Zhu Tian



A Partner, A Half Lover, Another Half Lover, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, 2015

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1.6 Meters!, Fabric, hook, strobe lighting, Dimensions variable, 2015

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Waiting Like A Prostitute, Half Shamed Half Despaired, Artist’s clothes, amplifier, neon light, sun bed, hanger, bucket, mop, basin, fork, Dimension variable, 2015

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Slash Me Open, Mixed media, Dimension variable, 2015

Such A Shame, Mixed media, 260x120x70 cm, 2015

Hey, Performance, Video 5’59″, 2015

600 RMB A Go, Performance, Video 8’27″, 2015

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Dirty – Inspired by Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille, Mixed media, Dimension variable, 2015

My Dearest Wish – Inspired by The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, Mixed media, Dimension variable, 2015

Mother Died Today. Or Maybe Yesterday, I Don’t Know – Inspired by The Stranger by Albert Camus, Steel roller shutter, raspberry pi, speaker, Dimension variable, 2015

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Cling To A Curator, performance, 2015

Work 002, Performance, 2015

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Dear Boss, Mixed media, Dimension variable, 2014

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Selling the Worthless, Performance, Video 30’04″, 2014

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Scan, Screen prints on vinyl, 100×70 cm, 2014

Tie, Performance, 2014

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Hiccup, Mixed media, 200x160x150 cm, 2014

Babe, Rubber, human hair, pigment, 18x12x8 cm, 2013

Controlled, Sand, steel, Dimension variable, 2012

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Work 001 I/II, Mixed media, Dimension variable, 2012



Zhu Tian

Born in China, 1982
lives and works in London

2012 – 2014 MA Sculpture
Royal College of Art, London
2006 – 2007 MA Sound Design
Bournemouth University, Bournemouth
2003 – 2006 BA Economics
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Throat, Lychee One, London
2015 00:04:19, AKP Space, Xiamen, China
Dear Boss, Cabin Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Hair!, Centraal Museum, Utretcht, Netherlands
2015 Huayu Youth Award Nomination Exhibition, Sanya, China
Unlawfully Constructed, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare, Paper Gallery, Manchester
The Future Can Wait, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
Nocturnal Friendships, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
De Arrogantie Van de Jeugd, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
Nord Art 2015, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
The Catlin Art Prize Exhibition, Londonewcastle Project Space, London
Off Course, Tour&Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
Young Gods, Griffin Gallery/Charlie Smith London, London
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London/Art Dubai, Dubai
2014 National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Broomhill Sculpture Park, Barnstaple
Show RCA 2014, Royal College of Art, London
Vienna Calling, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna
RCA&ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2013 Art That Heels, M50 V Art Centre, Shanghai, China
London Calling, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
React, Dilston Grove Gallery, London
Nomadologies, Open Plan, London
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Middle Land, Departure Foundation, Birmingham
Drawing Show, Royal College of Art, London
Show+ing, SW1 Gallery, London
Flat Show, 55 Arnhem Wharf, London
Moon Wax, Islington Association, London
2011 The Catalyst, Great Western Studios, London
UK China Art and Design Festival, Beijing/Shanghai, China
2009 Shuffle, Kings Place, London
Evenings of Delight, Candid Art, London
Opening Festival, Kings Place, London
2008 China Design Now, V&A Museum, London

2015 Winner, The Catlin Art Prize, UK
Finalist, Huayu Youth Award, China
2014 Winner, National Sculpture Prize, UK
2009 Winner, Emerging Sound Artist, UK

Selected Media and Press
BBC, New York Times, Daily Mail, CNN, ELLE Magazine, Dazed Magazine, MTV, Huffington Post, Artlyst, Art Media Agency, The Telegraph Newspaper, Metro Newspaper, Paper Magazine, Fad, The Glass Magazine, Culture Whisper, Studio International, Hunger TV, Fuji TV, Nippon TV, Design Boom, The Londoner, Art Zip Magazine, Wall Street International, The Other Studio, The Week Magazine, Surface Magazine, 1626 Magazine
Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation
Private Collection UK, Hong Kong, China