Zhang Peili

Year and place of birth: 1957, Hangzhou, China Location: Hangzhou and Shanghai, China

Zhang Peili has been making an important contribution to contemporary art in China and beyond since the mid-1980s. His artistic pursuits include painting, text, video and digital media. The artist examines the narrative potential of these artistic media and the ease with which they can be transformed into and used as propaganda. Often he manipulates the aesthetics of the mass media and popular entertainment. Zhang Peili's work comments on and responds to the social, political and cultural climate in China.

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