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Yidan Zeng

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Yidan Zeng 曽一丹 is a queer, Chinese-American artist stitching together text, textiles, performance, and food towards an embodied practice of attention and care. Her works are continually woven webs with no center, seeking only to make tangible the invisible threads in our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. Raised by Memphis, TN and Guangzhou, China, she can currently be found wandering/wondering through the streets of Philadelphia. 

Yidan is an upcoming Crosstown Artist-in-Residence as part of the MengCheng 梦城团 Collective, where they will use potlucks as sites of collaborative research and intergenerational healing. She's been a Barnes West Everyday Places Artist, Textile Arts Center Artist-in-Residence, Create Change Fellow with The Laundromat Project, and Visiting Glass Artist at The University of Hawai'i in Mānoa. She’s performed in Sibiu, Romania, Providence, RI, Miami, FL, and on and off the streets of NYC. Yidan received her BA and BFA from the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program in Computer Science and Glass.