Diego Rivera: From Guanajuato

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515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC

Lecture by Zheng Shengtian
“The roots of Diego Rivera en his influence in Chinese Art”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.