© Ziquan Wang
B. 1993, China,
lives and works in Shanghai
Ziquan Wang (b. 1993) lives and works in Shanghai. He received his M.A. from the Royal College of Art and B.A. from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (China).
His practice is an attempt to establish an emotional connection with the virtual world where functionalism prevails. In contemporary culture, virtuality intervened in our real world, altering one's conception of the body and gender. He specializes in creating narratives and avatars within software interface, exploring the politics of virtual space.
Solo exhibition: Creatures of the Air, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2022). Selected group exhibitions include: Demonstration: The Art of Decision-Making Techniques, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai (2023); Looking at the Stars, G Museum, Nanjing (2023); Scare the Muggles, By Art Matters, Hangzhou (2023); Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen (2022); Perfect Partner in the Near Future, YUELAI Art Museum, Chongqing (2022); Habits of Ancient Deities, HELLERAU European Centre for the Arts, Dresden, Germany (2022); The Disconnected Generation, Song Art Museum, Beijing (2022); Tangle of Revolution and Political Soul, Space & Gallery Association, Shanghai (2021); Video AI Plaza, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai (2021); Universal Serial Bus, MadeIn Gallery, Qiao Space, Shanghai (2021); Hereditary Territory, Power long Museum, Shanghai (2021); Ensemble Urbain, APS Museum, Shanghai (2020); The Picture Is Not At Ease, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2020); Kung Fu or Disco?, Wooton Gallery, Changsha, Hunan (2020); Illusive Particles, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2020); Art Nova 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing (2019); Fragmentation, The Coningsby Gallery, London (2019); Material Statement, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (2019). He was shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize in 2020 and the NOWNESS short film awards in 2022.