Deng Yan

Assistant Professor

Deng Yan received his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York and BA from Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, in Beijing. As a Multimedia Artist, he primarily focuses on Video Art and physical interactive installation. He is an Assistant professor of Information Arts and Design in Tsinghua University as well as the Director of TEDxTHU and the director of Boundary Feeling Studio in Beijing. His work has been exhibited in China and other international venues including Linz Arts Electronica Festival and Art Basel’s Miami(2015), Separated motion space in Gung Jun Biennale in Korea (2014), and American through C[L1] hinese lens MOCA in New York City (2012). His works have also been featured in linz Art Electronica(2016), Art marketing(2015) Contemporary Art Magazine (2013), ART China (2012), and Time Magazine (2011) etc.


Assistant professor/Information Art &Design Department, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Visiting professor/Parsons The New School for Design, New York, US

Director, TEDxFactory798, Beijing, China

Researcher, National Digital Media Innovation Research Center

Researcher, CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Art), Beijing, China

Senior curator, Boundary Feeling Studio, Beijing, China

2017 LI Shui International Photography Festival

The member of the Jury for the 6th Greek Photographic Circuit 2018



2015: “Illogical motion” in Tsinghua Museum “Simple Image Mystery, Beijing, China

2015: “Sea” in Shijiazhuang Museum, Shijiazhuang, China

2015: “Illogical Piece” in Mingyuan Museum, Shanghai china

2015: “Separated motion space” in Gung Jun Biennale. Gung Jun. Korea

2015: “Culture weakness” in “Ye Se Huang Hun “club, Beijing, China


2014: Drooping watermelon” Miami Basel. Miami. USA

2014: "Dropping orange" in Anderson Art Center, New York, USA

2014: “The Gap” in “hyper–Active” show    Shanghai Fashion Center, Shanghai, China

2014: “Shush” Tianjin Museum, Tianjin, China


2013: “Social ladder” Shijiazhuang Museum, Shijiazhuang, China


2012: "American through Chinese lens" MOCA. New York City. USA

2011: Parsons the New School for Design photo MFA thesis show, New York City, USA
2011: “Laughing At Art Now” The New school festival selected show, New York, USA 

2010: Selected Group Show “Curate” NYC Rush Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York City, USA.

2009: Control: Print Aronson Gallery New York City, USA
2009: “MY heart photography” Aronson Gallery, New York City, USA