Biography

Dr. Yu Zhang (章聿) has a background in fine arts and design. In her Ph.D. research she investigates the theory and artistic practice of interactive technologies for public, large-scale installations. Over the past years, she has designed and researched interactive systems that respond to Everyday phenomena, environmental concerns, child-system interaction, online collaboration platforms, and uncertainty in data visualization. Yu has participated in various Arts Residencies and her work has been exhibited at solo and group exhibitions, including Ars Electronica, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Impakt Festival, Dutch Design Week, Beijing Design Week, Mozilla Festival, and PACT Zollverein. Besides, Yu’s teaching experience covers a broad range from traditional classrooms and workshops to design-led project-based learning activities. Her book “Coding Art”, co-authored with Mathias Funk, was first published by Apress in 2021. Its Japanese edition was released in June 2023, followed by the second edition in January 2024.

(CV upon request)

Contact

Email: yuzhang.nl@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yuzhangishere

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

Recent Exhibitions

2024, Digital Art C3 Dev Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2024, Maker Festival Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

2024, A4 Art Center, Luxezone, Chengdu, China

2023, IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2023, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2023, Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan

2023-2024, Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen, Sittard, the Netherlands

2023, Eindhoven Maker Faire, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2023, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

2023, Mozilla Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2022, NORDICHI 2022 – DEMOS&INSTALLATIONS, Aarhus, Denmark

2022, Eindhoven Maker Faire, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2022, XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2, Enschede, the Netherlands

2022, 18TH Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece

2022, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany

2021-2022, 10 Years of Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China (virtual event)

2021-2022, Albert van Abbehuis, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2021, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2021, Steentjeskerk Church, Sint Antoniusstraat 5-7, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2021, Eindhoven Maker Faire, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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

2024, grand award “Cultuur Eindhoven” for the art project “I Don’t Know Where the Wind Blows” (ongoing)

2024, Development Weeks at Tetem, Enschede, Netherlands

2024, talk “Data and Beyond Data”, College of Furniture and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China (virtual event)

2024, grand award “Cultuur Eindhoven” for the design research project “Leaniture Moments” (ongoing)

2024, talkData and Beyond Data, Zhejiang University Ningbo Innovation Center, Ningbo, China

2023-2024, lecture “Towards Interaction Design” at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

2024, book “Coding Art: A Guide to Unlocking Your Creativity with the Processing Language and P5.Js in Four Simple Steps” (Second Edition). Apress. ISBN9781484297797. Order from Amazon

2023, grand award “Cultuur Eindhoven” for the art project “A Heard Space”

2023, grand award “European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists” for the group project “VOICES”

2023, residency at Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan

2023, Patchwork Watou Arts Festival, Poperinge, Belgium

2023, talk “Seriously Being That Furniture: Design Moments for Healing” at the congress “Non-machines: Playground of Perspectives”, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

2023, book “Coding Art: The Four Steps to Creative Programming with the Processing Language” (Japanese edition). BNN. ISBN978-4-8025-1275-6

2023, publication “STAND BY/ME” In Proceedings of  28th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Paris, Frence, May 16-21, 2023

2023, residency at CODE 2023

2023, talk “Data and Beyond Data” at NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol,
Cyprus
, is part of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)-funded project: TOOLKIT OF CARE (TOC), CA21102.

2023, Development Weeks at Tetem, Enschede, Netherlands

2022, grand award “Cultuur Eindhoven” for the design research project “May The Force Be With You”

2022, publication “KIDKIT: A System of Connected Components for Playful Exploration” In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI Adjunct ’22), https://doi.org/10.1145/3547522.3547712

2022, metioned article at Layers of Meaning, Lux Magazine

2022, residency at The Low Carbon Design Institute (virtual event)

2022, workshop “Coding Art towards Audiovisual Interaction“at 18TH Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece

2022, talk “Designing with Interactive Technologies”, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University (virtual event)

2022, residency at Artist Residencies Enschede, Enschede, The Netherlands

2021, residency at 3rd Majhi International Art Residency, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2021, workshop “Data Visualization and Narratives” at 17TH Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece (virtual event)

2021, masterclass “Data Visualization” at OF COURSE科技艺术教育中心, Shanghai, China

2021, workshop “Visulizating Algorithms” at OF International Art Summer Bootcamp 5th, Shanghai, China

2021, liveProject “Visualizing Algorithms” series. Manning Publications

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, residency “Occupy Baltan” at Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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