2019      MFA, Kinetic Imaging, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, US
2016      BA, Visual Communication Design, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, Liaoning, China

Selected Group Exhibition:

2020    Wild Out Video Festival (upcoming), That Alright Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2020    Teachable Moment (upcoming), Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN, US
2020    Ojo De Agua Film Festival (upcoming), Aguas Migrantes, San Francisco, US
2020    IF Experimental film, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
2020    International Digital Imaging Exhibition (upcoming), Tianjin, Milan, Florence
2020    Asia North 2020 Festival, Asian Arts & Culture Center of Towson University, Baltimore, MD
2020    Online Performance Art Festival, online exhibition
2019    C-Magnetic Cultures: Four Chinese Artist, Cardinal Space, Baltimore, MD
2019    A Passing Scene (special screening), AREA 405, Baltimore, MD
2019    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2019    We: Chat, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2018    Sponge Bob, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2018    Antithesis, Manchester Contemporary Gallery, Richmond VA
2017    Video Brick, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2017    The Years, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
2016    BA Graduate Exhibition, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Dalian, Liaoning

Panel & Guest Speaker

2020      Socially Engaged Art in the Post-pandemic Time (online Panel), Conversazione, New York, NY
2020      Renaissance in Northeast China, the transition of post-socialism, Michiko Rehearsal Studio, New York, NY
2019      Critique Marathon, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2019      19/FA, Web Technologies for Media Artists, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Awards and Honors:

2018    Thesis Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
2017    Graduate Teaching Assistant fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University   School of the Arts, Richmond, VA
2016    National Scholarship, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, Liaoning, China


Ruiqi Zhang: The Contemporary Narrative Under Mobile Technology (in Chinese), Arton, July 22, 2020
Friday Gallery Roundup: Galerie Myrtis, MONOPractice/Guest Spot, Cardinal,
BmoreArt, Nov 22, 2019
VCUarts celebrates 90th anniversary with music, dance, The Commonwealth Times, Apr 24, 2019

Ruiqi Zhang (b.1994, Liaoyang, China) is an artist. He holds an MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University school of arts. Ruiqi’s practice conveys interests and concerns about digital culture and the complexities of the contemporary moving image narrative. His film and video installation often address the reflection of surrounding themes, sense of humor, and intellectual fragments. 


Monument Emitter (work in progress)
The Burning Tower
Galaxy Equivalent Parallel Object        
The Guide of Surface Reading
Manifesto: Art Downgrade
Chaotic Sigh
Gazing into the Distance 

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