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" Still on the way to becoming an artist and designer. " 

Ziyao Lin's work is concerned with humanity and nature, the ethics of technology, women's rights, and individual psychology. Her creative forms often include digital art, illustration, installation.


Ziyao Lin was born in October 1999, in a small town on the southeast coast of China. Her mother once said that at the height of her family's poverty, they only had 300 RMB, which meant that they only had enough money to buy a can of milk powder for her.

Growing up in a town with a deeply ingrained patriarchal mentality, Ziyao defied traditional beliefs that “women are useless” and made every effort to challenge them.

Every difficult choice she has made in life has shaped her perceptions and creative journey. The ordinary yet twisted stories she has experienced have become a part of her artwork, and have contributed to her sensitive and contradictory character.

Ziyao took up painting at the age of six and received artistic training in high school and university. She often had to make a tough balance between prioritizing her livelihood, symbolized by "bread", and her passion for art, represented by "love". Despite the challenges, she didn't give up on her love for art, as she had to "look down and pick up sixpences, but also look up and see the moon."


She chose art simply because she was drawn to and inspired by the field, not because she had aspirations of becoming an artist. Ziyao Lin is still on her artistic journey and will always be pursuing it.

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2022 - 2023

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Postgraduate of Digital Media

2018 - 2022

Central Academy of Fine Arts

  • Bachelor of Digital Media Art



Ars Electronica, S+T+ARTS Prize, Nomination (2023)

The third Climate Creatives Challenge, Commended Entry (2023)

Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlist Artist (2023)

Shenzhen Global Design Award, Bronze Award (2023)

C-IDEA Design Award, New Star Award (2023)


Beijing Youth Design List, Top Ten New Designers of the Year (2022)

Asian New Generation Design, Gold Award (2022)

Design360°  Graduation Design of the Year Award (2022)

Designnova International Innovation Competition, Bronze Award (2022)

Tsinghua SDG Research Institute Climate Solution Innovation Competition, Top11 (2022)

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Outstanding Graduation Work, Second Prize (2022)

Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design Group Final Project, First Prize (2022)

The 6th Environmental Protection Art Creation Contest, Silver Award (2022)


Hiii Illustration Competition, Finalist (2021)

Golden Block International Design Award, Merit Award (2021)


OPPO Renovators - Emerging Artists, Top 100 Finalists (2020)


The 7th Most Beautiful China Photography Competition, Best Colour Award (2019)

Central Academy of Fine Arts Social Practice Exhibition, Outstanding Individual (2019)


CGDA Visual Communication Design Award, Gold Award (2018)

Angkor Cultural Creative Design Award, The Second Prize (2018)




GUI2023 Second International Digital Art Exhibition and Development Forum (Beijing)​

Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions (Online)

​​Future Unknown 2.0 "Eco Visionary Project - SHENG" Exhibition (Beijing)

Shenzhen Design Week, Shenzhen Global Design Award Outstanding Works Exhibition (Shenzhen)

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition (York)


TRIGGER Youth Art Group Exhibition (Beijing)

Asia New Generation Design Exhibition (Quanzhou)

Infinity and Boundlessness Interactive Experience Exhibition of Youth Art Works

(Marid, Sydney Cultural Center)

Beijing Youth Design List Exhibition (Beijing)


Ginkgo Biloba Sprout Art & Public Welfare Experiment Exhibition (Xian)

Academic Conferences and Publications:

SIGGRAPH Asia XR accepted (2023) 

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