Yichen Zhou is a visual artist and photographer who was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Beijing, China. She moved to New York City in 2010. Her performance-based work explores her identity as part of a new generation Chinese artists and points to the challenges of living in a world where she finds multiple cultures and values in conflict. Her performance explores what lies behind the surface of life and locate the line between reality and illusion; the actions are illogical and ineffective. The questions behind these actions explore futile activities in society and failed attempts at life. Zhou received her MFA in Photography and Related Media at Parsons School of Design in 2013 and had numerous exhibitions in Russia, United States and China. She lives and works in New York and Beijing.


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