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Artist talk and exhibition themed in “AI and the arts” at Kulturhuset i Ås, Olso, Norway, 30 March- 2April, 2019. Link: https://www.kulturhack.no/l/kinesisk-kunstner-med-kunst-skapt-av-ai/?fbclid=IwAR30OVyGzuPNCHUIlqxfPO3GipWfhcgkF6DemzH64qEY0s-jVTHDTgixSz0, invited and supported by Kulturhack

A meet and Greet for starting my artist residency at NIEUW EN MEER, Oude Haagseweg STUDIO 61, Amsterdam, 5pm, 5 April, 2019, managed and supported by NIEUW EN MEER

(LATEST UPDATE 22-03-2019)



Current Status:

Yu Zhang 章聿, currently lives and works in the Netherlands. Email: yuzhang.nl[at]gmail.com; Instagram: yuzhangishere;Tel: +31 639448742 (NL) / +86 15996224885 (CN)                                                                                                                      

Artist Statement:

Yu ZHANG approaches Interactive Art with mixed reality installations and projections, sensor-based interactives and computational arts. She roots her artistic intent in the symbolism of Asian traditions and transforms the artistic unpacking of drama and cultural signifiers into experiences of interactivity and connectivity that ultimately bridge artistic expression and audience experience. Especially interactivity is an indispensable aspect of her work that creates and transcends audience presence into known and perceived aspects of the audience’s being. Starting from simple interactives, she constructs layers of different connections between artist, artwork, audience, and the environment to express how far such connectivity can impact and reshape the structure and relations of objects, space, and time within a dynamic audience experience.

Positions Held:

Founder&Artist at STUDIO Ü, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 2017-present

Guest Lecturer at Department of Interaction Design, College of Furniture and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China, July 2017-present

Senior Lecturer at Department of Industrial Design, College of Furniture and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China, May 2009- August 2012

Lecturer at Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts, Nanjing, China, September 2004-June 2006

Eductation Background:

PhD Candidate, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, September 2012- June 2017

Master of Arts, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, September 2006- April 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China, September 1997-June 2001

Artist-in-Residence at:

Artist in residence at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 23 July- 15 August 2019 themed in “The Wall of Paradise” , supported by Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Artist in residence at AIR NIEUW EN MEER in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April-June 2019 themed in “The Golden Cage”. Link: http://nieuwenmeer.nl/resident/yu-zhang/, supported by NIEUW EN MEER

Artist in residence at FaveLAB in Athens, Greece, 10-23 February 2019 themed in “TWO FULL MOON“. Link: http://www.christophziegler.com/favelab/projects_oneplusone/01_yu_zhang-3quarters.html, supported by 3QUARTERS, related artist talk on 22 of February from 16:00-18:00

visual artist symposium SYMPOSIUM PICTUM in the festival UM UM 2018 in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia,  4-21 August 2018 themed in an artistic reflection of individual cultures in the region and their mutual intercultural dialogue. Link: https://krith.phil.muni.cz/experiment/um-um-2018-rozhovor-s-martinem-jakubcem-a-adamem-vrbkou, supported by UM UM FESTIVAL

Selected Exhibitions:

Agiou Dimitriou 19, 105 54 Athens, Greece, 19-22 Feburary, 2019

Námestie Sv. Mikuláša, 064 01, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovenská Republika, festival UMUM 2018, 19-31 August, 2018

Stadhuisplein 1, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, EINDHOVENART, 27-30 December 2017

#49 Moshikou Street, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China, BEIJING DESIGN WEEK, 23 September-7 October 2017

ALBERT VAN ABBEHUIS, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 13 May-4 June 2017

Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China, 1st "In the front" Digital Median Summit Forum, 4-6 December 2016

Pavilion U54, TU/e, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1 January-29 February 2016

Vestdijk 27, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, 17-21 October 2015

Schellensfabriek, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, 16-26 October 2014

Selected Publications:

Zhang, Y. (2017) Drama, Story, Production, Interaction: a Design Approach towards Interactive Installations. Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2017, ISBN:978-90-386-4295-6.

Zhang, Y., Gu, J., Hu, J., Frens, J.W., Funk, M., Kang, K., Dong, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, F. &Rauterberg, G.W.M. (2013). Learning from traditional dynamic arts: elements for interaction design. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture and Computing-ICCC 2013, 16-18 September 2013, Kyoto, Japan (pp. 165-166).

Zhang, Y., Frens, J.W., Funk, M., Hu, J. & Rauterberg, G.W.M. (2014). Scripting Interactive Art Installations in Public Spaces. In Proceedings of the 16th international conference, HCI International 2014, June 22-27 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (pp. 157-166).