Zhou Yichen is a visual artist and photographer who was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Beijing, China. She moved to New York City in 2010 and earned her MFA in photography from Parsons the New School for Design. Her performance-based work explores her identity as part of a new generation Chinese artists and points to the challenges of living in a world where she finds multiple cultures and values in conflict. Yichen's fashion photography and video for designer Paula Cheng has been exhibited at the Metropolitan of Art as a part of Alexander Mcqueen's Savage Beauty exhibition. Her collaborative work presented at "Contemporary Interpretations of Love" at The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia.