Ruiqi Zhang, born in 1994, Liaoning Liaoyang, China, is a media artist and writer currently based in Richmond VA, United State. He received MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and BA in Visual Communication Design from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts.

Ruiqi’s art and research combine critical thinking about Internet culture and China's online rural community. Incorporating the observation of emerging mobile technology, short-video platform, Internet narrative, many of Ruiqi’s works express the concern of media strategies, cultural and class divide under the dominant discourse. His work was exhibited in Asian North 2020 Festival, Online Performance Art Festival, Cardinal Space in Baltimore, MD, Manchester Contemporary Gallery, Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA.