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Zhu Biyi 朱苾怡

Zhu Biyi朱苾怡

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Biyi Zhu (1988) is a Chinese born, Amsterdam based filmmaker, visual investigator and interdisciplinary designer. Shegraduated from the School of Art Multimedia Design at the University of the Macao Polytechnic Institute. In 2017, she completed her academic studies in the master’s program Design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

Her interest lies in time-based media, with which she tries to organise a visual language by combining documentaries and her video art. Her research methods are based on a performative camera device that engages with bodies and objects travelling in space. In her artistic practice, she’s always interested in movement, identity and the relationship between the individual’s state and changes in a political environment. She seeks to establish a visual way of thinking to connect with her political and metaphorical thoughts.

Biyi works on self-initiated projects and is in commission for cultural institutions, festivals and design studios, whichhave been exhibited in China, Netherlands and Germany.

She has been a grantee by the Amsterdam Font voor Kunst and developed a self-portrayed documentary film – ZokejaarA Year of Searching about how non-EU high educated graduates explore their struggles and dilemmas of finding a way through the Dutch landscape in hopes of resulting in a residency stay.



苾怡現從事自發性研究專案,並參與來自文化機構,藝術節和設計工作室的工作;她的作品曾于中國、荷蘭和德國等地展映2020年她獲得阿姆斯特丹藝術家基金會(AFK)的專案基金,她創作了她的首部自述性紀錄片Zoekjaar, A Year of Search –講述非歐盟高等教育畢業生如何探索他們在荷蘭的出路、在困境的掙扎和奮鬥,以獲得居留權的故事。