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Frank WANG Yefeng (b. Shanghai, China) is an interdisciplinary artist who works across media including Experimental 3D animation, Video Art, 3D printing and installation. Yefeng's practice produces an absurd and poetic entanglement of reality and fantasy. Traveling and seeking-home as an immigrant remain at the center of his storytelling, where his uncanny moving-images and non-linear narratives challenge the Spectacle and fast-paced commodification of digital visual culture.

 

Yefeng received an MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and currently serves in the Digital Media Art program as an Associate Professor at Rhode Island College. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including BRIC Biennial (Brooklyn, NY), Knowdown Art Center (Brooklyn, NY), File Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Governors Island Art Fair (NY), El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (NM), Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, IL), International Festival Les Instants Video (Marseilles, France), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden, Germany), K11 Museum (Shanghai, China), etc.

Solo Exhibitions

2022

  • Title TBC, Solo Exhibition, E.M.Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, USA (up-coming)

2021

  • Title TBC, Solo Exhibition, Chazan Gallery at Wheelers, Providence, RI, USA (up-coming)

2020

  • BIRDS (Title TBC), Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (up-comning)

  • The Expelled New, Multispace NYC, New York, NY

2019

  • Arthub Asia, The Table and Online Artist Screening Series, Shanghai, China

2017

  • [‘Penthaus], Between Art Lab, Beijing, China

2016

  • The Drifting Stages, Arthub Asia Artists Screening Program, Shanghai, China

2015

  • New Games, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

2014

  • I - Generation, Solo Exhibition of Yefeng Wang, Art Projects Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

2013  

  • Impersonal - Solo exhibition: Yefeng Wang:, HEREArts Center, New York, USA

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2020

  • In Praise of Love, Hyundai Motor Studio, Beijing, China (up-coming)

  • Resonance, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (up-coming)

2019

  • BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

  • Beijing Contemporary Art Expo, Beijing, China

  • File Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Terranes, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • New & Improved, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, USA

  • Travels Through the Unreal, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY, USA

  • The Temperature: Something Utopian, The Neon Heater Gallery, Findlay, OH, USA

  • Ocean (with Slime Engine), MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2018

  • International Festival Les Instants Video, Marseilles, France

  • Cynetart 2018, Festspielhaus Hellerau and Pylon Lab, Dresden, Germany

  • Permeable Boundaries, Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Liminality, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Off The Wall, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA

  • NARS foundation open studios, Brooklyn, USA 

  • Immortal City, Tianjin Binhai Museum, Tianjin, China

  • Dyspepsia - Mattia Casalegno x Frank Wang Yefeng, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • dream-space.net, online, New York, USA

2017

  • Real-Fake 2.0, Connecticut College, Connecticut, USA 

  • Real-Fake 2.0, Chazan Familly Gallery, Rhode Island College

  • NARS foundation open studios, Brooklyn, USA

  • Forever Fornever, Wrong Biannual, Rhode Island College, USA and online

  • Body Farm, Paradise Palace Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

  • Parallel Reality - Wang Yefeng/Shamus Clisset, Amelie A. Wallace Wallace Gallery, SUNY, Long Island, USA

2016

  • Shenzhen MAF Media Art Festival, Shen Zhen, China

  • Real-Fake.2.0, Bronx Art Space, NY, USA 

  • Threshold Frequency, Art Museum of Nanjing university of the Arts, Nanjing, China

  • Art in the City, Chi K11 Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Governors Island Art Fair, NY, USA

  • Concept, CICA Museum, South Korea

  • District B, Beijing, China

  • Do you wanna play with me?, Between Art Lab, Shanghai, China

2015

  • Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong

  • Yami-ichi NYC, Knockdown Art Center, NY, USA

  • NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Myth and Mutations, Reverse Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014

  • Chiaroscuro, The Research House For Asian Art, Chicago, IL, USA

  • Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

  • NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • A Fake-Real World, Media City, Xi An, China

2009-2013  

  • Art Sanya, Hainan Province, China

  • Constellations, NARS foundation, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Transmutation, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Post-Photographies, 99 Art Space of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

  • There is A Body on Screen!, Museum of Luxun Academy of Art, Shenyang, China

  • Artwork 6 Faculty Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

  • ArtExpo Miami, Miami, USA

  • InVisible, Co-prosperity Sphere Culture Center, Chicago, USA

  • Currents 2012, Santa Fe International New Media Festival, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA

