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Biography

(Beijing, 1970) 

Ji Zhou graduated from the engraving department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing, in 1994. Later on, he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne in 2005. His work is characterized for being contemplative, formulating questions through diverse photographic techniques that question common ideas around, for instance, objectivity and photographic certainty. 

Through images of urban development, greenhouses, and miniature models that allude to both city spaces and undefined landscapes, the artist’s production expands philosophically as a way to think relationships between perspective, the senses, rationality, and reality. In his Building series, for example, the documentary quality of cityscape photography is questioned due to a montage that mixes different times into the same place; to fix the city as a sole, the unitary space becomes impossible when considerations of time are introduced.

Currently, Ji Zhou lives and works in Beijing, China.