Bio

Born in Changchun, China, Hanwen Zhang is an artist and filmmaker who currently lives in New York. He received a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Tsinghua University in 2016 and an MFA degree in Photo, Video and Related Media in the School of Visual Arts in 2019. Zhang’s practice is mostly based on still and moving images, supplemented by performance, digital technology, and writing. Derived from observation of personal experience, he examines the status of existence and identity issues in contemporary society, as well as their relationships with ideology, space, memory, and body. His work has been exhibited in Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Fou Gallery (New York), Art Academy of Tsinghua University (Beijing), and other places and his writing has been published on ArtCo China, BLINK, BROWNIE, and other media outlets.