Zhang Dali

Born 1963 in Harbin, China. Lives and works in Beijing.

Solo Exhibitions


Zhang Dali per Fondantico, Fondantico, Bologna, Italy (Jan 26 - Feb 5)


Alter Ego, Annual Art Exhibition between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries, Old Courthouse, Macao (Jul 9 - Sept 9)

Beside City! Be Cityside!, Hefei Financial Harbor, Hefei, China (Oct19 – Mar19 2019)

AK-47 di Zhang Dali, Art City, S.Giorgio in Poggiale, Bologna, Italy (Feb 2 - 4)

Zhang Dali: Monumental Nature, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, Cina (Mar 10 - May 20)

Meta-morphosis, Palazzo Fava, Bologna, Italy (Mar 23 - Jun 24)


Body and Soul, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland, (Jul 1 - Oct 8)


Permanence and Impermanence, New Works by Zhang Dali, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (Jul 2 - Aug 3) 


Zhang Dali: World's Shadows, Ludwisburg Kunstverein, Ludwisburg Germany (Feb 22 – Apr 19)

A Second History, Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires Argentina (Apr 18 – Jun 14)

A Second History, Red Brick Factory Art District, Guangzhou China (Apr 26 - Jun 29)

Under the Sky, Pékin Fine Arts Gallery, Hong Kong China (May 5 - Aug 23)

A Second History, Photomonth, Krakow Poland (May 15 – Jun 15)

From Reality to Extreme Reality Zhang Dali Retrospective Research Exhibitions, United Museum, Wuhan China (Sep 18 2015 – Mar 18 2016)


A Second History, Singapore ArtScience Museum, Singapore

Square, Klein-Sun Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA

Square, K Space, Chengdu, China


Zhang Dali: Second History, Museum of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art, Shenyang, China

Zhang Dali: A Retrospective, Eli Klein Fine Arts, New York, USA


Zhang Dali, Loft Gallery, Paris, France

AK-47, Stern Pissarro Gallery, London, UK

Zhang Dali Retrospective, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, USA

Zhang Dali Permanent Exhibition, Automne Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgium


Demolition: Second History, The Charles Shain

Library, Connecticut College, New London, Ct 

New Slogan, Eli Klien Art, New York, NY 


Extreme Reality, Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre, Chongqing, China 

Zhang Dali Solo Show, Magda Danysz/ Bund 18 gallery, China 


Pervasion: Works by Zhang Dali (1995-2008), He Xianaing Art Museum, Shenzhen, China 

Il Sogno Proibito Della Nuova Cina, Palazzo

Inghilterra, Turin, Italy 


Slogans, Kiang gallery, Atlanta, GA 

The Road To Freedom, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China 


Chinese Offspring, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY 


Zhang Dali: Image and Revision in New Chinese Photography, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Centre, Macalester College, St.Paul, MN 

A Second History, Ferst Center For The Arts, Georgia Institute Of Technology 

Zhang Dali: A Second History, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL 


Sublimation curated by Wu Hung, Beijing Commune, China


Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London


Galleria Gariboldi, Milan, Italy


Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London


AK-47, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China


Dialogue and Demolition, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

Dialogue, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK


Rivoluzione e Violenza, Galleria Studio 5, Bologna, Italy


Zhang Dali: Pitture a Inchiostro, Galleria Studio 5, Bologna, Italy


Wash Painting Exhibition by Zhang Dali, Gallery of the National Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions


NordArt2019, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany (Jun 1 – Oct 13)

A Fairy Tale in Red Times, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,Australia (May 3 – Oct 6)

Golden Panda Photography Awards, Chengdu Contemporary ImageMuseum, Chengdu, China (Apr 27 – Oct 27)

New Art History, Moca, Yinchuan, China (Mar 10 – May 22)


New Ink Art in China 1978-2018, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (Dec 18 - Feb 23)

HERBSTALON '18 – Brücken Fremder Flüsse, MDR TV Station, Magdeburg, Germany (Oct 22 – Dec 16)

Ambush on All Sides, An Alternative Intervention in Social Vision, Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China (Oct26 – Nov26)

Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (Jan 21- May 6)

The Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post-Mao Era, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, USA (Jan 31 - Mar 20)

Art from the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (Jan 13 - Jun 3)

Nord Art 2018, Kunswerk Carlshuette, Buedelsdorf, Germany (Jun 9 - Oct 7)


Street Generations(s) 40 Years of Urban Art, La Condition Publique, Lille, France (Mar 31 - Jun 18)

Working on History, Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution, Museum of Photography, Berlin, Germany (Aug 18 - Jan 2018)


Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA (Feb 18-29)

Utopias/Heterotopias, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bei Shansi Factory Wuzhen, China (Mar 28 - Jun 26)

The Shadow Never Lies, Sheshan MOCA, Shanghai, China (Apr 30 - Jul 31)

An Exhibition About Exhibitions, OCAT Institute, Beijing, China (Jun 26 - Oct 30)

Art From The Streets, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (July 1 - Aug 24)

Busan Biennale, Busan Art Museum, Busan, South Korea (Sep 3 - Nov 30)

Vile Bodies, White Rabbit Gallery, Sidney, Australia (Sep 9 - Feb 5 2017)

Enduring Magnetism, 1X3 Gallery, Beijing, China (Sep 17 - Nov 17)


Paradise Bitch, White Rabbit Gallery, Sidney, Australia ( Sep 10 2015 – Jan 31 2016)

