Lu Yang (b.1984) is a Shanghai-based artist who creates work exploring themes and formats that combine traditional Chinese medicine and spirituality together with contemporary digital cultures. Through the medium of video, installation and performance, Lu Yang explore the fluidity of gender representation through 3D animated works inspired by Japanese manga and gaming subcultures. With a fascination with the human body and neurology, Lu Yang’s work bridges the scientific and the technological with aesthetics drawn from popular youth culture creating new visions of China in the face of modernity.

Lu Yang graduated with a BA and MA from the New Media Art department of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. She often collaborates with performers, designers, illustrators and composers. Her work has been featured in exhibitions internationally including solo exhibitions, Electromagnetic Brainology, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan; Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven, M WOODS, Beijing, 2017; Delusional Mandala, abc gallery night, Société, Berlin, 2016; Delusional Mandala, Beijing Commune, 2016; and KIMO KAWA CANCER BABY, Rén Space, Shanghai, 2014. Her work has been featured in major group exhibitions at the UCCA, Beijing; Centre Pompidou, Paris; 56th Venice Biennale 2015 China Pavillion; 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial; Liverpool Biennial 2016; Shanghai Biennale 2012; Montreal International Digital Art Biennial 2016; Musée d’art contemporain of Lyon; Momentum, Berlin; Tampa Museum of Art; and The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale.


2018 Electromagnetic Brainology Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Encephalon Heaven M woods Museum, Beijing, China
2017 Delusional Mandala MOCA Cleveland, USA
2017 Shanghainese in Yokohama Zou no Hana Terrace, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Hyperlinks 2 (Group Show) Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 ANTI-HUMANISME Ok Corral, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 All World’s Future – Other Future Chinese Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy
2014 Lu Yang Arcade Wallplay, New York, USA
2014 Lu Yang Selected Videos Ventana244 Art Gallery, New York, USA
2014 PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #2: AI Weiwei + Lu Yang Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany