2019 Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2016 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN


2022 Do-Injoy Residence Program, Yan Garden, Dongguan, CN
2021 Research-based Writing Residency, PULSASIR, Hangzhou, CN
2021 A8 Image AIR, A8 Design Center, Chengdu, CN
2021     Fosun Foundation Art Residency, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, CN
2020 Summer Documentary Lab, UnionDocs, New York, NY
2020 SAH Award for Film and Video, Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, IL
2020 BRIClab Video Art Residency, BRIC, New York, NY
2019 VSC Artist-in-Residency, Vermont Studio Center, VT
2019 Thomas Reiss Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2015 First Prize on Photography, The Fourth National University Student Art Award, Tianjin, CN

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

2021 Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Beijing International Short Film Festival, Beijing, CN
2021 BRIClab Video Art Screenings, Brooklyn Free Speech HD channel, BRIC, New York, NY
2020 LongShots Film Festival, BBC Reel, UK
2020 Research-based Curatorial Project: Shortlist Exhibition, OCAT Institute, Beijing, CN
2020 Floating, SVA MA Curatorial Practice, New York, NY
2020 Cityscape 2020, CICA Museum, Gimpo, KR
2020       DigiAna Performance Show, Babycastles, New York, NY
2019 Arthaus Artist Residency, Havana, CU
2019 Mannequins and Puppets, Millepiani, Rome, IT
2019 TvE Caribbean Screenings 2019, Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Bridgetown, BB
2019 TvE China Screenings 2019, CACHE Space, Beijing, CN
2019 Aotu Space, Beijing, CN
2019 Social Photography VII, carriage trade, New York, NY
2019 AT HOME ON THE ROADMFA Photo Thesis Screening, SVA Theater, New York, NY
2019 Egocracy, CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium, Lavagna, IT2018 Bad Code, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN
2018 Catalysts in the Morning Dew, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY
2018 VPN – The Relative Position with the Boundaries, Fou Gallery, New York, NY
2018 New Youth: China – America Young Artists Exhibition, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2017 Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival, Haikou, CN
2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery of Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN
2016 Suspended Dimensions: PCCA Group Exhibition, Tsinghua University Yifu Library, Beijing, CN
2015 The Fourth National University Student Art Award Exhibition, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, CN

Curatorial Projects

2020 Any Resemblance to Actual Events is Entirely Fictitious, Conversazione × CathayPlay


2021 “We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire,” LEAP, Spring/Summer Issue 2021.
2020       “Documentary: An Attempt at Renaming,” Conversazione, July 16, 2020.
2019      “Essay Film: Wandering Dog,” Conversazione, May 9, 2019.
2018  “On ‘The Shape of Light’ in Tate Modern,” Brownie Art Photo, July 4, 2018.
2018  “New Photography’ Takes ‘Being’ as the Topic after 30th Year,” ArtCo China, June 2018.
2018 “Except Gimmicks, What Does the ‘Songs for Sabotage’ Sound Like in the New Museum?” ArtCo China, April 2018.
2018 “Whose Theater of the World: A Review of Guggenheim Chinese Exhibition,” ArtCo China, January 2018.
2017 “The Guggenheim Museum with the Theater of the World in It,” Blink Magazine, November 2017.
2017 “Imaginary Identification and Loss in the Movie ‘Her’,” Blink Magazine, January 2017.


2021 “A8 Residency | Hai Kou & Cheng Du Artist Residency Episode 04 – Zhang Hanwen,” A8 Design Center, Nov 11, 2021
2021 Zoe Meng Jiang, “BRIClab Essays: Stateless Wanderers,” BRIC, May 7, 2021.
2020 “Seven films to stream from the BBC’s online film festival,” BBC Culture, May 27, 2020.
2019 “The First Line of China—a thesis by Hanwen Zhang,” Alice, SVA MFA Photo Video, October 9, 2019.
2019 Jiatan Xiao, “BXQ Screening: The First Line of China,” Aotu Space, September 3, 2019
2019      “Catalogue of the Exhibition Egocracy,” CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium, April 2019.
2018 Mengqi Yan, “Empty Time Lag,” Blink Magazine, May 2018.
2015 “T-MArt Studio Featured Artist: Hanwen Zhang,” Tsinghua University T-MArt Studio, May 26, 2015.

Teaching and Professional Experience

2020-21 Assistant Director, Tungus and Wailing Requiem dir. Tuo Wang, Changchun, CN 
2019      Teaching Assistant for “Cinema and Revolution,” Art History Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2019 Mentor for “48-hour Digital Photography Workshop,” 706 Youth Space, Beijing, CN, September 6 to 8.
2018-19  Archivist, MFA Photo Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2015      Workshop Organizer on the history of photography, 706 Youth Space, Beijing, CN
2015      Workshop Coordinator and Translator, Thomas Lüttge Workshop, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN 
2015      Lecturer, Students Association of Photography, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN

Lectures and Panel Talks

2022 “Air Conditioning as Metaphors: From Thermodynamics to Chaos”, Yan Garden, Dongguan, September 24.
2021 “BRIClab Video Art: Public Artist Talk,” BRIC, May 12.
2020 “Online Panel: Curating on the Move,” Inside-Out Art Museum × Conversazione, August 15.
2019        “GCC 2019 Art Panel,” New York University, New York, NY, February 25.
2018        “Panel: Brand New Art from China,” MFA Photo Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, October 23.
2018        “Panel: Storm Eye, Lines of Flight,” Tsinghua Art Museum, Beijing, CN, June 21.
2015        “Panel: On Experimental Photography,” 706 Youth Space, Beijing, CN, June 6.

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