Education
 
2017 - 2020 Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Fine Art
Selected Group Exhibitions 
 
2020 Beings, Graduation Show Fine Art 2020, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
 
2020 Rietveld Uncut, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2019 Untitled, NeverNeverLand, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 
2018 What Are You Looking At, STAGE V, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
 
2017 Kitchen Sharing, Experimental Theatre, McaM, Shanghai, China
2017 C32 Performing Art Workspace, Venice, Italy
2017 “In The Cloud” Lashihai International Performance Arts Festival, Yunnan, China
2017 “Solo Performance” Public Presentation of Yann Marussich Workshop, McaM, Shanghai, China
 
2017 Red Gate residency Open Studio, Beijing, China
2016 PAS #50 | roots in motion, PAO, Performance Art Oslo, Norway
2016 Michel, ma belle, The Performance Studio, London
2016 Slade Summer School Foundation 2016 Exhibition, Slade school of Fine art, London
2015 Festival of Love 1521 Filmmaking, Royal Festival Hall, London 
Residency

2017 Red Gate Artist’s Residency - Beijing, China 
Award

2017 Emerging Chinese Artist Award 
Tia Yoon’s work explores communication—its attempts and its failure—and addresses problems emerging from different modern social constructions, while experimenting with ways to dissolve the boundaries of binary mindsets (gendered and otherwise). This is done through engagement with fantasies via posthuman spectacles, and through a lens that pays close attention to the experiences of minorities. Yoon is interested in ancient mythologies from the era when spirits lived alongside humans, and through the works they aim to awaken elements of that world. Yoon engages with ideas of identity and resistance to biopower by drawing from these ancient fantasy worlds in which all kinds of experiences and lifestyles are embraced—constituting a fantasy, perhaps, for contemporary society too. The work features fictional characters who communicate with fictional spirits through both human and spirit languages, such as rituals and energy. Yoon also draws inspiration from queer and underground club culture, working with radical tenderness as a form of empowerment, self-exploration, and as a tool to create space. They are currently researching possibilities of fluidity between digital and analogue painting’s performative energy. Yoon wishes to create and occupy secure spaces, framed by broken narratives, through which they can communicate with their audience via theatrical performance and paintings.
Contact: tiayoon@gmail.com
Social Media: Instagram