Chinese-born London-based artist Yao Cong (b.1992) examines the delicate construction of emotions, gender and sexuality. He frames the tensions involved in the development of identity politics as a progression from struggle toward tranquility, from chaos to coherence. He uses diverse media such as moving image, physical theatre, installation and photography in a constant process of exploration to create immersive artworks whose aesthetic arrangements communicate the formation of an identity.
Yao Cong graduated from a BA in Intermedia Art from the China Academy of Art in 2014 and is currently pursuing an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited extensively, including at solo exhibition, Espronceda Centre for Art and Culture, Barcelona, ES, 2016; Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong, 2016; Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, FI, 2015; Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, CN, 2015; the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, CN, 2014; Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN, 2014; West Bank-Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition-Photography & Video, Shanghai, CN, 2013. In 2017 he will exhibit at VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE, and is among artists selected for the group exhibition, Becoming at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery presented by Sedition and Subject Matter.