Chris Zhongtian Yuan reconstructs images, sounds, and texts from specific sites: from the hunting of a mutated species on the U.S.-Mexico border, to the pondering of a former Wuhan Punk musician’s current whereabouts; from a musical medium’s supernatural channelling of colonial narratives, to the resurrection of memory and body from the matriarchal landscape of Southwest, China. These sonic and narrative materials aim to dismantle oppressive power structures.
Developed through the FLAMIN Fellowship 2021-2022, Yuan's film All Trace Is Gone, No Clamour for a Kiss was exhibited at V.O Curations, London in 2022. The film will have its festival premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023.
Recent works have been presented at V.O Curations, London; Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan; Somerset House, London; York Art Gallery, York; OCAT Institute, Beijing; K11, Wuhan; The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Venice Architecture Biennale Greek Pavilion among others. Yuan graduated from the Architectural Association, and received the 2020 Aesthetica Emerging Art Prize and OCAT Institute Research-based Curatorial Project Award (co-curator).