Deeply rooted in his personal history, Jiehao Su’s work focuses on self-identity, cultural memory, and the sense of belonging. His work has been exhibited in various group/selected/solo exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Asia, such as Musée du quai Branly (Paris, France), Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece), UNM Art Museum (Albuquerque, USA), QUAD Gallery (Derby, UK), Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich (Belfast, UK), United Photo Industries HQ Gallery (New York City, USA), Actual Size (Los Angeles, USA), Galerie zur Schützenlaube (Visp, Switzerland), and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China). His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The California Sunday Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Le Monde, IMA Magazine, Voice of Photography, China Life Magazine, Artforum China, and Chinese Photography. His work can be found in public collections such as the University of New Mexico Art Museum in USA and Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne (FDDM) in Switzerland.
Su is a finalist for the APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship in 2014, and a finalist for the 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award. He is included in the Ones to Watch by British Journal of Photography and Magnum 30 Under 30. He has received an Arte Creative Award from Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, an IdeasTap Award from Format Festival, and a Grand Prize from Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards. Su was recently nominated for the First Book Award of Mack Books in the UK and is currently nominated for the Prix Pictet Photography Award in Switzerland.
Su studied photography at Beijing Film Academy. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at SMArt in Switzerland (2016) and Independent AIR in Denmark (2015). He is currently based in Beijing, China and Providence, United States.