Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in 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 project has been exhibited in Lianzhou Photography Museum (Lianzhou, China), Houston Center for Photography, (Houston, USA), 001 Gallery (Rome, Italy), and Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo, Japan). His work has appeared in the group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin, Ireland), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, USA), China Academy of Art Museum (Hangzhou, China), Zhejiang Art Museum(Hangzhou, China), Dalian Art Museum (Dalian, China) and Today Art Museum (Beijing, China).
Zhao Qian has also shown his work on Unseen Photo Fair, Singapore International Photo Festival, ORGAN VIDA | International Photography festival, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival, FOTOFESTIWAL, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, and Art Beijing Fair. Zhao Qian has received fellowships for residencies such as The Points Center for Contemporary Art, Cow House Studio, Vermont Studio Center, and Kala Art Institute. In 2017 his first monograph “Offcut, the edge” was published by Jiazazhi Press.