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Mengzhi Zheng

Born 1983 in Ruian (China),
lives and works in Lyon (France)

Mengzhi Zheng’s installations explore inhabited, travelledthrough and functional space. His works sit on the border between monument and architecture, which he treats equally by striking a fascinating balance between febrility and stability. His constructions are often made with wood battens, crates, offcuts or basic planks, which accentuate the fragility of his compositions’ proportions while revealing their structural strength. His chromatic and geometric references seem to call into question the very principles of modernism, and the influence it still exerts on architecture and sculpture today.

With the support of HASAP

Mengzhi Zheng, Là où les vents se caressent, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 et [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale and] avec le soutien du Groupe Hasap. © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Photo : Blaise Adilon