Art and Technology That Connect Us / Yuge Zhou, National Academy of Art

Beijing-born, Chicago-based artist Yuge Zhou is tapping into territories where art, technology and science entangle. Her video installations enclose the audience within an immersive experience of urban sprawls where she finds meaning and affiliation in the mundane moments of contemporary life. She draws on her own experience as a hybrid of two cultures to explore the underlying fabric behind human interactions and connections, playing with concepts such as isolation and longing across urban and natural environments. Zhou holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master of Science from Syracuse University. She has exhibited across the United States, China, South Korea and beyond, including the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. She is also the curator behind Chicago’s most unique public digital art platform, the 3300-square-foot 150 Media Stream, having worked with over fifty established and emerging media artists and institutions to create innovative programming that engages a cross-section of diverse communities. In this artist talk, Yuge Zhou, the artist-curator will share her experience between two cultures and gave an insight into her creative process and artistic mission.

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