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Zhang Enli

Photo: 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.


Born Jilin, China, 1965


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

Resides Lives and works in Shanghai, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 The Long Museum Chongqing, 'Zhang Enli: A Room with Colour', Chongqing, China

2020 Power Station of Art, 'A Room That Can Move', Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Zhang Enli. New Paintings', Zurich, Switzerland

2019 Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
K11 Foundation, Shanghai, China
The Uccelliera at Galleria Borghese, 'Bird Cage', Rome, Italy

2018 Hauser & Wirth, New York NY

2017 Firstsite, 'Gesture and Form', Colchester, UK

2016 Hauser & Wirth, 'Intangible', Zurich, Switzerland

2015 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
ShanghART Gallery H-Space, Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, 'Four Seasons', Bruton, Somerset, UK

2014 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

2013 Museo d'Arte contemporanea di Villa Croce, 'Landscape', Genova, Italy
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, 'Space Painting', London, UK

2012 Hauser & Wirth, 'Topology', Zurich, Switzerland
ShanghART Singapore, 'Part. Concept and Works by Zhang Enli', Singapore, Singapore

2011 Hauser & Wirth, New York NY
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010 Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

2009 Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (Travelling Exhibition)

2008 ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China

2007 Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 W&B House / Buero Friedrich, Berlin, Germany

2004 BizArt, 'Human, Too Human', Shanghai, China

2000 ShanghART, 'Dancing', Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Hauser & Wirth, 'Drawing On The Mind', cur. Zhang Enli, Central, Hong Kong

2020 ShangART, 'Cache: From B to Z', Shanghai, China

2019 The Barn Contemporary Art Space, 'Daybreak', Shenzhen, China
ShangART, 'The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March', Singapore, Singapore

2018 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)

2017 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

2016 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

2015 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

2014 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

2013 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

2012 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

2011 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

2010 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

2009 EACC Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló, '5x5 Castello', Castello, Spain
ShanghART Shanghai, 'ShanghART Group Show', Shanghai, China

2008 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

2007 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

2006 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

2005 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)

2004 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

2003 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

2002 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

2001 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

1999 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

1997 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

1995 Konsthallen Götaplatsen, 'Change. China Contemporary Art', Gothenburg, Sweden

1993 Yokohama Art Museum, 'Shanghai Modern Art Exhibition', Yokohama, Japan

1992 Shanghai Artists Gallery, '92 ShaNghai Oil Painting Exhibition', Shanghai, China

1990 Shanghai Art Museum, '3rd Exhibition of Young Shanghai Artists' Works', Shanghai, China
China Textile University, 'Two Artists' Contemporary Art', Shanghai, China



2017 Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Muir, Gregor ‘Zhang Enli. Human’, Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2017

2015 Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), ‘Zhang Enli. Four Seasons’, Berlin: DISTANZ Verlag, 2015

2014 Cheng, Adrian, ‘Space painting by Zhang Enli’, Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2014

2013 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

2011 Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Qing, Zhang, ‘Zhang Enli’, Shanghai: Shanghai Art Museum, 2011
Zheng, Gu, Moore, Chris, ‘Zhang Enli’, Shanghai: Misheng Art Museum, 2011

2010 Minsheng Art Museum (ed.), ‘Zhang Enli’, Shanghai: Minsheng Art Museum, 2010

2008 Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), ‘Zhang Enli: Container’, Gottingen: Steidl Hauser & Wirth, 2008


2016 ‘A selection of exhibitions and events at the ICA since 2010’, London: ICA, 2016, pp. 50-51, ill. in colour (exh. cat.)

2015 Mazonis, Emanuela (ed.), ‘Don’t Shoot The Painter’, Milan: Skira Editore, 2015, p. 104, ill.
Freundl, Diana, Yinghua Lu, Carol (eds.), ‘Unscrolled. Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art’, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pp. 140-151, ill. (exh. cat.)
PAC Curatorial Board (ed.), ‘Jing Shen. The act of painting in contemporary China’, Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2015, pp.140-145 (exh. Cat.)

2014 Roselione-Valadez, Juan (ed.) ‘Rubell Family Collection. Highlights & Artists’ Writings. Volume 1’, Florida: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014, pp. 484 – 485, ill. colour

2013 Unterdörfer, Michaela (ed.), ‘Hauser & Wirth.20 Years’, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013

2011 Schwabsky, Barry, ‘Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting’, London/New York: Phaidon Press, 2011, pp. 332-333

2009 Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, ‘The China Interviews’, Hong Kong/Beijing: Office for Discourse Engineering, 2009, pp. 378-389, ill.

