Invited by the Nivet-Carzon Gallery, architect and artist Ye Cheng who now lives and works in France holds his one-month solo exhibition from October 6th, 2011 in the area of galleries near the Pompidou Center. This exhibition showcases three series of Ye Cheng’s works: Ecotopia, installations; China Specimen: Circusee, sculpture and Physical Spirituality, painting. It is thus divided into three themes of utopia, dystopia and psychotropic substances.
Ye Cheng graduated from the Department of Earth Science, Nanjing University in China in 2001. He got enrolled in the Ecole spéciale d’architecture (ESA), Paris in 2004 and received his Masters Degree in 2008 with his graduation design being awarded the Best Diploma Award 2008 of ESA. He was also the first Chinese person to win the Encouragement Award for Youth Artists appraised and selected by Académie des Beaux-Arts. He has worked for the cutting-edge architectural firms as Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, Paris in 2008 and R&Sie(n) Architects, Paris from 2009 to 2010. He also serves as a researcher of the ENSAD LAB (Ecole Nationale Surperieur des Arts Décoratifs), Paris from 2010 to 2012.
As a typical cross-border artist, his works involve literarature, art, architecture, photography and other art mediums. He took part in many international design and art exhibitions such as Great Architecture, Institut de France, Future Design Exhibition Sponsored by Benz Smart Urban Stage, 2nd Biennale of world images PHOTOQUAI at Museum Quai Branly, France and other exhibitions at the Gallery Le Laboratoire, Paris, Center of contemporary culture, Barcelona and many others. In addition, he has attended academic conferences held at the Section of Education of Chinese Embassy in Paris, the Architecture Research Institute, Nanjing University, International Symposium on Electronic Art in Istanbul to promote his new ecological urban theory named Ecotopia. He advocates “the Rural Counterattack City” which encourages the introduction of eco-agriculture to the inner city, restructuring the existing relations of production and consumption which leads to his original conception of a citizenship society composed of “urban farmers” and “urban agriculture collective ownership”.
Architect, poet, artist, photographer and freelancer.
Live and work in paris.
2010-2012, Researcher of ENSAD LAB (Ecole Nationale Surperieur des Arts Décoratifs), Paris
2004-2008, Ecole spéciale d’architecture(ESA), Diplôme Master, Architecte DESA, Paris
1997-2001, Nanjing University, Earth Science, China
2009-2010 , R&Sie(n) Architects, Paris
2008, Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, Paris
2010, Special Award 2010 for Architect DESA, Ecole spéciale d’architecture, Paris
2010, Encouragement Award for Youth Artists, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2010, Future Minds Awards, Competition of Benz Smart Urban Stage, Paris
2010, Finalist, International Competition «The Self-Sufficient City», IAAC, Espagne
2009, Best Diploma Award 2008 of ESA, Ecole spéciale d’architecture, Paris
2011, «ECOTOPIA vs. DYSTOPIA», Gallery Nivet-Carzon,Paris
2009, Photography «Age of Group Memory Loss», Daviel center of city hall, Paris
2010, Award 2010 of Great Architecture, Institut de France, Paris
2010, Future Design Exhibition, Benz Smart Urban Stage, Paris
2010, Exhibition of installation «Eco-treatment», Gallery Spéciale, Paris
2010, «The Self-Sufficient City», Center of contemporary culture, Barcelona
2010, «An Architecture “des Humeurs”» of R&Sie(n), Gallery Le Laboratoire, Paris
2009, «2nd biennale of world images PHOTOQUAI », Museum Quai Branly, Paris
2011, «Ecotopia», ISEA2011(International Symposium on Electronic Art), Istanbul
2011, «Ecotopia», Architecture research institute, Nanjing University, China
2010, «Future Urban Design», Section of education of chinese ambassy, Paris
2009, Round Table «2nd biennale of world images PHOTOQUAI », Museum Quai Branly, Paris
2011, Essay «Ecotopia,towards an eco-socio-morphology», Internationale magazine «Leonardo», USA
2010, Project «Ecotopia» ,Book «The Self-Sufficient City», Spain
2010, Essay «Ecotopia», Scientific magazine «Le Prisme à Idées», France
2010, Project «Ecotopia»,Magazine «Spéciale» of ESA, France
2010, Project «Ecotopia», Radio France
2003-2010,Hundred poems and articles were published in China and overseas.
Email : Yecheng.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 0033(0)699570679