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UPCOMING / ONGOING    
  + Tribute show to Harun Farocki, SAVVY Contemporary, curated by Dr Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Berlin, Germany
September, 2017
Honored to be invited to pay tribute to Harun Farocki.

  + The Winding Path, Solo Show
Whieconcepts Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2017


  + Artist Residency at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
July, 2017
I'm super excited to be doing research for a piece to be part of a major survey exhition entitled "In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice" there in the coming year! I'll be meeting with spiritual leaders of Buddhism and mindfullness traditions and other interesting people. The exhibition is curated by Haema Silvanesan.

  + I will be part of a jury for the "Social Art Award" in Berlin, Germany
2017

  + Hidden View
Site-specific sound installation and performance
August, 2016
Offenbach, Germany

  + The Increasing Presence of Presence in Contemporary Art
Performance and Lecture at the conference, organized by Prof. Doris Schuhmacher-Chilla
June, 2016
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Video of the performance, Sympathetic Vibration.

  + RCA Secret 2015
March, 2015
Royal College of Art, London, UK

  + RADICAL MEDICINE BEGINS WITH A PURGE AND IS SUSTAINED BY LOVE
January, 2015
Krowswork, Oakland, CA

  + Lecture: Seeking Cultural and Spiritual Quests in Art
September 21, 2014
US - China People's Friendship Association, Southbay Chapter
Cupertino, CA

  + KUSF-in-exile Interview: Liquid Konspiracy
1-3pm, August 10, 2014, San Francisco
Two-hour long, covers wide topics including meditation, transitions in my life, and my performances that are centered around spiritual practices. (I entered after about 10 minutes of the host's introduction on the latest discoveries on meditation.)


  + "What Do You See With Your Eyes Closed?"
Six-hour Intervention Meditation Performances
"Deities, Demons and Teachers, An Exhibition of Buddhism from Nepal and Tibet", Berkeley Art Museum
Every Wednesday from 11am-5pm, 4/9/2014 - 9/10/2014

  + Shamanic Soul Constellations
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
December 23, 2013
Part of the Dissident Future Arts and Ideas Festival
In collaboration with Amber St Germain
  + All Good Things
SOMarts, San Francisco
November 22 - December 21, 2013
Excited to show with Paul Kos, Allan Kaprow, Kate Gilmore, Mitzi Pederson el al.
  + The Long Conversation
Southern Exposure 39th Anniversary Exhibition
September 12 - October 26, 2013
Super honored to show with my mentors including Paul Kos, Tony Labat, Jon Rubin, and some of the artists that I really respect!

Cliff Hengst, Pawel Kruk, Lucas Murgida, Peter Simensky and Michael Zheng will be doing live performances at the Opening on Septempber 21.
  + My project, Four on one - four curators each curates Stephanie Syjuco, is cited under "The Museum as Public Intellectual" in the book "Museums and the Public Sphere" by Jennifer Barrett, published by Wiley-Blackwell.
  + Performance Studies International Converence 19
Stanford University
California, USA
  + Shadow of dust, when the sun blooms. 和光同尘
Bingyi (CN/US), Loris Cecchini (IT), Xinglang Guo (CN), Hans-Christian Schink (DE), Tang Guo (CN), Michael Zheng (CN/US)
WiE Kultur, Berlin, Germany
May, 2013
  + ENDE
Curated by Julia Wirxel, Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany
April, 2013
  + Daddy YOU can't make a cactus...this has been done!
Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
January, 2013
2012 AND PAST    
  + Medication / Mediation
Collaborative project with Daniel Rothbart, Stattberlin, Germany
October, 2012

Video clip on Youtube.

  + imPOSSIBLE?
Part of the "Chinese Fall" exhibition at Kühlhaus Berlin, Germany
November 2 - 17, 2012

Interview on RBB TV.
Interview on Kulturradio.

  + The Artist is Elsewhere
Zero1 Biennial, A project by Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert
October 19, 2012
Performance Art Institute, San Franciszo

  + Inward Gazes - Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012
July 27 - September 29, 2012 (catalogue)
Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China
  + Positioning Osmotic Impulses
June 15 - June 30, 2012 (catalogue)
A SAVVY Contemporary Project, former Prison Neukölln, Berlin
  + Uncanny Home
Curated by Julia Wirxel, May 16 - August 20, 2012
Corridor, Reykjavík, Iceland
  + 92YTribeca: Skowhegan Alumni Exhibitions
Apirl 5 - April 30, 2012
92YTRIBECA, New York
  + I Am Crime: Art on the edge of law
March 9 - April 19, 2012
SOMArts, San Francisco
  + The Universe Is Built On A Plan...
Curated by Nicole Loeser
January 22, 2012 - February 10, 2012 (catalogue)
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
     
  + Getting Territorial
November 6 - December 2, 2011
25 Bilder / Sekunde, Mannheim, Germany
  + Double Screens - Duan Yingmei and Michael Jizhong Zheng
November 4 - December 4, 2011
WiE Kultur, Berlin, Germany
  + Conceptualizing the Body - Gaze, Masquerading and Spectacle
October 26 - December 1, 2011
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York
  + IN YOU IS THE ILLUSION OF THE DAY
Curated by Maya Kovskaya,
Gallery Latutide 28, Oct. 13 - Nov. 13, New Delhi, India
  + Keeping An Eye on Surveillance
September 10 to October 22, 2011, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco.
[ Review ]
  + The STOP from the Vancouver Biennale 2009 is on the cover of the magazine Siglo Nuevo.
  + The End of the Dream
August 30 - September 3, 2011
Mica Moca, Berlin, Germany
[ Review ]
  + Artist Residency
August 8 - 21, 2011
Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany
  + NOMADIC SETTLERS – SETTLED NOMADS
July 1 - August 28, 2011
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  + The End of Failure
Curated by Katrina Lamb, April 29 – May 13
Louis V E.S.P, New York
  I LOOK TO THE SKY AND MISS THE CEILING
Solo exhibition, June 24 - July 27, 2011
Gallery WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin, Germany
  Performing Politics
Performance and discussion, 2:00 - 4:30pm, May 8th, 2011
Organized by Art Practical, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
  Standing closely in front of a famous work in SFMoMA, effectively blocking the piece for one day

Intervention performance at SFMoMA, Dec. 3, 2010
  Making out in SFMOMA

Intervention performance at SFMOMA, in collaboration with Nicole McClure, March 26, 11am - 5:45pm, 2011

[Reviewed in BayCitizen]
  Group Stand
Intervention performance at SFMoMA, Nov. 19, 2010
  Vancouver Biennale
Canada, 2009 - 2011


  The Distance Between You and Me
(Kim Donaldson, Michael Zheng, Laura Fritz)

Worksound Gallery, Portland, Oregon




[Review]
  Broken Lines
(Mike Brodie, Lucinda Devlin, Nan Goldin, Michael Zheng)
Curated by Nadia Ismail

Gallery Anna Klinkhammer , Düsseldorf / Germany, 2010



[Performance at the Finissage]
  The Profession

Marina Abramovic Institute
Commissioned by Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, 2010
  Artist For Hire

Ongoing project where I offer myself for hire by anyone to do anything they ask of me for 24 hours each session.

  imPOSSIBLE!
San Francisco Arts Commission and MISSION 17, 2009

[See pictures from the show. Interview with Hou Hanru in Yishu Magazine. Order catalog on Blurb.com. ]
  Multiple Realities, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China, 2008.

  We Remember the Sun, Walter and Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute