Gao Yuan was born in Kunming, Yunnan, China 1986. In 2009, Gao received her BA degree from the Communication University of China in Animation Arts (Beijing, China).Read More
Gao Yuan's solo exhibitions Gao Yuan: Eternal Return and The Omen were presented at Capsule Shanghai in 2017 and 2019. Gao has participated in exhibitions such as Pity Party curated by Yang Zi (New York, USA, 2018), M+ Screenings: City Limits (Hong Kong, 2017), You Won't Be Young Forever curated by Biljana Ciric (Shanghai, China, 2016), Secret Love (Stockholm, Sweden, 2012), and Get it Louder (Beijing, China, 2010). Gao Yuan's animations have been selected by major film festivals including Vancouver International Film Festival (2017), Hong Kong International Film Festival (2018 & 2017), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2017), International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (2016), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2010) and The 2nd China Queer Film Festival Tour (2009).
The script of Cloud of the Unknown received the Script and Project Development: Bright Future grant from the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in 2019. Gao Yuan's animation piece Lunar Dial realised over a time of six years (2010–2016) was nominated as 'Tiger Awards for Short Films' at 'International Film Festival Rotterdam' (2017), and received a Special Mention of the Jury at 'CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival' (2016).
Her work is featured in the collection of M+ Museum, Hong Kong, Sunpride Foundation, Hong Kong and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.
Text courtesy Capsule Shanghai.
Going against the industrial operation of mainstream animation productions, Gao Yuan consciously decides to navigate through the numerous stages of the process on her own, including writing the script
Cloud of the Unknown (2019) is Gao Yuan's most recent animation effort. The animated film functions not only as its own independent, stand-alone project, but also as a preview of her feature-length