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Luka YangYuanyuan

1989, Beijing, China

Now work in

Beijing, China

Luka Yuanyuan Yang (b.1989, Beijing) is a visual artist and filmmaker. She does visual storytelling through film, photography, artist books and performance. Yang received awards internationally from organizations such as Art Power 100 (2019); Asian Cultural Council (2017); Huayu Youth Award(2016); Rencontres d'Arles(2015); Magenta Foundation(2013); Three Shadows Tierney Fellowship (2012) etc. Her recent solo exhibitions include Dalian Mirage, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2019; Theater of Crossroads, Chinese America Arts Council Gallery 456, New York, United States, 2018; Interval, Modern Art Base, Shanghai, China, 2018; At the Place of Crossed Sights, C-Space, Beijing, China, 2016.

In 2018, Yang was the artist-in-residence at Art in General and UnionDocs in New York. In 2019, her first short film Coby and Stephen are in Love co-directed with Carlo Nasisse was screened at multiple international film festivals such as Atlanta Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival and Women Make Waves etc. Her first feature film Women's World is currently in post-production phase.

At OCAT Shanghai, Luka YangYuanyuan's work was exhibited in the exhibition Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics (2019). In 2020, OCAT Shanghai presented her solo exhibition Shanghai Low.

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C-PLAN | Luka Yuanyuan Yang Solo Exhibition: Shanghai Low

2020.11.07 - 2021.01.06 closed

The exhibition unfolds through the narratives of four video works and a collection of images and archival materials. Revolving around Luka's latest series Women's World, which recreates overseas Chinese women's memories in 20th-century Cantonese opera theaters, movie sets, and nightclubs.

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2019.05.04 (Saturday) closed

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Frontier: Re-Assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics

2017.12.30 - 2018.03.11 closed

The exhibition invites more than thirty famous contemporary artists who employ video, installation, performance, photography and documentary language in rich expressions of their artistic thinking on regionality.

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