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Biography

Beijing, China, 1970. 

His academic background includes a degree from the engraving department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1994, and an MFA from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2005.

Ji Zhou's contemplative observation of contemporary society is reflected in his works, which are structured through objects often represented in photography or sculpture. His work explores fragmented and complete images of objects and installations that are not always what they appear to be.

In his most recent Buildings and Greenhouse series, Ji Zhou takes pictures of different public places or greenhouses at different angles and times of day, which by combining them integrate space and time into a single photograph. Similarly, his Civilized Landscape series explores illusory landscapes created by mankind, using maps and books, sculpts mountains and skyscrapers in carefully composed facilities.

Ji Zhou currently lives and works in Beijing, China.