5 Feb - 5 Mar 2016 Zhang Xiao
The Road Home
|Featured artist||Zhang Xiao|
The Road Home is our Chinese New Year exhibition. It is the first solo exhibition of Chinese photographic artist Zhang Xiao in Australia.
It has been 40 years since China opened its doors to the world in 1976. Profound social and economic changes have shaken Chinese life and culture. Zhang Xiao often travels to the frontier of these changes in the counties and rural areas. He records with poignancy moments in the lives of ordinary people as they navigate the world around them. The Road Home is a selection of Zhang Xiao’s works over the last 10 years.
Zhang Xiao was born in 1981 in rural Shandong. He studied architecture and worked as a photo-journalist before he became a photographic artist. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, in the southwest of China. Zhang Xiao’s works have been exhibited in China and internationally. He is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Three Shadows Photography Award, Beijing 2009, The 1st place at the Photography Talent Awards (France) in 2010, and the Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie, France 2011.