Yuge Zhou is a Chinese born, Chicago-based artist whose videos and installations address connections, isolation and longing across urban and natural environments.
At the age of five, Yuge Zhou 周雨歌 became a household name in China as the singer for ‘Little Dragon Boy (小龙人)‘, one of the most popular children’s series in Chinese TV history. Yuge studied drawing under Chinese contemporary painter Kaixi Cui 崔开玺 and eventually moved into Video Art after earning her Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yuge currently lives and practices in Chicago, IL, creating videos and installations that address connections, isolation and longing across urban and natural environments. She also directs and curates the 3300-square foot 150 Media Stream, one of the largest public digital art installations in Chicago. In addition to her MFA, Yuge holds a masters degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.
Zhou has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including the Grand Rapids Art Museum; Elmhurst Art Museum; Spartanburg Art Museum; Zarya Center for Contemporary Art in Russia; Chicago Cultural Center; SIGGRAPH Asia in Kobe, Japan; Chicago Design Museum; Microscope Gallery in NY, Site: Brooklyn Gallery and ISEA 2016 in Hong Kong among many others. Zhou’s work has also been featured in the New York Magazine; The Huffington Post, HYPEBEAST and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Zhou received the 2017 Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award.