Yujie Zhou

Yujie Zhou (b. 1997, Chengdu, China) is a visual artist working with photography, textiles, moving images, installation, and publishing. Through performativity and a decoded notion of language, her practice seeks to interrogate dominant historical narratives and power structures while reframing collective individuality.

Zhou is based in Helsinki, Finland, where she completed her Master’s degree in Arts with a major in Photography and a minor in Textiles-Materials and Structures at Aalto University in 2023. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Photographic Centre Peri, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte(Finland), BFoto Festival (Spain), FORMAT Photography Festival (UK), and alpha nova & galerie futura (Germany) as part of Berlin Art Week 2023.

During the stay at HIAP Residency, I plan to continue my research and artistic practice for the series of works titled ‘Panoptic Segmentation’. The project seeks to explore the connection between socially constructed collective narratives and the fragmented, anonymous forms of individual protest. It encompasses various mediums, including photography, video, performance, textiles, and publishing. The residency will enable me to further develop a new body of work as part of this series.