YAO CONG  (b. 1992 Xi’an, China). Lives and works in China.

 

EDUCATION

2017

School of Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, MA 

2014

School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art, BA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Flies beyond the Clouds, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2016

Pleasure in Progress, Espronceda art centre, Barcelona, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2020

Golden Flow - Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2020, CHAO Art Center, Beijing, China

Variations of Space-online exhibition, Xi’an Contemporary Art Museum & Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China

2019

Right Behind Your Eyes, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Zhijiang International Youth Art Festival, Xiangshan Art Commune, Hangzhou, China

Film Action Screening Tour, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Wuhan, etc.

2018

From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education, San Francisco, USA

HOLOGRAPHIA-International Intermedia Art Festival, Beijing, China

ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2018-Chinese Short Film Awards, Shanghai, China

14th Athens Digital Arts Festival, the Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece

New Species II-Mixed Media Art Invitation Exhibition, ChengduMOCA, China

WOW.14/Ukraine, Municipal Gallery & University of Arts Kiev, Kharkiv & Kiev, Ukraine

14th Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, China

Inter_nal Movements, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona & Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona, Spain

Exhibition on the Table - Yao Cong (solo), Arthub, Shanghai, China

2017

VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

8th International Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS, Vilnius, Lithuania

Loop Barcelona-City Screen 2017, Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona, Spain

10th Beijing Queer Film Festival, Beijing, China

the Beholder, Somos Art House, Berlin, Germany

Proyector-Festival of Videoart 10th, Exhibition Hall El Aguila, Madrid, Spain

Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2017, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

FONLAD Festival, Water Museum, Coimbra, Portugal

Festival Of Recorded Movement, Vancouver, Canada

13th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Historic Center of Athens, Athens, Greece

Fuse, Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden

New Species-the Experimental Media Invitation Exhibition, Chengdu, China

Filmideo 2017 Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

whatsherface #4-online women’s cinema, Chicago, USA

Video Vortex XI, Kochi-Muzeris, Kerala, India

Becoming, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2016

European Academic Image and Art Festival, Porto, Portugal

Modern Panic VII, Newspeak House, London, UK

the Bedlam Film Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh, UK

OFF THE WALL, Arts+Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2016 (Screening), Hong Kong

ART DUDAI, Mina A’slam, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, UAE

WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015

Helsinki Festival Focus China-25X25 film showcase, Helsinki, Finland

Power of Education, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, China

2014

Luo Zhongli Scholarship Exhibition, Chongqing, China

Journey of a Thousand Miles: National Outstanding Art Graduation Works, Hubei, China

Surface of the Kingdom, Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China

7th Beijing Queer Film Festival, Beijing, China

11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, China

CAISSA RISING ARTING-2014 Annual Nomination Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Degree Show of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Luoping International Photography Festival, Yunnan, China

2013

West Bank -Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition (Photography & Video), Shanghai, China

14th OPEN International Performance Art Festival, 798 Space Station, Beijing, China

Media Theater: Cultural Chanel, Guangzhou Opera House, China

2012

Ask Questions Freely-Hangzhou Youth Artists Group Exhibitions, Sanshang Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China

The Experiments are Going On, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

 

LECTURES, SYMPOSIA, PANELS & VISITING ARTIST POSITIONS

2021

Xi’an Art Book Fair: Artist Talk, Xi’an Film Industry, Xi’an, China

Visiting artist, Experimental Arts Department, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, China

2020

Wild History: Artist Talk, Lanzhou Contemporary & Suchi Gallery, Lanzhou, China

Artist Lecture & Course, Experimental Arts Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

2019

Artist Lecture & Workshop, Film, Photography & Animation Department, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

Becoming/Art Salon-the Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary of China, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2020

Shortlist, Yishu8, Beijing, China

Northwest Residency Program, PLATESPACE & Cube Art Guan, Gansu, China

2019

AME Film Project-Film Creative Workshop, Hangzhou, China

2016

Artist in Residency, Espronceda Art & Culture Centre-awarded by RCA, Barcelona, Spain

Shortlist, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, ICA, London

2014

Winner of the Luo Zhongli Scholarship

Winner of the Gold Award for Degree Show in China Academy of Art

Winner of the Lin Fengmian Scholarship of China Academy of Art

2013

Winner of the Gold Award for Champion Team in the First Greater China Film and Television Design Competition

2012

Winner of the Eighth Place in Zhejiang Sports Dance Championship

 

COLLECTIONS

Royal College of Art, UK

Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Spain

Li Xianting’s Film Fund, China

China Academy of Art, China