FeiFan Zhang is a photography-based artist whose work explores the relationship between the structures, elements, and spaces of the urban landscape, as well as their impact and mutual relationship with the inhabitants in the changing contemporary cities. Born and raised in Beijing, China, she witnessed the on-going urban renovation that unbalanced the city’s appearance and function, as well as her living experience. Within a global content, her interests urge an on-going exploration of the similar issues that are populating among any number of urban settings. She received her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2017, and her BA in English Literature from Beijing International Studies University. Currently, she lives and works in Chicago in the United States.



2015-2017 MFA in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

BA in English Literature, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China



Solo Exhibition:

2017       No Man's Land, C33 Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018       Making Strange, Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2018       2018 Midwest Photo Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

2018       Peripheral Visions, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2018       No Man's Land, The Politits Art Collation, The Yards Collective, Rochester, NY

2018       Fine Art, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2017       Field Work: Shadow and Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2017       Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China

2017       (IN)TRANSIT, Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017       World Enigma 2017, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016       MFA Photography Showcase, Dean’s Office of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL


Honors and Publications:

2018       2018 Emerging Photographer, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

2018       Incandescent Zine, issue 13, Pine Island Press, Portland, OR

2018       Smoke City, LoosenArt, Rome, Italy

2017       8th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Juried Winner in the Photography Category, ArtSlant, Los Angeles, CA

2017       Anything but Digital, Ours Magazine, USA

2017       FotoFilmic’17 International Film Photography Competition Spring Shortlist Winner, Vancouver, Canada

2014       The second-place winner, the 1st “Image of the Autumn in Beijing” Photography Contest, Beijing, China

2013       Beijing Examinations, issue 879, Beijing, China

2013       The Lord of the Rings (Simplified Chinese Version), Translation Proofread Editor, Yilin Press, Nanjing, China

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