Michael Zheng, China/USA


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


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