Ketty Haolin Zhang (b. Chaoyang) is an emerging interdisciplinary artist currently living and working as an uninvited guest on the unceded and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. She is a 1.5-generation immigrant, having spent half of her life so far in China and half in Canada. Informed by her diasporic experience, her art practice navigates her relationship with placelessness, liminal space and (non)belonging in a hyper-globalized world. She is interested in creating works that embody both closeness and distance - the simultaneous desire to belong and to resist being defined. 


BA Double Major, Visual Arts + Art History, University of British Columbia, CAN

Interior Design (Residential + Commercial) Short Courses, Central Saint Martins, ENG

Solo exhibitions

2024 (upcoming)  Nocturnal Daydream, Slice of Life, Vancouver, CAN

2024 (upcoming)  TBA, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, CAN

2022  Elevator Music, The Art Shop, Vancouver, CAN

2022  On the ninety-ninth night, Slice of Life, Vancouver, CAN

2019  luxe, Hatch Art Gallery, Vancouver, CAN

2019  Gen 1.5, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, CAN

Group exhibitions

2023  Mushin, Casa Lü, Mexico City, MEX

2023  Curator's Sauna, Canton Sardine, Vancouver, CAN

2022  Tropical Cafe, Centre A Holiday Art Auction, Vancouver, CAN

2022  Pressure Point, The James Black Gallery, Vancouver, CAN

2021  CARRY-ON!, Centre A Holiday Art Auction, Vancouver, CAN

2021  FUNNEL Batch 4 fundraiser auction (virtual)

2021  Unibrow Zine Festival (virtual)

2021  Fraser Valley Biennial, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, CAN

2021  Capturing Moments, Coquitlam Heritage Society, Coquitlam, CAN

2020  #WildAuction2020, Pacific Wild (virtual)

2020  10500km to Beirut fundraiser auction (virtual)

2020  HEAR US NOW!, Ethnocultural Art Histories Research at Concordia University (virtual)

2018  Arts 2018, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, CAN

2018  UNDERGROWTH 2018 BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating Exhibition, Vancouver, CAN

2017  Arts 2017, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, CAN

2017  Ipseity, HiVE, Vancouver, CAN

2016  Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CAN

2016  Print Ready 7, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, CAN

2016  Print Ready VII: Stockholm Edition, Minibar, Stockholm, SWE

Residencies & awards

2023  Casa Lü residency, Mexico City, MEX

2023  Tools for Change residency at MakerLabs, Vancouver, CAN

2022  Joya arte + ecología artist residency, Vélez Blanco, ESP

2020  Emerging Artist Residency Award, Spark Box Studio, Picton, CAN

2018  Honourable Mention: Arts 2018, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, CAN

2017  1st Place Award: Arts 2017, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, CAN

Public art

2023  Sasq’ets rides the Milky Way,The Reach Gallery Museum: CITI/SEEN mural program, Abbotsford, CAN

2021  luxe, Art Gallery of Evergreen: Outdoor Exhibitions, Coquitlam, CAN

2018  UBC West Parkade mural series, Vancouver, CAN

2018 # filter29, Beijing Design Week (on behalf of I: project space), Beijing, CHN

2016  Heights Merchants Association: City of Burnaby public mural series, Burnaby, CAN


2021 "Familial Writing", Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas 6.3, Concordia University

2021 "Hey", Feels Zine, issue 15: Falling out of Love

2020  Long Distance Picnic, Perpendicular Play, vol. 5, What Lab

2018  Carnation Zine, vol. 1

2018  "Vestiges of Transnational Belonging: Marking the Millennial Diasporic Identity in Ketty Zhang’s Works" by Alexandra Trim, The Undergraduate Journal of Art History, issue 9, UBC

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