Tielin Ding

tielinwork@gmail.com ︎

  1. Keys are Moving, They Generate Moving Keys 
  2. The Sound-truck of
  3. Site-specific Temporal Installation
  4. Grass, Mountain and Traffic Cone
  5. A Walk with Blaze 和树号的一次行走
  6. Meandering Markers of Murmurs
  7. A Walk with Traffic Stick
  8. Between /pɪŋ/ and /pɑŋ/
  9. An Apple Made of Foam and Cement
  10. A Man Holding a Stop Sign 
  11. The Sound-truck of
  12. Beyond the Surface 象外
  13. Portrait/Editorial 

Tielin Ding, born in 1996 in China,  is a wanderer, observer and mixed-media artist whose diverse practice involves working with playful objects, indeterminate traces and movements to create performative actions. His application of “Mapping” and “Walking” gives him more opportunity to reflect on invisible systems within urban and natural spaces.  Under the practice of way-finding, mark-making and game-changing, he has been very interested in drifting in the field of language and space, risking getting lost from point A to point B. He graduated from MFA in photography at Parsons School of Design, The New School in NYC.

Artist Statement

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Matches of Matches, 2021, diemension variable 
pigment print

Into the Wild, 2021, diemension variable
pigment print

Backyard Stonehenge, 2021, diemension variable
pigment print

Under the practice of aimless wandering in my daily life, I am interested in capturing and collecting found objects and materials in different size, shape, weight and volume, posing and composing them under different outdoor environment. In these three photographs, which I also consider as documentations of site specific temporal installation, stones, matches and flags are trying to find their own unique forms, compositions and states of being.


mock-up @theeyeseesmore in France

courtesy of Abbott Watts Residency, special thanks to Todd Watts

Into the Wild was in group show at Beacon Galley juried and curated by Jennifer McGregor

‘Into the Wild’ showed at Fort Wayne Museum of Art