Lu Yang

Shanghai, China

Since graduating from The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou's new media program, Lu Yang has received massive worldwide attention. Her very first solo exhibition in 2010 at ART LABOR was a critic's pick with ART FORUM, and since then has shown in the Shanghai Biennale, the Guangzhou Triennial, The Royal Academy in the UK, as well as representing China at 2015 Venice Biennale, with many other prestigious invitations too numerous to mention. She has also won residencies at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan and the world-renowned SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia, Perth, among other important institutions, has been featured on VICE Magazine's Creator's Project twice, and is always someone to watch for the newest most radical art springing forth from a reinvigorated Chinese art scene.

Moving Gods Black Thangka
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Blood Energy Attack – Blood Cells Attack
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DNA Series Attack
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Baby Weapon #2
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Baby Meteor Hammer
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UTERUSMAN – Mirror Image of Uterus
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UTERUSMAN – Prototype Conceptual Diagram
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Diagram of Slug Delivering
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Diagram of Slug Anatomy
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Diagram of Female Silkworm Moth Delivering
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Diagram of a Mutant Female Fruit Fly Delivering
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Diagram of Hen Anatomy
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Diagram of Flea Delivering
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Diagram of Turtle Delivering
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Diagram of Turtle Breeding
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Diagram of Female Turtle Anatomy
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Diagram of Female Lizard Anatomy
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Diagram of Frog Delivering
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Diagram of Female Frog Anatomy
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Diagram of Female Fish Anatomy
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Diagram of Female Duck Anatomy
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Reverse Monitoring-the Ultimate Learning Terminal
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Zombie Music Box – Underwater Frog Ballet
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Ultimate Energy Conversion – Instruman
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Pelvis Chariot Conceptual Model
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Pelvis Chariot Attack – Deep Throat Laser Cannon
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Sanitary Pad Hover Board
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Moving Gods
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Moving Gods Thangka
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Pelvis Chariot – X-ray Diagrams
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UTERUSMAN Inverted Cross
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Diagram of Duck Breeding
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Dictator – E
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Reverse Bionic – Tendom Carnival
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Interface for Monitoring Brain Activity in Classroom
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1984 in Shanghai, China


MFA, New Media Art department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

BFA, New Media Art department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou


Delusional Mandala – LuYang solo exhibition, MOCA Cleveland, USA
Delusional Mandala, Space Gallery, Portland, USA

Shanghainese in Yokohama, Zou no Hana Terrace, Yokohama , Japan
Lu Yang / Delusional Mandela, abc gallery night / Société, Berlin
Lu Yang Delusional Crime and Punishment, NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai
Delusional Mandala, Interstitial, Seattle , USA

Lu Yang Delusional Mandala - Lu Yang Solo Show, Beijing Commune
ANTI-HUMANISME – Lu Yang solo show, Ok Corral, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lu Yang Arcade, Wallplay, New York, USA
Lu Yang Selected Videos, Ventana 244 Art Gallery, New York, USA
KIMOKAWA Cancer Baby, Ren Space, Shanghai

Uterus Man, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
Lu Yang’s MV, The Images Beyond Good and Evil, AMNUA , Nanjing
Lu Yang Screening Program, 3331 Arts Chiyoda , Tokyo, Japan

11th Winds of Artist in Residence Part 2 – Lu Yang, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
The Anatomy of Rage (Wrathful King Kong Core)–Lu Yang Solo Exhibition, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Project of KRAFTTREMOR, Boers Li Gallery, Beijing

Lu Yang Hell, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
Torturous Vision, Input/Output , Hong Kong, China

The Power of Reinforcement-Lu Yang’s Solo Exhibition, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China


After Party 1 : Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics,Blindspot Gallery, HongKong
one world expo 2.1 #like4like, K11, Hongkong
After Us, K11, Shanghai
Notes on the Afterlife, Rokolectiv Festival 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Hyperlinks 2, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Believe In the Power of Gesture, Projektraum LS43, Berlin, Germany
Post-sense-sensibility: Trepidation and Will, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
ARE WE HUMAN?: The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Beijing Media Art Biennale, Beijing
Smart Illumination, Zou no Hana Terrace , Yokohama , Japan
Why the Performance, MCAM, Shanghai
CYNETART Festival 2016, Theater Hall Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
Delusional Mandela-abc gallery night, Société, Berlin, Germany
asia young 36, JEONBUK MUSEUM OF ART, JeonJu, Korea
Green celadon, The Artist House, Tel Aviv, Israel
Glas Animation Festival, Berkeley, San Francisco, USA
Liverpool Biennial 2016, Liverpool, UK
The Shadow Never Lies, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
East Asia Moving, Videoclub, UK 2016 [We: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists], chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
WeChat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, CT; Asia Society Texas Center, TA, U.S.
Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia, Spencer Museum of Art, Taxis, U.S.
Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
New Alchemists, Salamanca Arts Centre, Australia
European Media Art Festival 2016, Kunsthalle, Germany
We, K11, Shanghai , China
Mapping the Body, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Stimulation Overload 2, Superchief Gallery, New York, USA
Biennale internationale d’art numérique- International Digital Art Biennial2016,Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal,Canada
ARE WE HUMAN, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul

WECHAT, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, USA
I SEE International Video Art Festival, OCT, Guangzhou, China
The 6th Moscow Biennale, Pavilion No. 1 of the Exhibition of
Achievements of the People’s Economy, Moscow, Russia
2015 Asian Arts Space Network, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing
Imaginary Circle, Asia-Plastic Myths, ACC (Asian Culture Complex), GwangJu, Korea
Both Sides Now 2 – It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times?,Videotage, Hong Kong
Renzez-vous,Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
DeMonstrable, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Dirty Looks NYC – Bad Asians, New York
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
Psycho/SOMATIC – Visions of the Body in Contemporary East Asian Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, USA
Click Festival 2015 , Denmark
All World’s Future – Other Future , Chinese Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015, Venice, Italy
INHUMAN, Fridericianum museum, Kassel, Germany
Transcending Tibet-Mapping Contemporary Tibetan Art in the Global Context], New York, USA
New Directions In Chinese Animation,Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Essential Experiments , BFI, King’s College of Arts, London, UK
Winter Film Awards 2015 Indie Film Festival, New York

Performance and Imaginations: Photography from China 1911-2014, Stavanger Art Museum, Norway
The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
MOMENTUM_InsideOut Screening Nightly, Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany
The IV International Biennale for Young Art], the Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Warp Zone+Fay’s Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
PANDAMONIUM: Media Art from Shanghai, Momentum, CAC/Chronus Art Center, Berlin, Germany
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Tampa Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #2: AI Weiwei + Lu Yang, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenlatz 2, Berlin, Kruezberg, Germany
LA Asian Pacific Film Fest, Los Angeles, USA
Animamix Biennale 2013-2014 Rediscovery, Museum of contemporary art Shanghai, Shanghai
Video Art Competition THE 02, Poland 2014 inHOUSE Film Festival, London, UK
Art Robotique”, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, French Unpainted Media Art Fair – LAB3.0, Munich, Germany

Neo Folk, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore
7th Move on Asia, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
No Name, Ren Space, Shanghai
Queer project 2013, Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam
Degeneration, OCAT, Shanghai
Art World – Second Hand, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
GLOBAL PHOTO COLLABORATIONS, Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
West Bund 2013 – A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai
ASVOFF – A Shaded View on Fashion Film, Centre Pompidou, Paris, French
Cutlog Paris, Paris, French
Rendez-vous 2013, Musée d’art contemporain of Lyon, Lyon
OFF COURSE / FUORI ROTTA, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS:Exploring Independent Animation, OCT, Shanghai
Some like it hot, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Memo, White Space, Beijing, China
Truth, Beauty, freedom and money, K11, Shanghai, China
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland 2013 [Pépinière], Lavitrine, Limousin Art Contemporain & Sculptures, French
ON | OFF, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2012 ESCAPE(s) – in/from china #3, Centre d’Arts plastiques et visuels de Lille, France
UNFINISHED COUNTRY, Asia Society, Houston, US
Dressing the screen – the rise of fashion film, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Reactivation – Shanghai Biennale 2012, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Project Daejeon 2012: Energy], Daejeon Museum, Daejeon, Korea
The Shadow of Language, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Impakt Art Festival 2012, Utrecht, The Nertherlands
Unseen – Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Fine Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Hinterlands, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, US
VIRTUAL VOICES – approaching social media and art in China, Charles H.Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Get It Louder, Beijing, China
Rapid Pulse, DFB Performance gallery, Chicago, US
Sub-Phenomena, the first CAFAM-Future exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Untouchables, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong
Solar Plexus, V Art Center, Shanghai
Solar Plexus, Space Station, London, UK
It takes four sorts: A cross-strait Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Macau, Hong Kong Osage Gallery, Hexiangning Art Museum Shenzhen
FOCUS 2012, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
Symptoms, Iberiart, Beijing

Video Art in China – MADATAC, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
Hypnosis, TIVAC, Taipei, Taiwan 2011
CAFAM Biennale – Super Organism 2011, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Little Movements: Possibilities of Self-construction in Art, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
Hypnosis, Other Gallery, Beijing
Future Festival, Top Building, Shanghai
Focus on Talents Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing
+Follow, Shanghai MOCA, Shanghai
In a Perfect World…, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, US
Grafted in, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Beijing 798 Art Festival, 798 Art Zone, Beijing
Reflection of Minds-MoCA Shanghai Envisage 3, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Young Media Artists: China, Japan and Korea’ in INDAF 2010], Tomorrow City, Songdo, Incheon, Korea
Use the Hand Do the Job, Excellent Graduation Work, Shift space, Shanghai
Exhibition of CAA, Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Seven young artist, Beijing Commune, Beijing
Jungle – A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends Exhibition, Platform China, Beijing
Burning Youth, Hangzhou
GO Young Artist Group Show, OCAT Art Center, Shenzhen

Bourgeoisified Proletariat —Small production, Songjiang New City Thames Town, Shanghai
The Quantity Bears Identity-How Shanghainese people treat themselves in a public transport, KultFlux Art Space, Vilnius, Lithuania
PRESENT exhibition, CANART, Shanghai
Yang Chang Xiao Dao, Am art space, Shanghai
Itchy Young Artist Group Show, Biz Art, Shanghai

Small production–No.5, Shopping Gallery, Shanghai
Fractal Note–9/9, Metoo Space, Hangzhou
Spade, T-space, 798 Art Zone, Beijing

Pierre Huber Creation Prize 2007, Biz Art, Shanghai, China
what’s the time? Beijing, Shanghai Hangzhou New Media Art Exhibition, Creek Art Gallery, Shanghai
fruits of experimental contemporary art education in China, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Art Warming New Media Artists Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
New Directions from China, New Media Art exhibition from China, Plug In Basel, Switzerland
Graduation Exhibition of New Media Art department 2007, CAA Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Fruits, Done8 Art Exhibition Art Center, Shanghai
Random Code, Exhibition of Young Artists from the 80s Art gallery of Hangzhou Teacher College, Hangzhou


2014 ACC Grant Artist in residency, New York, USA
2013 TASML | DSL artist residence @ symbioticA, Perth, Australia
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Centre d’Arts plastiques et visuels, Lille, French
2011 Tokyo wonder site, Tokyo,Japan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan


2013 TASML | DSL artist residence @ symbioticA
Asian Cultural Council grant
2011 Today Art museum: Focus on Talents Project 2011, The first price


White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
Asia Society, New York City
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan