2019       Ph.D. | The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2014       MFA | The State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA             

2010       BA | Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Beijing, China



Selected from the over 160 applicants with PhDs in Creative Arts, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

2019 Artist-in-Residence | COWWARR ART SPACE | VIC, Australia

2018 ACADEMIC ASSISTANTSHIP | The University of Melbourne

2017 CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUNDING | Asian Studies Association of Australia

2016 Artist-in-Residence | FEMINIST ART COLLECTIVE

Awarded by University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music for the overseas field research

Awarded by University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music for the conference presentation

Awarded by University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music for the artist-in-residence


2015-16 FACULTY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANCE GRANT | University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The State University of New York at Buffalo awarded fund for the MFA thesis project

2012-14 FRANCES R. AND LOUIS B. MORRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP | The State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Art


2021       Official Selection | St Kilda Festival | Melbourne, Australia

2020       Official Selection | Azores Fringe Festival | Azores, Portugal

2020       Winner | People of Color the International Cultural Exchange | New York City, USA

2020        Official Competition | Elizabethtown Film Festival | Elizabethtown, KY, USA

2020        Official Selection | Madrid Film Awards | Spain

2020        Video Art Competition | Athens International Digital Film Festival | Greece

2020        Video Art Competition | MiraBan Art Contest | London, UK

2020        Official Selection | Muestra de Video Arte Faenza | Bogota, Colombia

2020        Official Selection | Downtown Covington Film Festival | Covington, LA, USA

2020        Official Competition | New Delhi Film Festival | New Delhi, India

2019         Jury Special Mention | UK Seasonal Short Film Festival | Edinburgh, UK

2019         Official Selection | Miami Independent Film Festival | FL, USA                                     

2019         Semi-Finalist | Continental Film Festival | Toronto, Canada

2019         Semi-Finalist | Lisbon Film Rendezvous | Lisbon, Portugal   

2019         Semi-Finalist | International Moving Film Festival | Abadan, Iran

2018         Official Selection | In-Short Film Festival | Lagos, Nigeria

2018         Official Selection | African Smartphone International Film Festival | Lagos, Nigeria

2018         Official Selection | Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos | Mexico

2018         Official Selection | Lobol Fest International Film Festival | Brasilia, Brazil

2017         Winner | Melbourne International Film Festival Powershorts Short Film Competition | Melbourne, Australia


2021            Black Cat Gallery | The Face Behind the Face | Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2018            Alternating Current Art Space | Reshaping Female Body and Beauty | Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2018            VCA Art Space | Reframing the Representation of Women in Contemporary China | University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia       

2017            Kino Cinemas | Melbourne International Film Festival | Melbourne, VIC, Australia        

2016            VCA ArtSpace | Feminist Aesthetic: Cosmetic Surgery and Representing Women | University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia                                                                                          

2014            El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit | Big City | Buffalo, NY, USA

2014            El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit | Female and Cosmetic Surgery | Buffalo, NY, USA

2014            Anderson Gallery | Beautiful?! | University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA


2021     Made in Victoria #1: St Kilda Film Festival 2021 Screening, the Astor Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

2021     Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020     Stand by Her, M50 Creative Park, Shanghai, China

2020     Metamorph, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020     COVID-19 Global Quilt (online), University of Melbourne (curated by Dr Kate Just and Dr Tal Fitzpatrick)

2020     Downtown Covington Film Festival Screening, Southern Hotel, Covington, LA, USA

2019     Care: Feminism, Art and Ethics in NEO-Liberal Times, University of Melbourne George Paton Gallery, Australia (curated by the research group Contemporary Art and Feminism founded by University of Sydney)

2018      SUBTITLED, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (curated by Monica Do, [catalogue])

2018     Conspicuous Presence, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia  (curated by Australia Women’s Art Register, [catalogue])         

2017     Feminist Renewal Art Network Festival, ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia

2017     Feminism and Health–Truth About Healthy Lives Conference Exhibition, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto

