Jiawei Zhao

My photo-based practice stems from that personal experience, which I have moved or transferred among many different types of places and spaces since my childhood. In other words, I moved from a small town to Beijing, then I moved to Wisconsin, Texas, and finally NYC in the order. Those sudden changes of places prompt me to create a balanced space of both comforts and feelings of security in photographs. Inspiring by the French concept “flaneur” and confused temporal and spatial relationships, I am currently creating the East-West joint photographic space for young immigrants included me after taking education in the States.

About Jiawei Zhao

Jiawei Zhao is a Chinese-born visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018, Jiawei received his MFA Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute. His work is in the collection of the Kala Art Institute, where he finished a residency in 2019. His work has been selected continuously for the 56th and then 57th Annual Juried exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art. Jiawei has recently participated in residencies at MASS MoCA and ChaNorth. He and his work are selected to participate in The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, which will be held in August 2020.

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