallery 100 ShangART, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
Cheng, Adrian, 'Space painting by Zhang Enli', Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2014, ill. (exh. cat.)
ICA (ed.), 'Zhang Enli. Space Painting', London: Emmerson Press, 2013
Bonacossa, Ilaria, Dematté, Monica, Enli, Zhang, ‘Zhang Enli. Landscape’, Milan/IT: a +mbookstore edizioni, 2013
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Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), ‘Zhang Enli: Container’, Gottingen: Steidl Hauser & Wirth, 2008
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K11 (ed.), 'Katharina Grosse. Mumbling Mud', Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
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PAC Curatorial Board (ed.), ‘Jing Shen. The act of painting in contemporary China’, Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2015, pp.140-145 (exh. Cat.)
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Li Xu, ‘Canto in Tenebris’, Shanghai: ShanghArt, 2006
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Bolwell, Sarah, ‘Zhang Enli ‘The Box’ at Hauser & Wirth London’, on: www.asianartnewspaper.com, London, 10 January 2014, ill.
MacFariane, Eleanor, ‘Zhang Enli: The Box at Hauser & Wirth | Exhibition review’, on: www.theupcoming.co.uk, London, 10 January 2014, ill.
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___, This week’s best new art’, on: www.timeout.com, London, 9 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli ‘The Box’ at Hauser & Wirth London Private View Thursday 9th January 2014’, on: www.fadwebsite.com, London, 9 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli – Hauser & Wirth’, on: www.johnjones.co.uk, London, 7 January 2014, ill.
Wullschlager, Jackie, ‘Visual Arts’, in: FT Weekend, London, 4/5 January 2014, p. 11
Wang, Sue, ‘Zhang Enli’s second exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in London showcases his sculptural installation and paintings’, on: en.cafa.com.cn, Beijing, 3 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli Transforms ICA Theatre With Wall And Floor Paintings’, on: www.artlyst.com, London UK, 13 October 2013, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli: Space Painting’, in: Financial Times, London UK, 12 – 13 October 2013, p. 19
Gaskin, Sam, ‘Zhang Enli to Paint Walls and Floor of ICA Theater, London’, on: www.uk.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 3 October 2013, ill.
___, ‘Der Spurenlenser’, in: 21 China, 2013, Zurich, pp.118-123, ill.
Chen, Tom, ‘ Video: In the Shanghai Studio of Zhang Enli’, on:www.blouinartinfo.com, 4 April 2013, ill.
Spero, Josh, ‘ The New Cultural Revolution’, in: Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine, London UK, March 2013, p. 21, 1/3, ill.
___, ‘Acquisitions’, in: Art Monthly, London, February 2013, p. 21
Lacour, François, ‘Brasseur d’art’, in: MIXT, Paris, February 2013, pp. 244 – 257, ill.
Dhillon, Amrit, ‘Searching fort he spice of life at Kerala Biennale, on: www.thenational.ae, 7 January 2013, Abu Dhabi, ill.
___, ‘Children Wow Biennale Visitors’, in: Yentha, Online, 15 January 2013
___, ‘Panels at Abu Dhabi Art’, in: Canvas Daily, November 2010, Dubai, pp. 4, 6, 10, 14, ill.
Crow, Kelly, ‘Art’s New Pecking Order’, on: europe.wsj.com/home-page, 13 January 2012, ill.
Pollack, Barbara, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Artnews, New york, December 2011, p. 104, ill.
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Vine, Richard, ‘Zhang Enli Explores De-Meaning’, in: Art in America, International Review, New York, 3 October 2011, ill.
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Chow, Vivienne, ‘Art fair seeks bigger toehold in global market’, in: South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, 27 May 2010, p. C3, ill.
___, in: Life Magazine, Harbin, April 2010, pp. 59-69, ill.
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Maya, ‘Daily Life: Zhang Enli’s New Works’, in: Art China, Shanghai, February-March 2010, pp. 22-26, ill.
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Sherwin, Skye, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: The Guardian Guide, London, 9 January 2010
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Reust, Hans Rudolf, ‘Zhang Enli, Kunsthalle Bern’, in: Artforum, New York NY, October 2009, p. 258, ill.
gm., ‘Landkarte der Abwesenheit’, in: NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich, 28 June 2009, p. 51, ill.
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von Tienhoven, Ronald, ‘San Simon’, in: Mister Motley, no. 22, Amsterdam, June 2009, pp. 71-78, ill.
Henkes, Alice, ‘Sozialkritische Stilleben’, in: Der Bund, Kultur, Berne 29 May 2009, ill.
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Clark, Robert, ‘Zhang Enli/Armando Andrade Tudela’, in: The Guardian, The Guide section, London, 7 February 2009, p. 38, ill.
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___, ‘Tour d’Horizon durch Bildwelten’, in: Der Zürcher Oberländer, Zurich, 10 February 2007
___, ‘Hauser & Wirth Zürich’, in: Handelszeitung, Zurich, 17 January 2007, p. 47
Schaffter-Wieland, Isolde, ‘Blick fürs Gewöhnliche’, in: Schweizer Illustrierte, Zurich, no. 3, 15 January 2007, p. 77, ill.
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Xu, Li, ‘Canto in Tenebris’, on: www.shanghartgallery.com, 2006
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Gross, Roland, ‘Kunst und Überflieger. Red bull gibt jetzt auch dem Kunstmarkt Flügel’, in: Die Welt, Berlin, 10 December 2005
Herzog, Samuel, ‘Viel Flügel’, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 30 November 2005
Bernet, Marion, ‘Kunstmarkt 05. Die Entdeckung Chinas’, in: Navigator Kunst, 2005
Boyi, Feng, ‘Loudness of cities or towns’, on: www.shanghartgallery.com, 2004
Zi, Dao, ‘Zhang Enli: The Poetic Criticism of Meat’, on: www.shanghartgallery.com, 2000
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Fri 26 Aug 2022, 10:00
St. Moritz

Please join us for breakfast and a walkthrough of the exhibition ‘Looking Outwards’ by Zhang Enli with Davide Quadrio, Director Museum of Oriental Art, Turin, Italy and Founder and Director arthubasia.org, Hong Kong/Shanghai, China. RSVP to [email protected] or +41 81 552 10 00
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Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Enli, curator of the exhibition ‘Drawing on the Mind’, in conversation with Ying Kwok, Senior Curator for Digital and Heritage at Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, discuss and share the preparatory works that reveal the artists’ creative process and…
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