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1988 Born into a centurial ancestral paper-crafting family in Sinjhuang. The "Hsin Hsin Paper Offering Store" specializes in making paper sculptures for religious rituals or funerals, such as paper effigies, paper animal, paper houses and other fine crafts. However, Zhang Xu Zhan favors animations.

His works are full of bizarre, absurd grotesque image expansion, intent to discuss the society and contemporary survival experience. Zhang Xu Zhan specializes in hand-drawn animation, puppet animation, digital image, with the combination of experimental film and cinema, multi-channel video installation. And also exhibits various puppets and hand-drawings aside the expanding cinema, etc new media arts. His works has been collected by the Taiwan Museum of Arts.

important group exhibitions, including "Yokohama Triennale 2020", "Young International Creation - 2019 Biennale de Lyon", "2019 Animafest Zagreb - Special Mention", "2018 Shanghai Biennale", "55th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival", "2016 KuanDu Biennial" (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), "Asia Art biennial" (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts) , "27th International Short Film Festival of Berlin - interfilm" (Berlin, Germany), "Asia Digital Art Award" (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), "7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art - APT7 Cinema" (Queensland Gallery of Modern Art)

Deutsche Bank’s Artists of the Year award 2020/2021

birth year
1988
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2010
MFA Department of New Media Arts
Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
Si So Mi
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Inferiority Bat
Taipei Digital Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Ritual of Cathode Ray Tube
Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2019
Jeune Cre ation Internationale / 15th Biennale de Lyon
Institut d’art contemporain , Lyon , France
2019
An Opera for Animals
Rockbund Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2019
Letter Callus Post-War
Kuandu Musuem of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Letter Callus Post-War
Galeri Lorong , Yogyakarta , Indonesia
2018
The 55th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
The 12th Shanghai Biennale
Power Station of Art , Shanghai , China
2018
2018 Asia Project: How Little You Know About Me
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art , Seoul , Korea
2018
Customized Reality: The Lure and Enchantment of Digital Art
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
West Bund Art and Design
Shanghai , China
2017
Resurrection
Surplus Space , Wuhan , China
2017
EXiM 2017 – Cross-Straits Experimental Animation Festival
Museu De Arte De Macau , Macau , China
2017
ART KAOHSIUNG – Moving Image Sector
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2017
Taiwan VIDEA 2017 Selection
Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia , Skopje , Macedonia Republic
2017
Taiwan VIDEA 2017 Selection
Zagreb , Croatia
2017
Taiwan VIDEA 2017 Selection
SCCA Center for Contemporary Art – Ljubljana , Ljubljana City , Slovenia
2017
Taiwan VIDEA 2017 Selection
Rosalux , Berlin , Germany
2017
The Terrain of Taiwan Contemporary Art
Double Square Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future:Folk Art Parade
Soulangh Cultural Park , Tainan , Taiwan
2017
Fibering – Eco As A Verb – International Video Installation Exhibition
Yo-Chang Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Kuandu Biennale - Slaying Monsters
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
ART·SanYa - HuaYu Youth Award
Huayu Resort & Spa , Sanya , China
2016
2016 Original Festival
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taiwan Annual
Taipei Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Art Basel Hong Kong (Film Sector)
Hong Kong Arts Centre, agnès b. Cinema Hong Kong
2016
An Alternative Travelogue - Museum Media Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Expanded Experimental Animation Festival III ─ Endocrine
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Transformations: Contemporary Media and Manifestations
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
5th Asian Art Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2015
TAIWAN VIDEA 34th Asolo Art Film Festival Asolo
Eleonora Duse Theatre , Asolo , Italy
2015
The Apocalyptic Sensibility: The New Media Art from Taiwan
Taipei Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
ArtTaipei - MIT
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Street Fun, Fun Street- MOCA X Community Art Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Chi Feng Street , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Power Advance, New Media Art
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Extend Experimental Animation & Contemporary Art Festival I
MoCA Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Wormhole Theatre
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
5th Young Emerging Star Taiwan - Yes Taiwan
AKI Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Fantastic Fest
Austin , USA
2014
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
Tokyo , Japan
2014
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film - Special programme ANIMATION HORROR NIGHT
