Zhan Wang was born in 1962 in Beijing, China and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His practice consists of sculpture, installation, actions, photography and video. Firmly rooted in Chinese traditions and culture, he attempts to form an individual interpretation from his perspective of Chinese culture through the transposition of historical, traditional, spiritual and natural effects.
The artist has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries across the world including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Saatchi Gallery, London; Kunst Museum, Bern; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and the Asia Society Museum, New York. Works in major public collections include, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Art Museum of China, Beijing and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago.