Lu Yang

Lu Yang (b. Shanghai, China) takes inspiration and resources from Anime, gaming and Sci-fi subcultures. Lu explores his fantasies through mediums including 3D animation, immersive video game installation, holographic, live performances, virtual reality, and computer programming. Lu has collaborated with scientists, psychologists, performers, designers, experimental composers, Pop Music producers, robotics labs, and celebrities throughout his practice.

Lu Yang has held exhibitions at UCCA, M Woods, Cc Foundation, Spiral, Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art, Société, MOCA Cleveland. He has participated in several international biennials and triennials such as 2021 Asia Society Triennial, 2012 & 2018 Shanghai Biennial, 2018 Athens Biennale, 2016 Liverpool Biennial, 2016 International Digital Art Biennale, Chinese Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, and 2014 Fukuoka Triennial. In 2020, Lu Yang was included in Centre Pompidou’s exhibition Neurons, simulated intelligence in Paris. In 2019, Lu was the winner of the 8th BMW Art Journey and started the Yang Digital Incarnation project.

1984 Born in Shanghai
2007-2010 Master of Arts New Media Art department, China Academy of Art
2003-2007 Bachelor of Arts New Media Art department, China Academy of Art Currently lives and works in Shanghai

|Selected Solo Exhibitions|
2021 Digital Alaya-LuYang solo exhibition, Jane Lombard gallery, New York, USA
2021 Asrava World-LuYang solo exhibition, COMA gallery, Sydney, Australia
2021 GIGANT DOKU-LuYang the destroyer LuYang performance event, Garage museum, Moscow, Russia
2021 Digital Descender-LuYang solo exhibition, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
2018 Electromagnetic Brainology-LuYang solo exhibition, Âme Nue, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Electromagnetic Brainology-LuYang solo exhibition, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan

|Selected Group Exhibitions|
2021 Rehearsing the Future, ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2021 Rising Festival Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2021 We do not dream alone Asia Society Triennial, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
2021-2022 Online Screening: Lu Yang Studio Visit, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland
2021 CineZeta Madrid, Borau Hall Screening, Spain
2021 Art Review Magazine Online Screening Programme, Arts Lovers Movie Club
2021 European Media Art Festival Online Screening
2021 NONFLIX Mini Film Festival: online screening internationally, offline screening in Hi Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam
2021 Chinese Arts Now Online Screening
2021 Fake Me Hard, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2021 GOBOT, Enschede, Netherlands
2021 Radical Gaming-Immersion Simulation Subversion Group exhibition, House of Electronic Arts Basel, Switzerland
2021 Both Sides Now 6, Videotage, Videoclub, Hong Kong, UK
2021 Manque de Recul, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2020 NEURONES-LES INTELLIGENCES SIMULÉES, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2020 Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum Online group exhibition, M Woods, Beijing, China
2020 Pixels Fest, The Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2020 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
2020 Videotage Media Art Collection-Paranormal online screening program, Videotage, Hong Kong
2020 Heavy Bored Group exhibition, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2020 New Art Fest 2020: Bit Street Hong Kong Online viewing, Ocupart, , Lisbon Portugal
2020 Made by Artists online exhibition, Content Lab, Videotage Hong Kong
2020-2021 Bangkok Art Biennial 2020, Thailand
2020 Futurological Congress Transart Festival, Bolzano, Italy
2020-2021 lichtsicht 7 Projection Triennale, Germany
2020-2021 2020 ACC Gwangju-Asia Artists Exhibition < UN·TACT >, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
2020-2021 IMMATERIAL / RE-MATERIAL: A brief history of computing art, UCCA, Beijing
2020 Am I Something Global launch, Cloud Nothing
2020 A SCREENING WITH LU YANG Online Screening and Conversation, The Polygon Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2020 New Year Eve Screening, Tank Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2020-2021 Player of Beings, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2020-2021 Learning What Can’t Be Taught, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
2019 Chinernet Ugly group exhibition, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
2019 LOW FORM. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence group exhibition, MAXXI (National Museum of XXI Arts), Video Gallery, Rome, Italy
2019 TEC Art Rotterdam Festival, WORM, Slash Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2019 Videoforms Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2019 Computer Grrrls Exhibition, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France
2019 Zoextropy The posthuman beauty group exhibition, Museum Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain
2019 Lost & Found Rituals art event, Theatrum Anatomicum Waag, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 The Chasm group exhibition, Franz-Josef-Kai 3/17, Vienna, Austria
2019 The Flat World group exhibition, Sky Garden of Hyundai Department Store, Seoul, South Korea
2019 Stumbling Through the Uncanny Valley: Sculpture and Self in the Age of Computer Generated Imagery, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019 Sunset Kino avant-garde film program, Salzburger Kunstverein (museum), Austria
2019 Refiguring Binaries exhibition, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
2019 Computer Grrrls Exhibition, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France
2019 Computer Grrrls Exhibition, MU artspace, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2019 Free Prism-Video Wave group exhibition, OCT Boxes Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2019 The Coming World group exhibition, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2019 OnLife Convention, Milano, Italy
2019 Art House Cinema, ACUDkino, Berlin, Germany
2019 ShangHai Document group exhibition, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
2019 NGUYEN CONG TRI 20 Years of Fashion, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

|Selected Residencies, Grants & Awards|
2019 BMW Art Journey winner

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2021.11.20 - 2022.05.29