Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in San Francisco and China. 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 projects have been exhibited in 001 Gallery, Rome, Italy; Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery,Tokyo, Japan and Lianzhou Foto Festival, China).
His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland; French Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy; Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Dalian Art Museum, China and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, USA.
Zhao Qian has also shown in Unseen Photo Fair; Singapore International Photo Festival; Athens Photo Festival; Copenhagen Photo Festival and FOTOFESTIWAL.
In 2017 his first monograph Offcut, the edge was published by Jiazazhi Press.