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Zhenhan Hao

MA work

‘Imitation, imitation’ uncovers the social, political and economic implications of Chinese imitation culture and stimulates a positive future through my direct interventions. I have taken on the guise of an agent and am managing two research-practices simultaneously under different social contexts. In China, I have proposed a new production model for craftspeople in Dafen village and Jingdezhen to imitate and create at the same time. Together, we co-produced a series of improvised products that sought to inspire the imitators to explore their imagination and creativity. In London, I introduced Chinese imitation culture through a workshop with the absurd aim of drawing perfect circles.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 13

  • ‘Imitation, imitation’ uncovers the social, political and economic implications of Chinese imitation culture and stimulates a positive future through my direct interventions. I have taken on the guise of an agent and am managing two research-practices simultaneously under different social contexts. In China, I have proposed a new production model for craftspeople in Dafen village and Jingdezhen to imitate and create at the same time. Together, we co-produced a series of improvised products that sought to inspire the imitators to explore their imagination and creativity. In London, I introduced Chinese imitation culture through a workshop with the absurd aim of drawing perfect circles.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Industrial Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2011
  • Experience

  • Internship, Product Innovation R&D; Centre, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2009–11
  • Exhibitions

  • Expedition Exhibition: Rural Is Radical, Gallop, London, 2012; Central Academy of Fine Arts Degree Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2011; Design Creativity, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, 2009
  • Awards

  • Dean's list, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2011; Winner, Central Academy of Fine Arts Scholarship, 2009