Vivien Zhang


One Point Point One, oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm, 2015

Fruitility, oil, ink, and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 51 cm, 2015

Vivien Zhang_Deeper Bite_web
Deeper Bite, mixed media on canvas, 180 x 210 cm, 2015

Vivien Zhang_Wind Collector_web
Wind Collector, mixed media on canvas, 190 x 220 cm, 2015

Cocooning, oil, ink, and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 56 cm, 2015

vivien zhang_web
Prawn Sour, oil, ink, and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 51 cm, 2015

Point One Variation, mixed media on canvas, 46 x 51 cm, 2015

Twofold, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 51 x 56 cm


s-VZ-Six Stencils
Six Stencils, 2014, Oil and ink on canvas, 170 x 210 cm


s-VZ-Pergamon Foil
Pergamon Foil, 2014, Oil on birch plywood, approximately 10 x 25 cm each (ongoing project)


s-VZ-Okinawa Lions
Okinawa Lions, 2014, Oil and ink on canvas, 51 x 46 cm


s-VZ-stencil negative_2013
Stencil Negative, 2013, Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm


s-VZ-folded stencil (generosity)_2013
Folded Stencil (Generosity), 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 55 x 46 cm

Vivien Zhang
Born 1990, Beijing; grew up in Beijing, Nairobi and Bangkok.
Lives and works in London

2012-2014 MA in Painting
Royal College of Art, London
2008-2012 BA in Fine Art – First Class Honours
Slade School of Fine Art (University College London), London
2006-2008 International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma
New International School of Thailand, Bangkok

Solo And Duo Exhibitions
2016 South of Meaning: Travis Jeppesen and Vivien Zhang; accompanying interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, House of Egorn (Berlin)
Cavity Drift: Vivien Zhang, Galerie Huit (Hong Kong)
2015 Surf the Anodyne, Chadwell Award Exhibition, PSW, London
Deeper Bite, Teresita Dennis | Vivien Zhang, Lychee One, London
Booth presentation, Art Central, Hong Kong
2014 Laurence Owen | Vivien Zhang, Rook & Raven, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 December Mostra 2016, British School at Rome, Rome
Sunny Side Up!, Rook & Raven, London
Beyond Borders, Blain|Southern, London
Paper.Publication.Performance, Lychee One, London
2015 REPEAT/SPIRAL, Renke Art Gallery, Hangzhou
Visions from a New Generation (in collaboration with Swarovski), Lane Crawford, Shanghai
East London Painting Prize: Shortlist Exhibition, The Rum Factory, London
Mapping in Memory, House of Egorn, Berlin
2014 A New Circle, Forbidden City Gallery, Shanghai
Saatchi New Sensations 2014, Victoria House, London
Laurence Owen | Vivien Zhang, Rook & Raven, London
RCA Show 2014, Royal College of Art, London
RCA Secret, 2014, Royal College of Art, London
Saatchi Showdown in Glorious Colour, Griffin Gallery, London
May Occur, The Rag Factory, London
2013 PNTG NOV., Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
Scratch, It’s Easy, Camden Collective, London
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Museum, Wells
ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Cultural Station 284, Seoul
RCA Secret 2013, Royal College of Art, London
Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London
Notes to Self – Thinking aloud and making moves, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Cabinet Exhibition, Islington Arts Factory, London
World Event Young Artists 2012 (representing UK Young Artists), Surface Gallery, Nottingham
The Boat of 2012 – Annual Nomination Exhibition for Students of Contemporary Art Academies, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Slade School of Fine Art BA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
2011 Moreover, UCL Art Museum, UCL, London
2010 Transfer, UCL Art Museum, UCL, London

2016–17 The British School at Rome (Rome)
2014-15 Chadwell Award, London
2013 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Awards and Scholarships
2016 Awardee, Abbey Scholarship for the British School at Rome, Abbey Council
2015 Shortlisted, East London Painting Prize
2014 Shortlisted, Saatchi New Sensations
2014 Winner, Chadwell Award artist residency
2014 Winner, Riverlight Award: commission artwork for Riverlight development at Nine Elms, in association with St James, the Royal College of Art and Futurecity
2014 Finalist, Drakes fashion house collaboration: silk square design
2014 2nd Place Winner, Saatchi Showdown In Glorious Colour
2014 Shortlisted, 3rd International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai
2013 Shortlisted, Wells Art Contemporary (judges: Bruce McLean, Dan Hays and Prof Richard Wentworth CBE)
2009 Andor Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

Press and Publications
2016 “House of Egorn: Vivien Zhang and Travis Jeppesen”, Randian, November 2016.
2016 “Cue Collision at House of Egorn London Lounge, Herald Street”, ELEPHANT magazine, September 2016.
2016 “Cue Collision”, ART.ZIP, September 2016.
2016 Alan Chan, “Exhibition Review: Vivien Zhang”, AM Post (Issue 119, March/April 2016):34-35.
2016 “Her Orchestra: Vivien Zhang, an interview with Monica Chung”, ART.ZIP (Issue 15,2016): 153-156.
2016 “Artist Spotlight: Vivien Zhang”, Booooooom, 22 March 2016.
2016 Manying Ho, Feature article, Master-Insight Weekly (founder: Man Cheuk Fei), 29 January 2016.
2016 Anny Wu and Giorgia Papaleo, “YCCA – Vivien Zhang”, Web of Modern Art, 10 February 2016.
2015 Yana Peel, “Changing Faces”, Porter Magazine (Winter 2015, Issue 21): 81.
2015 Juliet Fang,”into the studio of VIVIEN ZHANG” THE POLYSH,
2015 “Two Emerging Painters at Hong Kong’s Art Central Put Pattern in the Crosshairs”, Artsy Editorial, March 2015.
2015 Chyzhykova, Stas, “Emerging Asian Artists to Discover at Art Central”, Artsy, March 2015.
2014 “Two Young London Artists Explore the Depths of Transparency and Space”, Artsy Editorial, August 2014.
2014 Martian Sunsets are Blue: Royal College of Art Painting Catalogue 2014, Kenilworth: Emmerson Press, June 2013.
2014 “Vivien Zhang 张月薇”, Si/肆 Magazine,Issue 13, Apr 2014.
2014 Aesthetica Anthology 2014, Aesthetica Magazine, York: 2014.
2014 “Interview with Vivien Zhang”, (NDKS) (, Jan 2014.
2013 ARC 17.3: Adaptation, Journal of the Royal College of Art, London: Autumn 2013.
2013 Asian Students and Young Artists Festival 2013, ASYAAF Catalogue, Seoul: 2013.
2012 “From the Studio of Yuewei Vivien Zhang”, Saatchi Art Magazine, Nov 2012.
2012 1000 Artists, 100 Nations, 10 Days, World Event Young Artists Catalogue, UK: 2012.
2012 “Yuewei Vivien Zhang – Recent Works”, Undercoat, Jul 2012.
2009 Publication of illustrations in The Global Times, Beijing

Swarovski Archive, Shanghai
Aspen Art Collection, London
Royal College of Art, London
St James, Berkeley Group, UK
Private collections Europe, USA, Asia, and Brazil.