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.