1 三月 2021

Born in 1981 in Yantai city, Shandong province, China, Zhang Xiao graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design at Yantai University in 2005. He was a photojournalist for Chongqing Morning Post. Zhang won the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2010 with They series. He also received the second Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award in 2009, The Photography Talent Award (France) in 2010 and the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 with his Coastline series.  In 2018, He won the Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography of Harvard University. Zhang currently lives and works in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China.

Solo Exhibitions

2019     “Apple”, Lianzhou Photography Museum, Lianzhou,China

              “Mr. Strange”, JZZP Library, Ningbo, China

2017     “So Many Things Are Going On”, A thousand Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu, China

              “Suochengli Photoshop”, Suochengli Library, Yantai, China

2016     “Coastline”, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

              “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

2011    “Coastline”, 64 Bis Gallery, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021     “Rethinking Collectivity – Guangzhou Image Triennial 2021”,Guangdong Museum,Guangzhou,China

2020     “Harmo Power – the 1st  Jinan International Biennale”,Shandong Museum,Jinan,China

              “Eye of the Art Museum”,Chengdu Art Academy,Chengdu,China

              “Shift”, X gallery,Changsha, China

              “Young Photography from China” ,  Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung , Munich, Germany

              “Flowing waters never go back to the source”, Jumièges Abbey,Seine-Maritime, France

              “Stratification and synthesis”, Xiezilong Photography Museum,Changsha, China

              “Civilization: The Way We Live Now” ,the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

              “The Farm” , chi k11 Art Space ,Shenyang,China

              “Breathing” ,GALERIE B-312, Montreal, Canada

              “Chinese Puzzle” , Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2019     “The Dark and Bright Room of CAMERAer” ,A4 Art Museum,Chengdu,China

              “Between: Painting & Image” ,Lingnan Museum of Fine Art,Dongguan,China

              “Chinese Documentary Photography in Contemporary Context” ,YEW Museum,Lanzhou,China

              “Photographs in a ten years” ,One way Street Book Festival,Qinhuangdao,China

              “Opening Exhibition” ,May Park Gallery,Chengdu,China

“Civilization: The Way We Live Now” ,The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Soul, 

South Korea

              “The 3rd Tianfuhonggu photo festival” ,Chengdu,China

              “Research-Based Curatorial Project-Shortlist Exhibition” ,OCAT Institute,Beijing,China

              “Transcending Dimension: Sculpting Space” ,2019 Shenzhen Pingshan International Sculpture 


              “Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition” ,Contemporary Image Museum,Chengdu,China

              “Chinese Contemporary Photobook works: Visual Narrative in Paper and Beyond” ,CAA Art Museum,


              “Civilization: The Way We Live Now” ,UCCA,Beijing,China

              “LA NUU Photo Festival” ,Barcelona,Spain

              “A man on a desert island” ,T Gallery,Xiamen,China

2018     “Social Geography: Ten Journeys with a Camera” ,Shanghai Centre of Photography,Shanghai,China

              “The 3rd Beijing Photo Biennale”, Beizhen, China

              “The 2018 Sovereign Asian Art Prize”, HART Hall, Hong Kong

              “40 years of Chinese Contemporary Photography 1976-2018” ,OCAT,Shenzhen,China

              “The 2nd Tianfuhonggu photo festival” ,Chengdu,China

              “The 2nd Tianshui international Photo Binennale” , Tianshui,China

              “Traces of abandonment” , M’ studio,Beijing,China

              “Chinese Landscape for Forty Years” ,The 5th Changan Photography week,Dongguan,China

              “Tenth Anniversary” , Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

              “Screen refreshing / Labor” , Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

2017     “Photography and Video Experiments in Southwestern China since 2000” , A4 Art Museum,


              “Unfamiliar Familiarities-Outside Views on Switzerland” ,Musee de L’Elysee,Lausanne,


              “Symbols of Eternity” , Henan Cultural Centre,Zhengzhou,China

              “Polyphony – 4 / Ecological Survey of Chinese Art” , Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts,

                  Nanjing, China

              “Tenth Anniversary” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery,Chengdu,China

              “The 2nd Changjiang internal photography & video biennale” , Chongqing,China

              “Unfamiliar Familiarities – Outside Views on Switzerland” , Fotostiftung Schweiz ,Winterthur, 


2016     “The 1st  Daojiao New New Art Festival” , Dongguan,China

              “The Trick of Seeing” ,21 Art Space Museum,Dongguan,China.

              “The 6th Jinan international Photo Binennale” , Jinan,China

              “Daegu Photo Binennale 2016” , Daegu,South Korea

              “Futian International Urban Image Festival” , Shenzhen,China

              “Winter Discovery” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery,Chengdu,China

              “The 4th Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China

              “Coastline”, 182 Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan

2015     “Nonfigurative” , 21st  Century Minsheng Art Museum,Shanghai,China

              “The 11th  Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Lianzhou, China

              “The 1st Changjiang internal photography & video biennale” , Chongqing,China

              “The 7th Lishui International Photo Festival”, LIshui, China

              “Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival” , Xiamen,China

              “Beijing calling” , Vermilion Art Gallery,Sydney,Australia

              “New photo caravan project” , Horizon Art Museum,Hefei,China

              “Coastline”, Dalian Art Museum, Dalian, China

              “The 2nd experimental image exhibition”, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

              “Photoquai 2015” , Quai Branly Museum,Paris,France

              “Grain to Pixel: A Story of Photography in China” ,Shanghai Centre of Photography,Shanghai,China

