Zhang Dali is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his sculptures, graffiti, and paintings.

Born in 1963 in Harbin, China, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating in 1987. After protesting at Tiananmen Square and surviving the ensuing massacre in 1989, Zhang fled to Italy, where he first discovered graffiti as an art form of resistance.

Zhang Dali has worked on many subjects and with several techniques. He is a multifaceted artist, always experimenting in new ways to express the reality beyond reality, expose social problems and human condition. He uses painting, graffiti, sculpture, photography, installation and performance.

After returning to China, Zhang Dali was one of the only artist’s producing graffiti in Beijing during the 1990s, a practice he gave up in 2006. Since then, he has exhibited internationally and his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smart Museum in Chicago, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. Zhang currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Zhang Dali, Bamboo (particular), 2018
Cyanotype on cotton, each 56 x 45 cm

Zhang Dali, Bamboo (particular), 2018
Cyanotype on cotton, each 56 x 45 cm

Zhang Dali is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his sculptures, graffiti, and paintings.

Born in 1963 in Harbin, China, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating in 1987. After protesting at Tiananmen Square and surviving the ensuing massacre in 1989, Zhang fled to Italy, where he first discovered graffiti as an art form of resistance.

Zhang Dali has worked on many subjects and with several techniques. He is a multifaceted artist, always experimenting in new ways to express the reality beyond reality, expose social problems and human condition. He uses painting, graffiti, sculpture, photography, installation and performance.

After returning to China, Zhang Dali was one of the only artist’s producing graffiti in Beijing during the 1990s, a practice he gave up in 2006. Since then, he has exhibited internationally and his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smart Museum in Chicago, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. Zhang currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

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Zhang Dali, Brownian Movement Sketches, 2012

Zhang Dali

Brownian Movement Sketches, 2012

Mixed media (cyanotype, ink and watercolor) on paper

Set of 5 works

Each 54 × 39 cm

Zhang Dali, Brownian Movement Sketches, 2012

Zhang Dali

Brownian Movement Sketches, 2012

Mixed media (cyanotype, ink and watercolor) on paper

Set of 5 works

Each 54 × 39 cm

Zhang Dali, Bamboo, 2018

Zhang Dali

Bamboo, 2018

Cyanotype on cotton

56 × 45 cm

Zhang Dali, Bamboo, 2018

Zhang Dali

Bamboo, 2018

Cyanotype on cotton

56 × 45 cm

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Zhang Dali

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How and where was STREET ART born?

It is already in the late 1960s that the first writers began obsessively writing their name on every surface. When Keit Haring arrives in New York in 1978, each subway carriage is signed or painted and the city has already for some time initiated intense struggles against a now rampant and out of control phenomenon.

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