Chris Zhongtian Yuan works with video, sound and architecture. He creates site-specific storytelling interventions: from an art patron building an art school in Athens’s city centre after Documenta 14, to the rumour of a mutated species in the U.S.-Mexico border; from a London regeneration officier’s nightmare, to a music medium’s collaboration with Beethoven.
Born in Wuhan, China, Chris is currently based in London, UK. He studied architecture and art history at University of Minnesota, Rice University and the Architectural Association in London. Previously, he worked with Bjarke Ingels Group in Denmark and Neri&Hu in Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include: 2020, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York, UK; 2020, Counterfictions, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK; 2020, Counterfictions, acting method; 2019, Counterfictions, AA Project Review, London, UK; 2019, Border Walks, London Zoo; 2018, City of Objects, Venice Architecture Biennale Greek Pavilion; 2018, Domestic Theatre, London Met Architecture School; 2017, Domestic Theatre, Campo Space, Rome, Italy; 2017, City of Objects, AA Project Review, London, UK; 2015, Shotgun, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX; 2014, Binary Opposition, K11, Wuhan, China; 2010, Boundless City, K11, Wuhan, China. Awards and commissions include: Film Video Umbrella Commission (2020); Aesthetica Art Prize (2020), CFCCA Digital Commission Finalist (2020), Rice University SOA Fellowship (2014-15), Salt Lake City 69.70 International Competition Honorable Mention (2013), Metropolitan Design Center Reserch Award (2010), University of Minnesota Global Execellence Scholarship (2007-11).
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