Chris Zhongtian Yuan

b.1988, Wuhan, China

Chris Zhongtian Yuan engages with the medium of film through architectural and musical language. Recomposing sonic and spatial materials within spaces of absence and exile, Yuan’s work searches for forms of living, emotions and signals trapped between the analog and the digital.

Yuan’s solo exhibitions include “Home Is Where the Music Is” in Reading International (Berkshire, 2023); “No Door, One Window, Only Light” at Macalline Art Center (Beijing, 2023); “Cloudy Song” at Somerset House (London, 2022); “All Trace Is Gone, No Clamour for a Kiss” in V.O Curations (London, 2022); “1815” at K11 (Wuhan, 2020). Recent group exhibitions and screenings include International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2023), Surplus Space (Wuhan, 2022), Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2022), Power Station of Art (Shanghai, 2021), Videoex (Zurich, 2021), OCAT Institute (Beijing, 2021), and The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, 2021), among others. Yuan was previously awarded Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship (2021-22) and Aesthetica Art Prize (2020).

Yuan currently lives and works in London.