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Meng studied and worked as digital artist, interactive design director and vice president between Shanghai and Beijing in the digital media art and museum design industry. Currently, he is studying Human/Tourism Geography as a member of Hiroshima University's Taoyaka Program, a 5-years global leading PhD program, in the Cultural Creation Course. He is also working as Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant in Hiroshima University, Japan.
He is focusing on the revitalization of rural communities through international art festivals, by participating as a volunteer, staff member and researcher. Examples include the Setouchi International Art Festival (2016-2019) in Japan as well as the Xucun international Art Festival (2011-2013) in China. He created an island revitalization project through the art exhibition "Nature, History, Culture & Art" (2018-2019) for the local community of Osakishimojima island, Japan. His interests are gardening, pottery and aikido. Now he lives and studies in Higashihiroshima, Japan.
Academia

2018 - 2021 (Expected)

PhD. Candidate (Human/Tourism Geography)

Research Influence of the Setouchi Triennale on the Revitalization of Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea

The Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences & Taoyaka Program (for Leading Graduate Schools), Hiroshima University

 

2016 - 2018

Master of Arts and Sciences (Human Geography)

Research Influence of the Setouchi Triennale on the Revitalization of Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea

The Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences & Taoyaka Program (for Leading Graduate Schools), Hiroshima University

 

2013 - 2016

Master of Arts and Sciences (Aesthetics)

Research Aesthetics of Augmented Reality Art

The Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences of Hiroshima University, Department of Human Sciences, Human Cultures Research Area

 

2008 - 2012, Bachelor of Arts (Art Design)

Academy of Fine Arts of Shanghai University

Work

2019 - now, Research Director & Art Tour Tutor, Island Art Center, Naoshima

2016 - now, Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant, Hiroshima University

 

2013 - 2016, KEMCO (Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd.), Mobile Game CG Editor, Graphic Designer

2011 - 2013, Xucun International Art Commune, Academic Secretary, Shanxi Province & Beijing

2010 - 2012, Shanghai Moon Cultural and Communication Co., Ltd. Vice President

 

2009 - 2010, Shanghai World Expo Business Coordinated Bureau, Event Department, Zone D, Dock Theatre, Chief Operating Officer & Project Manager

 

2006 - 2010, Shanghai Creative Star Technology Development Co., Ltd.  

Assistant General Manager, Media Director, Project Manager (2009 - 2010)

Media Department Manager, Project Manager (2007 - 2009);

Interactive Designer (2006 - 2007);

 

2005 - 2006, Xuzhou TV station, advertisement and news department, Editor & Reporter

Art

 

2019, The No. 5th "FREE GALLERY" exhibition (pottery work), Osakishimojima island, Japan

2019, Digital Installation "The water color of Mitarai", Shiosai Art Festival, Osakishimojima island, Japan

2018-2019, Special Exhibition "Nature, History, Culture & Art" as organizer of community on-site team project and exhibition curator, Japan

 

2018, The No. 4th "FREE GALLERY" exhibition (pottery work), Osakishimojima island, Japan

2015-2016 Earth Bag House Project Series, Hiroshima, Japan

 

2013, "Augmented Future", BarCamp 2013, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China

2012, "Permanent Ecology", the 3rd Art and Science international art exhibition, iPad, print LOGO and postcards, China Science and Technology Museum

2011, LLND collaborate Augmented Reality artwork "Speaker Mouths", Saint-Germain-des-Prés Monastery, Paris, France

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Media Reports & Interviews

2019 Sept, "Social Contribution, International Contribution, Student Activity", reported by Hiroshima University Environmental Report 2019 in Japanese, p.15

2019 Jul. 4, "Re-thinking the Island Soul ‒ A Collaboration Between Researchers & Community Artists through the special exhibition of “Nature, History, Culture & Art” about Mitarai, Osakishimojima island", reported by Hiroshima University Museum "News Letter" HUMHUM in both English and Japanese, ISSN (1882-3068) vol12. p.8.

2019 Jan. 31, "After the Intervention of Art in the Countryside - Study of Setouchi Triennale", Interviewed by the Contemporary Artist magazine in Chinese, ISSN: 1005-3255, vol.1. p.12-15

2019 Jan. 18, "Yutakamachi Topics - The exhibition of Mitarai in Osakishimojima island", Kure City Cable TV in Japanese

2018 Dec. 21, "Enjoying with photos and paintings in Mitarai Community" by Chugoku Shimbun newspaper in Japanese

2016 May 31, "Technology & Art: Art director | VP at Digital media company that builds augmented and virtual reality applications | PhD Candidate at Hiroshima University" by 99 CAREER OPTIONS iTunes channel, Norway in English

