Gary Zhexi Zhang

Gary Zhexi Zhang

Artist, Writer, Berggruen Researcher

Biography

Gary Zhexi Zhang (b. Suzhou) is a researcher at ToftH’s Non-Human Networks and Markets project, where he will explore the role of non-human agents within the finance system. An artist and writer based in New York, Zhang is interested in the role of fiction and performativity in socio-technical systems. He is a staff contributor at Frieze Magazine and has published essays in ArtReview, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Walker Soundboard and others. Recent book contributions include chapters in Resisting Reduction (MIT Press) and Steve Bishop: Deliquescing (Sternberg).

In 2021, Zhang will present his first solo exhibition, a body of work exploring catastrophe insurance, with Arts Catalyst and Bloc Projects in Sheffield, UK. Recent group exhibitions include the Participation Mystique at Ming Contemporary Art Museum; Cross-feed at Glasgow International (2018) and vdrome.org. He received a BA from Glasgow School of Art and completed graduate degrees at University of Cambridge and MIT.