Zhao Duan, born in 1981 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, graduated from École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse in France in 2010. Currently, she lives and works in Paris and Noisy-le-Sec .

Zhao Duan’s artistic approach focuses on the notions of contact and experience. She explores her work through a variety of mediums and examines the triadic relationship between the body, action and time. She favors a recording method that she describes as “imprints”, allowing performance to be linked to painting and drawing, she seeks to leave marks and fertile heuristic traces.

In 2012, Zhao Duan won the Michel Journiac Prize in France. His works are part of the collections of numerous institutions, both private and public, and have been widely exhibited in France and abroad. His exhibitions have taken place in prestigious venues such as the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, the Mac Val Contemporary Art Museum in Paris, the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai, WU Space in Shenyang, and the Ludwig Museum in Germany, among others.

Her works are exhibited mainly in museums and international arts centers, notably the Center Pompidou Paris, the Palais de Tokyo, the Lyon Biennale, etc.

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