Joe Zijian Zhou (he/him/his) was born in Hubei, China and lives in London, UK.
His art practice is photographic, performative and sculptural. Through the performativity of body, image and text, he investigates the limitations of the queer body from the perspective of young Chinese and question the influences of the social convention by critically thinking of a national and public exercise in China - Radio Callisthenics (广播体操/Gwang Bo Tee Tsao).
In Zhou's research project, he examines and discusses memory, memory-image and family photography within personal anecdotes involving love, loss, domesticity, and queer and trans.
MA Photography, Royal College of Art, UK
GDip Fine Art, Royal College of Art, UK
BFA Photography, Xi'an Academy of Fine Art, CN; Columbus College of Art & Design, US