Zhou Song (b. 1982, Jiangxi, China) graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. His paintings and sculptures explore intersections between machine aesthetics and biomorphism at the nexus of art, science and philosophy; they imagine futures at once posthuman and deeply humane. Whether questioning the potential outcomes of contemporary sciences, or the impact of the constant expansion of the universe on human desire and destiny, Zhou’s paintings thrive in a state of contradiction and openness.
In recent years, he has held solo exhibitions at the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, the Kunstraum Villa Friede in Bonn, the Guardian Art Center in Beijing, the How Art Museum and the Today Art Museum. His work has also been exhibited in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including at NordArt2023 in Budelsdorf, the European Cultural Centre Art Biennale in Venice, the 13th Havana Biennale, the 3rd International Robo-Philosophy 2018 Conference in Vienna, the 11th Florence Biennale in Italy, Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, the Grand Palace in France, the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the University of Vienna, the European Art Center in Venice, the YBL Creative House in Budapest, Sotheby's in Los Angeles, the Toronto Center for the Arts, Palacio Schacht in Chile, the Inga Garcilaso Culture Center in Peru, the Panama Contemporary Art Gallery, the Costa Rica National Gallery, the National Art Museum of China, the Today Art Museum, the Beijing Guardian Art Center, the Beijing Times Art Museum, Guangdong Art Museum, the Shenzhen Guan Shanyuan Art Museum, the He Xiangning Art Museum and many more locations.
He has received many important awards, graduating with the first place BFA thesis from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts (2006) and placing bronze at the National Art Academy’s Excellent Work exhibition (2006), as well as receiving the "Painting Award" at the 5th May 4th International Youth Art Festival (2012) and the "Lorenzo International Installation Art Award” at the 11th Florence Biennale (2017).