Zhang Xiaoli

1989, Guizhou China


Zhang Xioli was born in 1989 in Guizhou, China. She received the Ms Chu Lam Yiu Scholarship and moved to Hong Kong in 2008 to pursue higher education at Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she received her BA with first honours in Fine Arts and Biology in 2014. During the graduation show, she received Y.S Hui Fine Arts Award and Wucius Wong Creative Ink Painting Award. She is now pursuing graduate study at Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Zhang’s works replace elements in Chinese landscape painting – trees, mountains, rocks and figures – with depictions of Lego bricks, as a contemporary way to create dialogues with tradition. In the “Boxed Landscape” series, she uses this language to paint surreal scenes of landscape in daily objects, as a depiction of memories and experiences.

Her recent important group exhibitions include Youth Will: Beijing Youth Art Biennale, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2016 and Fresh Trend, Hong Kong City Hall, 2014. Her works have also been exhibited at art fairs including Affordable Art Fairs (2016 New York, 2018 Hong Kong); Ink Asia 2017; Off Course Art Fair 2015, Brussels; and Fine Art Asia 2014, Hong Kong. Alisan Fine Arts first showcased her works in the 2017 group exhibition Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art, and then two group exhibitions in 2018: Emerging Ink Atists, as well as the charity exhibition HOPE.





1989      Born Guizhou, China

2008      Moved to Hong Kong and studied at Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010      Exchange student at University of California at Berkeley, USA

2014      Bachelor, First Honour, double major in Fine Arts and Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2018     Graduate study, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions




  • Beijing Youth Art Biennial, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China                                                                         
  • Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, USA                                                                             


  • 2+2, EC Gallery, Hong Kong                                                                             
  • OFF COURSE: Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium             
  • Senses: Exhibition of Works by Young Emerging Hong Kong Artists, University Museum & Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong                  


  • Fresh Trend 2014, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong                                                                  
  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong     
  • Gradation Show of Fine Arts Department, Art Museum of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong               
  • Lone, Hui's Gallery, Hong Kong                                                                                                           


  • Our 1989, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


Selected Awards

2014      Y.S. Hui Fine Arts Award

Wucius Wong Creative Ink Painting Award

2013      Convocation Outstanding Creativity Student Award 2012/2013, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2008      Ms Chu Lam Yiu Scholarship