Stuttgart , Germany
2014
It's not a REAL film
TamtamArt Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Artnova100
Shanghai Space , Shanghai , China
2013
Cutlog – Paris - The New Wave of Contemporary Video Art in Taiwan
Paris , France
2013
The 1st Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Biennale Competition
OCT , Shenzhen , China
2013
Digital Art Wall Chart
Taipei Digital Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
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Cutlog – NewYork / The New Wave of Contemporary Video Art in Taiwan
New York , USA
2012
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art - APT7 Cinema
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) , Queensland , Australia
2012
Young Artist Talent Trivium - Read
Eslite Art Studio , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Taipei Digital Art Award - Second Nature
Songshan Cultural Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
2010 - 2011 REVIEW of the Digital Audio-Visual Award
Digital Art Center Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Conflux Exhibition
Pearl Conard Gallery , Ohio , USA
2012
The 10th Taoyuan Contemporary Arts Award
Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2012
Taoyuan ACG Carnival
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2012
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival – Inspiration of Asia
Seoul , Korea
2011
8th 404 Festival of Electronic Arts
Rosario , Argentina
2011
6th Taipei Digital Art Festival
Peeling Liu Street , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
ACA - Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts
The PIER-2 ArtCenter , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Disspear County
Taipei Contemporary Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Asia Digital Art Award
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum , Fukuoka , Japan
2011
International Short Film Festival of Berlin - interfilm
Berlin , Germany
2011
Hong Kong Jockey Club HAD Walk Project – Sham Shui Po Creativity & Arts For All
Hockey Club Creative Arts Centre Hong Kong
2011
Hsinchu City Image Festival
Hsinchu City Image Mesuem , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2011
BLACK BOX project : Parallax Point & Error_ic
Taiwan Photo Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
The 3rd Trans-Chinese Film Academy Festival
HKAPA Bethanie Landmark Heritage Campus, Broadway Cinema Hong Kong
2010
ROC Centennial - Filial piety ranks top of all charities Award Winning Projects of Young Taiwan Animators
online , Taiwan
2010
LACDA 2010'DigitalArt.LA' International Digital EXPO
Los Angeles International Digital Art Exhibition , Los Angeles , USA
2010
ISFVF The Tenth International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy
Beijing Film Academy , Beijing , China
2010
The 5th Digital Art Festival Taipei 2010 & K.T. Creativity
Peeling Liu Street , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
8th Taiwan Design Expo, Young Generation Design Pavilion
Songshan Cultural Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Dismemberment Truncation Elephant
Museum of Basement , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
CDT 7th Character Design Award of Taiwan
Huashan1914 Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
29th Yodex Young Designers Exhibition
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
2nd Macau International Movie Festival
Florence Hall, The Venetian Macao , Macau , China
2010
The 12th Puchon International Student Animation Festival
Puchon , Korea
2010
Anim'est 5th International Film Festival
Bucharest , Romania
2010
Taipei County Film Festival International Student Film Golden Lion Award
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
3rd Nanying Biennial / Festival
Soulangh Cultural Park , Tainan , Taiwan
2010
9th South Taiwan Film Festival
Tainan Ambassador Theatre , Tainan , Taiwan
2010
2nd Kuandu Film Festival
Eco-Arts Pavilion , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Peace and soldier
Young Graffiti Award , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
X CUP Design Awards
Taipei Contemporary Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
Galerilorong
Yogyakarta , Indonesia
2018
Rooftop Institute
Hong Kong
2019
Exhibition
Expanded Experimental Animation Festival IV
Digital Art Center
Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Exhibition
Expanded Experimental Animation Festival III ─ Endocrine
MoCA Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Exhibition
Extend Experimental Animation Festival II: Entity Ghost
Taiwan Digital Art and Information Center
Online
2014
Exhibition
Extend Experimental Animation & Contemporary Art Festival I
MoCA Taipei
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Nominee, Best Animated Short Film
55th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Grand Prix, Taiwanese Short Film
2018 Taichung International Animation Film Festival (TIAF)
 
Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Selected
ART·SANYA - HUAYU YOUTH AWARD
 
Sanya , China
2015
 
Tianmei Art Foundation, Artist visit the Venice Biennale
 
Taiwan
2015
Selected
2015 Made In Taiwan-Young Artist Discovery
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2015
 
S-An Art Award
S-An cultural Foundation
Taiwan
2015
Animation Selected, Outstanding Short Films
37th Golden Harvest Awards
 
