Zhang Xinjun 张新军
Zhang Xinjun focuses on how common materials and objects of his everyday life relate to their typical surroundings. The relationships he highlights often involve references to general history and his own past. These installations are not intended to convey any specific or symbolic meanings. Rather, Zhang aims to nurture a space abstracted from time, integrating nonlinear fashion elements of childhood, motherhood imagery, daily life, memory, living spaces, society, and the natural environment.
Zhang Xinjun was born in Zhengzhou, Henan, China, in 1983; he currently lives and works in Beijing. He received a BFA at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2005 and an MFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 2009. His recent solo exhibitions include Mine, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2017); Folds, Gallery Yang, Beijing (2015); and Zhang Xinjun, Telescope, Beijing (2014). His recent group exhibitions include A Composite Leviathan, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (2019); Bird, Space, Deep Blue, C-Space, Beijing (2017); Marching in Circles, Long March Space, Beijing (2017); Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2016); The 2nd “CAFAM Future” Exhibition: Observer-Creator, CAFA Museum, Beijing (2015); and Out of the Fence: Connected in Parallel, Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf, Germany (2015).