Zhang Miao 张淼
Zhang Miao integrates painting, sculpture, architecture, and design to create unique forms and compositions that explore concepts of memory and comprehension. His practice is one of experimentation; through combining and reworking a range of materials, he disrupts the conventional structures and categories that are traditionally associated with each medium. The final expression of his work often manifests in odd and compelling forms that hover between the familiar and the ambiguous.
Zhang Miao was born in Beijing, China in 1985; he currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2008 and 2017, he received a BFA and an MFA, respectively, from the Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. His recent solo exhibitions include It’s Your Moment, Enjoy It, C5798, Beijing (2018) and Newborn Series, Art021 Contemporary Art Fair with C5Art, Shanghai (2016). His recent group exhibitions include A Composite Leviathan, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (2019); Story, curated section, Beijing Contemporary Art Expo, Beijing (2019); Happy People, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing 2019; Garage Sale, Sandwich Space, Bucharest, Romania (2019); Under the Sign of the Internet–connections and double meanings, CLC Gallery Venture, Beijing (2019); Mandarin Paintings, C5Art, Beijing (2018); Collage—The Great R&C Friendship Cafeteria, C5+86, Beijing (2018); and Drawing Pogo, Taikang Space, Beijing (2017).