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Experimental Animation

Zhong Xian

Zhong Xian (b. 1993) is an artist and independent animator based in Taipei and London. She majored in philosophy at university and become a self-taught animator in 2017. Since then she has been drawing every day.


Exhibitions

2020 SOUQイラスト百貨展, 阪急うめだ本店, Osaka

2019 Zhong Xian solo exhibition “No I Don’t believe it”, wildflower bookstore, Taipei 

2019 break off art book fair, the cave, Taichung

2018 Picnic Art Festival, Shanghai

2017 ST, CAT Solo Exhibition in Omotesando, ROCKET gallery, Tokyo 

2016 Zhong Xian solo exhibition, Tadpole Point, Taipei


Screenings / Awards

-official selection-

2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France

14th British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2021 Imaginaria Film Festival, Italy

2021 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland

-Best Student Film-

2021 T-Short festival, London, United Kingdom


Interviews

It’s nice that, UK

Homerwares, UK

wildflowerbookstore, Taiwan

Annecy festival short interview, France

Starting as a self-taught animator, Xian is good at expressing human emotions and thoughts in a simple, humorous and poetic way - best known for her comical little loops animation.

Xian has devoted herself to the study of surreal, absurd and humorous narrative animation, and the use of symbols in films, through the visualisation of abstract concepts in the form of animation. 

Telling a story through hand-drawing techniques, her latest film Vampire gives a mysterious and beautiful vibe about the relationship between a butterfly lady and a vampire man.

ღTrailerღ — - Vampire is a dark comedy about the love and hate in a relationship. A woman’s boyfriend has been missing, but he returned as a vampire one day, since then, strange things happened.
ღPosterღ
vampire(2021)- password: hallovampire

Graduation film from the Royal College of Art in 2021

Animated and Directed by Zhong Xian

press me to see the making of vampire


Medium:

Drawn on paper, crayon, acrylic paint

Size:

16:9
password: space

password: space

A romantic film about personal space in a relationship.

Made at the Royal College of Art in 2020

Animated and Directed by Zhong Xian


Screenings / Awards

-official selection-

2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France

14th British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2021 Imaginaria Film Festival, Italy

2021 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland

-Best Student Film-

2021 T-Short festival, London, United Kingdom

Medium:

Drawn on paper, acrylic paint

Size:

16:9

Elf

-a one-day animation challenge made in 2/6/2021

Animated and directed by Zhong Xian

Sound by Zhong Xian

Medium:

drawn on papaer

Thank you for coming to our online graduation show, hope you enjoy your visiting time and feel free to contact me if you have any comment, feedback or question!

chung.hsuan@network.rca.ac.uk