Wang Yuyang was born in the Heilongjiang province, China, in 1979. He graduated from China Central Academy of Drama and the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Currently lives in Beijing, he has taught at the School of Experiment Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts since 2008. Wang creates works using emergent media but does not deliberately emphasize the novelty of technology. He is more interested in the artistry brought about by “outdated” technology, “destructive” aesthetics and material waste. His work has employed all possible media. He often uses humour, fiction and spectacles to explore and reflect upon the relationship between the human body, experience and cognition. At the same time he also investigates the relationship between artificial reality, media technology and historical perception.
Wang Yuyang’s Solo Exhibitions : 2022 Liquid Moon, Automobiles in the Wall, and Everything Else inbetween, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, The Marvelous Clouds, 8th Art Changsha, Hunan Museum, Hunan, China. 2021 Evolutionary Logic: Experiments of Wang Yuyang, Guangdong Museum of Art,Guangzhou. 2020 The Moon Landing Project, Massimo De Carlo, London
Wang Yuyang: Oblivion, Luxelakes A4 Art Museum, Chengdu Wang Yuyang: The Wow, M Woods 798, Beijing. 2019 Lucciole per lanterne, Museo Novecento Frieze, Florence 2018 Singlularity, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku. Ellipsis; Hymn, Shenyang K11, Shenyang The Moon, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Hong Kong. 2015 Tonight I shall meditate on that which I am, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai. Liner, Copeland Park, London
Wang Yuyang lives and works in Beijing, China.
Wang Yuyang, 2 in 1, 2015. Oil on canvas and digital print – 221 × 161 cm
(Courtesy of co-founder & collector Maxime Bureau)