Chris Zhongtian Yuan



Born 1988 in Wuhan
Lives and works in London
2016-19, AA Diploma/M.Arch, Architectural Association School of Architec
ture, London
2014-15, Master of Architecture courses, Rice University, Houston, TX
2009-11/13-14, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities
(two-year employment gap in Copenhagen, Denmark)
2007-09, BA Art History courses, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2009, Art & Architecture, Copenhagen University/DIS, Copenhagn
Solo Projects & Screenings
2022, Haunted Island, V.O Curations, London (forthcoming)
2021, Art Lovers Movie Club: Chris Zhongtian Yuan, ‘Wuhan Punk’,
ArtReview (online screening)
2020, Wuhan Punk, Film & Video Umbrella, London (online screening)
1815, K11, Wuhan
2019, Border Walks, London Zoo, London (performance)
Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings
2022, Follow the Feeling, Times Museum, Guangzhou (forthcoming)
tbd, Atenna Space, Shanghai (forthcoming)
tbd, Today Art Museum, Beijing (forthcoming)
2021, Close, Closer, The Dwelling Place of the Other, Power Station of Art,
1815, Huayu Youth Art Award Shortlist Exhibition
Counterfictions, Aesthetica Film Festival
1815, East Lake Sculpture Biennale, Wuhan
Wuhan Punk, Videoex, Zurich
Close, Closer, A Continuation of Decentralized Reality with Expanding
Intimacy, OCAT Institute, Beijing
Wuhan Punk, K11 Art Prize, K11, Wuhan
Wuhan Punk, Spring Time, Palm Trees, Antenna Space, Shanghai
Punk, Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, Somerset House, London
Counterfictions, London Design Biennale, Somerset House, London
2020, Wuhan Punk, 5th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Art Triennale, Hubei
Museum of Art, Wuhan
Wuhan Punk, Banal Objects, DIY Aesthetics, OCAT Institute, Beijing
Counterfictions, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York
2019, Counterfictions, AA Project Review, London
2018, City of Objects, Venice Architecture Biennale Greek Pavilion
Ghost Tower, AA Project Review, London
Domestic Theatre, London Met Architecture School2017
, Domestic Theatre
, Campo Space, Rome
City of Objects
, AA Project Review, London
, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX
Binary Opposition
, K11, Wuhan
, Boundless City
, K11, Wuhan
Travel Fellowship, Metropolitan Design Centre, Minneapolis
Awards & Commissions
2022, Arts Council England National Project Grant
2021-2022, Film London FLAMIN Fellowship
2021, Huayu Youth Art Award Finalist
K11 Art 11 Prize Winner
2020, OCAT Institute Research-based Curatorial Project (co-curator)
Film & Video Umbrella Commission
CFCCA & CAN Digital Commission Finalist
Aesthetica Art Prize Winner
2014-2015, Rice University School of Architecture, Full Scholarship and Fel

2014, University of Minnesota School of Architecture SALA prize
2013, 69.70 International Urban Design Competition, Honourable Mention
2010, Metropolitan Design Centre Travel Fellowship
University of Minnesota UROP Research Grant
2009, UMN GLBTA Excellence Award
Learning Abroad Centre Diversity Scholarship
2007-2011, University of Minnesota Global Excellence Scholarship
Teaching & Talks
2022, Artist talk, Architecture + Film Seminar, Architectural Association
Practice Lecture, Central St. Martins, London (forthcoming)
2021, Goldsmith University Art & Religion Conference
Artist talk & visting artist mentor, Savannah College of Art and De

sign, Atlanta
Close, Closer
, Public Program Conversation, OCAT Institute
Artist talk, Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, The Courtauld Insti

tute of Art
Year Zero, Public Program Conversation, OCAT Institute
Artist talk on
Counterfictions, York Art Gallery
2018, Invited Juror to AA Intermediate 15
Venice Architecture Biennale Greek Pavilion Symposium
2016, Public Talk, Beijing Creatives
2014, Teaching Assistant, May-term course, University of Minnesota, TwinCities
2010, Lecture on Chinese Cultural Landscape, Metropolitan Design Centre
Curatorial Projects
Banal Objects, DIY Aesthetics
, OCAT Institute, Beijing (co-curator)
ArtSpace China/NYC
, curated events and artist studio visits in New
York City and various cities in China, with Andrea Johnson
Changing Faces: Vietnamese Female Artists
, Curatorial assitant to Di

ane Mullin, Weisman Art Museum
Press & Publications
, published by Page Bureau (forthcoming)
A Heavy Choking, A Monster Roar, A Neglected Dawn
, Chán Magazine,
Common Floating publications
Ghost World by Travis Jeppesen for Huayu Youth Art Award, translated
by Dot Zhihan Jia
Critics’ Picks
by Fiona He
A Continuation of Decentralized Reality with Expanding
by Maifen
Conversation with Sophie Xiaofei Guo, OCAT Institute
Wuhan Punk
, low theory issue 2: body
Year Zero
, public program conversation, OCAT Institute
, published by K11 Wuhan, texts by
Yoojin Choi
, Xin Wang, Doron
von Beider
Maja Mazurkiewicz
Between Reality and Ficition
, in conversation with Manijeh Verghese,
Aesthetica Magazine
Wuhan Punk
, Steven Bode, Film & Video Umbrella
, Iris Long, Film & Video Umbrella
Wuhan Punk
, AArchitecture 40
Future Now: Aesthetica Art Anthology
Ghost Towers
, AA Project Review
City of Objects
, AA Perspectus
Binary Opposition, Connecting Future Catalogue
, K11 Wuhan
Boundless City, Young Video Artist Group Catalogue,
K11 Wuhan
Residencies & Advisory
2021, V.O Curations Residency
2021, Aesthetica Art Prize Jury
2017, Campo Space, Rome

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