Available Works

Biography

Xu Yang (b.1999, UK) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist whose practice explores personal interests, childhood fantasies, fetish and identity through painting, digital & film photography and mixed medias. Like Judith Butler mentioned Gender as constructed identity, Yang considers our actions are based on the past experiences, exploring the mask and the act of free will. This performativity nature of her works allows Yang to use her body to bring fantasies into reality. Yang is heavily inspired by Berthe Morisot and Frida Kahlo, by observing how female figures are portrayed in the history under the male gaze like Velázquez, Boucher, Sorolla. Yang paints for showing the vulnerability of women as well as giving the independency and privacy back to female figures. She lives and works in London, UK.

Education

MA, Royal College of Art, 2018-2020

BA, Wimbledon College of Art, 2015-2018

Press

2020, Art Review by Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Culture

2020, London Grads Now, Fad Magazine

2020, Studio visit; Victoria Cantons and Xu Yang, Where is the Frame

2020, Favorite Projects – 31 August – 6 September, Art Connect

2020, Xu Yang Rococo Ball, RollingStone Wechat

2020, RCA Graduate Show Highlights, Wheres the Frame?

2020, Issue No.3, Long Con Magazine

2020, Rococo, Wigs and the Philosophy of the London Queer Princess, Pulse

Exhibitions

2020, London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020 Contemporary Young Artist, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle (Group)
2020, Wintergreen Boxwood, No20 Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, RCA/Slade Graduation show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Final, not Over, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, 100 Carat Diamond, London, UK (Solo)
2019, Barbican Arts Group Trust Artwork Open, London, UK (Group)
2019, Present but In and Out of Focus, Central Saint Martins, London (Performance). (Solo)
2019, Air Open 2019, Highly Commended award, Air Gallery, Manchester. (Group)
2019, The Signature Art Prize, Shortlist, Bankside Hotel, London. (Group)
2019, Little Originals, Dock Street Studios, Dundee, Scotland. (Group)
2019, Where We Once Were Someone, A Yngspc Online Exhibition, Online, Instagram. (Group)
2018, Clyde & Co Art Award, Shortlist, St Botolph Building, London. (Group)