current Exhibitions


April 6 - June 6, 2016

Solo Exhibition / Installation
7th Edition of Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial
Sharjah Art Museum
United Arab Emirates

Past Exhibitions



January 15 – March 15, 2015

Cube Arts Gallery, Dubai

Aporia (origin: Greek, from aporos ‘impassable’, a- ‘without’ and poros ‘passage’), the irresolute condition of cultural and linguistic differences, constantly haunts our increasingly multicultural and globalized contemporary world. Yet it captures meaning in an elusive, untranslatable and non-representational form that arouses and sustains a desire for aesthetic engagement. This exhibition, titled “Aporia”, embodies the impasse of cultural and linguistic boundaries through deconstructing, defamiliarizing and re-configuring existing aesthetic frameworks of traditional Chinese calligraphy. The works in the exhibition invite the viewers to encounter the aporia of cultural differences and untranslatability as an open and interpretive space where one can develop a new relationship with the symbolic limit of language.



August 26 – 29, 2014

Montréal Botanical Garden – Espace pour la vie

Curator: Han Zhang
Artists: Han Zhang, Marjan Verstappen, David Gracer, Dominique Ferraton



April 2 – June 2, 2014

Solo Exhibition
Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2014
Sharjah Art Museum

Press: 2014 Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial Hosts Chinese Woman’s Solo Exhibition


January 25 – March 1, 2014

Lilian Crum, Eric Wang and Han Zhang
Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, Canada

BLANK is an exhibition of works on paper: cut, sewn and drawn. Inspired by the endless possibilities of the blank page, Lilian Crum, Eric Wang and Han Zhang explore various approaches to paper-based artworks. Working with Sumi ink on paper, Lilian Crum’s large-scale drawings are organic, even anthropomorphic, in form and explore visual uncertainty through intuition and restraint. Eric Wang explores the implications of digital technology on the ancient art form of Chinese Paper Cutting. This series serves to exemplify a modern reinterpretation of this intricate and meditative art. The paper and ink installations of Han Zhang explore that which is lost in translation. Through the use of poetry, thread, paste and blade, Zhang realizes the fragility of paper, not merely as a surface upon which meaning is inscribed, but as meaning itself.* In these new forms, Han represents that which is lost.