Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964 and lives and works in Beijing.
Solo museum exhibitions include “Zeng Fanzhi: Idealism”, Singapore Art Museum (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi”, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne de Metropole (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi”, Fundación Godia, Barcelon (2009); and “2010: Zeng Fanzhi”, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2010). Zeng’s work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2013-14. In a specially commissioned exhibiton at the Musée du Luvre in 2014, his painting From 1830 till now No. 4 (2014) was shown alongside Eugene Delacrois’s Liberty Leading the People (1830). Zeng’s work was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); “The World Belongs to You”, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2011-12); “Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art”, Arsenale di Venezia and Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (2013); “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013-14); and “Post Pop: East Meets West”, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014-15).