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Biography

Vera Yijun Zhou, also known as 周怡君,
was born in Deyang, China in 1995 and is currently based between Shanghai and the Netherlands, where she is pursuing a Master degree in Photography and Society at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Vera has diverse experiences working as a graphic and book designer including: 
with artists Gao Bo and Jen Liu,
and art & cultural organisations such as:
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris, France),
Leap magazine (Shanghai, China),
the Art Newspaper China (Shanghai, China),
Rainbow Disco Club (Japan)
022397BLUFF (Paris, France) and etc.

Her design works have been exhibited at Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Art Basel, Paris Photo, Photo Shanghai, Frieze London and the Guggenheim Museum New York.



Vera is an interdisciplinary art practitioner and also works in many roles including;

As a photo-book publisher, in which role she co-founded and was a part of the photobook publishing studio 
Imageless (China), which won First Photobook Prize from the Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation in 2019;

and as a painter and photographer, in which role she was nominated for the 12th Three Shadows Photography Award, and her artworks were exhibited at Three Shadows Photography Art Center, He Duoling Art Museum.





CV & CONTACT

Vera Yijun Zhou
Currently based in the Hague, the Netherlands &  Shanghai, China

+31 6 87252417

idonteatmushroom@gmail.com

1995 Born in Deyang, Sichuan, China

2013-2017 Studied at Jiangnan University, majored in Visual Communication Design

2020 Master of Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands




• Design work (selected)

2016 Gao Bo Vol.1,2,3,4, published by Artron, Maison Européenne de la photographie and Contrasto

2016 Tibet 1985-1995 Photographs by Gao Bo, original books published by Artron and Maison Européenne de la Photographie

2017 Small version of Tibet 1985-1995 Photographs published by Éditions Xavier Barral

2017  New version of Leap F/W 2017 ISSUE

2018 Visual design of Janpanese Music Festiavl Rainbow Disco Club

2019 Leap History in Progress: A Chinese Contemporary Scene Since 2010

2021 Visual identity and website design of the French fashion brand 022397BLUFF


• Exhibitions (selected) - design

Gao Bo Vol.1,2,3,4 & Tibet 1985-1995 Photographs by Gao Bo were launched and exhibited at

2016 Paris Photo, Paris, France

2017 GAO BO 高波|谨献 Les OFFRANDES, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris, France

Leap F/W 2017 were launched and exhibited at

2017 Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2017 Frieze London, London, the U.K

2017 Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Art Museum, New York, the U.S

Leap History in Progress: A Chinese Contemporary Scene Since 2010 were launched and exhibited at

2019 Art Basel, Hongkong

• Exhibition (selected) - art work

2017 Identity & Otherness, the Showroom, Caochangdi, Beijing, China

2018 A2 X Raw Material Showcase | 50% Empty, Beijing, China

2019 Liquid Bodies, Yeah Nah Gallery, Shanghai, China

2020 The 12th Three Shadows Photography Award (TSPA) Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China

2020 The 12th Three Shadows Photography Award (TSPA) Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China

2021 Witness Evidence, He Duoling Art Museum, Chengdu, China
• Award

2020 The 12th Three Shadows Photography Award nomination

• Publication

2020 Resonance by Three Shadows

2021 Witness Evidence by He Duoling Art Museum

2021 Almost Welcome by MAPS, https://almostwelcome.com/