Zhang Xu Zhan

Zhang Xu Zhan is internationally recognized for his unique stop-motion animation video works, combining traditional crafts with his interest in the evolution of cultural beliefs. He was awarded the 2021 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year, with his work exhibited at Palais Populaire, Berlin, and will feature in the upcoming exhibition at The Museum of […]


Zhang Xu Zhan is internationally recognized for his unique stop-motion animation video works, combining traditional crafts with his interest in the evolution of cultural beliefs. He was awarded the 2021 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year, with his work exhibited at Palais Populaire, Berlin, and will feature in the upcoming exhibition at The Museum of Cultures of Milan (MUDEC) in September. His significant solo exhibition will be held at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in August. Zhang Xu Zhan’s paper puppet sculptures are handmade using traditional Taiwanese zhi zha techniques,  depicting characters based on familiar folktales, reflecting the universality yet transformative nature of our cultural containers.

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