Chando Ao, Tim Enthoven, Wang Ye, Yuyu Zhitong
Chando Ao (b.1990, Chongqing, China) creates installations and paintings as “sensory tools” that stimulate one’s growing sensitivity to their phenomenological encounterings. Playful by nature, Ao’s works invite the viewers to touch, hug, climb, sit on, lay down, and even perform acrobatics for a full-on adventure. Now based in New York, Ao graduated from Tufts University + School of Museum of Fine Arts in 2016 and received The Chan Sculpture Award in 2015. He had solo exhibitions with Postmasters Gallery and YveYANG Gallery in New York. His recent institution exhibitions include Thoma Foundation (Santa Fe, 2022-2023), TAG Art Museum (Qingdao, 2022), and X Museum Triennial (Beijing, 2019). His solo exhibitions have been covered by Jerry Salts for New York Magazine and Johanna Fateman for New Yorker; other press includes The Brooklyn Rail, Art Forum, Ocula, Hyperallergic, and more.
Tim Enthoven (1985, The Hague, The Netherlands) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam who works with painting, drawing, print, and books. He received his BA from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2010 under Anthon Beeke and proceeded to illustrate for The New York Times. In 2014 he left for the USA to pursue an MFA in Sculpture at Yale under Martin Kersels. Since then, he has been exhibiting internationally. Solo presentations include Repugnant Conclusion in Fons Welters Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Puertas Adentro in Espacio Odeón, Bogotá, Colombia. He has participated in group shows in Abrons Art Center and SPRINGBREAK in NYC, Antenna Space in Shanghai, Loyal Gallery in Stockholm, and The Lisbon Architecture Triennale. He has received multiple awards and grants, including a Plantin Moretus Award, a Prins Bernhard Culture Fund scholarship, and a Mondriaan Fund stipend.
Wang Ye was born in Changsha, China in 1991 where he lives and works now. Wang Ye's practice is inspired by the history of image display. His works incorporate videos, sculptures, handicrafts, and installations. Wang learned the traditional fishing net weaving technique in his hometown of Changsha. He is currently studying Hunan embroidery, creating a series of embroidery works focusing on the Chinese countryside landscape, using cultural heritage to reveal how aesthetics and values are formed and evolved. Wang graduated from the Design Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 in Beijing. In 2017, he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Sculpture Department of Yale University School of Art. He has recently participated in group shows at LUMA Westbau, Zurich; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing.
Yuyu Zhitong was born in Guangzhou, China, in 1993, and currently works and lives in London and Shanghai. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, UK, with first-class honors in 2020 and completed an exchange program at the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, France. Now she is planning to complete the Master's Course at the Royal College of Art, UK, in 2023. As an artist, Yuyu seeks a constant challenge to establish modes of thought, emotion, and perception, exploring different methods and juxtapositions of extremes to broaden her capabilities. She enjoys the contrast between a sense of whimsical mystery and childlike influence.