ZENG HAO
 

Born in 1963, Kunming, Yunnan province, China

Lives and works in Beijing, China

 
Artwork
<b>Yellow Pine</b><br/>Etching, aquatint and 2RC Essence Technique on 4 copper plates, printed in 4 colours<br/><br/>79.5 x 54.5 cm, Magnani paper 120 x 90 cm<br/>2011<br/>Edition of 40, IV Artist proofs and 6 dedicated copies. Printed at Vigna Antoniniana-2RC, Rome, Italy. Published by 2RCCAFA, Beijing
<b>A Tree on a Black Wall</b><br/>Etching, aquatint and 2RC Essence Technique on 4 copper plates, printed in 5 colours<br/><br/>79.5 x 54.5 cm, Magnani paper 120 x 90 cm<br/>2011<br/>Edition of 40, IV Artist proofs and 8 dedicated copies. Printed at Vigna Antoniniana-2RC, Rome, Italy. Published by 2RCCAFA, Beijing

Zeng Hao (Chinese, b.1963) was born in Kunming, and received his BA from Central Academy of Fine Arts. Early in his career, we was drawn to western styles, such as Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism, and from 1989 until 1993, he taught at Kunming Educational Institute. From there, he moved on to teach at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art until 1997, when he was fired for his painting style. His large paintings of tiny figures floating in the space of large canvases were deemed unconventional, and Zeng was labeled a “New Imagist,” challenging traditional imagery, technique, color, and composition. His large paintings consist of people and objects out of proportion, typically isolated in varying sizes, and often portraying the emptiness of life and the disconnectedness between time and space. Zeng has showcased his works in China, Europe, and the United States. He participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

 

Education

1993 - 1996

Teaches at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department, Guangdong, China

1989 - 1993

Teaches at the Kunming Educational Institute, Kunming, China

1985 - 1989

Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Third Oil Painting Studio, Beijing, China

1979 - 1983

Study at the attached Middle School of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan, China

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Zeng Hao / Sequence, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Chaoyang, China

2008

Zeng Hao Solo Exhibition, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy

2006

Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea

2006

Looking Around, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Zeng Hao and His New Painting, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, USA

On That Day, At That Moment - By Zeng Hao, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2005

5:01 Pm, 19.11.2005 - Works by Zeng Hao, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Relations - Zeng Hao Solo Exhibition, Robert and Li Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2004

Zeng Hao’s Works Exhibition, Meymac Art Center, Meymac, France

2003

Zeng Hao’s Works Exhibition, Loft Gallery, Paris, France

1997

Zeng Hao, Gallery of China Central Fine Art Academy, Beijing, China

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

Group Show, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Chaoyang, China

New Now, Phillips London, London, United Kingdom

2013

Under the Influence, Oriental Visa Art Collections, Shanghai, China

2012

Looking Away, Iberia for Contemporary Art, Chaoyang, China

2009

CHINA Contemporary Renaissance, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Art Chang Sha 2009, Hunan Provincial Museum, Chang Sha, China

Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennial, What is to come, Chinese Pavillion, Venice, Italy

Retrospect and Exploration: A Selected Collection from Fine Arts Literature Art Centre, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

Going by-Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, SZ Art Centre, Beijing, China

Art Paris, China Today Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2008

Case Studies of Artists in Art History, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

Where are we?, Beijing Centre for the Arts, Beijing, China

Contemporary Invitation Exhibition, ShenZhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, DongFang Gehua Art Space, Wall Museum, Beijing, China

Facing Reality, National Art Museum, Beijing, China