章聿 Yu Zhang

Currently lives and works in the Netherlands  

Email: yuzhang.nl[at]gmail.com                                                                                                                                          Tel: +31 639448742 (NL) / +86 15996224885 (CN)                                                                                      Instagram:  yuzhangishere                                                                                                                                            Wechat public account: STUDIOOFYUZHANG

 

Yu ZHANG approaches Interactive Art with mixed reality installations and projections, sensor-based interactives and computational arts. She roots her artistic intent in the symbolism of Asian traditions and transforms the artistic unpacking of drama and cultural signifiers into experiences of interactivity and connectivity that ultimately bridge artistic expression and audience experience. Especially interactivity is an indispensable aspect of her work that creates and transcends audience presence into known and perceived aspects of the audience’s being. Starting from simple interactives, she constructs layers of different connections between artist, artwork, audience, and the environment to express how far such connectivity can impact and reshape the structure and relations of objects, space, and time within a dynamic audience experience.

(LATEST UPDATE 05-12-2018)

 

Positions Held

Founder&Artist at STUDIO Ü, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, November 2017-present

Guest Lecturer at Department of Interaction Design, College of Furniture and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China, July 2017-present

Lecturer at Department of Industrial Design, College of Furniture and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China, May 2009-August 2012

Lecturer at Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts, Nanjing, China, September 2004-August 2006

 

Education Background

PhD, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, September 2012-June 2017

Master of Arts, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, September 2006-April 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China, September 1997-June 2001

 

Experience Summary

Artist-in-Residence at:

Artist in residence at AIR NIEUW EN MEER in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April-June 2019 themed in “The Golden Cage”

Artist in residence at FaveLAB in Athens, Greece, 10-23 Feburary 2019 themed in “TWO FULL MOON“

Shortlisted Artist at A+ Artist in Residence International Exchange Program in Changsha, China, 1-30 November 2018 themed in “The Wall of Paradise”

visual art symposium SYMPOSIUM PICTUM in the festival UM UM 2018 in Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia,  4-21 August 2018 themed in artistic reflection of individual cultures in the region and their mutual intercultural dialogue.

Selected Exhibitions:

Námestie Sv. Mikuláša, 064 01, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovenská Republika, festival UMUM 2018, 19-31 August, 2018

Stadhuisplein 1, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, EINDHOVENART, 27-30 December 2017

#49 Moshikou Street, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China, BEIJING DESIGN WEEK, 23 September-7 October 2017

ALBERT VAN ABBEHUIS, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 13 May-4 June 2017

Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China, 1st "In the front" Digital Median Summit Forum, 4-6 December 2016

Pavilion U54, TU/e, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1 January-29 February 2016

Vestdijk 27, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, 17-21 October 2015

Schellensfabriek, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, 16-26 October 2014

Expert and Coach at:

design students’ workshop in Academy of Arts&Design in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 11-21 August 2017 themed in “Arts and Innovation”, aimed at creating public interactive installations

Stage/set design students'workshop in the faculty of Media, Information and Design in University of Applied Science and Arts Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 13-15 April 2016 themed in "Shadower", aimed at creating public art installations

Organiser, Manager, and Participator at:

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 26 October-6 November 2015 themed in "Affection", aimed at creating interactive art installations

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 11-22 May 2015 themed in "Nature", aimed at creating interactive art installations

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 9-22 November 2014 themed in "Interactive Patina of Culture", aimed at creating interactive art installations

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 5-21 April 2014 themed in "Interactive Patina of Culture", aimed at creating interactive art installations

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 21 October-8 November 2013 themed in "Interactive Patina of Culture", aimed at creating interactive art installations

DESISLAB international workshop in Taicang, China, 8-21 April 2013 themed in "Interactive Patina of Culture", aimed at creating interactive art installations

Selected Publications:

Zhang, Y. (2017) Drama, Story, Production, Interaction: a Design Approach towards Interactive Installations. Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 2017, ISBN:978-90-386-4295-6.

Zhang, Y., Gu, J., Hu, J., Frens, J.W., Funk, M., Kang, K., Dong, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, F. &Rauterberg, G.W.M. (2013). Learning from traditional dynamic arts: elements for interaction design. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture and Computing-ICCC 2013, 16-18 September 2013, Kyoto, Japan (pp. 165-166).

Zhang, Y., Frens, J.W., Funk, M., Hu, J. & Rauterberg, G.W.M. (2014). Scripting Interactive Art Installations in Public Spaces. In Proceedings of the 16th international conference, HCI International 2014, June 22-27 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (pp. 157-166).

Hu, J., Wang, F., Funk, M., Frens, J.W., Zhang, Y., Boheemen, van, T., Zhang, C., Yuan, Q., Qu, H. & Rauterberg, G.W.M. (2013). Participatory public media arts for social creativity. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture and Computing-ICCC 2013, 16-18 September 2013, Kyoto, Japan (pp. 179-180).

Hu, J., Funk, M., Zhang, Y., & Wang, F. (2014). Designing interactive public art installations: new material therefore new challenges. In International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (pp. 199–206).