Zhang Ruyi
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Zhang Ruyi

b.1985, Shanghai

Zhang Ruyi (b.1985, Shanghai) works predominantly in abstract drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. In her practice, sculpture occupies a unique space mediating artifacts, industrial experience and urbanism. Zhang’s artistic practice is centered on the undisclosed relationship between ego consciousness, physical space, and mundane experience. By withholding certain “slices” of time and information of the material employed, the artist is able to capture, replicate, compress, condense or fabricate the materialization of emotions.

Solo exhibitions of Zhang Ruyi include “Decoration: Building Debris” (2020) at the Sifang Art Museum, Shanghai, China and “Decoration: Dump” (2017) at the MOCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China. Zhang’s work has been shown in group exhibitions in institutions and museums including, UCCA Dune (Beidaihe, 2020); K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong, 2018); Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai, 2018); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2017); Cass Sculpture Foundation (Chichester, 2016); Sifang Art Museum (Nanjing, 2016); chi K11 art museum (Shanghai, 2016) and Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai, 2015). Zhang is the recipient of Prix YISHU 8 Chine 2017 and the participant of the 2017 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Programme, now in studio residency hosted by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council at Villa Sträuli, Winterthur. Her work is collected by Sifang Art Museum, Fosun Foundation and the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

Zhang currently lives and works in Shanghai.


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