2014 May, "Qu Meng: Augmented Reality, Augmented Future", by 21st Century Business Review magazine online article, Chinese

2014 Feb. 2, Interviewed by TTS TV during working at Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd. in Higashihiroshima, in Japanese

2013 Sept. 13, "Screaming with Augmented Reality", by 21st Century Business Review magazine in Chinese, ISSN:1672-8343, P57-59

2013 Mar. 29, "diy air purifier to against the air pollution", by Pengcheng Evening Post newspaper in Chinese

2013 April, "Diy Air Purifier", by Digital World magazine in Chinese, No. 90, ISSN: 1671-8313, P.50

 

2013 April, "How it works", by BBC - Knowledge magazine in Chinese, No. 09, ISSN: CN35(Q) 6956843645622, P.106, 110, 111

Projects
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2019

 

  • Kamodachi eco museum project promotion video, Hiroshima University Museum

  • Early Spring study tour during Setouchi Triennale 2019 autumn session

  • Taoyaka on-site training “Community-oriented tourism planning for a small island village”, Osakishimojima island, Japan

  • Shiosai Art Festival, Osakishimojima island, Japan

  • Early Spring study tour during Setouchi Triennale 2019 spring session

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2018

 

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2012

 

  • “Xucun Project”, Exhibition Assistant, 99 Art Center, the Fine Art College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

  • “Xucun Forum 2012 - Chinese Village Movement and New Countryside Construction“, Academic Secretary, Xucun international art commune, Shanxi Province, China

  • 2012, TEDx Factory798-City2.0 event, IFCITY "FUTURISTORY" art installation, UCCA, 798, Beijing, China

2011

  • "Xucun International Arts Festiva 2011l", Academic Secretary, Xucun international art commune, Shanxi Province, China

  • Promotion video for CROCS new collection launch, Shanghai, China

  • Christmas Roadshow, Hologram content production, Xinmei Union Square, Shanghai, China

  • 3D Animation CG Video "Shuimu dolls", Changzhou, China

  • Promotional Video for Real Estate "Rhine Peninsula", Taicang, China

  • 4D film for Linwu Urban Planning Exhibition hall, Hunan, China

  • Jingdezhen Yuyao Museum, Jiangxi, China

  • Suning Appliance Enterprise Pavilion, Fotile remote kitchen experience center, Nanking, China

2010

 

2009

  • Archaeological China: Achievements Exhibition for the 60th Anniversary, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  •  “Exhibition commemorating 30th anniversary of reform and opening up” Special exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

  • China Weaponry Museum, Light weapons experience area, Oriental land national defense Park, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai World Expo 2010, Expo Axis Art Project (France JGM.GALERIE), Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China

  • The Coal Museum of China, "Coal Mining Hero" interactive game, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China 

  • Shanghai Art Fair, France dsl collection Interactive E-book installation, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai World Expo 2010, China Pavilion (The 1st award of overall design), Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai World Expo 2010, World Exposition Museum (The overall design), Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai World Expo 2010, China Railway Pavilion (Preliminary planning design), Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Shanghai, China

  • China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, China

  • Shanghai Supercomputer Center Computer Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai Science and Technology Museum "Year of the Rat Exhibition", Shanghai, China

  • New media stage performance"Mei Lanfang", Shanghai Majestic Theatre, Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Taizhou Grand Theatre, Taiwan Grand Theatre 

2008

 

  • NIKE "SU90 series Launch", new media art installation, Shanghai, Chengdu, China

  • "GO CHINA" Art Exhibition, Museum of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

  • The 2nd Shanghai Electronic Arts Festival, Tsinghua University exhibition area, Shanghai, China

  • "Voice of the Moon - NETWORK MOON VIEWING BOX NO. 2", Keigo Yamamoto's media installation work, media content assistant, Beijing, China & Kyoto, Japan

  • “Virtual City ‘New Power China’ Contemporary Art Biennale 2008”, YUAN GONG Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai World Expo 2010, “Haibao robot” planning, Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Shanghai, China

  • Changzhou YUEXING GROUP .LTD Website group (Group, Shop, Online market, Industry, Trade, Hotel), Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China

  • Feng Jizhong and Fangta Garden "New Media Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

  • “Our Street” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing & Shanghai, China

2007

 

2006

 

  • The 2011 World University Games Applying for Shenzhen, Turin, Italy

  • Charoen Pokphand Group, The Fairytale Castle, Super brand mall, Shanghai, China

  • “SHANGHAI TIMES “Magazine new media conference, Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Spider exhibition area, SSTM, Shanghai, China

  • "HIPIC" online art project, media & technical support, Shanghai M50 Arts District, Shanghai, China

  • General Motors Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Centre, Shanghai, China

  • Daqing Oilfield Historical Museum, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, China

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