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TIME BURNS

2017.6.24 - 2017.8.15

STATEMENT

 

Time Burns is an attempt to model imaginative space on a plane and then unfold the model in the exhibition space.

 

Like how the flames would soar and fuse into each other, in Time Burns, the video clips from artist’s own traveling experience glows along with the graphics of the scenes in a virtual character’s memory; the music that was made through a musician’s sensitivity vibrates along with the sound that was generated by a computer algorithm; the digital avatar of a physical existence overlays with the material objects that were created to reflect phantasmal concepts.



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2016 A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, The Clemente, New York, NY, USA

2016 MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

2016 The Slow Uncoil – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, JACK, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016 Broken Machine – multi-media performance with Sean Ali and Yi Xin Tong, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016 Phantom Circuit – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, Home Audio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  

2015 Bizarrland, Nord Art Special project: CHINA GARDEN 2015, Budelsdorf, Germany

2015 The Visual Voice, New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 The Fotobookfestival Kassel, Kassel, Germany

2015 The 6th Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

  

2014 Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

2014 Southeast Asia Photo Books, ThePhotoBook Museum, Cologne, Germany

2014 THE 3rd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (AWPS), OBSCURA Festival 2014, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2014 Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center artist in resident show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 Wassaic art festival 2014, Wassaic, NY, USA

 


2013 APATURE art festival exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2013 17th No Dead Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Cover to Cover photo book exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

4th Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2012

ProArts Annual Juried Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

Ecopoesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

BIO

Wenxin Zhang (b. 1989 in Anhui, China) is currently itinerant. She received her MFA at California College of the Arts. Zhang utilizes video, CG, photography and installation, as well as combines writing and music to create process-oriented perceptual experience that usually starts from everyday experience and then grows into the continuous reflections on time and transcendence.

 

EDUCATION

2013

Master of Fine Arts

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA

 

2010

Bachelor of Management

Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2016 British Journal of Photograph 2016 New Talent

2014 Magnum Foundation Atlantic Philanthropies Grant, New York, USA

2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award Finalist, Paris, France

2014 Photographic Museum of Humanity New Generation Award Finalist

2014 Three Shadows Photography Award Finalist, Beijing, China

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS

November 2015  Solo Exhibition, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China

June 2014   Solo Exhibition, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

October 2014   Two-Persons Photo Exhibition with Ansley West Rivers, Gallery L1, Atlanta, GA

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES  

2016 Thicket Residency, Darien, GA

2014 Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Woodstock, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center AIR program, San Francisco, CA

2013 Little Brown Mushroom camp for socially awkward storytellers, St.Paul, MN

2013 The Wassaic Artist Residency and Fellowship, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXPERIENCE

2017

DATENTRÄUME, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China

 

2016

A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, The Clemente, New York, NY, USA

MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

The Slow Uncoil – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, JACK, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Broken Machine – multi-media performance with Sean Ali and Yi Xin Tong, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Phantom Circuit – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, Home Audio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2015  

2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Beijing, China

The Possibility of an Island by ZhouArt, Xiamen, Fujian, China

Bizarrland, Nord Art Special project: CHINA GARDEN 2015, Budelsdorf, Germany

The Visual Voice, New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Fotobookfestival Kassel, Kassel, Germany

The 6th Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

Negative of Future, Horizon Art Museum, Hefei, Anhui, China

 

2014  

Reminiscence of the Land, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China

Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Southeast Asia Photo Books, ThePhotoBook Museum, Cologne, Germany

THE 3rd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (AWPS), OBSCURA Festival 2014, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Three Shadows Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photo Center, Beijing, China

Rayko Photo Center artist in resident show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Wassaic art festival 2014, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

2013

APATURE art festival exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

17th No Dead Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Cover to Cover photo book exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

4th Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2012

ProArts Annual Juried Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

Ecopoesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2011

Ying Yan, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 


artist recidence

2016 Thicket Residency, Darien, GA

2014 Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Woodstock, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center AIR program, San Francisco, CA

2013 Little Brown Mushroom camp for socially awkward storytellers, St.Paul, MN

2013 The Wassaic Artist Residency and Fellowship, Wassaic, NY, USA

TIME BURNS

2017.6.24 - 2017.8.15

STATEMENT

 

Time Burns is an attempt to model imaginative space on a plane and then unfold the model in the exhibition space.

