Zheng Yuan was born in 1988 in Lanzhou and currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with a Master degree. Working primarily with time-based media, Zheng’s work often operates at the intersection of fiction, documents and investigative studies. His focuses on identity and evaluation and it’s ever-shifting relationship with history, social and representation. By introducing archival material alongside found footage and situations, Zheng’s work acquires a layered complexity within overlapping contexts.

    His recent solo exhibitions/projects include “Forward, Backward”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2020; “Up in the Air”, Taikang Space, Beijing, 2017; “An Open Studio” Practice, New York, 2016. His works are also screened at film festivals and online platforms, including Visions du Réel, 2021; “Crashing into the Future”, e-flux, Online, 2021; “Hasty Falling Time”, 5th floor, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Online, 2020; “Out of Blueprints”, Serpentine Galleries x NOWNESS, Online, 2020; the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2019; 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2017. Zheng Yuan won the 8th Huayu Youth Award in 2020.


    External memory

    Zheng Yuan
    Single channel video, Color, 11’30”


    Zheng Yuan


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