Artist Biography Zhan Wang
Born in 1962 in Beijing, Zhan began his fine arts education at Beijing City Applied Art School in 1983. He completed his M.F.A. in sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and finished his graduate study at the same school in 1995. From 1991 onwards, Zhan has shown work in many large national exhibitions and won several awards. Since 1996, Zhan has participated in many major international exhibitions and they include: Fukuoka International Field Exhibition of Sculpture, Fukuoka, Japan (1996); Cities on the Move - Asian Contemporary Art, Austria/ France/ Denmark (1997) and Instantaneity 20 Century-end Chinese Experimental Art Exhibition, Chicago, USA (1999). In 2003, Zhan was selected to join the China Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale. He had also been appointed as Vice-president of the CAFA Graduate School of Sculpture.