Zheng Yuan (b.1988, Lanzhou, China) currently lives and works in Beijing. Working primarily with time-based media, his work often operates at the intersection of fiction, documentary, essay, and investigative studies. His practice focuses on identity and evaluation and it’s ever-shifting relationship with history, power, and representation. By introducing archival material, found footage and situations Zheng’s work acquires an interleaved complexity within imbricated contexts.
His recent solo project includes “Up in the Air”, Taikang Space, Beijing, 2017. “An Open Studio” Practice, New York, 2016. He recently participated in group shows including “The Mesh” Shanghai chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, 2019; “HOW NOW: THE LIFE APP”, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, 2019; “Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence”, Chengdu, 2018; “OFFLINE BROWSER”, The 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, 2018; “New Metallurgists”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, 2018; “Long March Project Building Code Violations III Special Economic Zone”, Long March Space, Beijing, 2018; “The Ecstasy of Time”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2017. His works are also screened at film festivals including the 36th Kassel Dokfest, Kassel, 2019, the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, 2019; 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, 2017；European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany，2016. He received his MFA in Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.