Yao Cong
(b. 1992 China) Currently lives and studies in London.


Sensitive emotions have always been the driving force behind his inspiration. He intends to explore the existing modes of gender, sexuality and identity politics, which replace struggles with tranquility. Through restructuring self-perception and retranslating human feelings, he creates immersive works with hazy, poetic and sharp aesthetics by diverse media such as moving image, physical theatre, installation and photography in constant attempts and explorations.



2015-2017, Moving Image & Contemporary Art Practice, Royal College of Art, MA
2010-2014, School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art, BA


Proyector Festival of Videoart 10th,Exhibition Hall El Aguila, Madrid, Spain
Experimental Film and Video 2017, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
ShowRCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
FONLAD – International Video Art and Performance Festival, Water Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
Festival Of Recorded MovementSFU Woodwards, Vancouver, Canada
8th International Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS, Vilnius, Lithuania
Loop Barcelona – City Screen 2017, Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona, Spain
13th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Historic Center of Athens, Athens, Greece
FUSE, KMH – Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
New Species – the Experimental Media Invitation Exhibition, Chengdu, China
Filmideo 2017 – 12th Annual Film and Video Screenings, Index Art Center, New Jersey, USA
whatsherface #4 – online women’s cinema, Chicago, USA
Video Vortex XI, Collateral Event at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Mill Hall, Kerala, India
Becoming, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
European Academic Image and Art Festival, Porto, Portugal
Modern Panic VII, Newspeak House, London, UK
(solo) Pleasure in Progress, Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona, Spain
the Bedlam Film Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh, UK
OFF THE WALL, Arts+Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2016, Hong Kong
ART DUDAI – Secret RCA, Mina A’slam, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, UAE
WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
AMNUA-Influence, online exhibition, Nanjing, China
Helsinki Festival Focus China – 25X25 film showcase, Helsinki, Finland
Power of Education – 11 Cases of Contemporary Art Education in China, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, China


Royal College of Art, UK
Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Spain
 Li Xianting’s Film Fund, China
China Academy of Art, China
Private Collections



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