Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964, and lives and works in Beijing.
Solo museum exhibitions include “Zeng Fanzhi: Idealism,” Singapore Art Museum (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi,” Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne de Metropole (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi,” Fundación Godia, Barcelona (2009); and “2010: Zeng Fanzhi,” Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2010). Zeng's work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2013–14. In a specially commissioned exhibition at the Musée du Louvre in 2014, his painting From 1830 till now No. 4 (2014) was shown alongside Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People (1830).
Zeng's work was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); “The World Belongs to You,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2011–12); “Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art,” Arsenale di Venezia and Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (2013); “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013–14); and “Post Pop: East Meets West,” Saatchi Gallery, London (2014–15).