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About the Artist:

 

Frank WANG Yefeng (b. Shanghai, China) is an experimental animator and interdisciplinary artist based in Providence, RI and New York, NY, USA. He works across media including 3D animation, video, installation, sculpture, and writing. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Yefeng’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including BRIC Biennial (USA), ZAZ10 Times Sqaure Billboards (USA), Governors Island Art Fair (USA), Supernova Digital Animation Festival (USA), Currents International New Media Festival (USA), Gene Siskel Film Center (USA), File Festival (Brazil), International Festival Les Instants Video (France), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Germany), Hyundai Motor studio Beijing (China), K11 Museum (China), Duolun Museum of Modern Art (China), Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai), Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes Shanghai (China) and others. His works have been commissioned by Royal College of Art (UK), Gasworks London (UK), and Denver Digerati (USA). Yefeng is also a fellow artist at Vermont Studio Center and a AFIAS AWARDS winner of Spain Moving Image Festival, and has participated in International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP, USA), New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS, USA), and GlogauAIR Berlin (Germany) as an artist in residency.    

CV

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022       Title TBC, Solo Exhibition, E.M.Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, USA (up-coming)

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

2021       On Hold - Solo Exhibition of Frank WANG Yefeng, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

               Terraza Cervantes - Frank WANG Yefeng and José Ruiz, The 13th Shanghai Biennale Special program, Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes     Shanghai, China

2020       The Groundless Protag, GlogauAIR Public Showcase, Berlin, Germany

               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)

2021

  • RenZhiChu, Public Screening at 10 Times Square Billboard, ZAZ10TS

  • Fulfillment Service Ltd, Royal College of Art & Gasworks, Outdoor billboards and Online, London, UK

  • Wassaic Project 021 Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, NY

2020

  • Asian Now - Paris Asian Art Festival, OCULA

  • Liminal Pavilion, Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok, Thailand

  • World on Fire - Supernova Animation Festival 2020, Denver Digerati, Colorado, USA

  • AI: Love and Artificial Intelligent, Hyundai Motor Studio, Beijing, China

  • Resonance, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

  • GlogauAIR Open Studios (Virtual Edition), Online

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

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

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

2014

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

  • Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

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

2009-2013  

  • Art Sanya, Hainan Province, China

  • Constellations, NARS foundation, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Around the Coyote, Chicago, USA

 

 

Artists Residency / Fellowship

2021        ISCP Summer Artist in Residency, Brooklyn, New York (Up-coming, Summer, 2021)

2020        Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Artist in Residency (Up-coming, date TBC)

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

2013 New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (July - September, 2013)

 

 

Honor/Awards / Grant (Selected)

2020 Winner, AFIAS AWARDS 2020, Spain Moving Image Festival

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

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

 

 

Lectures and Artist Talks (Selected)

2021        Interview, 话室 Chatroom Issue 13: About Inbetween Identity, Cross-cultural Creativity, and Social Activism, On Open-Art.org, Spotify and Apple Podcast   

2020        Artist Talk in the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch school of the Arts, Online

Artist Talk in the Expanded Media Program, Connecticut College, Online

2019        Travels Through the Unreal, Screening and Artists Panel Discussion, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY, USA

2017        Artist Lecture, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, USA

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

Artist Lecture, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

2013 There is a Body on Screen: Reflections on Humanity in Contemporary Computer Aided Art, Lecture at Fines Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

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

2010        Dorkbot Lecture, Enemy Sound, Chicago, USA

 

 

Publications (Selected)

2021 Artist Interview: The Revelation after “On Hold,” Art China  

2020 Writing: Affect as a Contagious Epidemic and the Rejuvenation of the Internet, Heichi Magazine (upcoming, December, 2020)

Issue 11 Featured Artist and interview, Maake Magazine, Curated by Tanya Gayer

Artist Showcase and Instagram Takeover, DUNA Project

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

2017        Artist interview, Digital America Issue #9, online

2016        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

2015 Ephemera-art, interview by Brain Chidester, New York, New York

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

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

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

 

 

Academic Experience (Selected)

2013 - present

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

 

 

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