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BIO

Wenxin Zhang (b. 1989) lives and works in both China and United States. She received her MFA at California College of the Arts. Zhang’s work considers the intricate relationship between the real and the fabricated, creating multipart projects that unearth the complex layers of delusion and estrangement embedded within her non-linear imagery. Her work functions as a kind of literary device from which the viewer can reconstruct a fictional narrative. Zhang’s process often begins with her personal experience and carefully tends to metaphoric and marginalized stories so as to unveil larger questions about the suppressed.

Zhang was a receiver of the Magnum Foundation Atlantic Philanthropies Grant, and she was selected as British Journal of Photograph’s 2016 New Talent. She was also a finalist in 2014 Three Shadows Photography Award and the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

2013

Master of Fine Arts

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA

 

2010

Bachelor of Management

Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

 

2016 British Journal of Photograph 2016 New Talent

2014 Magnum Foundation Atlantic Philanthropies Grant, New York, USA

2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award Finalist, Paris, France

2014 Photographic Museum of Humanity New Generation Award Finalist

2014 Three Shadows Photography Award Finalist, Beijing, China

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS

 

November 2015   Solo Exhibition, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China

June 2014            Solo Exhibition, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

October 2014      Two-Persons Photo Exhibition with Ansley West Rivers, Gallery L1, Atlanta, GA

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES  

 

2016 Thicket Residency, Darien, GA

2014 Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Woodstock, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center AIR program, San Francisco, CA

2013 Little Brown Mushroom camp for socially awkward storytellers, St.Paul, MN

2013 The Wassaic Artist Residency and Fellowship, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXPERIENCE

 

2017

 

DATENTRÄUME, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China

 

2016 

 

A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, The Clemente, New York, NY, USA

MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

The Slow Uncoil – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, JACK, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Broken Machine – multi-media performance with Sean Ali and Yi Xin Tong, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Phantom Circuit – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, Home Audio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2015  

 

2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Beijing, China

The Possibility of an Island by ZhouArt, Xiamen, Fujian, China

Bizarrland, Nord Art Special project: CHINA GARDEN 2015, Budelsdorf, Germany

The Visual Voice, New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Fotobookfestival Kassel, Kassel, Germany

The 6th Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

Negative of Future, Horizon Art Museum, Hefei, Anhui, China

 

2014  

Reminiscence of the Land, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China

Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Southeast Asia Photo Books, ThePhotoBook Museum, Cologne, Germany

THE 3rd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (AWPS), OBSCURA Festival 2014, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Three Shadows Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photo Center, Beijing, China

Rayko Photo Center artist in resident show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Wassaic art festival 2014, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

2013

APATURE art festival exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

17th No Dead Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Cover to Cover photo book exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

4th Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2012

ProArts Annual Juried Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

Ecopoesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2011

Ying Yan, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Beast by the Waterfall Guesthouse, Witty Kiwi Books, November 2015

Five Nights, Aquarium, Handmade, 2013

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

Online

Time, BJP, Juxtapoz, Artnet, Der Greif, Dailymail, Dazed, Daylight, GUP, Feature Shoot

 

Print

 

Art World, China

IDEAT, China

Neweekly, China

Chinese Photography, China

San Francisco Chronicles, USA

City Zine, China

Homeland Magazine, China

Art Bank Magazine, China