Zhang Lian born in 1984 in Hangzhou, China, currently lives and works in London. She received her first MA in Painting from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (2007-2010) and a second MA from the Royal College of Art, London (2011-2013). She has won several painting prizes including Curator’s Prize The Open West 2014, Hine Painting Prize 2013, and was shortlisted for Valerie Beston Award 2013. Zhang Lian’s recent painting practice focuses on the collection and combination of images with various spatiotemporal aspects. Through these pictorial compositions, spatial memory is fabricated, leading to multiple narrative threads that disrupt subject-predicate relations, creating a new-temporal painting language. Recent exhibitions include “Mingled Spaces”, Lychee One (London, 2017); “Elsewhere”, Lychee One (London, 2015); “The Open West”, The Wilson | Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, (Cheltenham, 2014); “Deserts of Humanity”, Display (London, 2014); “Painting Show & Performances”, Winter Projects, (London, 2014); “Young Masters”, Sphinx Fine Art, (London, 2013), etc.