zhaoyuefan was born in Wuhan, China and grew up in Beijing, China.
She has been working and living in Germany and Switzerland since 2016. 

zhaoyuefan's artistic practice revolves around her experience of living as a legal alien in foreign countries. Through video, installation, performance, and writing/storytelling, she uses lightness to touch on the invisible boundaries related to identity and collective memories. Often starting with collecting images, texts and objects from daily life situations, her works are a series of translations, transformations and transpositions based on the transcultural context.