2008 Steidl (ed.), ‘Steidl Fall/Winter 08/09’, Gottingen: Steidl, 2008
Vine, Richard, ‘New China New Art’, Munich/London: Prestel, 2008

2007 Woodrow, Bill, ‘Royal Academy Illustrated 2007’, London: Royal Academy of Arts London, 2007, p.20, ill.

2006 Boers, Walling, ‘Touching the Stones. China Kunst Heute’, Cologne: Walther König, 2006
Li Xu, ‘Canto in Tenebris’, Shanghai: ShanghArt, 2006
Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea (ed.), ‘Realismo Globale – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism’, Tolmezzo (Udine): Andrea Moro, 2006

2005 Dematté, Monica, Frèches, José, ‘Créateurs du monde nouveau : Artistes chinois d’aujourd’hui’, Vauvert: Au Diable Vauvert, 2005

2004 Dematté, Monica, Boyi, Feng, Qi, Yule, ‘Human, Too Human’, Shanghai: ShanghArt, 2004
Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin (ed.), ‘Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation. Contemporary Art Exhibitions from China’, Dublin, 2004


2019 __, '6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend’, on:, New York NY, 30 May 2019
Von Simson, Issy ‘Where to Stay: Insiders Reports on the Best Places to Bed Down’ in Conde Nast Traveller, London England UK, April 2019
Wang, Jie ‘A dialogue on aesthetics of everyday life’ in: Shine, Shanghai/CN, 29 March 2019
‘Hauser & Wirth and K11’s Pioneering Collaboration on a Pop-up Kitchen’ in COBO Social, Hong Kong, China, 22 March 2019
Rose, Rebecca, ‘Cairngorm cool: the reinvention of the Fife Arms’ in the Financial Times, London, England, 23 January 2019
‘China’s Biggest-Ever Picasso Show + 9 Other Major Art Exhibitions to see Beyond the Western World in 2019’ in artnet, New York NY, 3 January 2019

2018 Wang, Xu 'The 6th Art Basel Exhibition in Hong Kong: Sales are still strong and artistic' in: 21st Century Business Herald, Guangzhou/CN, 9 April 2018
__, 'Hauser & Wirth Gallery: Hong Kong is the First Step to Asia' on:, Beijing/CN, 20 April 2018
Tie, Aydee, '8 high-profile galleries to check out at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018' on:, Hong Kong, 29 March 2018
Forbes, Alexander, 'Adrian Cheng Is Building a New Culture for Chinese Millennials—One Art Mall at a Time' on:, New York NY, 22 March 2018

(cont'd) __, 'Special Report' in: Art.Investment, Beijing/CN, March 2018
Tsui, Enid, 'Art gallery Hauser & Wirth signs Zeng Fanzhi, one of China’s most famous painters, ahead of its Hong Kong opening' on:, Hong Kong, 10 March 2018
Ayers, Robert, 'The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week' on:, New York NY, 1 March 2018
Bissau, Allie, 'Zhang Enli: 'I pay attention to the subtle things that you might usually ignore', on:, New York NY, 28 February 2018
Pollack, Barbara, 'Zhang Enli and the Garden' on:, Hong Kong/CN, 22 February 2018
__, 'Zhang Enli: The Garden' on:, Paris/FR, 6 February 2018
__, 'Hauser & Wirth opens 'The Garden' an exhibition of new paintings by Zhang Enli' on:, New York NY, 31 January 201
Dawn Graves, Cassidy, 'City Planning Weapons, The Internet’s Queer Future, And More Art This Week' on:, New York NY, 23 January 2018
___, 'Experience is a Trap: A Conversation with Zhang Enli' in: LEAP, Hong Kong/CN, January 2018, pp. 52-66

2017 Dannatt, Adrian, ‘The Art Newspaper’s man in the Antarctic reports’ in: The Art Newspaper, London/UK, December 2017, p. 8
___, ‘At this moment, Zhang Enli and Lu You invite you to witness the spirit of the times together’ on: Nowness Chinese Network, 23 November 2017
Zhou Li, ‘Give “Gold” the Most Dazzling Light’ on:, Hong Kong, 16 November 2017
___, ‘Zhang Enli, depicting the traces of the past’ on:, Shanghai/CN, 13 November 2017, ill.
O’Kelly, Emma, ‘The Aesthete’ in: FT Weekend, How To Spend It, London/UK, 28-29 October 2017
Oclese, Di Roberta ‘Dealer and Leader’ in: Gentleman, Milan/IT, September 2017, pp. 44-52
Roberts, Cleo, ‘Zhang Enli: Gesture and Form’ on:, London/UK, 19 May 2017
Sherman, Sam, ‘Zhang Enli. Firstsite’ on:, New York NY, April 2017
Hartman, Darrell, ‘A Boat Full of Artists Made Art All the Way to Antarctica’ on:, New York NY, 28 March 2017
___, ‘Firstsite opens a major solo exhibition by acclaimed Chinese artist Zhang Enli’ on:, London/UK, March 2017
D’Arcy-Jones, Neil, ‘Gallery goers can now see the art, as well as the trees, at Firstsite’ on:, Colchester/UK, 18 March 2017

