Yishu Managing Editor Zheng Shengtian is going to present a lecture titled, “Diego Ribera from Guanajuato,” at the SFU Harbour Centre, HC 7000, on September 8 at 7PM. The lecture focuses on the roots of Diego Rivera and his influence on Chinese Art.
Bio: Zheng Shengtian, an artist, scholar, and independent curator, has lived and worked in Vancouver since 1990. Before his immigration, Zheng worked at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, as Professor and Department Chair for more than thirty years. He is the co-founder of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation and Centre A, Vancouver. Currently Zheng is Managing Editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, a trustee of Vancouver Art Gallery, and Senior Curator for the Vancouver Biennale. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including the 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Modern, Munich (2004–05), and Art and China’s Revolution, New York (2008). He is a frequent contributor to periodicals and catalogues about contemporary Chinese and Asian art. Four volumes of his writing on art were published by the China Academy of Art Press in 2013. As an artist, Zheng has shown work in China, the United States, Canada, and Russia since the 1960s. Zheng received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2013.
Date: September 8, 2015, 7pm (Free Event)
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings St – Room 7000 H
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada