Bixiao Zhang (CN)


Born 1986, China
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Bixiao Zhang (Frankie) is a digital artist and Ph.D. candidate at RMIT University living in Naarm (Melbourne). Her practice-led research, a fluid entity termed “The ElectroPoetics”, proposes a performative approach to digital media and algorithmic architecture, driven by the intersections of Chinese Shanshui (mountain-water) thought, feminist eco-poetics, and electro-dynamism. Her performative “Shan-shui” practice situates dynamic digital substrates for transversal modes of engagement and co-current mattering, an approach that accentuates tacit resonance as primordial modes of care. Bixiao won the 2021 Dean’s Award for her research project, her latest projects include artist residencies and exhibitions across Australia and Internationally.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March