“九霄云外”(SPURS Gallery,北京,2024)、 “欹梅”(十点睡觉艺术空间,北京,2022)、“微暗的火”(SPURS Gallery,北京,2020)、 “抵达褶皱”,线上展,实验影像中心(2020)、 “竞技场”(掩体空间,北京,2019)、“太阳以西”(PPPP空间,北京,2019)

“动为行——中国媒体艺术35年”,(天目里美术馆,2023)、“艺术的语言,艺术家的游戏”,(OCAT深圳馆,深圳,2022)、“伦敦弗里兹”,(伦敦,2021)、“梦饮酒者”(实验影像中心,2020)、“终端>_How Do We Begin?”(X 美术馆,北京,2020)、“时间的狂喜:重塑认知的媒介”(何香凝美术馆,深圳, 2017)、第30届斯图加特冬季电影节多媒体单元(斯图加特,2017)、“E.M.B.C.L”(Flux Factory,纽约,2017)

“第29届芝加哥地下电影节”(The Logan Theatre,芝加哥,2022)、“Shards from the mirror of history”(Gene Siskel电影中心,芝加哥,2019)、“旧写真” (第65届奥伯豪森电影节,奥伯豪森,2019)、“第14届希腊数字艺术节”(雅典音乐厅,雅典,2018)

周岩的艺术家书收藏于芝加哥Joan Flash Artist Book Collection


Zhou Yan (b. Beijing) received his BFA in Visual Communication from the School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Zhou’s practice is often inspired by the circumstances under which individuals and populations coexist. Drawing upon episodes from the history of contemporary art and subcultures as references, his previous works frequently confront the entanglement between a specific site and an individual’s existential state. He is interested in using juxtaposition, displacement, and simulation as forms of exploration. The artistic mediums that he mainly engages with include video installation, interactive game, and artist book. His works have been exhibited at various international venues and programs, including:

Solo exhibitions
Cloud 9, SPURS Gallery, Beijing, 2024; Lazarus, Click Ten Art Space, Beijing, 2022; Pale Fire, SPURS Gallery, Beijing, 2020; Arriving the Fold, an online exhibition, Centre for Experimental Film, 2020; No Quarters, the Bunker Space, Beijing, 2019; West of the Sun, PPPP space, Beijing, 2019 

Group exhibitions
Motion Is Action - 35 Years of Chinese Media Art, byartmatters, Hangzhou, China, 2023; Art’s Language, Artists’ Game, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China, 2022; Frieze London, London, United Kingdom; Wake up Crying, Centre for Experimental Film 2020; The Ecstasy of Time: Reframing the Medium of Knowing, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2017; The Stuttgart Filmwinter Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017; E.M.B.C.L, Flux Factory, New York, United State, 2017 

The 29th Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, US, 2022; Old Images—the 65th International Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany, 2019; Shards from the mirror of history, Chicago, US, 2019; the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, 2018 

He also has four artist books collected by the Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, Chicago, United State 

Zhou Yan was awarded 2023 RanRan Young Artist Prize, “The Exploration Award,” and nominated for 2020 AAC Young Artist of the Year Award