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Jiang Zhi was born in Yuanqiang, Hunan province, in 1971 and graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. He was awarded the academic achievement of Reshaping History (Chinart from 2000-2009) in 2010, the Chinese Contemporary Art Golden Palm in 2009, the Asian New Force IFVA Critics Award in 2001, and also received the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2000. Generally considered one of China’s most diverse and avant-garde artists of his age, Jiang Zhi’s artistic practice ranges widely from oil painting, video, installation, sculpture and photography. A mid-career retrospective exhibition titled “If This Were A Man” curated by Bao Dong is currently on view at the Times Museum in Guangzhou. Jiang Zhi currently lives and works in Beijing and Shenzhen.

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