(B. 1980, Guang Zhou)



2002 - 2004         MFA Photography, Royal College of Art, London

2001 - 2002         Postgraduate of Fine Art, Byam Shaw at Central St. Martins, London

2000 - 2001         MFA Fine Art, Byam Shaw at Central St. Martins School of Art, London

1996 - 2000         BA Fine Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing






I Am Your Mirror, The Vilcek Foundation Gallery, New York


O Zhang, Ooi Botos Gallery, Hong Kong


A Splendid Future for the Past, Forever & Today Gallery, New York

O Zhang - Horizon, Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul

The World is Yours, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia                 


Cutting The Blaze To New Frontiers, Queens Museum, New York                        

A Stream Bends For A Thousand Li, Asian Song Society, New York

Horizon (Sky), public art project, Vancouver Gallery, Vancouver


The World is Yours (But Also Ours), CRG Gallery, New York

The World is Yours (But Also Ours), Frieze Art Fair, London


Daddy & I, Pekin Fine Art Gallery, Beijing


My Little Girl, IMT Gallery, London

Horizon, Chinese Art Center, Manchester





The House in the Sky – Artists Imagine New Utopias, Hayward Gallery, London

Go-betweens: The World Seen from Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Chinese Female Artists from Oversea, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China


The 13th Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China 

Rising Dragon - Contemporary Chinese Photography, San Jose Museum of Art, California, U.S.A.

Postcard from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins Co.Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


Found in Translation, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany

Rising Dragon - Contemporary Chinese Photography, New York, Krannert Art Museum, Ilinois

Royal College of Art 175th Anniversary Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Un Praise of Childhood, Getxophoto Festival, Bilbao, Spain

Mie Portrait, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Postcard from the Edge, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, U.S.A


Staging Selves, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Lowave – Human Frames, Kunst-Im-Tunnel Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Piccadilly Revisited, Hong Kong Art Festival, Hong Kong

Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, New Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Philadelphia, co-curated by National Art Museum of China, Beijing


The Fokus Lodz Art Biennale, Lodz, Poland

Bumpy Ride, Fotografia Festival, Rome, Italy

Dirimart Gallery, The Armory Show, New York

Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret The Iconic Playboy Bunny,

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, U.S.A

Of Anna and Dreams, New Asian Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Piccadilly Revisited, Royal Opera House, London, UK

State of the Dao, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Global/National - The Order Of Chaos, Exit Art, New York, U.S.A.


Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex

Museum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Constant Stream, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

China Now: The Edge of Desire, Max Lang Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Ingenious Methodology, Chi Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A

The Borders, The Amelie A.Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, NY, U.S.A.

Rave Forum, Li Space, Beijing, China

Eye World, Triple Candy Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

SHcontemporary Art Fair, Pekin Fine Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

798 Beijing Biennial, Beijing Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China


Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, UC

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Super-Modern: In Transitions Russia 2008, National Center for Contemporary

Art, Moscow, Russia

Intrude366, Outdoor project for Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Red Aside-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Joan Miro Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Art at the Tribeca Film Festival, New School Kellen Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

The First Show-New Blood, Li Space, Beijing, China

Food and Shelter, Pekin Fine Art, Beijing, China

Future Was Then...So Now What, PAM at Scope Art Fair, New York, U.S.A.

Out of the Spotlight, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A

Tokyo Art Fair, Pekin Fine Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Constant Stream, China Now-UK’s largest festival of Chinese culture, Helen Hamlyn Centre at Royal College of Art, London, UK

Dare to Struggle Dare to Win: Emerging Artists from the Chinese Diaspora, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Volta 4 Show, Basel, Switzerland


SHcontemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

Chinese Eroticism, 456 Gallery, New York, USA

You Can’t Touch This: New Asian Art, Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York

Surge, tour show in 798 Festival, Dashanzi, Beijing, China

Dream Place, A-Space, Beijing, China


Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunsthalle

Museum, Hamburg, Germany

MoCA Shanghai Envisagel– Entry Gate: Chinese Aestherics of Heterogeneity,

Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Duolun Exhibition of Young Artist, Duolun Museum, Shanghai, China

Looking at the Other, ISE Foundation, New York

Cantonese Artists in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, Dashanzi Festival, Beijing, China

Purity and Innocence, Neuhoff  Gallery, New York, U.S.A

Art Rotterdam, Domobaal Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland


Preview Berlin, Domobaal Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Chicago Contemporary Classic Art Fair, Museum Work, Chicago, U.S.A.

It's a Wrap, Photo Do Not Bend Gallery, Texas, U.S.A

Imagining a World, OXO Tower Wharf barge house, London, UK

Crime, Artist net work gallery, New York, U.S.A


On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, U.S.A.

XS - an invitational exhibition, FA Project Gallery, London, UK

Who Am I, 456 Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Standing On the Edge, Hiscox Gallery, London, UK

Best of Royal College of Art Degree Show, Davis Langdon Gallery, London, UK

Summer Show, Hoopers Gallery, London, UK

The Progressive Development Plan, The Empire, London, UK

Vector, L'Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

EMERGEANDSEE, tour show in Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary and Kino International, Berlin, Germany


Portobello Film Festival, The Portobello Film Institute, London, UK

Essen Art Festival, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

Chinese Art Today, Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China 

Paris-San Francisco: One Exhibition Two Sites, Somarts Gallery, San Francisco and Glaz’Art, Paris, France


Vanishing, East73 Gallery, London, UK

Generator, L'Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

Emerge and See - short film screening, Curzon Soho Cinema, London, UK  

Orange/Dazed & Confused Big Break New Talent Awards Exhibition, Great Eastern Hotel, London,UK

48 Student Neukoelln Art and Culture Festival, Berlin, Germany

Behind the Closed Door, Seven Worcester Terrace Gallery, Bath, UK

Visual Art in Nunnery 2002, Nunnery Gallery, London UK


The Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toal Gallery, Boston, U.S.A

Deal With It, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A

Synaesthesia Film Night, Chats Palace Art Center, London, UK

Challenge The Nail, Salon des Arts, London, UK

The 8th Annual Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A

Eel, The Rhythm Factory, London, UK


Skin and Words, Artists Space, Hauts de Cagnes, France

Er-Chang Age, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China

Contemporary Photography from China, Cypress College and BC Space Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Winter Sunshine, Panorama Gallery, Beijing, China




Guggenheim Museum, New York

Santa Barbara Museum, California

Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing




Bellagio Center Artist Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, U.S.A.

Tribeca Film Festival Art Award, Tribeca Film Festival, New York, U.S.A.

Big Break New Talent Awards, Dazed and Confused Magazine, London, UK

Fuji Film Awards, London, UK

RCA Photography Graduate Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Royal College of Art Fine Art Student Awards, London, UK

Photography Award, Wilson Centre For Photography, London, UK

Chinese Student Awards, Great Britain-China Educational Trust, London, UK

Artist Residency at Queens Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.

Artist Residency at Brooklyn College, New York, U.S.A.

Artist Residency at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, U.S.A.

Nominated for Beck's Future, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK

Nominated for Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, New York, U.S.A.

Nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Photography Award, Amsterdam, Netherland

Nominated for the Prix Picet Photography Awards, London, UK

Nominated for Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA), Beijing, China

O Zhang’s Chinese autobiography: “An Empire Where The Moon Light Never Fades” was on Best Seller List for four weeks, Guangzhou, China