Zhao Jiajing is a sonic world architect, chaos designer, and interdisciplinary artist based in London. In 2022 he graduated from the Royal College of Art with a degree in Information Experience Design - Sound Design Pathway.
Spanning spatial sound design, composition, installation, and new media, Zhao Jiajing's body of work delves into contemporary crises surrounding time, existence, and data. Zhao Jiajing approaches sound as spatial-temporal portals leading toward many possible worlds. Leveraging extensive field recordings, sound collage, and granular synthesis techniques, he curates sonic experiences that usher into cross-sensory worldcraft. Zhao Jiajing’s practice embraces the aesthetics of chaos and indeterminacy. He employs diverse generative techniques that grant autonomy to his artistic creations.
His works have been featured internationally at esteemed events and exhibitions such as Soundcinema Düsseldorf, LUMINOUS by LG Display & RCA, EiS Immersive Audio Conference, and IRCAM Forum. Since 2019, Zhao Jiajing has collaborated with groundbreaking theatre groups, performers, and visual artists, resulting in a series of touring projects that continue to captivate audiences internationally.
Selected exhibitions, performances, and presentations:
2023 Soundcinema Düsseldorf - FFT Düsseldorf
2023 Temporal-Space-Spatial-Time - Iklectik Artlab, London
2023 Ties That Cannot Be Unbound - New Art City, Online
2023 Vault Festival - The Vaults, London
2022 Monteaudio Art & Sound Festival - Universidad de la República, Montevideo
2022 LUMINOUS by RCA & LG Display - Old Street Gallery, London
2022 ELECTRIFY - IKLECTIK ArtLab, London
2022 Everyday is Spatial Imersive Audio Conference - University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
2021 Ongoing Mystical Experiments - The Untitled Space, Shanghai
2020 IRCAM Forum - IRCAM Centre Pompidou, Paris
3rd Prize - LUMINOUS by RCA & LG Display Art and Design Competition
First Selection - Arte Laguna Prize 17, Video Art Category