Vasily Betin

Conceptual artist, New Media director of “Sokaris studio” and course lecturer at “Technoetics Arts” department of DeTao master academy.  His early works reflect on the feelings and communication through visual art. Recently with the rise of technological dependence of the society he moves his attention to the mediation of technology on our live through “conscious environments and objects” and interactive installations.


    Master's degree in art. “Drama, Film and television studies”. Chongqing University. Meishi academy
    Computer science. Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University, Russia.

Major group show

  •     2011 "Black and White Portrait ", Khabarovsk, Russia (photography)
  •     2013 The 24th China Photography Exhibition (photography)
  •     2015 “Aging Dragons”, Seul, South Korea (photography)
  •     2016 “Unofficial realms. Vol1”, Shanghai, China (cinematography)
  •     2016 "Fantasy: Flat design and digital art“, LP ArtSpace, Chongqing, China. (interactive installation)
  •     2017 “Urban Phobias”, Sculpture museum, “Red Town”, Shanghai, China (interactive installation)
  •     2017 “Life.Death.Transition”, Tongji University museum, Shanghai, China. (interactive environment)
  •     2017 “Hashtag” future art festival, Art Center, Chongqing, China (light installations, experimental video, generative video, interactive environment)
  •     2018 Second Chinese Visual Art Biennial, GuanYao (generative painting, generative video)
  •     2019 Wuhan Liang You Redtown international Art Season, 2019 (photography)
  •     2019 “Lu Garden” exhibition at Modern Art Museum of Shanghai. “Transit” (immersive interactive environment) Collaboration with Shu.
  •     2020 “Under the Rock” group exhibition, MUSE&uM Shanghai, (Polaroid series)
  •     2020 "Hyperscreen" Virtual Media Art Festival (live coding performance)
  •     2020 "Path to enchanting seclution", Shanghai Xinqiao art museum (interactive installation, video 1, video 2)
  •     2020 NuerlPS conference, selection of artworks produced with use of AI

Solo shows

  •     12.2016 “伴/Friends”, Chongqing, China (portrait photography)
  •     2020 "OUTWARD", double solo show, No.Name Residency, Shanghai.

Major collaboration show

  •     2012 “The Passion of Joan d'Arc”. Joint Project with the designer of clothes Elena Rudermel. Khabarovsk, Russia. (photography)
  •     2017 “SPACE”, audio-visual performance, O Art Center, Shanghai (generative visuals, light, performance) 1, 2, 3
  •     2018 “THEOTOMY”, multimedia performance, O Art Center, Shanghai. (set design, visual and light support and projection mapping)
  •     2018 “From Nothing” Audio-visual performance with L~N at JPL museum, Chengdu
  •     2018 “Ash Whisper” at Wuzhen Theatre festival (set design, visual design, light)
  •     2018 “Floating stones” performance at Duolun contemporary art museum, Shanghai (set design and light)
  •     2019 “Voice of cohesion of urbanity” performance at Wuhan Liang You Redtown international Art Season, 2019 (generative visuals)
  •     2019 “Pietra Grezza” audio visual performance and sound sculpture. HOW art museum, Shanghai (set design, generative visuals)
  •     2019 “Time of Tribes”, performance at Duolun contemporary art museum, Shanghai (set design and visual)
  •     2019 “咱们”, pop-up exhibition at Shanghai. (conceptual art, interactive installation, performance art) 1, 2, 3, 4
  •     2019 “Materialism”, cyber-sound performance. (interactive sound installation, live performance)

Commissioned/Commercial works:

  •     2017 “Adidas TOS”, Guangzhou. (light installation)
  •     2017 “Day/night” at JiangWan Stadium metro station (interactive screen)
  •     2018 “Swatch” concept design, light design and opening animation.
  •     2018 “Water curtain” interactive wall at 1862 Theater, Shanghai
  •     2018 “Renaissance” and “Klymt” interactive experience , Guzngzhou, Shanghai
  •     2018 “Shanghai Art Fair”, Faceless (AI based alive environment)
  •     2018 “World Artificial Intelligence Conference” in Shanghai. (Interactive light matrix)
  •     2018 “Russel Young” exhibition at Modern Art Museum, Shanghai (interactive photo area and concept)
  •     2018 “M1RO”, 361 product launch (interactive video and light, animation and projection mapping)
  •     2019 “Flow of Life”, exhibition at M50 for DUPONT, Interactive water curtain
  •     2019 “Frozen time”, Interactive wall at Xian festival
  •     2019 “Enlightment” Interactive immersive theater. MWoods museum (木木美术馆), Beijing (interactive environment, light)
  •     2020 “Color Your Smile”, Interactive installation. Shanghai, East Nanjing road for Urban Art United.

Awards and Grants

  •     2002 A silver medalist of the international exhibition of children's art in Japan
  •     2013 “Leica Oscar Barnak Award” short-list. International documentary photography award.
  •     2014 The Best of Russia, finalist of “best Russian documentary photographer”
  •     2018 “Excellence Award” from “Life Geek” new media competition for interactive work “Playing with light”
  •     2020 "Future Mars Life" Design Competition, Winner in "Public Art and Installation"

Public Installations

  •     Series of interactive light installations in China and Russia