Tian Zhang is a curator and creative producer interested in exploring diverse modes of thinking, creating and practicing, often with a socially-engaged or experimental focus. Her work is informed by previous studies in social psychology as well as lived experience, seeking to highlight and understand social issues to facilitate change. She is currently interested in issues of culture, marginalisation, feminism, decolonisation and the intersections between these.
Her most recent project, I Am, You Are, We Are, They Are (Peacock Gallery Auburn, 2017) explored personal identity within the context of national identity and has been nominated for a Museums & Galleries NSW Imagine Award. She has also recently been selected to participate in the Australia Council’s Future Leaders program in 2018 for high-potential leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.
Previously, Tian has curated and created immersive exhibitions and works for Brisbane Festival (2011), Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival (2012), and Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives Festival (2012), the latter through Small Lakes, an interdisciplinary arts collective she directed and co-founded.
Tian is an experienced creative producer, working both site-specifically and across disciplines. She is currently the Producer at Urban Theatre Projects, working on the award-winning Bankstown:Live (Sydney Festival, 2015), Home Country (Sydney Festival, 2017) and the documentary One Day For Peace (2015), screened on ABC’s Compass.