2017      Feminist Art Conference Exhibition, OCAD University Art Museum, Toronto

2016      Feminist Art Collection Residence Exhibition, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada

2016      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015      F generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2014      Second Annual Art Festival, Project 308 Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014      Hi-Temp 13 Art Opening, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2013      Tell Me I’m Pretty, Anderson Gallery, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

2010      Beijing 798 The Exhibition of Art and Crafts, Qi Qian Nian Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China


2019        Resonating Spaces, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2017        My Methodology! – VCA Creative Artistic Research in Tsinghua Fiber Art Exhibition, Fibre Art Studio, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China  

2015        Contemporary Chinese Fibre Art from Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design: Where Ancient Techniques Meet Modern Approaches, Founders Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia        


Conference Paper Presentations

2019    Care Symposium: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism, University of Melbourne, October   

2018    Issues in Asian Art Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, August

2017    VCA&MCM Graduate Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, February

2017    The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, December                 

2017    The 10th Research Symposium for Chinese PhD Students and Scholars in Australia, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November                                                                                                                    

2017     The Transnational in Asian Art Symposium: Historical and Contemporary Contexts around Migration, Diaspora, Mobility and Cultural Flows, Australian National University & Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia, September

2017   Feminist Art Festival—FRAN (Feminism Renewal Art Network) FEST Symposium, Australian Institute of Art History and Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender & Art gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, September

2016    Technicity. Temporality. Embodiment – The 10th International Somatechnics Conference, University of Queensland & Southern Cross University, Byron Bay, QSD, Australia, November                                               

2016    Feminist Art Conference, Ontario College of Art and Design University & Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency, Toronto, May 



2020            FAVOUR ECONOMY volume 5 | “My Feminist Art as My Feminist Intervention

2020            TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY | “Chinese Feminism and Feminist Art,” Beijing, China, May 2

2019            LATROBE UNIVERSITY | Artist Talk, Contemporary Art and Feminism, Bendigo, VIC, Australia, August 31

2018            TROCADERO ARTSPACE | Artist Talk, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 10

2018            AUSTRALIAN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART | Panelist at Feminist Color-IN, Melbourne, Australia, March 3

2018            THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE NORMA REDPATH STUDIO RESIDENCY | Presentation, “My Feminist Life,” February 15 

2018            THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE BAILLIEU LIBRARY | Lecture, “From Cosmetic Surgery to Feminist Art: Reshape the Female Image in Contemporary Chinese Art,” Chinese Studies Research Group, August 25

2018            AUSTRALIAN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART | Panelist at Feminist Color-IN, Melbourne, Australia, March 3

2017            AUSTRALIAN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART |  Panelist at Feminist Color-IN, Melbourne, Australia, April 13

2017            TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN | Artist talk, Beijing, China, February 20

2013            SQUEAKY WHEEL FILM & MEDIA ART CENTER | Artist Talk, Here + Now Symposium, Buffalo, NY, USA, September 20


2020        ART BAAZAR 19. Artist Interview  

2020        A HEARTBROKEN MASK. Contributing author of article in Women’s Art Bulletin 66

2019        FAN 字 BODIES FANZINE 3                 

2018        艺术市场  [ART MARKET] 313 (12): 143 –  2018

2018        美术报  [ The ART NEWSPAPER] 1300: 32 – 2018

2017         MY METHODOLOGY. Exhibition catalog. Beijing: Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts and Design

 2016        JOURNAL OF ARTS WRITING BY STUDENTS. Artwork selected for the journal’s cover                

2016         FEMINIST AESTHETICS: REPRESENTING WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE  ART. Journal of Arts Writing by Students 2 (1): 13-18. London, UK.

2015         ANCIENT TECHNIQUES MEETING MODERN APPROACHES. Exhibition catalog. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Victoria College of the Arts

2014         TO FIND A FORM TO ACCOMMODATE THE MESS pp.42- 45 – 2014 | NY, USA: University at Buffalo SUNY Department of Visual Studies Graduate Catalog

2013          YANGJIE DE YOUHUA YISHU杨杰的油画艺术 [THE ART OF YANGJIE’S OIL PAINTING]. 地球村美术 [Global Art] 2 (1): 102-06. Beijing, China & Tokyo, Japan.

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