Photographers Archives: Jiao Jian

Jiao Jian > Born in 1962 in Shanghai. In 1984, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now renamed China Academy of Fine Arts). In 1992, he got the Master’s Degree. Since 2003, he has been an Associate Professor of the New Media Art Department, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou.

PRIVATE 50 | True or Real? CHINA

In contemporary China, uncertainty about what is “true” and what is “false”, “reality” and “appearance”, extends from the realm of photography to that of existence itself. We often feel that we are confronted with such an illusory, ambiguous, unexpected “reality” as to lead us to doubt not just our perceptions, but our very capacity for […]

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Jiao Jian | To fill the void

I use my body to fill in a gap. Such a personal experience foregrounds the value of “body” over “personality” (spirit), which successfully transfers anxiety and bodily pain into pleasure…


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