• About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
    • Solo Exhibition
    • Group Exhibition
    • Art Fair
  • Artworks
    • Video
  • ZHENG Yuan
  • Birthdate: 1988
    Birthplace: China | Gansu
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Beijing
    Zheng Yuan was born in 1988 in Lanzhou and currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with a Master degree. Working primarily with time-based media, Zheng’s work often operates at the intersection of fiction, documents and investigative studies. His focuses on identity and evaluation and it’s ever-shifting relationship with history, social and representation. By introducing archival material alongside found footage and situations, Zheng’s work acquires a layered complexity within overlapping contexts.

    His recent solo exhibitions include “Forward, Backward”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2020; “Up in the Air”, Taikang Space, Beijing, 2017; “An Open Studio” Practice, New York, 2016. He recently participated in group exhibition including “The Eighth Huayu Youth Award: A Long Hello”, UCCA, Beijing, 2020; “An Impulse to Turn”, Beijing Inside-out Art Museum, Beijing, 2020; “UN/ CONVENTIONAL: OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Exhibition“, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, 2020; The Mesh” Shanghai chiK11 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. His works are also screened at film festivals and online platforms, including “Hasty Falling Time”, 5th floor, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Online, 2020; “Out of Blueprints”, Serpentine Galleries x NOWNESS, Online, 2020; the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, 2019; 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, 2017. He was nominated for the Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award in 2017, and won the Eighth Huayu Youth Award in 2020.
  • Biography
  • Award


    The Eighth Huayu Youth Award, China



    Nominated at Art Sanya for the Fifth Huayu Youth Award, China



    Solo Projects


    Forward, Backward, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China



    Up in the Air, Taikang Space, Beijing, China



    An Open Studio, PRACTICE SPACE, New York, United States



    Group Exhibitions


    The Eighth Huayu Youth Award: A Long Hello, UCCA, Beijing, China

    An Impulse to Turn, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China

    UN/CONVENTIONAL, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China



    Be In a Half of Maze, CAA Art Museum, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

    The Mesh, Shanghai chiK11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

    HOW NOW: THE LIFE APP, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China



    Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, Eastern Suburb Memory, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

    OFFLINE BROWSER, The 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

    New Metallurgists, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Long March Project Building Code Violations III Special Economic Zone, Long March Space, Beijing, China



    The Ecstasy of Time, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China

  • Exhibitions
    • Zheng Yuan: Forward, Backward
      Sep 30, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020
      Opening: Sep 30, 2020 16:00 Wednesday
      Artist: ZHENG Yuan
      • Solo Exhibition
    • Frieze New York
      May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
      Artists: DING Li, LU Pingyuan, SHANG Liang, XU ZHEN®, ZHENG Yuan
      • Art Fair
    • West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
      Artists: Elliot DODD, LI Hanwei, MIAO Ying, WANG Newone, XU ZHEN®, ZHENG Yuan
      • Art Fair
    • Flickering Boundaries
      Jan 19, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
      Opening: Jan 19, 2018 16:00 Friday
      Artists: Elliot DODD, XU ZHEN®, YANG Jun, ZHANG Lian, ZHENG Yuan, ZHU Yu
      • Group Exhibition
  • Artworks
    • Then What Have You Done in Your Entire Life?

      Video | Two-channel video installation, B/W, color, stereo sound | 01:04:31 | 2020

    • The Last Step of Touch Down

      Video | Three-channel video installation, B/W, color, stereo sound | 01:09:42 | 2020

    • Once Occupied the Same Sky

      Video | Three-channel HD Video Installation,Color, Sound | 01:04:31 | 2019 - 2020

    • Nights of Proletarian

      Video | Single-Channel HD Video, Color, Sound | 00:30:48 | 2019

    • Dream Delivery

      Video | Single-Channel 4K Video, color, sound | 00:09:50 | 2018

    • A Brief History of China Northwest Airlines

      Video | Single channel HD video, color, sound | 00:27:48 | 2018

    • Field Recording

      Video | Single-channel HD video, colour, sound (stereo)  | 00:08:01 | 2014

    • External Memory

      Video | Single channel video, HD, color, sound (stereo) | 00:11:30 | 2015

    • Image Study-Image Study

      Video | Single-channel HD Video, colour, sound | 00:07:49 | 2014

    • Nothing Happened

      Video | Single-channel HD Video, colour, sound | 00:05:23 | 2014