Shengtian ZhengVancouver Art Gallery

    Shengtian Zheng is the adjunct director of Institute for Asian Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the founding managing editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and a trustee of Asia Art Archive in America. He previously served as the chair of the oil painting department at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota and San Diego State University. Zheng has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including “Yellow Signal: New Media from China” series at Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia, and other venues in Vancouver, 2012; “Art and China’s Revolution” at the Asia Society Museum, New York, 2009; and “Shanghai Modern” at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 2004. He has been the senior curator for Asia at the Vancouver Biennale since 2009. His current project, “Crossing Pacific,” focuses on the cultural dialogue between China and Latin America in the twentieth century. In 2013, four volumes of Zheng Shengtian, Selected Writing on Art were published by the China Academy of Art Press. Zheng was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his curatorial work and he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2013. Zheng received a BFA from China Academy of Art.

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