Yiyun Chen

Yiyun Chen graduated from BA in New Media Design of Tongji University(Shanghai) and MA in Design Interactions of Royal College of Arts(London), and obtained a diploma at University of Traditional Chinese Medicine(Shanghai). She currently lives and works in Shanghai and London.

Drawing and film are main mediums of her narrative works which often based on fictional scenarios, aiming to provide alternative prospectives by raising dilemmatic questions through proposing critical concepts. Her personal observation towards individual is subtle and delicate. Chen currently interests in the realms where design, psychology and medicine connect, and her work now mainly concerned with the human physical body under topic of disease and medical psychology.


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2012    M.A.    Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, LONDON
2007    B.A.    Art Designing, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, SHANGHAI
2008    DIPLOMA    Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of T.C.M.


2011    HALF POT, The President’s Jury Award Of ‘Creative M50’ Innovative Young Designers & Artists In 2011

2010    EVEN BLIND, The Top Price Of Tongji University Second Video Competition

2009    BRAILLE CARD, The Honor Award Of ‘Secondary Use’, American Greetings

2009    UTERUS DREAM, Be Shortlisted Of ‘Dream Lab – Art & Science Team Challenge’ Of British Embassy


2014    HARVEST UNWELLNESS, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

2013    CASP Exhibition, Lab of Critical Art and Science Practice, Sino-Finnish Centre, Tongji University

2012    QUANTUM, WIP Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

2011    GEOMETRY, ‘Eco Chic – Towards Sino-Swedish Sustainable Fashion’ Exhibition, Shanghai

2008    MICRO UNIVERSE, International Students’ Exhibition of Shanghai Biennale 2008


2013    Bio-Art Workshop: Why and How we Kill a C. auratus for Scientific Purposes. Cooperate with: Taiwan Bio-Art Community; College of Life Science and Technology, Tongji University

2013    Possible Futures of Evolution, Bio-design Forum,Tongji University, Shanghai


2014    Mirage: Design for.., Bio-design Forum: Possible Futures of Evolution, Shanghai,China

2013    Deisng for Death, Tongji University, China

2013    Critical and Speculative Design, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


2013-2015    VISITING TUTOR, College Of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2013-2014    CO-FOUNDER, CASP(Critical Art and Science Practice) Lab, Shanghai, China

2014    WORKSHOP HOST, Bio-Art Workshop: Why and How we Kill a C. auratus for Scientific Purposes, Shanghai, China

2011    INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, Germany Whitevoid+Derivative ‘Reactive Objects’

2011    INTERNSHIP, The First ‘Innovative International Express’, Shanghai, Moscow,and Helsinki

2010    CO-DIRECTOR, The Opening Film Of ‘Cumulus Shanghai Conference 2010 Opening Ceremony’

2010    DIRECTOR, The Promotion Film For American Synergy Animation Co.

2010    ART EDITOR, The Tongji University Brochure Of 2010 Shanghai Expo

2009    WEB DESIGNER, Fangduoduo.com Web Co.


2015    Working Carehome, ARC#19 CONTAGION, UK