Bob Chow (Zihan Zhou)
Bob Chow (Zihan Zhou) is a first-year MODA student. He earned his BA (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Art History (with Honor) and Economics, minoring in Cinema and Media Studies. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and once received Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards for Best Undergraduate Essay. His honor thesis, “Post-Traumatic Revivals: Embodiments and Doubling in Hamaguchi Ryusuke,” focuses on the cinematic expressions of trauma after the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011. He has held positions at Sidley Austin LLP, Prime Capital Management Shanghai, and Shanghai Museum. He is also a cinephile, and a freelance film critic.
His current research interests mainly cover two areas: (1) Investigate interactions across media (painting, photograph, cinema) in relation to personalized expressions of memories, dreams, and underrepresented identities. (2) Explore abilities of physical contexts (dispositif) in affecting art works’ meanings, de-centralizing institutions and spectatorships.