Zhang Enli was born in Jilin province in 1965. He now lives and works in Shanghai.
Zhang graduated from the Arts and Design Institute at Wuxi Technical University in 1989, and he works primarily in painting. He has presented a number of self-titled exhibitions at places around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2015); the Shanghai Art Museum (2011); and Hauser & Wirth, New York (2011). Others of his recent solo exhibitions include Gesture and Form at Firstsite, Colchester (2017); Intangible at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (2016); Four Seasons at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset (2015); Space Painting by Zhang Enli at the K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong (2014); Landscape at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova (2013); and Space Painting at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2013). In addition, Zhang’s works have been featured in group exhibitions presented at the 1st Antarctic Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2015); Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2015); Yokohama Triennale (2014); and Vancouver Art Gallery (2014).