ZHAO QIAN

05.13.1990

www.zhaoqian.co

Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in China and San Francisco. He focuses on human activities and the environment around him. Qian then translates this information to the flat image, distorting the original meaning in the process.

His project has solo exhibited in Lianzhou Museum of Photography (Lianzhou, China), Houston Center for Photography (Houston, USA), 001 Gallery (Rome, Italy) and Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) .

His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin, Ireland), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA). French Pavilion (Zagreb, Croatia), Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, USA), UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China) , K11 Art Foundation (Shenyang, China),  Points Center for Contemporary Art (Kunshan, China), Zhejiang Art Museum(Hangzhou, China) and Today Art Museum (Beijing, China).

Zhao Qian has also shown in PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Art Beijing Fair, Unseen Photo Fair, Singapore International Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival and FOTOFESTIWAL.

Zhao Qian is the recipient of the 2019 Annual Photography Fellowship Awards by Houston Center For Photography and named as a finalist for the Huayu Youth Award 2020.

Zhao Qian has received fellowships for residencies such as Points Center for Contemporary Art, The Cow House Studio, Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute.

In 2017 his first monograph "Offcut, the edge" got published by Jiazazhi Press.

 

Education 

 2018

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

 

Artist Residency

2021

"The Chinese University of Hong Kong"Artist Residency and Grant, Shenzhen, China(upcoming)

2020

"Points Center for Contemporary Art” Artist Residency and Grant, Kunshan, China

2017

 "The Cow House Studio" Artist Residency and Grant, Wexford, Ireland

 "Vermont Studio Center" Artist Residency and Fellowship, Vermont, USA

2016

 "Kala Art Institute" Artist Residency, Berkeley, CA, USA 

 

Solo Exhibition

2021"A Field Guide", Filter Space, Chicago, USA (upcoming)

2019"A Field Guide", Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Lianzhou, China 

2019"A Field Guide" Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA 

2016"Offcut, The Edge" Lianzhou Foto festival, Guangdong, China

2016"Offcut, The Edge" Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016"Offcut, The Edge"001 Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

Selected Group Exhibition 

2021

“Control”, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK

2020

“A Long Hello”, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

"Hesitant Images”, Museum of Contemporary Art , Zagreb, Croatia

"Zoo No.1", Points Center for Contemporary Art, Kunshan, China

"Home-coming Is let “, Yuan Museum,Chongqing, China

"The Farm", K11 Art Foundation, Shenyang, China

2019

"Hahnemühle FineArt", PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Shanghai, China

"Off The Shore", M Art Center, Shanghai, China

"Where We Meet ", Art Beijing Fair, Beijing, China

"Chinese Contemporary Photobooks: Visual Narrative in Paper and Beyond ", China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

"Disappearing Archive ", Mocube Gallery, Beijing, China

2018

"Atlas of Forms", Soft Power Palace Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

"Rifts in Silence", M Art Center, Shanghai, China

"CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition", Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, USA  

2017

"Top 20 Chinese Contemporary Photography Exhibition", Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

"Annual Juried Exhibition", Baxter St at CCNY, NY, USA

"Found & Lost", Float. Gallery, Athens, Greece 

"Labs New Artists", Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY, USA 

"How to Flatten a Mountain" - Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland

"Art and Crime", Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016

"Beneath Metropolis" Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, USA

"The Artists' Annual show", Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, USA

"SIPF OPEN CALL SHOWCASE", Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

"Revelations", Organ Vida – International Photography Festival, French Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

"Temporarily Lost", Athens Photo Festival, Greece 

"Censored", Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark

"Road Trips", FOTOFESTIWAL – International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

"Portfolio 2016" APG Gallery, Atlanta, USA

2015 

"Currents", PhotoNOLA, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, USA

"Center Forward" The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA

"Mt Figure", Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Holland

"How Many Hamlets?" Five Young Artist Exhibition, Dalian Art Museum, Dalian, China, 

"Foreboding" SANS Gallery, Oslo, Norway

"Heat" 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, USA

"Undiscovered Territory" APG Gallery, Atlanta, USA

"landscape" The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA

2014

 "BEYOND THE CORNER OF THE EYE” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2013

 "Nominated Caesar Art Rising Star" Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

AWARD AND GRANT

2019 "Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Award", Houston, USA

2017-2018 "Graduate Chair Award", California College of the Arts, USA

2017 "Top 20 Chinese Contemporary Photographer", Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

2017 "Breakthrough Awards" Runner-up, British Journal of Photography, UK

2015 "RPS Grant", Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 COLLECTION

Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, USA (Book)

Stanford University, Stanford, USA (Book)

PhotoIreland Foundation, Dublin, Ireland(Book)