              “The World in 2015”, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014     “Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

              “Post-Photography”, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

              “Floating world”, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

              “2009 year’s since the new photography in China”, Wuhan Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

              “Landscape”, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

              “Coastline”, Nanyang Technological University Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore

              “Mistaken Audrey Hepburn” , A4 Contemporary Art Centre,Chengdu,China

2013     “The 1st Beijing Photo Biennale”, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

              “FotoArtFestival 2013”, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

              “They”, Warsaw Photography Week, Warsaw, Poland

              “International Meetings of photography”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

              “The 3rd Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China

              “Festival Pluie d’Images”, MJC Harteloire, Brest, France

              “Belfast Photo Festival”, Belfast, Northern Ireland

              “Obscura Festival of Photography”, Penang island, Malaysia

              “Pacific Coast”, Bali, Indonesia

2012     “Get it Louder 2012”, Sanlitun Village, Beijing, China

              “Tokyo Photo 2012”, Tokyo Midtown Hall, Tokyo, Japan

              “China scape-Contemporary Chinese Photography”, SOAS, London, UK

              “Seven Billion Plus”, University of North Carolina Art Gallery, Wilmington, US

              “Shanxi”, 208 Gallery, Paris, France

              “The 8th Angkor International Photography Festival”, Angkor, Cambodia

              “The 4th Dali International Photo Festival”, Dali, China

              “Singapore International Photography Festival 2012”, Singapore

              “Les estivales photographiques du Trégor (Summer Photography Festival of Trégor), Lannion, France

              “Dragon Rises: Contemporary Chinese Photography”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, US

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

              “The 2nd  Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, 7788 art space, Chengdu, China

              “The 3rd  Dali International Photo Festival”, Dali, 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, 


              “FOTONOVIEMBRE 2011”, TEA Tenerife Arts Space, Tenerife, Spain

              “Human/Happiness”, Around Space Gallery, Shanghai, China 

              “Impossible”, Kueper Gallery, Beijing, China

2010     “the 6th Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Lianzhou, China

              “2010 Screen age Art Document Exhibition – Natural–Unnatural”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China

              “Another Landscape”, Inter Gallery, Beijing, China

              “Shanxi”, Galerie im Medienhaven Gallery, Bremen, Germany

              “MIO Photo Award 2010 Exhibition”, MIO Tennoji, Osaka, Japan

              “Southern Documentary Photography Exhibition “, Guangzhou, China

              “The Photography Talent Award 2010 Exhibition”, the National Library of France, Paris, France

              “The Three Shadows Photo Award Exhibition”, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

2009     “FORMAT International Photography Festival: Photocinema”, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK

              “The 9th Pingyao International Photography Festival”, Pingyao, China

              “Moving Image”, Tank Loft , Chongqing, China

              “Guangzhou International Documentary Photography Festival”, Guangzhou, China

              “The 5th Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Lianzhou, China

Art Fair

2020     “Art Wuhan” , K11, Wuhan,China

            “Art Shenzhen” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery ,Shenzhen,China

2019     “Photo Paris” , Sipa Gallery, Beijing,China

2018     “Photo Shanghai” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery, Shanghai,China

2017     “Art Sydney” , Vermilion Art Gallery,Sydney,Australia

              “Shanghai Photo Fair” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery, Shanghai,China

2016     “Art Basel-Hong Kong” , Blindspot Gallery,Hong Kong

              “Shanghai Photo Fair” , Blindspot Gallery ,Shanghai,China

              “Art Shenzhen” , A thousand Plateaus Gallery ,Shenzhen,China

2015     “Shanghai Photo Fair” , Blindspot Gallery , Shanghai,China

              “Shanghai Photo Fair” , Pekin Fine Arts , Shanghai,China

2014     “Art Beijing” , Pekin Fine Arts ,Beijing,China

              “Art Paris” , Blindspot Gallery ,Paris,France

              “Photo Tokyo” , Zen Gallery,Tokyo,Japan

              “Shanghai Photo Fair” , Pekin Fine Arts , Shanghai,China

2011     “Nofound” , Troika Editions,Paris,France

              “Photo Paris” , Galerie Le Réverbère, Paris,France


2019     < Mr. Strange >, Jiazazhi Press,Ningbo,China

2017     <The River>, Lars Muller,Switzerland

2015     <About My Hometown>, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2014     <Coastline>, Jiazazhi Press,Beijing,China

              <They>, Editions Bessard Press,Paris,France

              <Coastline>, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013     <Shanxi>, LITTLE BIG MAN Press,LA,US

2012     <They>, Jiazazhi Press,Beijing,China

2011     <Coastline>, ACTES SUD,Arles,France

2010     <ZHANG XIAO1&2>, BOA Press,Switzerland


2019     Golden Pander Photography Awards, Chengdu, China

2018     Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography, Harvard University, US

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


2020      LUXELAKES·A4 ART MUSEUM, Chengdu, China

2019      Ruiyun Group Co., Ltd, Chengdu, China

2018      Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, Germany

2017      Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland

              Lianzhou Photography Museum, Guangdong, China

2016     The Burger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

              Chengdu International Photography center, China

2015     Lishui Photography Museum, Zhejiang, China

              Shanghai Centre of Photography, Shanghai, China

2013     The Fidelity Collection, Boston, US

2011     HSBC Photography foundation, Paris, France

2010     Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

2009     Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, UK