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Works by Wenxin Zhang

Feb 16, 2017 - Guanyu Xu

Wenxin Zhang (b. 1989, China) lives and works in the United States and China. She received her MFA degree at California College of the Arts in 2013. As a visual artist/writer, her practice focuses on the relationship between the real and the virtual, as well as the boundary between different media. Zhang’s process often begins with her personal experience and carefully tends to metaphoric and marginalized stories so as to unveil larger questions about the suppressed.


Wenxin Zhang is a recipient of Magnum Foundation Atlantic Philanthropies Grant. She was selected as a finalist in 2014 Three Shadows Photography Award as well as the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. She was also an artist in residence at Rayko Photo Center San Francisco, CPW Woodstock, Wassaic Residency and Thicket Residency.