2016 Gleeson, Bridget, ‘A Celebrated Chinese Artist Expresses the Intangible in a New Suite of Paintings’, on:, New York, 30 November 2016, ill.
___, ‘Art Now. In Zurich’, in: Noblesse, Shanghai, November 2016, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli: Intangible’ at Hauser & Wirth, Zürich’, on:, New York, 17. October 2016, ill.
___, ‘Breaking with tradition: new generation of Chinese artists reflect a globalising world’, on:, Hong Kong, September 2016

2015 ___, ‘Chinese Artists You Need to Know’, in: Mayfair Times, London, 1 February 2015, pp.30-32, ill.

2014 ___, ‘Pull Up to the Bumper’, on:, New York, 15 May 2014
Augustus, Peter, ‘Art Basel | Hong Kong: User’s Guide’, on:, Los Angeles, 12 May 2014
Alberge, Dalya, ‘China On Show: Why Chinese Galleryes Are Buying Art On An Industrial Scale’, in: FT Wealth, London, 27 June, pp. 24-29, ill.
Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia, ‘The Mecene: UBS Banking on Art’, on:, New York, 1 June 2014
Hastings, Sophie, ‘Rural renaissance’, in: GQ, London, July 2014, p. 172
McDonald, John, ‘Art Basel: all about the brand’, on:, Sydney AU, 19 May 2014
___, ‘Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Triumphant Coming of Age’,, Sydney, 17 May 2014
, ‘‘, on:, Hamburg, 19 May 2014
Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia, ‘Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 Scorecard: What Worked Well and What Didn’t’, on:, New York, 19 May 2014
Wee, Darryl, ‘Interview: Adrian Cheng on Zhang Enli’, on:, New York, 18 May 2014
Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia, ‘Collectors Turn up and Buy at Impressive Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014’, on:, New York, 15 May 2014
Chow, Jason, ‘Art Basel Sales: Fair Offers Shopping Spree for the Rich’, on:, New York, 15 May 2014
Balfour, Frederick, ‘Art Market Monitor’,, New York, 14 May 2014
Lin, Aimee, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Art Review Asia, Hong Kong, May 2014, pp. 66-71, ill.
Yung, Vanessa, Jiang, Sijia, Kwong, Kevin, ‘Tour of beauty: from galleries and installations to auctions’,, Hong Kong, 8 May 2014
___, ‘Zhang Enli: The Box’, in: Artco Journal, Taiwan, March 2014, p. 173, ill.
Zhao, William, ‘Slow Consumption’, in: Modern Weekly, Shanghai, 7 March 2014, p. 72, ill.
Palomar, MK, ‘Zhang Enli: interview’, on:, New York, 8 April 2014
White, Celia, ‘Contemporary Chinese Art’, in: The Burlington Magazine, London, April 2014, pp. 257-258
Shalam, Sally, ‘The Next Guggenheim?’, in: The Guardian Travel, London, 22 March 2014, pp. 8-9
Hastings, Sophie, ___, ‘Build it… and they will show: Meet the property developer putting care into collecting’, in: GQ, London, February 2014, p.118, ill.
___, ‘Also showing’, in: GQ, London, February 2014, p. 118
___, ‘Hauser & Wirth Savile Row – Zhang Enli. Kutu / The Box’, in: Warhola, Istanbul, January – February 2014, p. 14, ill.
Wu, Alice, ‘Zhang Enli: The Box’, in: Focus Art Magazine, Taiwan, April 2014, pp. 40-41, ill.
___, ‘ Zhang Enli exhibition’, on:, Beijing, February 2014, ill.
___, ‘The Box. Zhang Enli’, on:, Rome, February 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli – Hauser & Wirth’, on:, Baku, 7 February 2014, ill.
Wang, Victor, ‘Zhang Enli’s Space Painting’, in: Yishu, Vancouver, January / February 2014, pp. 50-59, ill.
Gleadwell, Colin, ‘Get ready for the February rush’, in: The Daily Telegraph, London, 28 January 2014, p. 24
Chen, Tom, ‘Video: Zhang Enli and the Allure of the Prosaic’, on:, New York, 24 January 2014, ill.
Le Brun, Lily, ‘Zhang Enli: The Box’, on:, London, 16 January 2014, ill.
Bolwell, Sarah, ‘Zhang Enli ‘The Box’ at Hauser & Wirth London’, on:, London, 10 January 2014, ill.
MacFariane, Eleanor, ‘Zhang Enli: The Box at Hauser & Wirth | Exhibition review’, on:, London, 10 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli – The Box’, on:, Zurich, 10 January 2014, ill.
___, This week’s best new art’, on:, London, 9 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli ‘The Box’ at Hauser & Wirth London Private View Thursday 9th January 2014’, on:, London, 9 January 2014, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli – Hauser & Wirth’, on:, 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:, Beijing, 3 January 2014, ill.