Taiwan
2014
Best Experimental Film
FIRST International Film Festival
 
China
2014
Honorable Mention, Outstanding Short Films
36th Golden Harvest Awards
 
Taiwan
2012
First Prize
7th Digital Art Awards Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Selected
Digital Work, Multiple- Screen Program
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2011
Selected
The 10th Taoyuan Contemporary Arts Award
 
Taoyuan , Taiwan
2011
Excellent Work, Moving Image
6th Digital Art Awards Taipei
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Video Art
PhotoTaipei - Taiwan Young Artist Award
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Grand Prize, B Moving image
Asia Digital Art Award
 
Fukuoka , Japan
2011
Best Animation
The 3rd Trans-Chinese Film Academy Festival
 
2010
Official Selection
The 12th Puchon International Student Animation Festival
 
Puchon , Korea
2010
Silver Prize, Animation
K.T. Creativity Award
 
2010
Gold Award, CGCG Inc Special Award
9th 4C Digital Design Awards
 
2010
Animation, CDT - Gold Award
CDT 7th Character Design Award of Taiwan
 
2010
Gold Award, Digital Animation
TISDC Taiwan International Student Design Competition
 
Taiwan
2010
Best Animation Official Selection
2nd Macau International Movie Festival
 
Macau , China
2010
Winners
LACDA 2010 'DigitalArt.LA' Juried Competition
 
2010
Official Selection
Anim'est 5th international film festival
 
2010
Official Selection
ISFVF The Tenth International Student Film & Video Festival
Beijing Film Academy
Beijing , China
2010
Official Selection
2nd Kuandu Film Festival
 
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Honorable Mention, Animation
3rd Nanying Biennial Festival
 
2010
Official Selection
9th South Taiwan Film Festival
 
Taiwan
2010
Bronze Prize
Japan Epson Imaging Education Program
 
Japan
2010
Taipei Observe Official Selection
Golden Lion Award
Taipei County Film Festival International Student Film
Taipei County , Taiwan
2010
Merit Award
National Animation Contest for Technological & Vocational Institutes & Universities
 
2010
Bronze Prize, Digital Media
2011 Young Designers' Competition
 
2009
Honorable Mention
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
 
2008
Semifianalist
X/CUP- Design Awards
 
2008
First Prize
National Digital E cup [Taipei Deaflympics]
 
2007
President Award
17th Times Awards
 
2007
Visual CIS Design, First Prize
National Power Engineering
 
2005
Second Prize
The New Taipei City Tobacco Flash Animation
 
New Taipei , Taiwan
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SELECTED ARTWORKS
paper mice , newspaper , paste , mirrors ,
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paper mice , newspaper , paste , mirrors ,
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oh, I'm so sorry !
Video Art ,
single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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single channel animated video installation , paper mice , newspaper , paste ,
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Si So Mi
“The line between life and death impressed deeply on my childhood as I recall a vivid memory of a sun-soaked day at noon, a bucket of water filled almost to the brim, with a cage of newly caught rats half submerged struggling for freedom, until exhaustion grants them with an inevitable death” In the new work Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series Room 004 – Si So Mi, ZHANG XU Zhan choreographs a dance performed to the German folk song ‘Ach wie ist's möglich dann’[1]. The imagery portrayed u ...
Video Art ,
animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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animation , mixed media , Three-frequency Projection ,
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Hsin Hsin Paper Sculpture Home-Zhang Xu Zhan's Stomach
This is Hsin Hsin Paper Sculpture Home , This is Zhang Xu Zhan's Stomach This experimental animation art work ....
Video Art ,
projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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projector , pencil , paper , 5 Single channel video , animation ,
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Ritual of Cathode Ray Tube
This experimental animation work draws the image with multiple angles, and the video is split into five different viewpoints. The images are projected with same angles and distances into the space to connect the images in the space. It creates a sense of LIVE or SNG (Media news gathering) style of reporting with multiple “live times” to interpret the simultaneous narratives in the image. My animation to express his views on contemporary Taiwanese media. The implied symbols in work are ...
Video Art ,
ZHANG XU Zhan, 2012-2013, Video Art
ZHANG XU Zhan, 2011, Video Art
ZHANG XU Zhan, 2010, Video Art
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