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b. 1981, China

Zhang Xiao Biography

Born in Yantai City, Shandong Province, China, Zhang Xiao graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design at Yantai University in 2005. Before becoming a freelance photographer in 2009, he worked as a photographer for Chongqing Morning Post. Zhang Xiao’s images often reveal his unique understanding of today’s China and a sense of surrealism that precisely capture the absurdity in the country due to rampant economic changes. The snapshot aesthetic and adoption of ordinary people from daily settings as protagonists are the common threads through his two iconic series They and Coastline.

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With his Coastline series, Zhang received The Photography Talent Awards in 2010 and the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011. He was also awarded the Three Shadows Photography Award 2010 and the MIO Photo Award 2010 with his other series. Zhang’s work has been widely exhibited in China in recent years and in France in 2011. Zhang currently lives and works in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.

Zhang Xiao Featured Artworks

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Shanxi No.5 陕西No.5 by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork photography
Zhang XiaoShanxi No.5 陕西No.5, 2007Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Shanxi No.1 陕西No.1 by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork photography
Zhang XiaoShanxi No.1 陕西No.1, 2007Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Shanxi No.2 陕西No.02 by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork photography
Zhang XiaoShanxi No.2 陕西No.02, 2007Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Video Hall 1 - 8 by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork photography
Zhang XiaoVideo Hall 1 - 8, 2015Photography
53 x 43 x 7 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
UntitledGo to Kang by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork mixed media
Zhang XiaoUntitledGo to Kang, 2017PVC flooring
47 x 62 x 6.5 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
One as Artist, One as Photographer by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork mixed media
Zhang XiaoOne as Artist, One as Photographer, 2016–2017PVC flooring, micro spray
47 x 62 x 6.5 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Gain Advantages From Both Sides by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork mixed media
Zhang XiaoGain Advantages From Both Sides, 2017PVC flooring, micro spray
47 x 62 x 6.5 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Gain Advantages From Both Sides by Zhang Xiao contemporary artwork mixed media
Zhang XiaoGain Advantages From Both Sides, 2017PVC flooring, micro spray
47 x 62 x 6.5 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery

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