Luo Zidan is a seasoned performance artists from Sizhuan. He was born 1971 in the small Sichuan town of Luzhou. After graduating from high school in 1989 Luo entered the Sichuan Fine Arts College. In 1991 he began to experiment with various art mediums. In the early 90's he moved to Beijing and lived in the artists community of Yuanmingyuan (Sommer Palace). Today he lives again in Chengdu. Luo Zidan has over 50 performances to his credit.
The exhibition at Shanghart (bldg 16) features the oil paintings Luo Zidan created during his stay in Yuanmingyuan artists village in the early and mid 90's. They are his last paintings he created before dedicating himself exclusively to performance art. Included in the exhibition are also documents of Luo Zidan's performance from the same time.