Zhan Wang is a Chinese artist living and working in Beijing. Trained at the Central academy of arts in 1983, Wang’s iconoclastic artwork is amongst the many contemporary styles to emerge from China today. His work is predominantly abstractly formed metal resembling stone. His large sculptural pieces attempt to exemplify the quandary of modern China, a fast developing industrial nation, with a rich cultural history. Wang has been part of the growing wave of Chinese export art and has had both group and solo shows at prestigious global institutions including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Hayward Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. He represented China in the Chinese pavilion in 2003 at the 50th Venice Biennale and was part of the First Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art at the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.