Born in 1999 in Shenyang, China, Zhang Xiaoze is currently studying for an Master in Painting at Glasgow School of Art. Her artworks focus on painting, animation and installation, showing her interests in multi-disciplinary areas, especially psychoanalysis and sociology. During undergraduate studies, Xiaoze concentrated on creating animation works based on her own experiences and emotions, as well as how they relate to society. Recently, she switched to analyzing the inner power that painting can bring about. By changing the colour of things and combining different scene compositions, the fragmented, collaged, and jumpy elements in her artworks give the audience a different feeling. Xiaoze's current works are mostly inspired by dreams since she is aware that dreams are a subconscious response and an exaggeration of people's real-life reactions. Therefore, her works an attempt to visualize dreams.