At the age of five, Yuge Zhou became a household name in China as the singer for a popular children’s series. Yuge came to the US a decade ago to earn a degree in computer science and subsequently moved into video art and installations. Her work addresses connections, isolation and longing across natural and urban spaces as sites of shared dreams. She creates immersive experiences through digital collaging and sculptural reliefs. Yuge has exhibited nationally and internationally in prominent art and public venues and is currently an artist at NEW INC, New Museum’s art and technology incubator. Recent awards include the 2021 Artist Fellowship Award in Media Arts from the Illinois Arts Council, 2021 SPARK grant from Chicago Artists Coalition and Honorary Mention in the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Her work has been featured in various publications such as the New York Magazine, HYPEBEAST, and The Atlantic Monthly. Yuge holds a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as a Master of Science from Syracuse University. In addition to her art practice, she also directs and curates the 3300-square foot 150 Media Stream, a uniquely-structured public digital art installation in Chicago. In this capacity, she has worked with over forty media artists and cultural institutions to create innovative programming each month that engages a cross section of diverse communities. http://yugezhou.com/
Yuge's ArtPrize Entries
These are Yuge's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Yuge's Past Work
These are images of past work that Yuge has done.