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Qian Zhao


Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in San Francisco and China. His project has exhibited in 001 Gallery (Rome, Italy), Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and Lianzhou Photo Festival(Lianzhou, China). His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin, Ireland), French Pavilion (Zagreb, Croatia), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, USA), Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Rome, Italy), Zhejiang Art Museum(Hangzhou,China), Today Art Museum (Beijing, China), Dalian Art Museum (Dalian, China) and Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA). Zhao Qian has also shown in Unseen Photo Fair, Singapore International Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival and FOTOFESTIWAL. Zhao Qian has received fellowships for residencies such as HANGAR/Artist Research Center (2018), Homesession(2018), 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

“Homesession”, Artist residency, Barcelona, Spain (upcoming)

“HANGAR/ Artistic Research Center”, Artist Residency, Lisbon, Portugal (upcoming)
“Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea”, Artist Residency, Lisbon, Portugal (upcoming) 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
2019″Sugar&Paper” Homesession, Barcelona, Spain (upcoming) 2018″Sugar&Paper” Rubber Factory Gallery, NY, USA (upcoming)
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 2018

“CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, USA (upcoming)

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

“The Apple Incident”, Dream Co, Beijing, 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

“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,

“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,

“PBM Photo Award exhibition”, Photobook Melbourne, Australia “Portfolio 2016″ APG Gallery, Atlanta, USA

“Currents”, PhotoNOLA, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, USA “slide show”, Photo Kathmandu 2015, Nepal

“Life Framer”, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

“FOTOGRAFIA / International Festival of Rome”, MACRO / Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy

“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,

“Foreboding” SANS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
“Heat” 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, SF Camerawork Gallery,San Francisco,

“Undiscovered Territory” APG Gallery, Atlanta, USA
“landscape” The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA

“Pingyao International Photography Festival”, Shanxi, China
“Exhibition for Nominated Young Artist in Asia”, Song Yang Art Gallery, China “BEYOND THE CORNER OF THE EYE” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco,

USA 2013

“Surge Art” Beijing, China
“Nominated Caesar Art Rising Star” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2017-2018 “Graduate Chair Award”, California College of the Arts, USA
2017 “Annual Juried Competition Winner”, Baxter St. at the Camera Club of NY, USA
2017 “Breakthrough Awards” Runner-up, British Journal of Photography, UK 2016 “Gomma Grant” Shortlist, Gomma Magazine, UK
2016 “Photo Award” Finalists, Photobook Melbourne, Australia
2015 “RPS Grant”, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “Visual Storytelling” Finalists, Lensculture
2015 “Director’s Selection”, Landscapes Exhibition, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2015 “EI Award” Finalists, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, USA (Book) Stanford University, Stanford, USA (Book) PhotoIreland Foundation, Dublin, Ireland(Book)

“Chinese Photography”, “PHmuseum”, “Musée Magazine”, ” PDN Photo”, “British Journal of Photography”, “Der Greif”, “Humble Arts Foundation”, “DOC! photo magazine”, “001”, “The Heavy Collective”, “GUP Magazine”, “LensCulture”, “PRIVATE – International Review of Photographs”, “The Eye of Photography”, “Fraction Magazine”, “Yet Magazine”, “Phos Magazine”,”Invisible Photographer Asia”, “F-Stop”, “Aint-Bad Magazine”, “paper journal”, “phases magazine”, “Fotografia”, “This Is Paper”, “Youth Vision”


Expositions of the artist