Michael Zheng, China/USA


TitleThe 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 Street in Vancouver


Zheng’s work is conceptually based (as evidenced by his Vancouver Biennale installation of a series of stop signs with their backs painted pink) and often takes the form of situational intervention, sculpture or performance. His work creates situations that challenge the established positions so that a new perspective becomes possible.

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.