Zhang Beichen is a photographer. He received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019 (United States). By researching in the narration of photography and unveiling hidden histories, he frames most of his works through photography, essay films, and institutional research.
Recently, he worked with a broad range of media, using photography books and installations, audios to query and investigate the relationship of cultural heritages and Asian colonial history, archive and geopolitical vicissitude, and the identity’s fluidity within the post-colonialism context.
His work is a set of a visual experience of a metaphorical method through personal narratives. Through the research of archaeology and anthropology, history, and other disciplines, he examines and builds a poetic visual language with its thoughts.
Beichen has exhibited and awarded internationally, 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, Zhe Jiang Art Museum (Hangzhou). His exhibition includes: the 8th Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu art museum (Daegu, South Korea), 34th Image Forum Festival (Tokyo), Sunny Art Centre (London), Museum of Galician people (Spain), Arizona short Film Festival (Arizona) and Miami Independent Film Festival. and now he lives and works in New York City and Shanghai.