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 and Nanjing.

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Contact

Email: yuzhang.nl@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yuzhangishere

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

Recent Exhibitions

2020, LA VITA DELL’ARTE, Milano, Italy (forthcoming)

2020, DIGITAL SPRING FESTIVAL 2020, Salzburg, Austria

2019, NIEUW EN MEER, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019, Kulturhuset As, Oslo, Norway

2019, 3QUARTER, Athens, Greece

2018, festival UMUM 2018, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovenská Republika

Recent Residencies

2020, UNTITLEDSPACE, Shanghai, China (forthcoming)

2019, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

2019, AIR NIEUW EN MEER, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019, FaveLAB, Athens, Greece

2018, SYMPOSIUM PICTUM festival UMUM 2018, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia