ZHOU Yinglin is a video and new media artist based on time-based media and digital virtual technology, currently living and working in Berlin/Linz. She holds the title of Outstanding Master's Graduate of University of the Arts Berlin and is a PhD candidate at the University of the Arts Linz. In recent years, the artist has been researching on identity, digital virtual space, and cultural equality, focusing on issues such as identity recognition, cultural identity displacement, post-colonial identity gaps; virtual digital construction and virtuality, image expression in virtual space, and spatial power in virtual space, and she proposes the possibility of a futuristic perspective for cultural equality. Zhou Yinglin's works have a satirical and witty temperament and incisive political attributes based on the research nature, and her projects have condensed a great deal of reflection and analysis.

The artist has received awards such as "the Lumen Prize", Shortlist; "Future Artist" of the Today Art Museum X InArt, first prize; Lentos Freunde Art Award, Shortlist; "Ruptopia" iART Youth Art Program, third prize; "SAP Art Award", Emerging Artist prize; and "Upapāduka· the Prologue of Crypto Art", third prize.

Her works have been exhibited in major national and international art institutions and exhibitions, recently at Ars Electronica Center Linz; Art Basel Hong Kong's Film Program; UCCA Lab at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; A4 Art Museum; 13th National Art Exhibition; and O21 OSTRALE Biennale, etc.

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ZHOU Yinglin

1994, Chengdu, CN

Residence: Berlin, Germany / Linz, Austria


PhD         The University of Arts Linz (as PhD candidate)
MFA        Berlin University of the Arts
BA            Sichuan institute of Fine Arts


2021          The Lumen Prize, London, was nominated for the Shortlist      

                   Lentos Freunde Kunstpreis, Lentos Museum, Shortlist

                   SAP Art Award, ARTCLOUD China SAP Art Award, won the emerging artist

                   Upapāduka· the Prologue of Crypto Art Competition, third prize

2020           Elite Young Artist Program 2020, Elite Young Artist Program, Shortlist

2019           "Ruptopia" 2019 iART Youth Art Project, third prize

                    Today Art Museum X InArt "Future Art", winning artist (first prize)

Recent Exhibitions (selected):                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Solo & Projects:

2023         “Verbuchstabieren Trilogy: On the Dilemmas of Language, Identity and Culture”, X Virtual,
                    X Museum, Beijing, China

2021          Verbuchstabieren, Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (postponed)


2023            In Search of Identity,Loop Festival,Loop Barcelona, Spain (Upcoming)

                    Art Basel 2023, Film Program, Art Basel, Hong Kong

                    Localize - Von Amts Wegen, Potsdam City all, Potsdam, Germany

                    Quadrants In Ecology, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2023, Ash Gallery, Shanghai, China

                    BYoUSB, rhizome + dnr, New York, USA

                    Days of Contemporary Art 2023, The Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies, Moscow, Russia

                    BORDERLINE, Art Nova 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China

2022            Ars Electronica Festival 2022, Linz, Austria

                    Digitale Düsseldorf, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany

                    The BOLOHO Series (curated by BOLOHO), Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands

                    Cosmicus Ephemeroptera, Space Art Dao, online / outer space

                    Are You Sure You Want To Leave?, OSTRALE Biennale, Budapest, Hungary

                    Under Construction, GEH8 – Kunstraum, Dresden, Germany

                    Pool Party, Microscope Gallery, New York, USA

                    SEEN, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

                    SIMULTAN Festival XVII, Comenduirea Garnizoanei, Timișoara, Romania

                    Crypto Shanghai, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China

                    The 1st Annual METAVERSE Art @ VENICE, Arsenal, Venice, Italy

                    #Post RE:SET@New Future, goes :art, Vienna, Austria / online

                    Home|Away: Narratives of Dislocation and Estrangement, The Bhavan, London

                    YAF, M Woods Museum, Beijing, China

2021            Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Festival, online

                    Virtual Niche, UCCA Lab, Beijing, China

                    OSTRALE Biennale, Dresden, Germany

                    Rundgang Preview, Haus der Statistik, Berlin, Germany

                    CCI Lab, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria / online

                    Lentos Freunde Kunstpreis Exhibition, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria

                    The Secret Code of Satellite City, Enjoy·Art Museum, Beijing, China

                    YAF, Beijing Times Museum, Beijing, China

                    Art Nova 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China

                    D-Normal, JCCAC, Hongkong, China

                    It’s time to reduce the backlog, LATITUDE Gallery, New York, USA

                    SAP Emerging Artists Special Exhibition, iADC Design Museum, Shenzhen

                    Yanjiao Biennial, Yanjiao, China

2020            Flash Point, LUXELAKES· A4· Art Museum, ARIE, Chengdu, China

                    Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Festival, online

                    The New Art Fest 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

                    NOW & AFTER 2020, Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

                    Days of Contemporary Art 2020, The Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies, Moscow, Russia

                    HOT STEAM III, MIT Museum, Cambridge, USA

                    “Young Dreams – Discover Young Talent”, Wanying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China

                    Cyberfeminism, No Space, London, England/ Beijing, China

2019            The 13th National Art Exhibition, Experimental Art Exhibition Area, Langfang / Beijing, China

                    Today Art Museum x InArt | "Future Art", Today Art Museum & InArt, Beijing, China

                    The 2019 iART Youth Art Project, Yuan Art Museum, Chongqing, China

Artist Talk & Interview:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2023             Good Prospect!, artist talk with Videotage, Art Basel, Hongkong

2022             The BOLOHO Series, artist talk with BOLOHO Collective, online

2021             CCI Lab, exhibition interview, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

Publication and exhibition catalogue:                                                                                                                                                                                                

2022              Catalogue of Ars Electronica 2022, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, Germany

2021              BREATHTURN – Catalogue of Exhibitions for the OSTRALE Biennale, OSTRALE Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany

2020              D-Normal/V-Essay Video-Zine Issue #02,Hong Kong, China

                      Eigenart, Berlin, Germany

2019              The 13th National Art Exhibition Experimental Art Exhibition Section Portfolio, People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, China