Episode 86 / LINGZHI ZHUANG | LINSEED, Shanghai | Independent Special 2024
Recorded January 29, 2024, 32 min., language english

Lingzhi Zhuang is a chinese exhibition maker, project space and gallery owner based in Shanghai.
Her gallery LINSEED was established in 2022, focusing on a younger generation of asian and international artists.
Having studied at Goldsmith’s in London, Lingzhi received the call to take a post at Pearl Lam Galleries, one of the most acclaimed galleries in Asia, asking her to move to Shanghai. After several other stations Lingzhi decided during Covid to open her own space and ultimately her gallery LINSEED in 2022. The gallery highlights emerging artists and
fuses asian and western approaches.
Lingzhi relates the beginnings of her project space, the support she received to realize her vision and how she founded her gallery LINSEED in challenging times.
She reflects a new generation in China, to which she herself belongs to. Young people leading nomadic lifes, often going abroad to study in the UK, the US or elsewhere and bringing back those manifold influences to their home country.
She herself attaches great importance on friendship, trust and community. Although having learned her skills in galleries with a more corporate background, she believes in a new way of working together, while still not losing view of the business side of things.
Lingzhi also talks about the solo presentation of Asami SHOJI (b.1988, Japan) which LINSEED will show at Independent New York 2024. It will be featuring Shoji’s latest series of daily and gestural paintings
that encapsulate the passing of time and life. Each painting in this series, created in a continuous sequence, represents a specific day or moment, reflecting the artist’s state and her environment.

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