Tielin Ding

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

Born in 1996 in Chongqing, China. Tielin Ding 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 studied architecture engineering at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture for his bachelor and  MFA in photography at Parsons School of Design, The New School in NYC.

Artist CV︎ 


John Cage asked in 1958 "when a truck is passing by a music school or a factory, which is
more musical"?  I have been thinking about the moving truck signifying as a wandering heart, a risking mind and an international citizen who is always thinking of where to go and which direction to go.

A truck is a carrier, a vehicle of transportation and transformation, with the truck's aluminum surface reflecting sunrise, sunset, traffic lights and car lights while the wheels are always in motion. Along the journey, the truck keeps changing the color and light of its surface. 

In this solo presentation, the artist is sharing a site of construc(k)tion with photo-based installation including a design element of yellow, which is a color that has been penetrating through in his previous practices, suggesting a sense of both continuation and separation, just like the yellow line in the middle of the road.