Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in San Francisco and China. 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 exhibited in Lianzhou Museum of Photography(Guangdong, China), Houston Center for Photography（Houston, USA）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.
Recent exhibition：”A Field Guide”, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA.（2019） “Chinese Contemporary Photobooks: Visual Narrative in Paper and Beyond “, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China. (2109) “Atlas of Forms”, Soft Power Palace Festival, Stuttgart, Germany, (2108) “Rifts in Silence”, M Art Center, Shanghai, China. (2018)