How can we inspire people to engage, interact, and make a difference in their community? How can we help others to engage more intentionally and meaningfully, and to have a continued awareness about culture, tradition and beliefs? One of the simplest answers is to do so through art.

AmCham Shanghai Art and Culture Committee cordially invites you to our latest art talk, featuring installation artists Hongtao Zhou and Charlie Zhang, on June 30 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. They will share their perspectives on how human beings interact with each other and the space around them, and how people look at the dynamics between architecture and installation art.


  • Hongtao Zhou (Professor at College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University)

    Hongtao Zhou

    Professor at College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

    Hongtao Zhou is a Shanghai Oriental Scholar Distinguished Professor and Director of Innovation Field at the College of Design and Innovation of Tongji University in Shanghai (QS world ranking 14th in Art and Design). His research, practice and teaching areas include Contemporary Sculpture & Installation, Design Studios, Architecture, Exhibition Design and Furniture Design & Fabrication.
    Hongtao holds a PhD from Purdue University and a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Guest Curator at Milwaukee Art Museum, Director of the Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery of University of Hawaii-Manoa, Hawaii Woodguild Show Jury, China Red Star Design Award Jury, Scientific Committee of Directors China at Legno Arredo Training Centre-Permanent Collection SaloneSatellite and Executive Member and Curator of the National Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia. He has lectured at New York Design Week, MIT, Peking University, Tsinghua University, China Academy of Fine Art and Design Shanghai.
    Hongtao has exhibited nationally & internationally including Centre Pompidou, Venice Biennale, Milan Triennial, Gwangju Design Biennale, National Museum of China, Milwaukee Art Museum, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh, Chazen Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and Taiwan Design Center. His work are in permanent collection by Centre Pompidou, the University of Virginia, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Guan Shanyue Art Museum the Prominent National Art Museum of China. He published work and research in Interior Design, Interni, Design Bureau, Transmaterial, Metropolis, American Craft, Artdaily, Zhuangshi Magazine, Modern Weekly and Huffington Post. Hongtao is a winner of the Silver Medal at the International Snow Sculpture Competition in Quebec, China National Art Fund, the First Place of Hawaii Woodshow, Madison Art Commission BLINK Grant, Artist of Hawaii Award, Violette Wong Hu Award, China Top Ten Prominent Youth Design Award Finalist by Dragon Design Foundation of China, Headlands Art Center Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award and the First Place Award of Design Emphasis, International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta.

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  • Charlie Zhang (Founder of Signal Alpha and Atelier Forest)

    Charlie Zhang

    Founder of Signal Alpha and Atelier Forest

    Charlie Zhang obtained MArch in Architectural Designer, Engineer at The Bartlett School of Architecture of UCL. He is a member of Interactive Architecture Lab
    2016 Cinekid Festival. Amsterdam
    2015 Jason Bruges Studio. London
    2014 Kinetica Art Fair 2014. London
    2014 Big Data, Central Saint Martains.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 100
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower, No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District.

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Bing Chen

Contact Organizer

+86 2161693020

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