Connie Zheng is a Chinese-born artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker based out of xučyun (Oakland, CA). She works with maps, seeds, food, environmental histories, speculative fiction, field recordings, and hand-drawn animation. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, through venues such as the Peabody Essex Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Asian Art Museum, Framer Framed (Netherlands) and Salt Beyoğlu (Turkey), with upcoming presentations in Canada and Cambodia.
Zheng has received fellowships and awards from the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Minnesota Street Project Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation, and her work is held in the collections of the Kadist Foundation and the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. Her essays have appeared in The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change, Errant Journal and SFMoMA’s Open Space. She holds BAs in Economics and English from Brown University and an MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently a PhD student in Visual Studies at UC Santa Cruz.