Zhi Xuan comes from a divorced family from Shanghai. Since the age of eight, Zhi Xuan learned drawing at weekends. Under many disagreements in middle and high school, she still insists her dream of art. In 2012, Zhi Xuan Zhang met a Chinese actor Xu Zheng's mother in the street of Shanghai. She told her about the working experience in Paris when she was young, which led Zhi Xuan Zhang to the road of studying abroad. In 2013, Zhang left to Shenzhen for one year alone to study in New York. In 2016, Zhi Xuan Zhang took a leaving of absence to concentrate on the Shikumen project. She asked the preservation expert, Ruan Yisan, about Shikumen issue and even his effort was limited. Zhi Xuan’s feet did MRI after shooting because of walking too much. Her work was presented as a group show in New York and a solo show in Washington. In 2017 summer, Zhi Xuan met Korean video art master Nam June Paik's relative at Rubin Museum. The female comedian Esther Goodhart told her to insist on her own voice. In 2018, Zhi Xuan dropped from SVA with many MFA classes taken. Her neck waist, joints, feet and eyes all had problem. In October 2018, she met Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke in the street and asked many questions about film. She currently has a book plan on analyzing topics such as classical Chinese poetry in film perspective and it was appreciated by the director at the Film at Lincoln Center. Zhang Yu from An Elephant Sitting Still is going to act in her film. Artist Zhang Dali has agreed to use his citation as a line of the script. She has serious neck problem and her feet may need to do an operation.

         張之軒來自上海的一個單親家庭。自從8歲,之軒在週末學習畫畫。在中學的許多反對下,她仍然堅持著藝術的夢想。2012年,張之軒在上海街頭遇到演員徐崢的母親,訴說其年輕在巴黎工作的經歷,也引導張之軒出國留學。在2013年,張之軒離家出走到深圳一年為了到紐約學習。2016年,張之軒休學一年專注於拍攝石庫門攝影作品。她詢問過保護專家阮儀三關於石庫門的問題,但是即使他的力量都很薄弱。她的腳做過核磁共振因拍攝期間走路過多。她的作品在紐約舉辦群展,華盛頓州舉辦個展。2017年夏季,她遇見了韓國視頻藝術之父白南準的親戚,那位女喜劇演員告訴她堅持自己內心的聲音。2018年,她從學校退學,期間學過不少研究生課程。她的腰,手指關節,膝關節以及眼鏡都有過疼痛問題。在2018年十月,她在街頭遇見中國導演賈樟柯並詢問許多問題。她目前有寫書計畫例如電影視角分析中國古詩詞,被於林肯中心的主管欣賞。《大象席地而坐》演員章宇將會出演她的作品。藝術家張大力同意使用他的引言作為劇本的台詞。目前她的頸椎有嚴重問題並且她的腳也許需要手術治療。

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