Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in China and San Francisco. He focuses on human activities and the environment around him. Qian then translates this information to the ﬂat image, distorting the original meaning in the process. His project has solo exhibited in Lianzhou Museum of Photography (Lianzhou, China), Houston Center for Photography (Houston, USA), 001 Gallery (Rome, Italy) and Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) . His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin, Ireland), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA). French Pavilion (Zagreb, Croatia), Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, USA), UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China) , K11 Art Foundation (Shenyang, China), Points Center for Contemporary Art (Kunshan, China), Zhejiang Art Museum(Hangzhou, China) and Today Art Museum (Beijing, China). Zhao Qian has also shown in PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Art Beijing Fair, Unseen Photo Fair, Singapore International Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival and FOTOFESTIWAL. Zhao Qian is the recipient of the 2019 Annual Photography Fellowship Awards by Houston Center For Photography and named as a finalist for the Huayu Youth Award 2020. Zhao Qian has received fellowships for residencies such as Points Center for Contemporary Art, The Cow House Studio, Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute. In 2017 his ﬁrst monograph "Offcut, the edge" got published by Jiazazhi Press.