b 1990, Beijing; grew up in Beijing, Nairobi and Bangkok
lives and works in London

2012-2014 MA in Painting
Royal College of Art (London)
2008-2012 BA in Fine Art – First Class Honours
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (London)

Artist Residencies
2016-17 British School at Rome: Abbey Award Scholarship (Rome)
2014-15 Chadwell Award (London)
2013 Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris)

Solo and Duo Exhibitions
2018 Art Rotterdam, House of Egorn (Rotterdam)
2017 Digital Natives: Vivien Zhang and Thomas van Linge, The RYDER (London)
  Vivien Zhang, curated by Sarah McCrory, Monteverdi (Castiglioncello del Trinoro)
  MiArt, House of Egorn (Milan)
2016 South of Meaning: Travis Jeppesen and Vivien Zhang, House of Egorn (Berlin)
  Cavity Drift: Vivien Zhang, Galerie Huit (Hong Kong)
2015 Vivien Zhang | Surf the Anodyne | The Chadwell Award 2014-15 Exhibition, PSW, The Rum Factory (London)
  Deeper Bite: Teresita Dennis | Vivien Zhang, Lychee One (London)
2014 Laurence Owen | Vivien Zhang, Rook & Raven (London)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Art021, Long March Space (Shanghai)
  Group show, Klein Sun Gallery (New York)
  Art Basel, Long March Space (Basel)
  High Noon (curated by Adrienne Drake, Sarah Linford, and Donatella Saroli), Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Rome)
  June Mostra, British School at Rome (Rome)
  All As Long Distance Neighbours (curated by Marialuisa Pastò), SOYUZ (Pescara)
  March Mostra, British School at Rome (Rome)
2016 Trembling Surfaces, Long March Space (Beijing)
  December Mostra, British School at Rome (Rome)
  Cue Collision, House of Egorn | London Lounge (London)
  Sunny Side Up!, Rook & Raven (London)
  Beyond Borders, in aid of UNICEF Next Generation, Blain|Southern (London)
2015 Visions from a New Generation (in collaboration with Swarovski), Lane Crawford (Shanghai)
  Repeat | Spiral, Renke Gallery (Hangzhou)
  East London Painting Prize 2015, The Rum Factory (London)
  Mapping in Memory, House of Egorn (Berlin)
2014 A New Circle, Forbidden City Gallery (Shanghai)
  Saatchi New Sensations 2014, Victoria House (London)
  RCA Show 2014, Royal College of Art (London)
  RCA Secret 2014, Royal College of Art (London)
  Saatchi Showdown In Glorious Colour, Griffin Gallery (London)
2013 PNTG NOV., Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art (London)
  Scratch, It's Easy, Camden Collective (London)
  Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Museum (Wells)
  ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Cultural Station 284 (Seoul)
  RCA Secret 2013, Royal College of Art (London)
  Notes to Self - Thinking aloud and making moves, Royal College of Art (London)
2012 World Event Young Artists 2012 (representing UK Young Artists), Surface Gallery (Nottingham)
  The Boat of 2012 – Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Contemporary Art Academies, Today Art Museum (Beijing)
  Slade School of Fine Art BA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (London)
2011 Moreover, UCL Art Museum, UCL (London)
2010 Transfer, UCL Art Museum, UCL (London)

Awards and Scholarships
2016 Awardee, Abbey Award Scholarship for the British School at Rome
2015 Shortlisted, East London Painting Prize 2015
2014 Shortlisted, Saatchi New Sensations 2014
  Awardee, Chadwell Award
  Winner, Riverlight Award (award by St James Group, the Royal College of Art and Futurecity)
  Awardee, Drake’s (London) design collaboration: limited edition silk pocket square design
  2nd Place Winner, Saatchi Showdown In Glorious Colour
  Shortlisted, 3rd International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai
2013 Shortlisted, Wells Art Contemporary (judges: Bruce McLean, Dan Hays and Prof Richard Wentworth CBE)
2009 Awardee, Andor Scholarship,Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

Press and Publications
2018 Kate Brown, “Cool Young Art Prevails at Art Rotterdam 2018—Here Are 9 Things Not to Miss”, artnet,, February 2018.
2017 “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: The Arts”, Forbes,, April 2017.
2017 Charlotte Jensen, “New Establishment: Vivien Zhang”, ELEPHANT magazine (Issue 30, Spring 2017): 74-77.
2017 “10 Artists on the Art They Want to See in 2017”, Amuse,, January 2017.
2016 “Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation About Inventing New Languages”, Sleek magazine,, November 2016.
2016 “House of Egorn: Vivien Zhang and Travis Jeppesen”, Randian,, December 2016.
2016 “Cue Collision at House of Egorn London Lounge, Herald Street”, ELEPHANT magazine,, September 2016.
2016 “Cue Collision”, ART.ZIP,, September 2016.
2016 Alan Chan, “Exhibition Review: Vivien Zhang”, AM Post (Issue 119, March/April 2016): 34-35.
2016 “Her Orchestra: Vivien Zhang, an interview with Monica Chung”, ART.ZIP, (Issue 15, March 2016): 153-156.
2016 Artist Spotlight, Boooooom, 22 March 2016.
2016 Man-Ying Ho, Feature article, Master-Insight Weekly (founder: Man Cheuk Fei),, 29 January 2016.
2016 Anny Wu and Giorgia Papaleo, “YCCA – Vivien Zhang”, Web of Modern Art,, 10 February 2016.
2015 Yana Peel, “Changing Faces”, Porter Magazine (Winter 2015, Issue 12): 81.
2015 “Stories of Creative Souls: Into the Studio of Vivien Zhang”, Polysh Magazine,, December 2015.
2015 “Two Emerging Painters at Hong Kong’s Art Central Put Pattern in the Crosshairs”, Artsy Editorial,, March 2015.
2015 Chyzhykova, Stas, “Emerging Asian Artists to Discover at Art Central”, Artsy,, March 2015.
2014 “Two Young London Artists Explore the Depths of Transparency and Space”, Artsy Editorial,, August 2014.
2014 Martian Sunsets are Blue: Royal College of Art Painting Catalogue 2014, Kenilworth: Emmerson Press, June 2013.
2014 “Vivien Zhang 张月薇”, Si/肆 Magazine,,
Issue 13, Apr 2014.
2014 Aesthetica Anthology 2014, Aesthetica Magazine, York: 2014.
2013 ARC 17.3: Adaptation, Journal of the Royal College of Art, London: Autumn 2013.
2013 Asian Students and Young Artists Festival 2013, ASYAAF Catalogue, Seoul: 2013.
2012 “From the Studio of Yuewei Vivien Zhang”, Saatchi Art Magazine,, Nov 2012.
2012 1000 Artists, 100 Nations, 10 Days, World Event Young Artists Catalogue, UK: 2012.
2009 Publication of illustrations in The Global Times, Beijing

Aspen Art Collection (London)
Swarovski Archive
The Chadwell Collection (London)
St James Group (London)
Royal College of Art (London)
Private collections Europe, US, Asia, Brazil and Nigeria

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