Jiang Zhi (b. 1971, Hunan, China) graduated from China Academy of Art in 1995. His works places an intimate focus on private narratives as well as exploring interrelationships within contemporary Chinese society. Fiction and poetry have also been an important part of his artistic output. Working with a wide range of media including photography, painting, video and installation, Jiang engages with contemporary, social and cultural issues. He consciously positions himself at the intersection of poetics and sociology, weaving mundane social and personal experiences into his works.
Jiang Zhi has had two major solo retrospectives at OCAT Shenzhen (2016) and Times Museum in Guangzhou (2012). His work was also shown in international institutions and biennials, including “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” (Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, 2017); “Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta” (M+ Museum, Hong Kong, 2017); the 9th Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2012); the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China, 2012); “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China” (ICP and Asia Society, New York, USA, 2004); “Zone of Urgency”, the 50th Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy, 2003); and “P_A_U_S_E” , the 4th Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea, 2002). Jiang was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2000; the Academic Award of Reshaping History (Chinart from 2000 to 2009) in 2010; and the Credit Suisse Today Art Award in 2012.
Jiang currently lives and works in Beijing, China.