 

Like how the flames would soar and fuse into each other, in Time Burns, the video clips from artist’s own traveling experience glows along with the graphics of the scenes in a virtual character’s memory; the music that was made through a musician’s sensitivity vibrates along with the sound that was generated by a computer algorithm; the digital avatar of a physical existence overlays with the material objects that were created to reflect phantasmal concepts.



cv


 

2016 A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, The Clemente, New York, NY, USA

2016 MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

2016 The Slow Uncoil – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, JACK, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016 Broken Machine – multi-media performance with Sean Ali and Yi Xin Tong, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016 Phantom Circuit – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, Home Audio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  

2015 Bizarrland, Nord Art Special project: CHINA GARDEN 2015, Budelsdorf, Germany

2015 The Visual Voice, New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 The Fotobookfestival Kassel, Kassel, Germany

2015 The 6th Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

  

2014 Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

2014 Southeast Asia Photo Books, ThePhotoBook Museum, Cologne, Germany

2014 THE 3rd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (AWPS), OBSCURA Festival 2014, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2014 Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center artist in resident show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 Wassaic art festival 2014, Wassaic, NY, USA

 


2013 APATURE art festival exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2013 17th No Dead Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Cover to Cover photo book exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

4th Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2012

ProArts Annual Juried Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

Ecopoesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

BIO

Wenxin Zhang (b. 1989 in Anhui, China) is currently itinerant. She received her MFA at California College of the Arts. Zhang utilizes video, CG, photography and installation, as well as combines writing and music to create process-oriented perceptual experience that usually starts from everyday experience and then grows into the continuous reflections on time and transcendence.

 

EDUCATION

2013

Master of Fine Arts

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA

 

2010

Bachelor of Management

Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2016 British Journal of Photograph 2016 New Talent

2014 Magnum Foundation Atlantic Philanthropies Grant, New York, USA

2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award Finalist, Paris, France

2014 Photographic Museum of Humanity New Generation Award Finalist

2014 Three Shadows Photography Award Finalist, Beijing, China

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS

November 2015  Solo Exhibition, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China

June 2014   Solo Exhibition, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

October 2014   Two-Persons Photo Exhibition with Ansley West Rivers, Gallery L1, Atlanta, GA

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES  

2016 Thicket Residency, Darien, GA

2014 Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Woodstock, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center AIR program, San Francisco, CA

2013 Little Brown Mushroom camp for socially awkward storytellers, St.Paul, MN

2013 The Wassaic Artist Residency and Fellowship, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXPERIENCE

2017

DATENTRÄUME, Goethe Institut, Beijing, China

 

2016

A Space-Time of Transitional Desires, The Clemente, New York, NY, USA

MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

The Slow Uncoil – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, JACK, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Broken Machine – multi-media performance with Sean Ali and Yi Xin Tong, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Phantom Circuit – multi-media performance with Sean Ali, Home Audio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2015  

2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Beijing, China

The Possibility of an Island by ZhouArt, Xiamen, Fujian, China

Bizarrland, Nord Art Special project: CHINA GARDEN 2015, Budelsdorf, Germany

The Visual Voice, New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Fotobookfestival Kassel, Kassel, Germany

The 6th Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

Negative of Future, Horizon Art Museum, Hefei, Anhui, China

 

2014  

Reminiscence of the Land, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China

Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Southeast Asia Photo Books, ThePhotoBook Museum, Cologne, Germany

THE 3rd Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase (AWPS), OBSCURA Festival 2014, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Three Shadows Award Exhibition, Three Shadows Photo Center, Beijing, China

Rayko Photo Center artist in resident show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Wassaic art festival 2014, Wassaic, NY, USA

 

2013

APATURE art festival exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

17th No Dead Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Cover to Cover photo book exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

4th Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2012

ProArts Annual Juried Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

Ecopoesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2011

Ying Yan, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 


artist recidence

2016 Thicket Residency, Darien, GA

2014 Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Woodstock, NY

2014 Rayko Photo Center AIR program, San Francisco, CA

2013 Little Brown Mushroom camp for socially awkward storytellers, St.Paul, MN

2013 The Wassaic Artist Residency and Fellowship, Wassaic, NY, USA

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