O Zhang 張鷗 (born in Guangzhou) is a Chinese artist working in photography and mixed media. Zhang received a Master of Photography from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London and a BA from the Central Academy of Art in Beijing.
Zhang has had more than 100 exhibitions around the globe, including the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum (Berlin), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai). She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Beijing, London, Istanbul, Vancouver, HK, Manchester, Philadelphia. She was the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, Fuji Film Award, Vilcek Artist Award, and nominated for numerous awards including the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (Beijing), Beck’s Future Award (London), and Creative Capital Awards (New York). She has been invited to give artist lectures at Oxford University, New York University, New School, School of Visual Art, among others.
Her works are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Santa Barbara Museum (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), M+ Museum (HK), and other private collections including the Uli Sigg collection in Switzerland.
She has been cited in many publications, including the New York Times, Art in America, The Guardian, Canadian Art, Chinese Photography, South China Morning Post, etc. Zhang gave a solo exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art (New York) in 2009. She was one of the earliest Chinese artists who gave a solo show at a major art museum in New York. Zhang’s autobiography: “An Empire Where The Moon Light Never Fades” was on The Best Seller List in China.
Zhang has been primarily working in New York since 2004. She was a Photo Professor at New York University. She is also a mom of two beautiful children.
I Am Your Monolith Series (42 photos)
Inkjet print on luster photo paper,
Size: 40×30 inch, Edition of 5 / 24×16 inch, Edition of 5
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