About the artist:
Cong Yao (b. 1992) is Chinese born, based in London.
Sensitive emotions have always been the driving force behind his inspiration. He intends to explore the existing modes of gender, sexuality and identity politics, which replace struggles with tranquility. Through reconfiguring the language of desire, anxiety, and authority into a new fluid, hybrid structure, he creates immersive works with hazy, poetic and sharp aesthetics by diverse media such as moving image, physical theater, installation and photography in constant attempts and explorations.
Yao Cong received his BA in Intermedia Art from China Academy of Art in 2014, and his MA in Fine Art from Royal College of Art, London, in 2017.
Yao Cong’s works are exhibited extensively, such as VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE, 2017; 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, GR, 2017; Video Vortex XI, Collateral – Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Mill Hall, Kerala, IN, 2017; (solo) Espronceda Centre for Art and Culture, Barcelona, ES, 2016, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2016, Hong Kong, 2016; European Academic Image and Art Festival, Porto, PT, 2016; Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, FI, 2015; Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, CN, 2015; (winner) Luo Zhongli Scholarship Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, CN, 2014; the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, CN, 2014; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2014; West Bank-Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition, Shanghai, CN, 2013; the 14th OPEN International Performance Art Festival, 798 Space Station, Beijing, CN, 2013.