Zhang Beichen (b.1993, Shandong, China) received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in the United States in 2019. Focused on unveiling hidden histories through photography’s narrative structures, his artistic works often manifest in the form of photographs, essay films, mixed media installations and institutional research.

Adopting a visual language intersecting archaeology and anthropology, the personal and the metaphorical, his practice investigates the relationship between Asian colonial history and cultural heritage set against geopolitical vicissitudes, ultimately highlighting the fluidity of identity within a post-colonial context.

Zhang has exhibited in numerous international platforms such as the 8th Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea, the 34th Image Forum Festival in Tokyo, the Sunny Art Centre in London, as well as the Arizona Short Film Festival and Miami Independent Film Festival. He has received numerous international accolades, including the Media Award of the 12th Three Shadows Photography Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), the selected Artist of Top 20.21 Chinese Contemporary Photography, Zhejiang Art Museum (Hangzhou). He now lives and works in New York City and Shanghai.