Artist Bio

Duck Day, single channel video, 2019

Yuchen Xin’s artist practice examines personal and curious perceptions of the world and the absurdities in everyday life. This unconscious self-expression expresses through various mediums, including hand-formed objects, painting, video, ceramics, and digital work. The unique anthropomorphic characters she creates engage both her personal universe and the hyperactive side and strangeness of human conditions. She considers her characters to have aspects of absurdity, strangeness, and craziness like human beings but still retain a lovable quality.

Born in 1998 in Shanghai, China

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia 


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2021       Master of Fine Art (Coursework), with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne
2020       Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), with 1st class, RMIT University, Melbourne
2019       Bachelor of Fine Art, with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne 

Solo Shows (︎clik )
2023  Do Your Worst, Entrance Gallery, Footscary community arts, Melbourne, Australia

2022  I Dream of You and Ice-cream, Display window, Library at the Dock, Melbourne, Australia

2022  Recall, Gallery One Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, Australia 

2021  A False Start, Assembly point by Creative Space, Melbourne, Australia

2020  Our Bodies Give Up the Ghosts, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan

Group Shows

2023 (UN)Home, Being-towards-place, Testing Ground Emporium, Melbourne, Australia

2022  Local Artist, Gallery Sunari, Melbourne, Australia

2022 Fifty Square Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2021  Master of Fine Art Graduation show, RMIT University, Melbourne (online/physical)  

2021  Fort Earth, Marfa Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2021  Hall & Wilcox Art Exhibition and Acquisition Program, Melbourne, Australia (online)

2021  Troc Talks Online, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2020  Platform, The SUBSTATION and Creative City Hobsons Bay, Melbourne Digital Fringe Festival

2020  RMIT Fine Art Honours Graduation Show, RMIT University, Australia (online)

2020  Death In A Box, EACExhibitions, Australia (online)

2020  Woods Steert Youth Art Prize, Woods Street Art Space, Australia (online)

2020  Museum Of Me, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (online)

2020  Hope In Isolation, FORTHEART, Australia (online)

2020  Linden New Art Postcard Show, Linden new art, Melbourne, Australia 

2019  Third year ESP Graduation Show, RMIT city campus, Melbourne, Australia 

2019  Surface / Light / Duration, Michaels Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018  SMALL!, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Australia

2017  Objective, RMIT city campus, Melbourne, Australia

2016  Somewhere In Time, Wilderness school, Adelaide, Australia

Awards and Grant
2021  Hall & Wilcox Art Prize 2021
2020  RMIT School of Art Honours Travelling Grant

2020  The Joel Elenberg Prize judged by Anna Schwartz of Anna Schwartz Gallery
2020  Woods Street Youth Art Prize shortlisted
2016  Rozenbilds Prize for Visual Art

In collaborations with Mikala Dwyer’s public artwork Apparition displayed at University Square, Carlton, Melbourne City Council

2022-2023  RESIDENCE, Footscray Community Arts, Melbourne, Australia 2020  Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan  
2020  First site gallery, Melbourne, Australia (online)