Ji Zhou studied engraving at the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing (1994). Later on, he earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (2005). His work is characterized for being contemplative, formulating questions through diverse photographic techniques that question common ideas around objectivity and photographic certainty.
Through images of urban development, greenhouses, and miniature models that allude to city spaces and undefined landscapes, the artist’s production philosophically expands as a way to rethink relationships between perspective, 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 in the same place; the unitary space becomes impossible when considerations of time are introduced.
Currently, Ji Zhou lives and works in Beijing, China.