About

E-mail: mengtaizhang@gmail.com

Mengtai Zhang is a young artist from China. A current MFA Sound Art candidate at Columbia University, he holds a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MFA in Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts. Working with an interdisciplinary approach in sound, moving image, sculpture, and installation, he creates comprehensively and meticulously rendered allegories of microscopic power, that makes unnoticeable notice and insinuates sociopolitical issues. His works have been presented in MOCA Shijiazhuang in Shijiazhuang, Handshake 302, Art Shenzhen and Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture at Shenzhen, Space Heater Gallery, Issue Project Room, ChaShaMa, Humble Arts Foundation and Mise_en_PLACE in New York, Sound and Music Computing conference in Espoo.

 

 

Education:

MFA Sound Art, Columbia University, New York, US (in progress)

MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, US (2015 – 2017)

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK (2010 – 2014)

 

Shows:

2018

Polyford, The Drawing Room, New York, US

MFA Sound Art Winter Exhibition, Fridman Gallery, New York , US

2017   

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture: Cities, Grow in Difference, Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen, China

Unnamed Screening 001Unnamed Gallery, New York, US

Columbia Composers and MFA Sound Art, Issue Project Room, New York, US

Black/White and WireMise_en_PLACE, New York, US

Collaboration Across Borders, The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York, US

Liminal, ChaShaMa, New York, US

Works in Progress: Ecological Approaches in Thinking and Making, Prentis Hall, Columbia University, New York, US

MFA Sound Art in The Library, Music & Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, US

Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Human Impacts Institute, New York, US

Seeing Sound, Humble Arts Foundation, Online Gallery

Sounds of War, Artosino Gallery, New York, US

Sound and Music Computing 2017, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Sound+ Environment 2017, Hull University, Hull, UK

Cognitive Dissidence, Ray Smith Studio, New York, US                         

In Plain Sight, Space Heater Gallery, New York, US

2016   

Art Shenzhen 2016, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China  

2015   

Melissa F. Clarke presentation, School of Visual Arts, New York, US

2014     

Casual Contradictions, MOCA Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang, China

Goldsmiths BA Degree Show, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

1296-4107, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

2013   

Public or non-public, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

 

Curatorial Projects:

2016     

Eroticaaa: The Lure, Cotton Candy Machine, New York, US

2014     

1296-4107, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

 

Talks & Lectures:

2017

Everyday TraceNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

2016       

Lightscape Salon, Now Phenomenon Space, Shenzhen, China

Baishizhou Soundscape, Handshake 302, Shenzhen, China

Listening to Baishizhou, Now Phenomenon Space, Future+ and Handshake 302, Shenzhen, China

Aesthetic Justice, Hi Contemporary art SalonShenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China

2015      

Erotic Art Salon, Yang’s Studio, New York, US

 

Awards and Residencies:

2017

Culture and Technology Silver Award, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China, iMatch, Taiwan

Arts Inter-Program Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, US

Alumni Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, US

2016    

Hand Shake 302, Residency, Shenzhen, China

 

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