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).

Selected Works
Mine, 2017
earth, wheat straw, wood board, 70 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches
Coal, 2017
wood, India Ink, linen, 63 x 55 1/8 inches
Tent, 2018
canvas, dimensions variable
Green Hole 1, 2015
canvas, ropes, 472 2/5 x 98 1/2 x 70 9/10 inches
Green Hole 1, 2015
canvas, ropes, 472 1/2 x 98 1/2 x 70 3/4 inches
Selected Press
Akademie Schloss Solitude/ Schlosspost
Exhibitions & Programs