Hang Zhang

about hang zhang

Hang Zhang is currently studying at the University of Leeds. Her work challenges the boundaries of art, and explores the potential of various disciplines, including asemic writing, animal language, extra-terrestrial life, mortality, and cult. The materials she uses vary based on each work’s theme, available materials, and relationship to the venue. Her work needs to have a playful presentation. Luminaire, bold colours, and funky assemblages are what she goes for. On display in Ones to Watch, The Altar of 2020 and Unfinished Prints are two projects based on our morbidly weird life under the pandemic in 2020.

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Art is boring. I often forget that I’m doing it or that I consider myself an artist. I don’t and can’t do art just for the sake of art. I always doubt the quality of myself being an artist. I appreciate art as a media for me to explore the contents of any subject. And the contents I want to explore always come before the form of art I use. I also have a background in traditional Chinese medicine, so science always play an important role on me. I’m too logic-driven to be a traditional artist. What I do is to acknowledge things and then analyse the logic behind or operating them. Then, I try to make the result of my ponderings presentable outside my mind, and it occasionally look like artwork.