Born in 1981 in Yantai city, Shandong province, China,
Zhang Xiao graduated from the Department of Architecture and Design at Yantai University in 2005.
Before becoming a photography artist in 2009, he was a photojournalist for Chongqing Morning Post.
Zhang won the Three Shadows Photography Award in 2010 with They series.
He also received the second Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award in 2009,
The Photography Talent Award (France) in 2010 and the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2011 with his Coastline series.
Zhang’s work has been widely exhibited in China and overseas in recent years.
hang currently lives and works in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China.
2015 “About My Hometown”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 “Coastline”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “Shanxi”, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
“They”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 “Coastline”, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
“Coastline”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 “The World in 2015”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art ( UCCA ), Beijing, China
2013 “1st Beijing Photo Biennale”, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
“FotoArtFestival 2013”, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
“The 3rd Chengdu Multi-dimensional View Photo Exhibition”, Fanmate Museum, Chengdu, China
“Festival Pluie d’Images”, MJC Harteloire, Brest, France
2012 “Tokyo Photo 2012”, Tokyo Midtown Hall, Tokyo, Japan
“Dragon Rises: Contemporary Chinese Photography”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York,
2011 “Suan Tian Ku La: 4 flavors, 4 photographers, 4 eyes on Chinese society”, Grand Theatre d’Angers,
“FORMAT International Photography Festival - Right Here, Right Now”, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK
“Faces of Lifes”, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
“Dali International Photo Festival”, Yunnan, China
“Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2011: Alinka ECHEVERRIA & Xiao ZHANG”, Galerie Le Réverbère,
Lyon, France;Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France; L’Arsenal, Metz, France; Maison de la
Photographie, Lille, France
2010 “Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Guangdong, China
“2010 Screenage Art Document Exhibition - Natural–Unnatural”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing,
2009 “FORMAT International Photography Festival: Photocinema”, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK
“Pingyao International Photography Festival”, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
“Lianzhou International Photo Festival”, Guangdong, China
2011 The Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie, France
2010 MIO Photo Award, Japan 2010 - Jurors Award (Morimura Yasumasa), Japan
Three Shadows Photography Award, China
The Photography Talent Award - Reportage/Documentary Award Winner, France
Southern Documentary Photography Award, China.
2009 Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award, China