Jingtian Zong is a media artist, researcher and creative coder. While she has a broad interest, her recent works mostly have to do with the customary oddities of historical and contemporary China.

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Born in Hefei, Anhui, China. Currently based in Santa Cruz.


University of California Santa Cruz (MFA Candidate Environmental Art and Social Practice)     2022-now
New York University Shanghai (BS Honors Interactive Media Arts)     2015-2019
New York University (study away)     2017-2018
University College of London (summer programme in psychology)     2017


Interactive Media Arts Associate/Capstone Fellow, NYU Shanghai, SH     2019.09-2022.08
Freelance Interaction Designer, Morrow Agent, SH     2021.07-now
Transmedia Art Instructor, Oriental Danology Institute, SH     2019.07-2020.09
Production Assistant (project), North Kingdom, SH     2019.07-2019.08
AR Creative Design Intern, AIWAYS, SH     2019.01-2019.04
Video Design/Production Intern, MANA, SH     2018.09-2019.01
Post Production Assistant (project), Aronson Film Associates, NY     2018.01-2018.05
Curation Intern (project), Himalayas Museum, SH       2016.12-2017.02


2023 Environmental Art and Social Practice Salon, Mary Potter Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz 
2022 Stepping Through, Gravy Gallery, Santa Cruz
2021 Identity Removing System, Hefei Museum of Contemporary Art, Hefei
2021 Beacon of Signs, Free-Down Space, Shanghai
2021 Unlinked, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai
2020 Console.log, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
2019 IMA Capstone Show, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai
2019 Art in Translation, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai


2021 Peer Reviewer, NIME Conference, Shanghai
2015 Winter Teaching Camp Volunteer, PEER China, Hunan                  


2022 Coha-Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures, UC Santa Cruz
2022 Arts Research Institute Graduate Fellow, UC Santa Cruz
2019 Latin Honors: Magna Cum Laude, NYU Shanghai
2019 Founders’ Day Award, NYU
2017 & 2018 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Scholarship, NYU Shanghai

Contact at jingtian.zong@gmail.com.