Biography

An artist by training, Yu Zhang (章聿) finished her PhD in 2017 on the theory and artistic practice of interactive technologies for public, large-scale installations. In 2017, Yu launched STUDIO Ü in the Netherlands. She approaches visual 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.  She uses systems design toolkit, to realize a complex multifaceted experience playing with the spatiotemporal context of audience’s interaction with the installations when digital and physical converge. Starting from interactivity, Yu 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. Currently, she lives and works in Eindhoven.

(CV upon request.)

Contact

Email: yuzhang.nl@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yuzhangishere

Tel: +31 639448742 (NL) / +86 15996224885 (CHN) 

Recent Exhibitions

2021, Eindhoven Maker Faire, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (upcoming) 

2021, Portrait 2021, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2020, Internationales Digitalkunst Festival 2020, Stuttgart, Germany (virtual event)

2020, NORDICHI 2020DEMOS&INSTALLATIONS, Tallinn, Estonia (virtual event)

2020, POLATECH 1, Albert van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2020, LA VITA DELL’ARTE, A60 Contemporary Art Space, Milano, Italy

2020, DIGITAL SPRING FESTIVAL 2020, Salzburg, Austria

2019, NIEUW EN MEER, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019, Kulturhuset As, Oslo, Norway

2019, 3QUARTERS, Athens, Greece

Recent Residencies/Talks/Workshops/Lectures/Publications

2021, workshop “Visualizing Algorithms” at OF International Art Summer Bootcamp 5th, Shanghai, China (upcoming)

2021, liveProject “Visualizing Algorithms” series. Manning Publications (beta testing).

2020- , residency “Occupy Baltan” at Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (ongoing).

2021, publication “Mediating Everyday Data Encounters with Mundane Video Vignetes” CHI EA ’21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3411763.3443433

2021, workshop “Coding Art: Designing With Creative Coding Techniques” at Design Faculty, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland (virtual event).

2021, talk “Interactive Technology, Creative Coding and Art Practice” at WUTRON Space, Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai, China.

2021, liveProject “Creative Coding with p5.js“. Manning Publications.

2021, liveProject “Creative Coding with Processing“. Manning Publications.

2021, residency at THE SWATCH ART PEACE HOTEL, Shanghai, China.

2020, book launch “CODING ART” at mu_hybrid_art_house, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (postponed).

2020, book “Coding Art: The Four Steps to Creative Programming with the Processing Language “. Apress.  Order from Amazon.

2020, residency at Albert van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

2020, publication “I Wanna Rotate 5427.89 Miles” in proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (NordiCHI ’20). https://doi.org/10.1145/3419249.3420077

2020, workshop “Coding Art-from Idea to Visuals” at 16TH Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece (virtual event).

2020, talk “Interactive Technology and Artist Expression” at Renovator 2020, China (virtual event).

2019, talk “Art, Design and Technology” at Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China.

2019, lectures “Creative Coding” and “Interaction Design” at Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China.

2019, talk “Coding Art” at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

2019, residency at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

2019, talks “Technology and Performance as a Medium for Art Creativity” and “Project I WANNA” at NIEUW EN MEER, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2019, residency at A.I.R. NIEUW EN MEER, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2019, talk “Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Art” at Kulturhuset As, Olso, Norway.

2019, talk “Chinese Symbolism in Art Creation” at 3QUARTERS, Athens, Greece.

2019, residency at FaveLAB, Athens, Greece.