Connie Zheng. Photo by Jenna Garrett.

Gallery Sessions

Gallery Sessions: Connie Zheng

Drawing from a diverse palette of many creative practices, Zheng shares her perspective on several artworks in What are words worth?

Multidisciplinary artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker Connie Zheng responds to What are words worth?, McEvoy Arts’ exhibition on the written and spoken word, in an informal conversation in the gallery. Zheng’s practice is rooted in her creative writing process and explores visual culture and the environment. Her projects have been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally and she has written for Art Practical, Errant Journal, and SFMOMA Open Space. McEvoy Arts’ Exhibitions and Public Programs Curator Amanda Nudelman hosts the discussion.

Later in the fall of 2023, an essay authored by Zheng from her experience with the exhibition will be released online by The Back Room, a publishing project of Small Press Traffic. This Gallery Session and commissioned essay are co-productions of McEvoy Arts and The Back Room at Small Press Traffic.


Connie Zheng is a Chinese-born artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker based out of Oakland. Her works investigate relationships between human and more-than-human worlds. Zheng’s projects have been exhibited and screened at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Framer Framed, Netherlands; and Salt Beyoğlu, Turkey. SFMOMA’s Open Space, Errant Journal, and the Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change have published her writing. She is a PhD student in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Gallery Sessions: Connie Zheng is presented by McEvoy Foundation for the Arts with The Back Room at Small Press Traffic.