About Zhao Zhao - 关于赵赵


Zhao Zhao (b.1982) was born in Xinjiang. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Xinjiang Institute of Arts in 2003. He currently lives and works in Log Angeles and Beijing.

Zhao Zhao is known for making sculptures, paintings and installations which examine the power of individual free will and the dynamics of state control. His works attest to and touch on the awareness of a generation faced with dramatic change. He is very reflective on how concerns of the collectivity co-exist with the individual’s daily expectations and dreams.

His provocative, multidisciplinary artist practice has garnered him international attention in recent years, includes solo shows in galleries such as Alexander Ochs Galleries (Berlin), Carl Kostyál Foundation (Stockholm), Roberts & Tilton (Log Angeles), Chambers Fine Art (New York), Tang Contemporary Art (Beijing), CAAW (Beijing). He has received the support from many international institutions, among which are listed MOMA PS1 (New York), Tampa Museum of Art (Florida), Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev), Groninger Museum (Groningen), Museum of Asian Art (Berlin), Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Premi internacional d’art contemporani diputació de castelló (Castelló). 

Portrait of Zhao Zhao: Photo by Feng Yu, © Faurschou Foundation.