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, Portrait 2021, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (forthcoming)

2020, NORDICHI 2020 – DEMOS&INSTALLATIONS, Tallinn, Estonia (forthcoming)

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, residency at THE SWATCH ART PEACE HOTEL, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)

2020, residency at Occupy Baltan, Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (forthcoming)

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 (online)

2020, talk “Interactive Technology and Artist Expression” at Renovator 2020, China (online)

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