Xian Zhang, an Associate Professor at School of Design, Jiangnan University in Wuxi, is trained in product design and environmental art design with over 20 years' experience for product design teaching.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Design from Wuxi University of Light Industry. She finished a short-term course 'PEP'(Post Experience Programme) at the RCA (2006) and was invited to be an academic visitor at CSM (2007) in London.




2006, PEP student, Royal College of Art, Design Products Department, London, UK

1995-1998, M.A.Industrial Design, Jiangnan University ( former Wuxi University of Light Industry), School of Design, Wuxi, China

1991-1995, B.A. Industrial Design, Jiangnan University (former Wuxi Institute of Light Industry), School of Design, Wuxi, China

Professional experience:

1998- Present, Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, School of Design, Wuxi

2012-2013, Tutor, Sunny Group (Grassroots NGO in Wuxi)

2010-2012, Deputy General Manager, Wuxi THINGS Creative Technology Co., Ltd

2006-2007, Academic Visitor, MA Industrial Design of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK Main

Main Exhibitions:

• July 7-14, 2018 Ugly Peaches (“丑桃子”影像展),in collaboration with Huimin Cai (蔡慧敏),无为自然农园&无像画廊。

• Sept 23-Oct.7, 2017 Coffee Botany(“咖啡植物学”)by Xian Zhang and Chen Shen(申晨), Beijing International Design Week.

• Oct.-Dec., 2015中意“艺匠精神”展览,同济⼤学中意设计创新中心,上海工艺美术博物馆。

• Sept. 14-22, 2013 ZH Lamp series by Chinese designer Xian Zhang in collaboration with three craftswomen Jiping Xu, Hongping Huang and Guiru Sun, London Design Festival 2013, 100% design.

• May 14-17, 2011 ‘Bamboo Grove’, The 23rd Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

• Sept., 2008 ‘Tube Stools’, ‘Match-Making – Matching Tradition with Change, Cultural Heritage with Global Interface’ curated and organised by the British European Design Group as part of the 100% Futures Reedexpo events during London100% Design.

• July, 2008 ‘Rubbings’, ‘Changingthechange’, an international conference (Torino, Italy) on the role and potential of design research in the transition towards sustainability.

• Apr., 2007 ‘AZZECCAZILLA’, group exhibition by MA Industrial Design of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London for Milano Salone del Mobile.

• Dec., 2006 ‘Work in Progress’, Royal College of Art, London.

Main Course Exhibitions:

• Nov. 15, 2019 “嗅觉设计”,(in collaboration with)范晓莉,储鸿(产品设计1603,公共艺术1602,江南⼤学美术馆暨钱绍武艺术馆)

• May 31, 2019 “Things Are Queer-跨性别的艺术装置设计”(产品设计1601,江南大学设计学院)

• Dec. 1-2, 2018 “身体诗”(产品设计1603,草台咖啡馆)

• Apr. 15, 2018 “交感于野”(整合创新1501,朴珍山房单东波艺术工作室)

• Nov. 24, 2017 “Ghost Black”(产品设计1503,江南⼤学美术馆暨钱绍武艺术馆)

• Dec. 28, 2016 “三日全食记”(产品1403,百草园书店)

• Dec. 26, 2015 “大米博物馆”(产品1302,博⼤假日广场)

• Oct.28, 2015 “Mid-autumn Night” “月·良辰”食设计体验展(产品设计1301,江南大学设计学院)

• May 23-26, 2014 “声音与关系”(无锡太湖国际博览中⼼)

• Jun 10-12, 2013 “Bits and Pieces”工业余料再设计,2013首届时尚消费周暨第九届中国(温州)轻⼯业博览会。

• May 24-27, 2013 “Gallery 3.3.3”为智力障碍群体的公益设计展,中国(无锡)国际设计博览会,无锡太湖国际博览中心。

• Apr. 20-23, 2011 “个2”竹设计展,首届“全国大学生创意成果邀请展”,第六届中国义乌文化产品交易博览会创新馆。

• Nov. 8-10, 2008 “拓”关于工业遗产记忆的装置与产品设计,中国(无锡)国际⼯业设计博览会。‘Rubbings’, China (Wuxi) International Industrial Design Expo.