Zhang Ding was born in 1980 in Zhang Ye, lives and works in Shanghai. His exhibitions and projects often include videos, sculptures, installations, paintings, real time renderings, and live performances. The highly performative, musical, theatrical, and holistic practice explores human perceptions, conflicting consciousness, powers, psychological and biological manipulations. Zhang Ding's exhibitions and projects simulate alienations taking place in a social and political context, and staged scenes of confrontational and chaotic natures. Zhang Ding also founded the CONTROL CLUB in 2016, frequently hosting alternative parties and gatherings by means of subculture, technology, music, and massive multimedia installations.
2015 TANC Asia Prize Winner;2017 Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the Year Prize Winner.
Selected exhibitions: Zhang Ding: High-Speed Froms, OCAT Shanghai (2019); Safe House, Zhang Ding Solo Exhibition, the Bunker, Wyoming Project and the KWM art center, Beijing(2018); VORTEX, ZHANG Ding Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Shanghai (2017); CONTROL CLUB, Launch Project, Shanghai (2016); Devouring Time, RAM, Shanghai (2016); Enter the Dragon III, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2016); Enter the Dragon II, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Enter the Dragon, ICA London, UK (2015); Orbit of Rock, ShanghART, Beijing, China (2014); Orbit: ZHANG Ding Solo Project, The Armory Show, Focus Section, New York, U.S.A. (2014); Gold & Silver, ZHANG Ding Solo Exhibition, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, Austria (2013); Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then, the Biennale of Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country: New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. (2012).