Born in Henan Province, China, 1965
Lives and works in New York, New York and Shanghai, China
Zhang Huan rose to prominence in the 1990s as part of a movement that focused on performance and conceptual art. In reaction to the strictures of the Chinese government’s control over contemporary art practices Zhang Huan and a group of avant-garde artists moved to a dilapidated section of Beijing. They renamed it “Beijing East Village” and it was here that artists were able to perform many of their works to sympathetic audiences of friends and collaborators.