CV

Xiaoying (Juliette) Yuan

Media Arts Curator | Lives and works in New York, USA

Email: julietteying@gmail.com

CURATORIAL | PRODUCTION

Curator/Producer for Exhibitions

November 2013 –

Curating Process: A long term research project on the curatorial methodology in art, science and technology, in collaboration with the Streaming Museum (NY, USA)

June to September 2015

2015 New York Electronic Art Festival, organised by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (NYC)

Jul. 12 to Aug. 31, 2013

Lost in the Labyrinth: Sound Art in China group exhibition | Cloud.Data interactive iPad installation

for 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, organised by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (NYC)

Oct. 1, 2012, to Mar. 31, 2013

Roy Ascott: Syncretic Cybernetics, the first retrospective for the British pioneer artist and theorist, commissioned by the 2012 Shanghai Biennial (Section Resources), Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Oct. 1-3, 2011 Gravitational Field: 2011 Himalayas Cross-Media Festival, commissioned by Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Jun. 18 to Aug. 28, 2011

Beijing International New Media Arts Festival, organized by Songzhuang Art Center [Beijing, China], Association of Digital Art China [Beijing, China], in collaboration with Ars Electronica [Linz, Austria]

Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2006

PLAY(S) – International Digital & Multimedia Arts Exhibition, within The Third China Animation Film Festival, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture in China, Changzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, Changzhou, China

June to September, 2005

Tiles and Drawings, interactive installation by Dutch artist Geert Mul, supported by v2_Institute for the Unstable Media (the Netherlands), commissioned by the 2005 Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China 

Organizer for Conferences | Workshops

Oct.3-15, 2012

IMMERSION | Art and Technology Workshops, commissioned by the 2012 Shanghai Biennial, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Aug.26-27, 2011

Transcultural Tendencies | Trensmedial Transactions: International Conference on Media Arts Research, commissioned by Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, in collaboration with University of Plymouth [UK], Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

April to September 2009

Uncertain Future, about New Media Art·Games conference in series, in collaboration with Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA)

September to October 2004

Digital Art and Architecture conference tour, featuring the innovative collaborations between pioneer media artist in France, Miguel Chevalier, and the 1994 Pritzker Prize winner, the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, hosted by Shanghai Jiaotong University [Shanghai], Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts [Sichuan] and Kunming Academy of Fine Arts [Yunnan]

Speaker @ Presentations | Lectures | Panel discussions

Presentations

June 26 2014

New Perspectives on Sound Art, presentation at Harvestworks panel discussion, New York, USA

July 2013

Survey on Lost in the Labyrinth: Sound Art in China at the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, presentation at Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), New York, USA

December 2012

From Data Immersion to the Continuity of Art and Technology in China, presentation at MutaMorphosis: Tribute to Uncertainty International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

November to December 2011

Media Arts | Curatorial | Identity, presentation at Presence in the Mindfield: Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation, The Planetary Collegium’s 12th Annual International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era, Belem Conference Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

August 2011

The Social Properties of Media Arts in an Open Source Era, presentation at Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions International Conference for Media Arts Research, Shanghai, China

November 2010

China – Living in between Real and Unreal, presentation at Meta Morf 2010, TEKS Biennial for Art and Technology, Trondheim Arts Centre, Norway

Lectures

Apr.7-11, 2014

Contemporary Chinese Sound Art and the Politics of Equality (Lecture and discussion), in Global Understanding Convention, organised by Monmouth University (NY, USA)

December 2012

Paris|Beijing Research Exchange in Art and Technology, lecture at L’École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad), Paris, France

April 2012

Performing Arts in China, lecture at the Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, USA

December 2010

A Casual Talk about BioArt, lecture at the 2011 Beijing International New Media Arts Festival, Songzhuang Art Centre, Beijing, China

June 2010

Curating New Media Art in China, lecture at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), within the cultural exchange program between CAFA and the University at Buffalo (NY), Beijing, China

November 2007

798 Factory and Chinese Contemporary Art, lecture at Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Panel discussions

November 2012

Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts, book launch & China Panel Discussion, Harvestworks, New York, USA

September 2011

Curating New Media Art in China, a creative approach from within, round table at the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Istanbul|Beijing

PUBLICATIONS

Media Arts Collection (3 Volumes), project curator/editor/supervisor, published by Beijing Beepub Ltd. Co. and Gold Wall Press, Beijing, China, 2011 to 2013

Including:

  • The Future is Now: Art, Technology and Consciousness, worldwide first collection of 50 year writings of Roy Ascott in Chinese translation, ed. Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Chinese translation by Ling Zhou/Aifan Ren, published in China by Beijing Gold Wall Press, May 2012, pp.335
  • Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts, ed. by Margot Lovejoy (USA) / Christiane Paul (USA) /Victoria Vesna (USA), original publication in English by Intellect Books (UK), Chinese translation by Aifan Ren, published in China by Beijing Gold Wall Press, Aug.2012, pp.312
  • Nahaufnahme Robert Lepage. Herausgegeben von Renate Klett (CLOSE Robert Lepage. Conversation with Renate Klett), original publication in German by Alexander Verlag Berlin (Germany), Chinese translation by Yilun Song, published in China by Beijing Gold Wall Press, Jul.2013, pp.304

Shanghai TT|TT International Conference for Media Arts Research proceeding, a special issue for Technoetic Arts Journal, ed. Roy Ascott, special issue guest editor Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, published by Intellect Ltd., UK, 2013 

Seed, essay for the catalogue of BEIJING | BUFFALO: TRANSLATION cultural exchange program between the Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo [USA], and School of Fine Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts [CAFA, Beijing, China], published by the Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo [USA], 2013

CURATING NEW MEDIA ART IN CHINA: A CREATIVE APPROACH FROM WITHIN, presentation paper published in the conference proceeding for “PRESENCE IN THE MINDFIELD: Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation, The Planetary Collegium’s 12th Annual international Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era,” published by ArtShare, Lisbon, 2011, pp.304

The social properties of Media Arts in an Open Source era, presentation paper published in the conference proceeding for “Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions: International Conference for Media Arts Research”, published by Intellect Ltd. UK, 2013, pp.378

China-Living in between Real and Unreal, presentation paper published in the conference proceeding “Making the Reality Really Real: the 11th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference”, published by the Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, Norway, 2010

STAGE PERFORMANCES

June to September 2007

Supervisor for video set design of Guan·Shi·Yin (Sight·Universe·Sound), multimedia dance and theater, produced by National Theater of China

October 2006 to February 2007

Script writer/Supervisor of interactive set design for Jing Meng (Peony Pavilion), multimedia dance and theater, produced by Beijing Youth Media Group, China National Theater for Children

ART ADMINISTRATIVE | MANAGEMENT

March to December 2008

Director Exhibitors Relation, ShContemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

September 2001 to November 2005

Gallery co-owner/director, Trace de Chine Chinese Antiques Gallery, Paris, France

OTHER OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE | MANAGEMENT

January 1997 to December 1999

Assistant to General Manager, Air France Beijing Delegation, Beijing, China

EDUCATION

2010 to 2017, PhD candidate in Media and Arts, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK

September 1999 to July 2001, Master in General and Comparative Literature, Paris III-La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France

September 1993 to July 1997, Bachelor in French language, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency (speaking, writing) in English, French, Mandarin