Yan Zhou is an artist based in Chicago and Beijing, working primarily in time-based art including video installation and computer animation. Zhou obtained his BFA at The Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, and his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works have been exhibited at various international venues and programs, such as The Ecstasy of Time: Reframing the Medium of Knowing, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; The Stuttgart Filmwinter Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017; E.M.B.C.L. at Flux Factory, New York, 2017. He also has four artist books collected by the Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, Chicago.