Contributors / July 2011 (Issue 14)

Zhang Dali
ImageZhang Dali was born in Harbin in 1963 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Beijing in 1987. From 1989 to 1995, he sojourned in Italy, where he discovered graffiti art. Returning to Beijing in 1995, he began the series "Dialogue and Demolition," in which he spray-painted and carved his own profile on the walls of buildings condemned to demolition throughout Beijing. Since 2005, Zhang has turned his artistic attention to the doctored photographs produced by the People's Republic of China that have become the most familiar images in the nation's collective memory. According to Zhang, these photographs constitute a "second history." Zhang Dali has exhibited extensively at Chinese and international museums and galleries. His most recent solo exhibitions included "Zhang Dali: New Slogan" at the Eli Klein Gallery, New York (2011) and "Demolition: Second History" at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut (2011). Photo credit: Mai Mang. [View] [Read an artist interview]

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