Jing Zhao studied as an artist exploring ideological transformations in this time of accelerated information circulation and cultural diaspora. As Jing worked through the rigors of a BA in Photography in China and an MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media in America, she achieved various art practicing skills as well as the basic historical knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Meanwhile, she was engaged in several art institutions such as the Museum of Chinese in America and MadeIn Gallery allowing her the opportunity to work directly with GLAM professionals in media production, artwork documentation, and curatorial collaboration. Currently studying in the MS Museums and Digital Culture program at Pratt Institute, Jing is focusing on the research and implementation of museum collection management methods.

 
Education

2020-2022

Pratt Institute

Museums and Digital Culture, MS

 

2017-2019

Maryland Institute College of Art

Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA

 

2012-2016

China Academy of Art

Photography, BA

 
Professional

March 2020 – August 2020

Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY

2020 US Census Organizer (Remote)

Supported the museum’s outreach to engage thousands of its constituents about the importance of completing the census survey. Designed appealing posters and flyers to increase public census awareness and participation. Coordinated in launch a multilingual and multiplatform social media campaign to target Chinese communities in NYC.

December 2019 – March 2020

Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY

Communications, Graphic Design, and Media Production Intern

Assisted with the implementation of media outreach campaigns, web content development, and social media engagement. Produced and edited video and image content for museum programs and publications. Organized and translated museum press and social media posts. Maintained and updated media contacts database.

 

July 2019 – November 2019

NewFilmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Social Media Intern

 

Supported background research of film series. Managed social media through online marketing and promotion. Insured photographic and video documentation of events.

 

August 2018 – May 2019

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Graduate Program Assistant

 

Supported program director with courses and external communications. Facilitated informational meetings. Organized program activities

 

September 2017 – May 2019

MICA GradEx Graduate Exhibition Committee, Baltimore, MD

Curator 

Designed exhibition space planning for grad students. Assisted with online promotion and opening reception. Executed equipment checkout and artworks transportation

 

February 2017 – May 2017

MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

Gallery Intern

Managed front desk consultations and fielded customer phone calls. Offered visitors gallery tours. Updated gallery website and Art-Ba-Ba BBS. Managed video data of Shanghai Contemporary Art Archive Project.

 
Exhibitions

2019

NewFilmmakers New York Fall Festival 2019, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, USA

The Story of Finding Differences, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Beijing, China
MICA Grad Show III 2019, RIGGS - LEIDY Galleries, Baltimore, MD, USA
Imageless Dummy Photo-Zine Awards 2018 exhibition, Wuxi, China

2018

PEM Fall Shaw 2018, Fox3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
Looking-Glass Self, The Gateway, Baltimore, MD, USA
Mirror, Cardinal Space, Baltimore, MD, USA

2017

PEM Fall Show 2017, RIGGS - LEIDY Galleries, Baltimore, MD, USA
ILLUMINANT, Young Photographers' Group Exhibition & Art Books Exhibition, Jiangxi, China
The Scene of Privacy, Xixihuajian Hall, Hangzhou, China

2016

Xuyuweishi, Pioneering Plan’s Exhibition of Photography in 2016, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Art Book in China, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Speaking into the Air, Artlaxy Gallery, Shanghai, China
Tiandiyunjian, Graduate Exhibition in China Academy of Art, Wubei Gallery, Hangzhou, China
Spring Is Coming _Fukubukuro, San Shang Art, Hangzhou, China

2015

The City of Leisure, LBX Gallery, Hangzhou, China
3268.7, CAA, Hangzhou, China
Spring Is Coming _10cm³, San Shang Art, Hangzhou, China

2014

3rd Wanxiang Series of CAA, Practical Education Exhibition of Photography Dept., Hangzhou, China
Overlaid Reality, San Shang Art·Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China
Babel: Reunite After Bewilderment, CAA Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

On the Road, The Affiliated High School of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

 
Awards and Scholarships

2020-2022

Pratt Institute 

Graduate Merit Scholarship

2017-2019

Maryland Institute College of Art

Graduate Merit Scholarship

 

2016

Zhejiang Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles

Annual Talent in Fine Art

China Academy of Art

“Ling Fengmian” Gold Award

 
Skills

Software 

Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro

Standard

Dublin Core

Programing

HTML, CSS

Art practice

Photography, Videography, Painting

 

Language

English (proficient), Mandarin (native)

 
Artworks

2019

Midnight Vortex, multimedia installation 

 

2018

Looking-Glass Self , multimedia installation

  

Jayne Chao Raising Program, text adventure game

2016

A Photo of 14, documentary and inkjet printing photo

2202, photography series

2015

Farewell, photography series

, single-channel video with sound

Mind Notes, painting on canvas

From Langjun to Fangjia Fan, multichannel video with sound

2014

 

Oops, Screens Lodging in the Flesh, photography series  

 
Articles

December 10, 2020

Media Art Conservation in the European Union and American Spheres: A Case Study of ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and Whitney Museum of American Art

Using the case of conservation projects at both the ZKM and the Whitney Museum, this article explored the methods, challenges, and ethics of media art conservation in both the European Union and American Spheres.

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November 16, 2020

Collections, Disasters, and Recovery: A Case Study of the Museum of Chinese in American Archive Fire

This article begins by outlining the regular preventive conservation of collections. Then, by using the case of the fire at 70 Mulberry Street, it explored the entanglement of the real challenges the museum faced, disaster management plan, and recovery methods. At the end of this article, a list of guidelines was provided for museum collections, archives, and libraries. 

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October 30, 2020

Interview with Digital Media Preservation Specialist Savannah Campbell

I interviewed Savannah Campbell - Digital Media Preservation Specialist of the Media Preservation Initiative at the Whitney Museum of American Art. During that time, I worked on a case study project - Media Art Conservation in the European Union and American Spheres. In our conversation, Savannah answered many questions mainly related to this case study and shared some of her reflections and prospects of digital media conservation.

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September 30, 2020

Interview with MOCA Collections and Research Center Director Yue Ma

In the middle of September, I interviewed Yue for a brief chat to get a better understanding of the MOCA collection department and her story as an archivist who worked both in China and America.

 

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March 30, 2019

Unlimited-Limited: Hybridized Identity and Censorship in Chinese Post-Internet Art

The Internet has revolutionized young Chinese citizens, drawing them out of national isolation and enabling them to cross all sorts of cultural boundaries. However, they are coming of age with an internet that is distinctively different from the rest of the World Wide Web because of the government’s censorship of information. It is clear that, under this situation, the internet has affected the careers of many Chinese artists especially the younger generation. By analyzing six Chinese artists’ works, this article explored the creativity under the 'unlimited-limited' internet situation in China.

 

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Projects

2021

Mediation in the Digital Age: Emotion, Memories, and Values

Mediation in the Digital Age: Emotion, Memories, and Values is an online collection that features artworks reacting to the current digital landscape. It displays the contemporary art scene (2011-2017) that artists from different countries use videos to question and provoke ideas in which digital media shape acts of our memory, emotive process, and values. 

​2020

Media Artists Speak

The Media Artists Speak project aims to provide an online plant form for media artists to share and learn about media art conservation. It features a blog page for media artists to post their opinions on how art institutions should take care of their works during the exhibition, preservation, and restoration process. This project also committed to researching media art conservation methods, technologies, resources and case studies that provide artists more comprehensive insights.

 
 
Contact
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