- Zhang Dali, Chinese, 1963-
- Born: Harbin, China
- Work Locations: Beijing, China
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“AK-47” is a red neon sign in which the title is repeated 22 times, in two columns of eleven. “At one time in his covert art making career, Zhang Dali took on the pseudonyms AK-47 (as in the Russian assault weapon) and 18K (as in 18-karat gold) – perhaps alluding to the fact that destruction and riches are inextricably linked within the high-speed economy of the “new” China. (Radar, 180)
Zhang was born in 1963 in Harbin, China. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1987 with a BA in painting. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
© Zhang Dali