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 solo exhibition Gao Yuan: Eternal Return was presented at Capsule Shanghai in 2017. Gao has participated in exhibitions such as Pity Party curated by Yang Zi (New York, USA, 2018), M+ Screenings: City Limits (Hong Kong, 2017) You Won't Be Young Forever 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 “Vancouver International Film Festival” (2017) “Hong Kong International Film Festival” (2018 & 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). Her new animation 'Cloud of the Unknown' will premiere in November 2019 at her forthcoming solo at Capsule Shanghai.


Her work is featured in the collection of M+ Museum, Hong Kong.