Emma Yimeng Zhu 朱艺蒙, from Beijing, China, is a 2021 graduate of the Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell University in 2019. Emma identifies herself as an artist that works in-between the context of visual art and architecture. Emma has a strong interest in the parasitic and endocytosed relationship between human body and architectural space. Through a diverse range of media, including physical and virtual installation, performance, and video, Emma investigates the elasticity of this relationship. In 2020 Spring Emma was an artist in residence at Pioneer Works. Most recently she co-founded ppppress at MIT with the support of a CAMIT Grant. Emma is also the co-founder of 坐北朝南, an architectural design studio in Beijing.
Emma (Yimeng) Zhu
ACT Postgraduate Resident
Selected Works & Projects
Research & Courses
Contact: Arcs of Relation
June 13–October 28
Open Call: UN-WAR Exhibition
Artistic Research Conversation | Funding, Research, and Collaboration Opportunities with ppppress
Emma Yimeng Zhu 朱艺蒙 (SMACT ’21) Brings Ideas to Life
ppppress Exhibition in Wiesner Gallery
December 6–January 21
Boundary Conditions: Architecture, Simulation, Cinema
Class of 2021: Emma Yimeng Zhu 朱艺蒙
A Fictional Landscape of Togetherness
Who Feels at Home in the Visible World?