Ran Zhou is a visual artist transferring between New York and Vancouver, originally from China. Her practice is influenced by her continued movement between different cultures.

Getting rid of the specific national restrictions and traditional concepts, Zhou’s art creates a subtle space located at crevices between the concept of contemporariness of culture and individual awareness within the vortex of globalization.

Zhou has addressed themes such as urban histories and memory deconstruction, solidification of the education system, child safety, and dynamics of migration flow. 

Her practice includes multi-media installation, painting, performance, video and sound.

Zhou received her BFA with honours in visual arts and honours in art history from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2019.

In the past two years, she has held six solo exhibitions in Vancouver, New York, and Paris, while participating in several international group shows.


Zhou is also working on her academic research regarding the labour and value of Chinese Maximalist installation, while attempting to define "abstraction" within a socioeconomic framework.

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