Tianyi Zheng

  1. A Collection of Urban Nothingness, 2023
  2. A Conversation (somewhere between no longer and not yet), 2023
  3. The Ship of Fools, 2023
  4. Where the windows are open, pigeons can nest.., 2022
  5. We No Longer Remember How We Got Here, 2022
  6. A Haunted Home is Haunting Us, 2021
  7. The Freeway to a New Planet, 2020 - 21
  8. A Reminder from Last Summer, 2019-21
  9. Will You, 2020
  10. Everyday I make a flag, 2019 
  11. The Story of Brick, 2018
  12. PLAY LIST, 2018
  13. The explosion has already been happening, 2017
  14. Cassini Lover, 2017

  1. Where Comes Mulan (ongoing)
  2. As the Wind Passes by the Surface of Your City, 2023
  3. Pink LED, 2023
  4. A Conversation, 2023
  5. The ship of fools never returns, 2023
  6. We no longer remember how we got here_video, 2022
  7. Will you pick me up tomorrow , 2021
  8. Intro. Fall asleep on the freeway, 2020
  9. You with me, 2020
  10. Memory Not Found, 2019
  11. A few more vomiting will make us get used to it, 2018
  12. Man Fish, 2018
  13. The Borderman, 2017
  14. When the Kite Has no Wind, 2016
  15. Grey Water Trader, 2016

Performance/ Happening/ Other
  1. A Collection of Urban Nothingness_Performance, 2023
  2. As the Wind Passes by the Surface of Your City_ Performance, 2023
  3. Sleepless Nights Wake Up the Plants, 2023
  4. Tie-up-loose-ends_2, 2023
  5. Wake up the bats, 2023
  6. Observatory_Blue, 2023
  7. The wave never ends, 2023
  8. Tie-up-loose-ends, 2022
  9. Department of Collective Collaboration, 2022
  10. Trash Bin Office, 2021
  11. Nothing Exercise, 2020 - 21
  12. I’m so sorry Mr. Brick, 2020
  13. The Cruise to Nowhere, 2020
  14. The Cold Ground, 2019
  15. Magical Realism LIVE Broadcast Series, 2019
  16. Hetero Room – Karaoke Cemetery, 2017
  17. The Early Train, 2016

Painting/ Drawing
  1. Crime scene, 2023
  2. Playground-slide, 2022
  3. Seems to have been here, 2022
  4. Will you remember me, 2020
  5. I’ll never gonna dance again, 2018
  6. The Chariot / ACE of Swords, 2017

About me
  1. Tianyi is always in either a second-hand shop or on second-hand sale apps where she encounters found objects, images and footage (and she never feels bored). Her love for used/ collected/ found objects originates from, instead of nostalgia, a haunted feeling experienced in the contemporary days as the past has not been shed away while our world keeps moving, or in fact it can never be...
  2. CV

Where Comes Mulan (ongoing)

Where Comes Mulan (ongoing)
Single-channel video, sound, color

The ongoing project "Where Comes Mulan" centres around the connection between the fictional character Mulan and my hometown of Mulan town, Huangpi. It explores the intricate relationship between the tourism industry, mythology, and ideology. It is gonna be the starting point of my journey diving into the complexities of identity, gender, and culture in China.

Crowdfunding campaign:

Where Comes Mulan: Exploring the Complexities of Identity, Gender, and Culture in China
Welcome to the crowdfunding campaign for "Where Comes Mulan," a research-based art project that aims to delve into the intricate intersections of identity, gender, mythology and tourism in China. Inspired by Mulan's empowering story, this project seeks to unravel the complexities and nuances of her character and her impact on society. We invite you to join us on this journey of self-discovery and reflection by supporting this campaign.
As an artist born in Wuhan and raised in different places, I am deeply passionate about exploring the multifaceted nature of identity and gender in our rapidly changing world. Through a series of mixed-media installations, including photographs, videos, and community outreach programs, I will create an immersive and site-specific experience that invites visitors to reflect on the diverse perspectives and contradictions surrounding these issues.
I am thrilled to share that I have been granted an artist residency at K11 Artist Village in Wuhan, the city where Mulan Township locates. I will explore the ways in which the surrounding towns have been shaped by the mythology of Mulan. Using a mix of documentary and fantasy, allow me to connect with the cultural roots of this iconic figure in new and profound ways. More importantly, I will dive into her story of bravery, determination, and self-discovery has become a symbol of empowerment for many, especially for those who identify as female or gender non-conforming.

With your generous support, we can cover the costs of materials, travel, and equipment necessary to bring this project to life. Your contributions will also help me engage with local communities in China in a meaningful and respectful manner, promoting dialogue and understanding.
By supporting this campaign, you join a community of individuals who believe in the transformative power of art. Your contribution, regardless of its size, will make a difference in empowering Mulan and her legacy.