Zhang Leihua 张雷华
Zhang Leihua (b. Hangzhou 1986) was Assistant Director of island6 Arts Center. A graduate of Shanghai Teachers University with a degree in finance, Zhang was involved in every area of island6, acting as Chief Financial Officer, production supervisor, coordinator of exhibition openings, artistic advisor and public relations manager to the Chinese media. Until 2010, Zhang was the Head of Admissions for the island6 Residency Program and director of the island6 Writers and Research team. His approval was the final stage for all works passing from the island6 laboratory to the island6 gallery. Furthermore, he was an aspiring dancer and a choreography consultant to the collective Liu Dao, specifically Wu Yandan, Li Lingxi and Chaim Gebber. At the academic level, Zhang reversed the discouragement professors of Chinese art can elicit onto young talents. Zhang irresistibly summoned and recruited the spirit of the new generation of Chinese artists away from market-dictated individuality, curatorial projects and the signature series, into collective orientations that afford greater discourse, solidarity and strength.