*** Yaolan is a creative thinker, artist and curator, based in Amsterdam and Guangdong, China. She is making multimedia, intertwined with socio-political, economic and technological contexts in current borderless society. Her practices concentrate around film-making, curating, visual objects and texts. She likes to use her professions to empathize on human conditions and stimulate creative thinking. She studied Art and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, received a Bachelor degree from Central Saint Martins College in London and her Master of Information Design from Design Academy Eindhoven. Her works range from graphics, book design, product and spatial design, moving image to audial-visual experiments. Recent exhibitions and activities include: Lost and Found in the Sights, 裂焦 (Independent Art Exhibition, 2018, Guangzhou, CN), In No Particular Order 2017 (Stimuleringsfonds, Eindhoven, NL), Dutch Design Week 2017 (Eindhoven, NL), Dutch Design Week 2016 (Eindhoven, NL), Thing Nothing (Van Abbeuseum, Eindhoven, NL), Dutch Design Week 2015 (Eindhoven, NL). She once joined Droog Design for the project: Social City, exhibited at 2015UABB (2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, CN), and designed small furnitures for Alessi (London, UK - Milan, IL) in 2013. Yaolan co-founded /0 Collective (/0=divided by zero or Chuling, 除零综合实验室) in 2018, an incubator and laboratory based in the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region for art and design. /0 Collective is continuously evolving, where she focuses on curation and research in order to develop new models for enterprises and nonprofit organizations as a cultural form. It is dedicated to create objects, stories and values rooted in the hybridization of contemporary cultures.
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Opening Ceremony, Conference; Lost and Found in the Sights, 裂焦; The 5th Gallery, Zinitang Creative Center, Panyu, Guangzhou, CN; 2018.
In No Particular Order 2017;
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; 2017.
Social City, with Droog, Design+Desires Program;
2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen,CN.
Thing Nothing;
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; 2015.