Artist in Conversation | Vivien ZHANG




3 – 5 pm


6F, Kunsthalle, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 MUSEA



Join us for an intimate conversation with Vivien ZHANG, one of the contemporary artists featured in Boundless Reverie: Chinese Savoir-Faire and Contemporary Art. For the exhibition, ZHANG has created two new paintings inspired by a plant species native to southern China. You will discover the concepts behind these new works directly from the artist. In conversation with John TAIN, the artist will also delve into her evolving artistic practice and the creative journey that has shaped her career. A Q&A will follow.

*The event will begin with a guided tour. Please present a valid exhibition ticket and the event confirmation email to attend this event. No additional admission fee is required.

About Vivien ZHANG

Vivien ZHANG is a London-based artist whose work traverses geographical and cultural boundaries. She earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Painting from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London in 2014. ZHANG's artistic journey is marked by a rich blend of influences from her upbringing in China, Kenya, and Thailand. ZHANG creates intricate oil paintings with repeated, abstracted forms, bright colours, as well as context-specific motifs. Through her art, she explores the themes of identity, social codes, contextual translation, and making paintings in an atemporal age. ZHANG was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2017 and has exhibited internationally, most recently at CAPC (Bordeaux), the Hayward Gallery (London), and TANK (Shanghai).

About John TAIN

John TAIN is the curator of the 2024 Lahore Biennale. He served as the Head of Research at the Asia Art Archive from 2017 to 2023, and was a curator for the modern and contemporary collections of the Getty Research Institute from 2007 to 2017. He has served as an editor for Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series and is a co-editor for the Intersecting Modernisms project. He also serves as an advisor for Asia Forum, an ongoing collateral event at the Venice Biennale.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email upon registration.
  2. Please arrive at the Venue 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time and present the confirmation email for check-in.
  3. No refunds on Fee paid will be made (including absentee) except in the circumstances when the Workshop is being cancelled or postponed by the Organiser. Participants will be notified by email for such cases.
  4. The Organiser shall be entitled to take photos in the Workshop and use such photos for archival, promotional or other related purposes as it deems fit and appropriate.
  5. If the Workshop has to be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather, our staff will notify the participants as soon as possible. In general, if a typhoon signal no. 8 or above or red/black rainstorm is hoisted or still hoisted at or after 8:00 am, the Workshop held at 6:00pm or before on such day will be cancelled.
  6. If a Workshop has to be cancelled or rescheduled due to social distancing measures or prohibition of similar events under relevant laws and regulations, our staff will notify the participants as soon as possible. Please comply with social distancing measures and all other applicable laws and regulations.
  7. In any circumstances, no pets are allowed to enter the Exhibition venue, including the Workshop area.
  8. In any circumstances, no eating or drinking is allowed in the Exhibition venue and the Workshop area.
  9. All participants are required to comply with the instructions given by on-site staff from time to time.
  10. The Organiser has the right to amend any of these terms and conditions without any prior notice.
  11. The Organiser has the absolute right to interpret these terms and conditions. In case of any disputes, the decision of the Organiser shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.