Ye Cheng's Ecotopia vs. Dystopia at the Nivet-Carzon Gallery, France

Ye Cheng's Ecotopia vs. Dystopia at the Nivet-Carzon Gallery, France

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.

China Specimen- Circusee(Societal Specimen)

China Specimen- Circusee(Societal Specimen)

Ecotopia 01

Ecotopia 01

Ecotopia 02

Ecotopia 02

Physical Spirituality

Physical Spirituality

Ecotopia Urban Design of Ye Cheng

Ecotopia Urban Design of Ye Cheng

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.

Ye Cheng 2009

Ye Cheng 2009

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”.

YE Cheng

Architect, poet, artist, photographer and freelancer.

Live and work in paris.

Educations :

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

Professions :

2009-2010 , R&Sie(n) Architects, Paris

2008, Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, Paris

Awards :

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

Personnal Expositions:

2011, «ECOTOPIA vs. DYSTOPIA», Gallery Nivet-Carzon,Paris

2009, Photography «Age of Group Memory Loss», Daviel center of city hall, Paris

Collective Expositions:

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

Conferences

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

Publications :

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.

Courtesy of Ye Cheng and  for more information visit www.city-y.com or www.yecheng.book.fr .

Email : Yecheng.china@gmail.com  Tel : 0033(0)699570679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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