Michael Zheng, China/USA


Title: The Stop
Artist: Michael Zheng (b. 1965, China)
Medium: Metal and concrete
Dimensions:  274 x 60 cm (108 x 24 inches)
Weight: 227 kg (500 lbs)
Location: 3rd Avenue at Alberta in Vancouver


Zheng’s work, like his Vancouver Biennale installation of a series of stop signs with their backs painted pink, is conceptually based, often taking the form of situational intervention, sculpture or performance. His work creates situations that challenge the established positions so that a new perspective becomes possible. His recent projects have taken on various forms of social intervention for which he considers himself a medium, or an enabler for certain experiences and perspectives.