Shiyun Deng a.k.a. DJ USB (* 1994 CN) is an artist, graphic designer and DJ who considers her practice as interfacing in the time-based world. Currenly she is interested in the semiotics in visual and phonetic languages. Her work often results in audio-visual forms such as installations, performances, moving images and printed matter, yet she also has an ambition to release something musical.

—> Email: ibelieve(at)shiyunis.cool
—> Phone: (+86) 185 7520 7248


2023-present     MFA Graphic Design, Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA

2016-2021        BA Graphic Design, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL

2020.5-7         Dark Matters(cohort), SFPC, School for Poetic Computation, Online

2017.8            GDA Summer Session, Tokyo, JP

2014-2016        Industrial Design, Beijing City University, Beijing, CN

Related Works / Experiences

2018-present         Studio Shiyun Deng, Hybrid

2018-2019          DingDongDeng w/ Dongbin Han, Arnhem/Rotterdam, NL

2020.9-12            Internship, Studio Constant Dullaart, Berlin, DE

2018.9-2019.3        Internship, Studio ZerodotZero, The Hague, NL


2021          Finals, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL

2019          'Algorithmic Fitness', Motel Spatie, Arnhem, NL

2017          'Pattern Recognition', Design Koishikawa, Tokyo, JP

2017          'Hokjesgeest', Affiche gallerij, 3sec. gallery, The Hague/Breda, NL

2016.9        'LineTo', ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL

Talks / Residencies

2022.3        Talk, Locating Enter: Where Are You? | Thursday Night Live!, Het Nieuwe Instituut, NL

2021.9        Presentation, On Screen(s) - Together Apart, Salone di Mobile Milano, IT

2021.8        Online Residency, 'Enter x Temporary House of Home', Het Nieuwe Instituut, NL

2019.6        Presentation, ‘The Hmm’, Motel Spatie, Arnhem, NL


2021          Metropolis M - No.4 2021, 'Eindexamens 2021', text by Loes van Beuningen (printed)

2021          Podcast Syntax at ArtEZ Finals, interview by Rawad Baaklini, Arnhem, NL (radio)

2020          RushPrint0 - Bad Type, interview by Dongbin Han, Arnhem, NL (printed)

( CV on request :)