Education 

 

2021-present

     MA Contemporary Art Practice, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014-2019. 

     BFA Honours, Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

     BFA Honours, Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Professional Experience

 

2019    Artist in Residence, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York.

 

Solo + Duo Exhibitions

           

2021.         “Subhuman: a feminist contemplation of body" curated by Yubing Guo, Canton-Sardine, Vancouver, BC, CA

2020         “Ran Zhou: A Winter Solstice Prayer” Metropolitan West, Volta Art Fair, New York, USA

2020         “Ran Zhou: Free Fall” Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC, CA.

2019         “Free Fall” Hatch Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CA

2018-2019      “The Diary of Destroying a Map” Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC, CA

2018           “Ran Zhou: The Diary of Destroying a Map” Yia_Young International Art Fair, Le Carreau Du Temple, Paris, France

2018           “The Diary of Destroying a Map” Hatch Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2021             "Art Spaceship" virtual show curated by Anna Shvet, in collaboration with V-Art digital and TAtcher's Art Management

2019            “Reclamation” Compere Collective, curated by Anna Cahn, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2019            “The Lind Prize 2019” The Polygon Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC. CA

2019            “Weird Flux” Audain Art Center, Vancouver, BC. CA

2018             “Emerging Vision” Z Gallery Arts, curated by Zohra Bonnis, Vancouver, BC. CA

2018            “Into the Dark” Hatch Art Gallery, curated by Maxim Greer, Vancouver, BC. CA

2018             “Together We Built” Robert Lee Alumni Center, Vancouver, BC. CA

2017              “HENN Show” Hatch Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC. CA

 

Awards & Finalists

 

2022   Best Experimental Short, London International Short Film Festival, London UK

2022   Best Sci-Fi Short, Palm Springs Movie Awards, Palm Springs, CA, USA 

2022   Winner of Best Animation, “Simulacra: sculpting our time" film festival, London UK

2022   Finalist of Best Animation, Korea International Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

2019    Finalist of Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, Vancouver, BC. CA

2017    Faculty of Arts International Student Scholarship, UBC, Vancouver, BC. CA

2017    John Alexander McDonald Scholarship in Humanities, UBC, Vancouver, BC. CA

2017    IODE Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship, UBC, Vancouver, BC. CA

   

Film Screening Selections

2022    International Futurological Film Festival, Lotz, Poland

2022    Animex Festival 2022, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK

2022    OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival, Lugano, Switzerland

2022    Emerging Artists Film Festival, Calgary, Canada

2022    London International Short Film Festival, London, UK

Press + Publications

 

Katie White, “Why 23-Year-Old Artist Ran Zhou Began Buying Thousands of Plastic Dolls Online to Make a Disquieting New Series.” Artnet News. Oct 2019. Web.

Riya Talitha, “Free Fall makes space for ‘unintentional’ art at the Hatch.” The UBYSSEY. Jan 2019: 6. Print.

Raina Cameron, “Ran Zhou: History in the Present Tense.” Undergraduate Journal of Art History and Visual Culture (UJAH). Issue 9. Spring 2018: 82-89. Print.

Conferences

 

2018    Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC 2018), Emperor Huizong’s Political Hint of Slender Gold Calligraphy, conference paper, Vancouver

2017     Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC 2017), The Challenge of Thangka: The Role of Tibetan Painters within Social Changes, conference paper, Vancouver

 

 

Collections

 

Beijing Tourist Map. Z Gallery Arts. Vancouver, BC, CA

The Hidden City. Z Gallery Arts. Vancouver, BC, CA

The Diary of Destroying a Map. Z Gallery Arts. Vancouver, BC, CA

Mountains and Rivers. Z Gallery Arts. Vancouver, BC, CA

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