Zhidong Zhang is a visual artist currently based in Boston, MA. Their practice explores the social, political, cultural, and sexual relationships among the institution, the body, and modes of embodiment. Working primarily with photography, text, and installation, their work negotiates and creates narratives where image-making as a form of history-making invites alternative, autonomous modes of identity construction, and metabolizing bodies that are often overlooked, eroticized, or politicized.
Zhidong’s work has appeared in i-D Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, QUEER|ART, Der Greif, PhMuseum, and among others. They are a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a finalist for the Robert Giard Grant. They were a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, and Center for Photography at Woodstock. They are currently an A.I.R at Boston Center for the Arts.