Zhang Xiao, Shaanxi No.1, 2007, giclee print, 80x80cm featured image
Zhang Xiao

张晓

Zhang Xiao

Zhang Xiao (b.1981, Yantai, China) currently lives and works in Chengdu. Zhang graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design at Yantai University in 2005. Before becoming a photography artist, he was a photojournalist for Chongqing Morning Post. Zhang’s work often reveals his unique understanding of today’s China and a sense of surrealism that precisely captures the absurdity in the country due to rampant economic changes, as well as his reflections on his homecoming and the experiences and presences that surrounded it.

Zhang received the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 and the Second Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award in 2009 with Coastline series. He also won the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2010 with the They series. In 2015, Zhang participated in “The World in 2015” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China. His works have been exhibited extensively in photography festivals, including Photoquai at Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, France (2015) and Festival Pluie d’Images in France (2013). Zhang’s works are collected by the Burger Collection; Fidelity Corporate Art Collection in the USA; HSBC Foundation for Photography in France, and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in China.

CV

1981 Born in 1981 in Yantai city, Shandong province, China
2005 Graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design at Yantai
2009 Became a photographic artist
Second Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award in 2009
2010 Three Shadows Photography Award in 2010 with They series.
The Photography Talent Award (France) in 2010
20111 2011 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 with Coastline series
Present Lives and works in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China
2016 “The Road Home”, Vermilion Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015 “About My Hometown”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 “Coastline”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “Shanxi”, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
“They”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 “Coastline”, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
“Coastline”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2016 ”Winter Discovery”, A thousand Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu, China
”The 4th Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China
2015 “Nonfigurative”, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Expanded Geographies”, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangdong, China
“Jimei X Arles : East West Encounters International Photo Featival”, Xiamen, China
“Beijing calling”, Vermilion Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Photoquai 2015”, Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France
“Grain to Pixel: A Storry of Photography in China”, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China
“The World in 2015”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2014 “Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014” , Minsheng Art Museum ,Shanghai, China
2013 “1st Beijing Photo Biennale”, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
“FotoArtFestival 2013”, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
“The 3rd Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China
“Festival Pluie d’Images”, MJC Harteloire, Brest, France
2012 “Tokyo Photo 2012”, Tokyo Midtown Hall, Tokyo, Japan
“Dragon Rises: Contemporary Chinese Photography”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA
2011
“Suan Tian Ku La: 4 flavors, 4 photographers, 4 eyes on Chinese society”, Grand Theatre d’Angers, Angers, France
“FORMAT International Photography Festival – Right Here, Right Now”, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK
“Faces of Lifes”, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
“Dali International Photo Festival”, Yunnan, China
“Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2011: Alinka ECHEVERRIA & Xiao ZHANG”, Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France;
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France; L’Arsenal, Metz, France; Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France
2010 “Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Guangdong, China
“2010 Screenage Art Document Exhibition – Natural–Unnatural”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
2009 “FORMAT International Photography Festival: Photocinema”, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK
“Pingyao International Photography Festival”, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
“Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Guangdong, China
2011 The Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie, France
2010 MIO Photo Award, Japan 2010 – Jurors Award (Morimura Yasumasa), Japan
Three Shadows Photography Award, China
The Photography Talent Award – Reportage/Documentary Award Winner, France
Southern Documentary Photography Award, China.
2009 Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award, China

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