Xu Yang Biography
I am exploring my own identity as London based Asian female artist in a gay relationship. My work has been highly referenced on fashion designers and drag performances. I also have been looking at historical and fairy characters through contemporary female gaze. I am interested in what is a mask, what is the truth and what is real and what is fake.
I am the most major and probably the only one common element that is always appears in my image. Through the built up provisional installations constructed from the fictional and the recognisable, I set fantastic narrative into realistic seatings, I am exploring the idea of the constructive of identity.
XU Yang (b.1996), London based artists born in Shandong, China, she has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours at Wimbledon College of Arts, now she is studying in Royal College of Arts.
She has Collaborated with artist Monster Chetwynd, Dr.Susanna Round, Dr.Annie Xu and the Painting Research at the Wimbledon College of Arts with the Tate Morden. She has also been a apart of many group shows and shortlisted from many prizes such as The Signature Art Prize, Clyde & Co Art Award, Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday University Competition and the Olympus UAL Photography Award
2018 - 2020 Royal College of Art, London, MA Painting
2015 - 2018 Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL, London, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting
2014 - 2015 CCW, UAL, London, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
2017 Generation Exchange in Collaboration with Dr. Susanna Round, Wimbledon Space.
2017 Imaging Technologies Artist-collaborator with Painting Research at Wimbledon College of Arts, Tate Exchange, Tate Morden, London.
2016 Blood Pressure,The Archive Room, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, United Kingdom.
2016 What Happens to Us, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, United kingdom.
2016 Here She Comes, Royal Festival Hall, London (performance in collaboration with Monster Chetwynd).
2017 An Empty Room, Deyin Hardware Head Office, ZiBo, ShanDong, China.
2017 She is Me as Myself, Yishu Gallery, ChangZhou, China.
2016 Contemporary Painting,City Milu Space, ChangZhou, China.
Upcoming: The Signature Art Prize, Bankside Hotel, London, United Kingdom.
2019 Celebration, Roost Studios and Art Gallery, NYC, United States.
2018 Clyde & Co Art Award, St Botolph Building, London, United Kingdom.
2018 Beijing Summer Show, NL Gallery, Beijing, China.
2018 Redefining Artistic Canon: Sharing&Coexistence, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China.
2018 RA Summer Exhibition Shortlist, Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom.
2018 Neulinge, The Crypt Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2018 HuangYan, Chelsea Triangle Space, Chelsea College of arts, London, United Kingdom.
2018 The Flow of Nature, WWF Rag Group Exhibition, London, United Kingdom.
2018 Wimbledon College of Arts Open Studio, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Bring Me My Cloak, LVP House, North Acton, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Xu Yang, Ghost Space, Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon college of art, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Unicorn, Wimbledon Library Space, London, United Kingdom.
2017 The Currents of Identity, The Crypt Gallery, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Xu Yang, Co- curate with Dr. Annie Xu.
2017 Infinite Possibility, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Rd, London, United Kingdom.
2017 To be continued… , North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province, China. Curated by Dr. Annie Xu.
2017 Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday University Competition, The Black&White Building, Rivington Street, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Remarquable, Anaglifos Art Gallery, Carrer d’en Monec, Barcelona, Spain.
2017 Materiality in Painting, 26 Spaces, Wimbledon College of Arts, Wimbledon, London.
2017 Olympus UAL Photography Award, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, United Kingdom.
2017 One Year Anniversary Art Fair, Deptford Does Art, The Brookmill, London, United Kingdom.
2016 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze,Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse, London, United Kingdom.
2016 Bridge–Crossing & Conversation, Totem Il Canale Gallery, Venice, Italy.
2016 Bad Art is a Journey, 1933 Ancient Slaughterhouse, ShangHai, China.
2016 Line of Edge, Art in Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2016 Capsticks Exhibition, Selected from WCA Students, London, United Kingdom.
2016 Moment, Coningsby Gallery, London, United Kingdom.