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Please click here to read Amanda Everich's review of his work for Museemagazine.com.

From New York to Russia, California to China, Zhang works not as documentary photographer but rather as storyteller, building mysterious tableaux. His photographs are often from the fringes of life, lingering in a no mans land, where urban development meets the natural world, where dusk meets the dawn, and where a city dweller finds an unexpected moment of solitude. Laced with an edge of humor, a subtle wink to the viewer acknowledging human foibles, Zhang paints a picture of quiet beauty. By capturing fleeting moments, he implies a story that is left to the viewer to finish. Rather than tell the tale of a specific place, his ambiguous narratives are universal. They are both everywhere, and nowhere at once.



BORN
1976 Kunming, China

EDUCATION
2001
Master of Architecture, Florida International University, Miami, FL
1999
Bachelor of Architecture, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2013
Nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize
2010
Under the Glory of Shanghai 2010 Expo, Honorable Mention, Professional Editorial Category, International Photography Awards, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Monte Azul Center of Art and Design, Costa Rica
2009,10
Rafael Vinoly Architecture Research Fellowship, New York, NY
2008
Artist in Residence, Monte Azul Center of Art and Design, Costa Rica

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Everywhere – Nowhere, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost, Galerie Voies Off, Arles, France
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
Unintended Homecoming, Galerie Voies Off, Arles, France
2012
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost, Bursa International Photography Festival, Bursa, Turkey
My Goal is Never Ending, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2007
Story Telling: A Personal Gathering Time, Chang Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Raising the Temperature, Art in Environmental Reactions, Queens Museum, New York, NY
New York Eden, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Contemporary documentary photography in the ever-changing Chinese landscape – Three Visions: Lu Guang, Muge, Zhang Hai, Chobi Mela, VII International Photography Festival in Bangladesh Shipakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost in Come Again! Seen-Unseen, Galeri Bu, Istanbul, Turkey
Borderland in the Russian Moment Expedition G20, The Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost in Come Again! Seen-Unseen, Vivacom Art Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012
America Through a Chinese Lens, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY
Great Photographs, Luise Ross Gallery, New York
2011
Southern Memories: Part 2, SlowExposures Photography Festival, Molena, Georgia
2010
Southern Memories: Part 1, SlowExposures Photography Festival, Molena, Georgia
2010 Valorate, VIII Colectiva de Arte, San Jose Historical Customs House, San Jose, Costa Rica
2009
East | West, D3 Space for Culture and Art, Brooklyn, New York
2008
Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape, Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College, NY
To Kill a Mockingbird, China Shandong International Contemporary Photography Biennial, Museum of Shandong University of Art & Design, Jinan, Shandong Province, China
2007
By Pass – Pass By, Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial, Jingse Gallery, Chongqing, China
Story Board, Amerasia Bank Gallery, Queens, New York
2006
Beyond Measure, New York Taipei Cultural Center, New York, NY
2005
Aphasia, 15th Annual Exhibition of Asian American Arts, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY
2004
In Situ, Exhibition Hall of Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Asian American Arts Center, New York, NY
The College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas University, Manhattan, KS
The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York, NY