We are together, Taikoo Square, Chengdu, China (Jun 24 – Sep 20)

The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum,Beijing, China (Jun 25 – Oct 10, 2015)

Community Implant Plan, Chengdu Jinjiang Museum, Chengdu, China (Feb 14 – Mar 15)

Suddenly Enlightened, Chinese and German Conceptual Art Comparative Research Exhibition, United Museum, Wuhan China (Mar 13 – Jun 13)


Lianzhou Photo Festival Photography in the Post Media Era

MIA Singapore Marina Bay Booth D-6

West Says East Says, Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition

United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

Phnom Penh Photo Festival, Cambodia

Chinese Contemporary Photography,Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Aftermath, 21c Museum, Louisville, USA

De Heus-Zomers Collection of Chinese Contemporary

Art Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland


Individual Growth-Momentum of Contemporary Art, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin,China

Voice of the Unseen, Collateral Event at the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Aura and Post Aura, The First Beijing International Photography Biennale, Millennium Museum, Beijing, China

Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, USA

Incarnations, Institute Confucius des Pais de la Loire, Angers, France

Fuck Off 2, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland

Re-Ink, Invitational Exhibition, Hubei Museum of Art,Wuhan, China

The Nature of Things, Magda Gallery, Shanghai, China

Chinese Photography, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium

One Square Meter-Situation, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China

World’s Shadows, Photo Phnom Penh 2013, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Spectacle Reconstruction, Budapest Art Museum, Budapest, Hungary


Raze, Peking Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, MET, New York, USA

The Unseen at Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum Guangzhou, China

Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, The Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA

Omen-2012, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai China


Faking It: Manipulated Phototgraphy Before Photoshop, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York 

New Photography 2011, The Museum Of Modern Art, New York 

Speech Matters, The 54th International Art Exhibition Of The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

Black And White, Zero Art Museum, Beijing China 

The Life And Death Of Buildings, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ 

Relationship, Guangdong Museum Of Art, China, Guangzhou, China 

Self Camera, Changwon Asia Art Festival, Seongsan Art Hall, South Korea 

The Evolving Art, Academy Of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 


Is The World Real? 6th Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China 

The Original Copy: Photography Of A Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MOMA, New York, NY 

Exhibition Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli Museo De Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy 

Four Dimensions, Hong Kong Photo Festival, Hong Kong, China 

Zhang Dali: A Second History 41st Edition Of Les Recontres d’arles, Espace Van Gogh, Arles France 

A Decade-Long Exposure, central Academy Of Arts Museum, Beijing, China 

Dimensionality, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China 

Great Performance, Pace Beijing, China 

Ame de Chine, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France 

From New York To Beijing: Graffiti-Blogging In The Street-Blade and Zhang Dali, C-Space, Beijing, China 

Re-Visioning History, OV gallery, Shanghai, China 

Reshaping History: China Art from 2000-2009, National Conference Centre, Beijing, China 

China’s Soul, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France



Chasing Flames, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York 

Calligraffiti: “‘Writing’ in Contemporary Chinese and Chicano Art," Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA 

Re-imaging Asia, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK 

Stairway to Heaven:From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrappers, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

Chinese Prints, Pace Prints, New York, NY 

The Very Condition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China 

Images From History, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzen, China 

Collision, Central Academy Of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing China 

Transforming Traditions, Victoria H. Myhren gallery, University Of Denver, CO 

From Style Writing To Art- Street Art Group Show, 18 Gallery Shanghai, China 


Five Years Of Duolun, Shanghai Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Shanghai, China 

The Revolution Continues: New Art From China, Saatchi Gallery, London 

Logan Collection, San Francisco MOMA, CA 

China Gold, Musee Maillol, Paris, France 

Zhang Dali and Shen Shaomin, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY 

The Avant Garde in the 80’s and 90’s of the last Century in China, Groningen Museum, Netherlands 

Re-Imaging Asia:Asian Coordinates, House Of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany 


Unexpected: Out Of Control, Ku Art Center , Beijing, China 

All of our Tomorrows: The Culture of Camouflage, Kunstraum der Universität, Lünenburg, Germany 

China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Red Hot, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX 

Three Unitary, DDM, Shanghai, China 

La Cina e’ vicina, Mediterranea Gallery, Palermo, Italy Past Forward, Oriental Vista Art Collections, Shanghai, China 


China Now, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria 

Radar: Selections from the Collection of Kent and Vicki Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 

Fever Variations, 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea 

Red Star, 798 Factory Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China 

Great Performance, Max Protetch, New York, NY


Mayfly, Beijing Commune, China

The Game of Realism, Beijing Commune, China


Between Past and Future, International Center for Photography, New York

Regeneration, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA

Me!Me!Me! CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China


Festival Internazionale di Roma, L’Officina-Arte del Borghetto, Rome, Italy

The Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver


New Photography From China, The CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Asia in the World, ARCO, Madrid, Spain


China Art Now, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Contemporary Chinese Photography, Finland Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

HOT POT, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Norway


Dialogue, ShangHai, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China

AK-47, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China

FUCK OFF, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

Artistes Contemporains Chinois, Museedes Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France


Transparence Opacite? Valle d’Aosta, Italy

Food for Thought, Eindhoven, Holland

Beijing in London ICA, London


Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London

Lehman College, New York

11th Tallinn Triannual, Tallinn Estonia


Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery of the National

Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing


Goethe Institute Gallery, Torino, Italy


Graphic Arts Experimentation Laboratory, Bologna, Italy