Chao Wang, also known as Voeed, is an artist, researcher, and educator. Currently a practice-based PhD candidate in contemporary art at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London. Through photographic, digital, and peripatetic projects, his research investigates the mentality of contemporary urbanites in relation to optical technology, urban development, political visual language, and the cultural translation of space. Based in London, he won the 2019 John Ruskin Prize and became a companion of the Guild of St. George. He established his personal studio in 2019 and continues to teach as a tutor in contemporary art.

Recently in his doctoral research, he focuses on the three-dimensional scanners as a form of optical technology and the concept of flâneur which has been subject to an ethical turn, and questions the technological production and perceptive role that urban images play in urbanites’ negotiation between submission to, and re-definition of their 21st-Century urban milieu of London and Shenzhen.


2022 - ongoing

UAL Central Saint Martins, Unite Kingdom

PhD in fine arts (expected)

2017 - 2019 

Royal College of Art, Unite Kingdom

MA: Photography

2013 - 2017

University of Toronto, Canada

BA with Honour: Visual Study major & Architecture Design major

Group Exhibition:

Great Sounds Seek Silence
2023, St. James' Hatcham Church, London, United Kingdom

MUSE Digital Art Award Exhibition
2023, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

The Postgraduate Selects Exhibition
2023, UAL London College of Communication, London, United Kingdom

The Still Life
2020, London , Minneapolis MN, United States

Royal College of Art Degree Show
2019, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom 

2019, Coningsby Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change
2019, Holden Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom 

Image can be
2018, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Thin Reality
2018, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom 

The WIP Show
2017, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom 

Hope, Fear and the Future
2017, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Subject: Post-
2017, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

The Nth Degree
2017, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, United States

Summer Heat
2016, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Canada

Urban Studio: Hong Kong
2015, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China

2015, Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada

2015, East Asian Library (Cheng Yu Tung), Toronto, Canada

The Eyeball
2014, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Award and nomination:

MUSE Digital Art Award
2023, Longlisted

Lumen Prize 2020
2020, Shortlisted 

John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change
2019, Award Winner

7th Zebra Photography Award
2019, Finalist

Art Olympia 2019 International Open Art Competition
2019, Semi-Honourable Mention

Selected Experiences:

VO International Art Education, Tutor
2019 - current, China

Sphinx International Art Education, Tutor
2018 - 2020, China

URBANUS Architecture & Design, Assistant Architect Internship
2017, China

Assistant Curator, Art Exhibition [Subject: Post-]
2017, Canada

Lecturer, [Paint Nite] Workshop
2015, Canada

Lecturer, [Camera Exposure] Workshop
2015, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Canada

Curator, Series Art Exhibition [Blooming]
2015, Canada

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