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郑聖天出生于中国河南,毕业于杭州中国美术学院前身浙江美术学院,后在北京中央美术学院油画系董希文工作室进修。1981年改革开放后最早考取公费留学,以访问学者身份在美国明尼苏达大学研修两年,并赴墨西哥、法、英、意、西、德、荷、比、奥地利、斯堪的纳维亚各国及苏联考察艺术。回国后于1984年起担任浙江美术学院油画系主任兼外办主任。 1986至1987年应邀再次赴美,任美国圣地牙哥州立大学客座教授。1990年移居加拿大温哥华,协同创办温哥华华人艺术家协会并担任两届会长。先后参与香港亚洲艺博会(Art Asia)和广州首届中国艺博会的筹建工作。1995至2000年担任梁洁华艺术基金会秘书长和温哥华精艺軒负责人。2002年受台湾典藏杂志社简秀枝社长委托,与林荫庭共同创办全球第一份介绍当代中国艺术的英文期刊《Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art》(典藏国际版),并担任总策划至今。1999至2011年兼任温哥华当代亚洲艺术国际中心的创会理事。2009年起任香港亚洲艺术文献库学术顾问和北美分部董事。2011至2015年任温哥华美术馆董事。2015年起任温哥华美术馆亞洲馆兼任总监。作为艺术家,自1960年代起郑就曾在中国、美国和加拿大许多城市举办个展和参加群展,包括加拿大McMichael Canadian Art Collection、美国布伐罗纽约州立大学美术馆和俄亥俄大学美术馆等。2011年应邀为第五届莫斯科双年展参展艺术家。作为独立策展人,他策划的重要活动与展览有“江南——现代和当代华人艺术展览与国际学术研讨会”(温哥华)、“上海摩登”(慕尼黑,基尔)、 2004第五届上海双年展、“中国生意”(温哥华)、“转世”(多伦多)、“艺术和中国革命”(纽约)等。 2009年起担任温哥华双年展亚洲资深策展人并获该组织颁发的策展终身成就奖。郑的论著也频繁在中外刊物上发表出版,许多被收录于中国美术学院出版社出版的四册《郑胜天艺文选》(2013)中。他还经常应邀到各处讲学,包括哈佛、哥伦比亚、普林斯顿、斯坦福、麦基尔等大学和泰特现代美术馆、盖蒂美术馆和旧金山亚洲美术馆等。2013年加拿大艾米莉·卡美术与设计大学授予他荣誉博士称号。


Shengtian Zheng was born in China and graduated from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. For more than thirty years, he worked at his alma mater as Professor and Chair of the Oil Painting Department. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota and at San Diego State University in the 1980s. Zheng has immigrated to Canada since 1990. In1993 he was elected as the Chairman of Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver.  From 1996 to 2000, he was the Secretary of the Annie Wong Art Foundation and Director of Art Beatus Gallery. In 2002 he co-founded Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, the first English language magazine on contemporary Chinese art and has been the Managing Editor since then. He was a founding member and Board Director of Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A) from 1999 to 2011. He is also a Trustee of Asia Art Archive in North America since 2009 and Vancouver Art Gallery from 2011 to 2015. In 2015 he was appointed as the Adjunct Director of Institute for Asian Art at Vancouver Art Gallery. As an independent curator, he has organized and curated numerous exhibitions including Jiangnan - Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibitions, Shanghai Modern, the 2004 Shanghai Biennale, China TradeReincarnation, and Art and China’ RevolutionVancouver Biennale . He has been the Senior Curator for Asia of since 2009 and won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his curatorial work. Zheng is a frequent contributor to periodicals and catalogues of contemporary Chinese and Asian art. He has lectured widely at institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tate Modern, Getty Museum, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, among others. As an artist, his work has been showing in China, United States and Canada since 1960s and was a participant artist at the 5th Moscow Biennale in 2011. Zheng received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver in 2013. 

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