Gao Yuan’s artistic practice centers on animation and painting, illustrating the homogeneity and repetitiveness of images and concepts, and the temporality of the two. Her work is rich with symbolism, conveying the uncertainty of consciousness. 

Gao Yuan was born in Kunming, Yunnan, China 1986. In 2009, Gao received her BA degree from Communication University of China in Animation Arts (Beijing, China). Gao Yuan’s recent solo exhibition Gao Yuan: Eternal Return (2017) is presented at Capsule Shanghai. Gao has participated in exhibitions such as You Won't Be YoungForever curated by Biljana Ciric (Shanghai, China, 2016), Secret Love (Stockholm, Sweden, 2012), and Get it Louder (Beijing, China, 2010). Gao Yuan’s animations have been selected by major film festivals including “Hong Kong International Film Festival” (2017), “International Film Festival Rotterdam” (2017), “International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film” (2016), “Beijing College Student Film Festival” (2010) and “The 2nd China Queer Film Festival Tour” (2009). Gao Yuan’s animation piece Lunar Dial realized over a time of six years (2010 - 2016) was nominated as Tiger Awards for Short Films at “International Film Festival Rotterdam” (2017), and received a Special Mention of the Jury at “CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival” (2016).