2013 ___, ‘Zhang Enli Transforms ICA Theatre With Wall And Floor Paintings’, on:, 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:, 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’,, 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:, 7 January 2013, Abu Dhabi, ill.
___, ‘Children Wow Biennale Visitors’, in: Yentha, Online, 15 January 2013

2012 ___, ‘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:, 13 January 2012, ill.

2011 Pollack, Barbara, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Artnews, New york, December 2011, p. 104, ill.
___, ‘Galleries-Uptown. Zhang Enli’, in: The New Yorker, New York, 17 October 2011
Vine, Richard, ‘Zhang Enli Explores De-Meaning’, in: Art in America, International Review, New York, 3 October 2011, ill.
Lindblad, J., ‘Zhang Enli at Hauser and Wirth through October 29, 2011’, in: Art Observed, New York, 29 September 2011, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Du – Das Kulturmagazin, Special Edition 2011, Zurich, pp. 45-56, ill.

2010 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.
___, ‘Zhang Enli/ Hauser & Wirth’, in: Art Review, London, April 2010, p. 101
Maya, ‘Daily Life: Zhang Enli’s New Works’, in: Art China, Shanghai, February-March 2010, pp. 22-26, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Financial Times, London, 20 February 2010
___, ‘Zhang Enli: First London Solo Show’, in: Free Art London List, London, 12 January 2010
Sherwin, Skye, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: The Guardian Guide, London, 9 January 2010
___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: The FT Weekend, London, 9 January 2010
___, ‘Exhibitionist: The week’s art shows in pictures. Pipe by Zhang Enli’, on:, London, 8 January 2010, ill.

2009 ___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Culturecritic, London, 11 December 2009, ill.
___, ‘Hauser & Wirth announces first Solo Exhibition in London for Zhang Enli’, on:, Madrid, 16 November 2009, ill.
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.
___, ‘Zhang Enli in der Kunsthalle Bern’, on: art–, June 2009, ill.
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.
___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: What’s On, Birmingham, March 2009, p. 39, ill.
___, ‘out & about: Zhang Enli’, in: The Mix, Brindleyplace, February-April 2009, ill.
___, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: What’s On, Birmingham, February 2009, p. 41
Burrows, Wayne, ‘Art Review: Zhang Enli’, in: Metro, London, 20 February 2009, p. 29, ill.
Clark, Robert, ‘Zhang Enli/Armando Andrade Tudela’, in: The Guardian, The Guide section, London, 7 February 2009, p. 38, ill.
Clarke, Paul, ‘Zhang Enli and Armando Andrade Tudela’, in: Metro, London, 4 February 2009, p. 23, ill.
___, ‘Birmingham: Zhang Enli / Armando Andrade Tudela’, in: Art Newspaper, London, February 2009

2008 Qing, Zang, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: Kunstforum, Cologne, November/December 2008, p. 333, ill.
Dematté, Monica, ‘Human, Too Human: The Paintings of Zhang Enli’, in: Yishu. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Taipei, vol. 7, no. 5, September 2008, pp. 62-71

2007 ___, ‘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.

2006 Kainberger, Hedwig, ‘Chinesen sind gekommen’, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, Salzburg, 21 October 2006, p. unknown
Wang, Lili, ‘Zhang Enli’, in: YangCheng Evening Daily, Guang Zhou, 2006
Xu, Li, ‘Canto in Tenebris’, on:, 2006
Bachofen, Katrin, ‘Hauser & Wirth Zürich’, in: Handelszeitung, Zurich, no. 3, 17-23 January 2007, p. 47, ill.

2005 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

2004 Boyi, Feng, ‘Loudness of cities or towns’, on:, 2004

2000 Zi, Dao, ‘Zhang Enli: The Poetic Criticism of Meat’, on:, 2000

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Installation view, 'Zhang Enli: A Room That Can Move', Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2021

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