Payne Zhu, b.1990, lives and works in Shanghai, graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. Payne Zhu critically investigates the control systems that lead the rheology of finance, body, image, and becomes an exile or a rule-breaker, revealing or creating conflicts that are often hidden behind these systems.

Payne Zhu’s solo exhibition “Matchpool” is held at OCAT Shanghai, China in Feb-May 2022.

His recent exhibitions include: “Cosmos Cinema”, 14th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2023; “Motion is Action: 35 years of Chinese Media Art”, BY Art Matters, Hangzhou, 2023; “Home Is Where the Haunt Is”, X Museum Triennial, Beijing, 2023; “Projection”, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2023; “The Interface of Janus”, Bund Art Center, Shanghai, 2023; “Demonstration: The Art of Decision-Making Techniques”, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, 2023; “Future, Future”, Centre for Experimental Film, Shanghai, 2023; “Nián Nián :The Power and Agency of Animal Forms”, Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, 2023; “Empathy”, OPYUM 022 Video Performance Festival, Paris, 2022; “The Pieces I Am”, UCCA Edge, Shanghai, 2022; “Diverging Paths, New Creations”, YUAN Art Museum, Chongqing, 2022; “Art’s Language, Artists’ Game”, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 2022; “Meditation Chambers with Furniture in Motion”, The Cloister Project, Shanghai, 2021; “Bare Screen”, A Digital Video Commission Series by Macalline Art Center, Online, 2021; “Annual of Contemporary Art of China”, Pinshan Museum, Shenzhen, 2020; OPYUM Video Performance Festival 2020, Paris, 2020; “Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red Internationalism”, OCAT, Shenzhen, 2020; “Embodied Mirror: Performances in Chinese Video Art”, New Century Art Foundation, Beijing, China, 2020; “Meditations in an Emergency”, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2020; ”A Ripple in the {Data} Flow”, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2020; “Serious Games”, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou, China, 2019; “Lying Sophia & Mocking Alexa”, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, China, 2019; “Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the Year”, Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China, 2019; “The Variable and The Generating”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2019 ,“NOW IS THE TIME, 2019 Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Wuzhen, 2019; “Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence”, Chengdu Pompidou Biennale, Chengdu, 2018; “New Metallurgists”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, 2018; “A Better Version of You 2”, Goethe-Institut China, Beijing, 2018; “A Better Version of You”, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 2017; “Precariat’s Meeting”, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2017; “Serendipitous Mission”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2017; “Digital Sampler”, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, 2017; “Chinafrica. Under Construction”, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany, 2017; “You Won’t Be Young Forever”, No.235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai, 2016; “Post-sense Sensibility: Trepidation and Will”, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2016; “The Nightmare of the Exhibition Part II”, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2015.