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Sima Yuan / international
Living All in One: Combining art with the exploration of life science

Sima Yuan, a multi-media artist based in Beijing & Founder of the SIMA Art Museum

Presentation

“In the future, I’ll try to combine art with the exploration and research of life science, since these two are originally the two ways for human beings to explore the world. They differ in the ways of exploration and thinking, but the goals are universal for both of them, which is the reason why I don’t want to split the two, but to observe the world in both perspectives. There may be a chance to discover more about the world.”

Biography

Sima Yuan graduated from the London College of Communication and currently resides in Beijing, China where she continues to create artwork at her self-named SIMA Art Museum. For 15 months, she worked to transform a common living place into a studio & art museum of her own, where she has curated 11 online-exhibitions with 223 artworks, including a wide variety of photography, poetry, painting, fiction, sound, performance, and film. The apartment where she lives is everything in one for Sima: her creative material, a living place, a studio and a museum. And she herself, is simultaneously the director, curator, artist, exhibition decorator, audience, material and exhibit. This project has caused a sensation in the art world and also drawn attention from important art media such as Marie Claire, FOTO VIDEO, MASTER Oriental Art, and more.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2019

Acquisition, Telescope, Beijing

2018

Awareness, Shang Ba International Art Center, Onyx Gallery, Beijing

2014

The Second Sex, the 10th Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou

2010

Another Europe, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

Group Exhibitions:

2019

TALKING TO YOU, AMNUA , Nanjing
TABERNAS: BELIEFS FOR STRANGENESS, 501 XU SPACE , Chongqing
Exhibition of Exhibitions, Vision Hill Art Centre, Tianjin
Lightly, Rongyi Art Museum, Shanghai

2018

Meta-image, Ingallery, Tianjin
Horn of Plenty, China Citic Bank, Beijing
Poetic,Formless,Photo Beijing 2018, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing

2016

17th OPEN International Festival of Performance Art, Beijing

2015

50 Contemporary Photobooks from China 2009-2014 Exhibition, FORMAT International Photography Festival 15, Derby, UK

2014

Bizarrland : New Photography of China, YUAN Art Museum, Beijing

2013

Walk a Mile in My Shoes, KABUSO Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
Josef Koudelka and Chinese Photographers,Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin

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Artworks