© zhouhanshun

Born and raised in Singapore, Zhou HanShun is a Photographic Artist and Art Director.

 

After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and RMIT University, he went on to make a living as an art director, and continues to pursue his passion as a visual storyteller and photographer.

 

He uses photography as a way to explore, investigate and document the culture and people in the cities he has lived in. Apart from discovering the aspects of everyday life, his work also seeks to explore the notion of spirituality and humanity in the urban environment. HanShun often photographs with intuition and creates work with a sense of spontaneity.

 

HanShun has exhibited at the Lishui Photography Festival (2019), Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (2019), KG+ Kyotographie Satellite Event (2018), Tumbas Cultural Center in Thessaloniki, Greece for Photoeidolo (2017), the Molekyl Gallery in Sweden, for the Malmo Fotobiennal (2017), the Gallery under Theater in Bratislava, Slovakia for The Month of Photography Bratislava(2017), the Czech China Contemporary Museum in Beijing for the SongZhuang International Photo Biennale(2017), the PhotoMetria "Parallel Voices" exhibition in Greece (2016), the Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia (2016), among others.

 

HanShun was awarded 3rd Prize at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (2019), a Special Mention at the Balkan Photo Festival (2016), Shortlisted for the Hariban Award (2019, 2018 and 2017), and was a finalist of Photolucida Critical Mass (2016), among others.

Education 

1993 – 1996 / Diploma in Graphic Design (Photography Major)

2009 – 2010 / Certificate in Printmaking
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

1998 – 1999 / Bachelor of Design with Distinction
RMIT University, Australia



Solo Exhibitions

2019 / November / Lishui Photography Festival, Wanxiang Photography Base, Lishui, Zhejiang, China

2019 / March - April / Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

2018 / March - April / KG+ Kyotographie International Photography Festival Satellite Event, Former Junpu Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan

2017 / November / Photoeidolo, Tumbas Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

2017 / June / Molekyl Gallery, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden

Group Exhibitions / Photography Festivals / Showcase

2019 / Novermber / Lishui Photography Festival, Wanxiang Photography Base, Lishui, Zhejiang, China

2019 / October - December / The Fence, Cherry Creek Park, Denver, USA

2019 / August - September / Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe, Japan

2019 / June - September / The Fence, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA

2019 / March - April / #photographer, Parallel Space Gallery, Hong Kong

2018 / October / PhotoVisa Festival Contest "The Silence" Exhibition, Russia

2018 / September - October / Kaunas Photo Projection Nights, Lithuania

2018 / September / Tbilisi Photo Festival "Night of Photography", Old Tbilisi/Betlemi District, Georgia

2018 / May / Reclaim Photography Festival, The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, United Kingdom

2017 / November / "Something Black Something White", Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival

2017 / November - December / "Show Your World" Exhibition, Gallery MC, New York

2017 / November / The Month of Photography Bratislava, Gallery under Theater, Bratislava, Slovakia

2017 / November / Photoeidolo, Tumbas Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

2017 / October - November / Trieste Photo Fringe, Caffè Verdi Theater, Trieste, Italy

2017 / September - October / SongZhuang International Photo Biennale, Czech China Contemporary Museum, Beijing

2017 / September / Discovery Awards Projections / Encontros da Imagem Festival, Portugal

2017 / August / CICA Contemporary Photography Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea

2017 / June / Molekyl Gallery, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden

2017 / June / "Parallel Voices", Photometria Festival, Greece
2017 / May / "The Peoples City" Showcase, LOOK/17, Tate Exchange Space, Tate Liverpool
2017 / April - May / "Locals Only", Tatsu Gallery, Singapore

2016 / December / Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016 / December / PhotoNOLA, Bar Redux, New Orleans

2016 / March / Fotofilmic Exhibition, Space 22 Gallery, Seoul

2015 / December / F-Stop Magazine Issue #74 "Telling Stories" Onliine Exhibition

2015 / August - September / Fotofilmic Exhibition, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NYC

2015 / November - December / Fotofilmic Exhibition, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver

2012 / Taiwan Printmaking Biennial

2011 / November / Elephant Parade, Singapore

2011 / June - September / 31th Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Spain

2011 / June - July / New Prints Summer Show, International Print Center New York

2011 / June - July / The Print Center 85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking, Philadelphia

2011 / June / The 16th SPACE International Print Biennial, OCI Museum of Art, South Korea

2011 / January - March / 25th International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

2011 / March / KIWA #6 Exhibition, Kyoto International Woodprint Association, Kyoto, Japan

2010 / September - October / Alliance Francaise 2nd France + Singapore New Generation Artists

2010 / September - October / 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition

2010 / August / Blank Canvas Printmaking Exhibition, Singapore

2010 / July / RAW ART, Singapore

 

 

Accolades 

2019 / Shortlist / Hariban Award
2019 / 3rd Prize (Open Category) / Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival

2018 / Finalist / COCA, Center of Contemporary Artists
2018 / Shortlist / Hariban Award

2018 / Nomination (Photo Series) / PhotoVisa Festival

2017 / Shortlist / Hariban Award

2017 / Honorable Mention / PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris
2017 / Shortlist (Conceptual Photo Project) / Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award
2016 / Special Mention / Balkan Photo Festival

2016 / Finalist / PhotoLucida Critical Mass

2016 / Honorable Mention / Tokyo International Foto Awards

2016 / 2 x Honorable Mentions / International Photo Awards

2014 / Honorable Mention / International Photo Awards

2014 / 2 x Honorable Mentions / Moscow International Foto Awards

2012 / Honorable Mention / Taiwan Printmaking Biennial


 

Selected Press and Publications
2019 / Autumn Issue 233, Black+White Photography Magazine

2019 / The Analogue Street Collective Print Magazine #3 

2018 / August / Popular Photo Magazine China

2017 / Silvershotz Folio Annual

2017 / April / Uncertain States Issue #29
2017 / March / Edge of Humanity
2017 / March / Silvershotz Magazine Volume 11 Edition 6

2017 / Photogrvphy Magazine

2017 / Leica Camera Blog

2017 / The Analogue Street Collective Issue #03

2016 / December / F-Stop Magazine Issue #80

2016 / Square Magazine Issue #703

2016 / August 27th & 28th / Loeil de la Photographie

2016 / August / BLUR magazine

2016 / June / Snapshot Galleria

2015 / December / F-Stop Magazine Issue #74 "Telling Stories"

Works in Institutional Collections

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, TaiChung, Taiwan

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia

Kyoto International Woodprint Association, Kyoto, Japan