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. He has been showing his works recently at Silvermine Gallery in Connecticut, Garrison Art Center in New York, Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in Netherlands. Recent residency he attended includes Abbott Watts Photography Residency at Monson Arts in Maine, Nars Foundation Satellite Residency at Governors Island, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation residency in Maine.