Biography

Ran Zhang

(b. 1981 Tianjin, China) lives and works in Rotterdam and Berlin

Education / Residency
2018 ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2018-19, Gwangju, KR
2016 M4 Gastatelier, Amsterdam, NL
2012-13 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL 2011
2011 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten guest-residency, Amsterdam, NL
2006-10  Fine Arts Departement, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

Prize / Funding
2015 ‘the Image’ in permanent contemporary art collection, Hexiangning Museum, Shenzhen, CN
2014-15 Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst Ontwikkelbugdet, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdam, NL
2010 nomination, ‘the Rietveld Prize for the best thesis’, Amsterdam, NL
2009 ARTSTART End Exam Concept Prize, Amsterdam, NL
2008  Danfoss Art Award 2007-2008, Nordborg, DK
                 

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Resolution of Traits, L’ahah, Paris, FR

2016
Amsterdam UNSEEN, Amsterdam, NL
Natritine Gaze 2, M4 Gastatelier, Amsterdam, NL

2015
Natritine Gaze, Galerie Pascaline Mulliez, Paris, FR

2014
Amsterdam Drawing, NDSM, Amsterdam, NL

2012
Phoenix Statement, Galerie Pont & Plas, Gent, BE

2011
Synesthesia, Apice For Artists, Amsterdam, NL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Werethings, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
Home Sequence, Amsterdam, NL

2018
The Hazenstraat Biennale, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL

2017
I Ikigai, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL

2015
My Respects to Madame Bernard, Momart, Amsterdam, NL

2014
Double Vision-Culture China, Hexiangning Museum, Shengzhen, CN
Twenty Thousands Years of Yarn, Future Gallery, Berlin, DE
Dall’ apice al fondo (e viceversa), Apice For Artists, Amsterdam, NL

2013
the Image, OpenStudio Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

2012
Material Transformation, OpenStudio Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

2011
C&H May group show, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL

2010
C3 December Show, C3 gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Pulchri Expositie, Pulchri, Den Haag, NL

2009
Oud Kerk – Evil in the Church, Oud Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2008
Growing Symbols Growing Symbols,
Cultuurhuis Diamantslijperij, Amsterdam, NL

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Book, Monographss
  • 2016
    Prospects&Concepts, Mondriaan Fonds Toont Talent, Art Rotterdam 2016, p.180-182.
    2014
    Double Vision-Culture China, overseas Chinese women’s invitational exhibition, Hexiangning museum, Shengzhen, CN, P.250-259.
    2012
    The Phoenix Statement (12 books), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

Articles and podcasts
  • 2020
    Clara Tang, Ran Zhang’s “Enantiomers and traces”, ArtAsiaPacific, October 2020
    ‘Apnea #13 Conversation with Ran Zhang’, Sonia Fernández Pan, May 2020, Berlin
    Feminism Under Corona: A One Flavor Reality, the first episode of Promise No Promise, by Sonia Fernández Pan, Institute Kunst, CH, May 2020 [podcast]
    2019
    poetry by Estelle Hoy, Resolution of Traits, commissioned by L’ahah Paris, November 2019, Berlin