Born in He-Bei. Zhang graduated from the Si- Chuan Fine Arts Institute in 1993 and started to live and work in Beijing in 1998. Zhang is now a full-time painter. In Zhang's paintings, the audience can see the impact of social and cultural changes on female subjects. In particular, the post-ideology in China of the 90's is characterized by the freedom for self-expression and body-liberation. Such a background promotes cuteness and cartoonization as well as a selfcontentment and indifference in respect to the political and social responsibilities of the younger generation. Little by little, young females have lost the ability of the traditional woman for independent thinking and the desire for selfliberation, albeit all the satiated pleasures as a woman. Such change may be called a cultural regression. Zhang's exhibition resume includes "At work, off work" in 2005 and the "Time and Space Exhibition" in the 798 Factory in Beijing in 2006.
ZHANG Hui 張慧