Haotian Zhang is an architectural designer and a digital artist. He received his Master’s degree from the Cooper Union and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University. He is currently teaching studios and digital representation at the University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research revolve around (sur)realistic digital representation and rural Chinese futurism.
He co-founded FrankanLisa with Tianying Li, a design studio specializing in architecture, digital art, and making. His work has been exhibited at various venues internationally, including Carnegie Museum of Art, National Building Museum (US), Beijing Design Week, and Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in addition to multiple galleries and institutes. His recent exhibition with Tianying Li at HKU architecture gallery showcased their investigation into point cloud operation and aesthetics, an ongoing research project supported by the Design Trust Seed Grant. He has been an invited speaker at DigitalFUTURES, School of Environment and Architecture, and Archipelago among others, and one of the translators of the upcoming Chinese edition of Space and Learning written by Herman Hertzberger.