Born in 1970 in Beijing, China, Ji Zhou graduated from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1994, and later received a MFA from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris in 2005. Ji Zhou’s quiet observation of contemporary society is reflected in his object-based works, often rendered in photography or sculpture.
Ji Zhou’s oeuvre explores fragmented and whole images, comprised of images of objects and installations that are not what they always appear to be. His series Dust, which was exhibited extensively across Asian fairs and in New York’s The Armory Show (2013), explores the perceived image of hand-assembled objects, rendered in monotonous grey as a mean to focus on the shape and form of these sculptures.
His work has been exhibited around the world, including solo exhibitions Form, Space Kaan, Seoul, South Korea (2017); Civilized Landscape, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY (2015), Objectified Spectacle, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); and In Situ, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2008). His recent group exhibitions include Imaginary Frontiers, Boghossian Foundation at Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium (2017); Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China, Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL (2016) …
Ji Zhou currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Ji Zhou, Dust 1, 2010. Photo – 184 × 150 cm
(Courtesy of co-founder & collector Maxime Bureau)