Jiang Zhi
Love Letter No.17

Jiang Zhi

b. 1971, Yuanjiang, Hunan, China

Jiang Zhi graduated from China Academy of Art in 1995. Jiang Zhi works with a range of mediums, including photography, painting, video, and installation. Concurrent to his photography practice, Jiang has been writing novels and poetry since the early stages of his artistic career, consciously positioning himself at the intersection of poetics and sociology. Weaving familiar and mundane social experiences into his works, Jiang maintains a tension between daily existence and textual experience.

As one of the most versatile artists of his generation, Jiang Zhi’s work has been internationally recognized by institutions and art festivals, including OCAT Shenzhen (2016), Guangzhou Times Museum (2012), Venice Biennale (2003), Gwangju Biennale (2002) etc. Meanwhile, Jiang Zhi has numerous publications including Mu Mu (1999), Shine Upon Me (2008), Neurosis and Prattle (2008), On the White (2008), Tremble (2010), If This is a Man (2012), Love Letters (2015), Love-Addict (2016), and One is All, All is One, All, Predestiny (2017). Jiang was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2000.

Jiang currently lives and works in Beijing, China.


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