Cristea Zhao is a visual artist who comes from a filmmaking background. Working with video and installation, she pursues the unearthing of subtle narratives interwoven into historical and social events. As a new immigrant from Shanghai she’s acutely aware of the emotional predicament that many immigrants face. Reflecting the possibility/impossibility of comprehension, communication and connection therefore frequently lies beneath her practice. Zhao is currently undertaking her Master of Fine Art at RMIT, and a new life in Melbourne.