This archive contains over 400 digital images of the artist’s works, as well as sketches and manuscripts on many of his video and interactive installations.

Zhang Peili is a pioneer of video and new media art in China. His work 30x30 from 1988 is generally considered to be the first video work in the history of contemporary Chinese art, and his experiments with text-based conceptual art were some of the most radical made in China during the 1980s. In 1986, Zhang helped form the Pond Society with Geng Jianyi, Wang Qiang, Song Ling, Bao Jianfei, Cao Xuelei, and others. In the early 2000s, Zhang founded the New Media Department at the China Academy of Art, the first of its kind in China’s art academy system. His work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions.

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