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Gao Yuan Biography

Gao Yuan's artistic practice centers on animation and painting, illustrating the homogeneity and repetitiveness of images and concepts, and the temporality of the two. Her work is rich with symbolism, conveying the uncertainty of consciousness.

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Gao Yuan was born in Kunming, Yunnan, China 1986. In 2009, Gao received her BA degree from Communication University of China in Animation Arts (Beijing, China). Gao Yuan's recent solo exhibition Gao Yuan: Eternal Return (2017) was presented at Capsule Shanghai. 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). Gao Yuan's animation piece Lunar Dial realized 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).

Gao Yuan Featured Artworks

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Blue Light 蓝光 by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanBlue Light 蓝光, 2019Acrylic on canvas
45 x 80 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Under the Light by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanUnder the Light, 2019Acrylic on canvas
45 x 80 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Cloud of the Unknown by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanCloud of the Unknown, 2019Animated short film, colour, sound, no dialogue
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Coma 昏迷 by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanComa 昏迷, 2020Acrylic on canvas
45 x 80 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Wukang Road 武康路 by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanWukang Road 武康路, 2020Acrylic on canvas
45 x 80 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Where The Clouds Pass By by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanWhere The Clouds Pass By, 2019Acrylic on canvas
45 x 80 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
The Omen by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanThe Omen, 2018Acrylic on canvas
30 x 50 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
The Beginning And The End by Gao Yuan contemporary artwork
Gao YuanThe Beginning And The End, 2018Acrylic on canvas
30 x 50 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery

Gao Yuan Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Gao Yuan, The Omen 征兆 at Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai
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26 October–25 December 2019 Gao Yuan The Omen 征兆 Capsule ShanghaiShanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Gao Yuan, Eternal Return at Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai
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11 March–30 April 2017 Gao Yuan Eternal Return Capsule ShanghaiShanghai

Gao Yuan Represented By

Capsule Shanghai contemporary art gallery in Shanghai, China Capsule Shanghai Shanghai

Gao Yuan In Related Press

Dancing around Shanghai Related Press Dancing around Shanghai 4 November 2019, ArtReview

In Production: Art and the Studio System, Yuz Museum, 7 November – 1 March Every week is art week somewhere, but not every week is art week in Shanghai. So you'll be wanting to be there during the first week of November, when the city's twin art fairs, Art021 and West Bund Art & Design are on view. But the fun of the fairs is not the only...

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