  • 100 Years, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA

  • Mischief, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Asian Artists Art Festival, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea

  • Videos on the Front, Interstate Projects, New York, USA

  • Hypercapitalism - East Meets West, Herald Square, New York, USA

  • Sexier, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Communicative Commonality, Boomerang space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Displacement, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Passive Wave, LG space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Channel, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Effervescent Condition, Gallery X at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

  • Power of Copying, Xuzhou Museum of Art, Xuzhou, China

  • Adhocity, Op Shop, Hyde Park, IL, USA

  • 33 Gallery Annual Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, USA

  • Around the Coyote, Chicago, USA

 

 

 

Artists Residency

2020 GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany, (up-coming, January - April, 2020)

2019 A4 Art Museum, Artist in Residence International Exchange Program (Finalist)

2019 Three Shadows 6th Crystal Ruth Bell Artist in Residence (Finalist)

2013 New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

 

Honor/Awards/Grants

2018 Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through Rhode Island Faculty Research Committee

2016 Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through Rhode Island Faculty Research Committee

2014 Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through Rhode Island Faculty Research Committee

2012 “CAAP” Grant, through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

2011 The Leadership Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010 World Less Traveled Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2009 Enrichment Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008 The Best Mixed Media Prize, Spring Show, San Francisco

 

 

Publications/Lectures (Selected)

2019     Unreal Estate, Brooklyn Paper, reviewed by Julianne Cuba

BRIC Biennial Puts Spotlight on Artists Working in South and Southern Brooklyn, Brownstone, reviewed by Craig Hubert

At BRIC Biennial, Diversity is Not A Trend, AFROPUNK, reviewed by Diana McClure

2018     Marseille 2018, (p.6-p.7), Turbulence Vidéo magazine, n°102, reviewed by Jean-Paul Fargier

Artist Curated Cinema, Paradise Palace Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Artist to Watch: Hottest Talent in 2018, Take Magazine, USA

Liminality & Mind-State Journeys Explored at The Border, HAMPTONS ART HUB, reviewed by Jonathan Goodman

Limitless Potential, QUIET LUNCH, reviewed by Audra Lambert 

Dyspepsia, Blink Magazine, Issue March 15, 2018, by Tansy Xiao

Dyspepsia: A Techno-Existential Intrusion Into The Human Body, BROKELYN, reviewed by Tansy Xiao 

2017    Artist Lecture, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

Transnational Hub Panel Discussion and Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Artist interview, Digital America Issue #9, online

Artist Lecture, Independent Curators International, New York, USA

2016    [Soft] Magzine Artist Interview, interviewed by Chen Zhou

Meanwhile01 – Wang Yefeng, Newhive, interviewed by Chris Romero, online

From Nipple Fountains to Holographic Keith Haring, Artfcity, online

Screening and Artist Interview, Arthub Asia, online

Artist Interview, AMNUA: Threshold Frequency, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, online 

2015 Cover Story on RICArt Magazine, Providence, RI, USA

Ephemera-art, interview by Brain Chidester, New York, New York

2013 Convergence Symposium, Artist Lecture, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island

There is a Body on Screen: Reflections on Humanity in Contemporary Computer Aided Art, Lecture at Fines Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China 

There is a Body on Screen: Reflections on Humanity in Contemporary Computer Aided Art, Lecture at Luxun Academy of Art, Shenyang, China 

2012 Radio Interview: Speaking of the Arts, Santa Fe Radio Cafe Broadcasting, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Interview by Mary-Charlotte

Exhibition Preview: InVisible, F News Magazine, Chicago, USA interview by Sunglim Han

X Zine magazine, issue 5, X Zine Publication, USA

2011 Brown Bag Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2010        Effervescent Condition, Art 21 Blog: How do we Experience Art, by Allison Glenn

Dorkbot Lecture, Enemy Sound, Chicago, USA

2009 The Eroded 10x10’, TimeOut Magazine, Chicago, USA

 

Academic Experience (Selected)

2018-current

  • Art Department, Rhode Island College, Associate Professor, Digital Media Curriculum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2013-2017

  • Art Department, Rhode Island College, Assistant Professor, Digital Media Curriculum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2013 - present

  • Chazan Family Gallery, Committee member, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • Bannister Gallery, Committee member, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2011-2013

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor, Art and technology Studies & Department of Film, Video New Media and Animation, Chicago, Illinois 

 

Educations

2011 Master of Fine Arts, Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Fine Arts College of Shanghai University