Yu-Chen Wang (b. 1978,Taichung, TW) lives and works in London, UK. Studied at Goldsmiths College, London, UK (2001) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2002). The work of Yu-Chen Wang asks fundamental questions about human identity at a key point in history, where eco-systems and techno-systems have become inextricably intertwined. At the same time her Taiwanese origins combined with a London-based career have created a vision that is personal and autobiographical. Wang’s central practice is drawing, allowing her to explore and meditate on mechanical and biological forms, and the ways in which their bodily borderlines blur and mutate. Residencies include Nanji Residency, Seoul Museum of Art (April - June 2017); Time and Space residency, Metal Liverpool, UK (2017); Drawing Room, London, UK (2016-17); Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK (2015); Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, TW (2014); Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2011). Select solo exhibitions include Yu-Chen Wang Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2016); Nostalgia for the Future, Yu-Chen Wang: An Introspective Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, TW (2016); Heart to Heart, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK (2016); This is the end… Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2015). Select group exhibitions include Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2016); Taipei Biennial, TW (2014); Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2014, 2012); Art Lending Library, Glasgow International (2012); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2011); TÜYAP Istanbul Art Fair-ARTIST 2010, TR (2010); Gallerie Onno van Toor, Rotterdam, NL (2009); Barbican Centre, UK (2008); FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, FR (2007); Galerie L'Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City, CA (2007); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2006); and Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2006).
Last updated: 17.01.2019