Connie Zheng

Visual artist and writer

Connie Zheng is a Chinese-born artist, writer and experimental filmmaker based out of xučyun (Oakland, California). She works with maps, seeds, food, environmental histories, speculative fiction, field recordings, and participatory scenarios to diagram dynamic relationships between human and more-than-human worlds. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, through venues such as the Asian Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Framer Framed (Netherlands). She has received fellowships and grants from the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Minnesota Street Project Foundation, among others, and her work is held in the collections of the Kadist Foundation and the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. She has published essays in The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change, Errant Journal and SFMOMA’s Open Space, and is currently a PhD student in Visual Studies at UC Santa Cruz.