| Biography | Artists Statement | Artists Represented | Zhang Peili

Uncertain Pleasure 1996, by Zhang Peili

Born in 1957 in Hangzhou, China, lives in Hangzhou, China.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


Gallerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria


Gallerie Crousel-Roblin BAMA, Paris, France / Maison des Culture du Monde, Gallerie du Rond Point, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions:


"Uncertain Pleasure- Chinese Artists in the 1990's", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada



"Figures", Le Parvis, Tarbes, France

"Nouvelles Acquisitions", Espace FRAC de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

"De La Tête Aux Pieds", Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France

"Identité/Altérité", Venice Biennale, Italy

"Unser Jahrhundert, Menschenbilder - Bildrwelten, Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany

"Passions Privées", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Artist's Statement:

What I try to do is to "record" or "restore" a certain kind of intuition rather than symbolizing or making metaphor of some "subject". What I am interested in is the public experience of the action of scratching an itch. The public sense does not need to be explained. It causes a mixture of racial, sexual and cultural differences and provides hence possibilities for communication and exchange between people.

I believe deeply that there is a profound universality in the nature of man. The universality comes from man's basic needs, sensations and reactions. It's perpetual. It is based on this point that art is still meaningful today.

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