Archive of Author | Yu-Chen Wang

Yu-Chen Wang has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. Her recent solo exhibitions include Yu-Chen Wang, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2016); Nostalgia for the Future, Yu-Chen Wang: An Introspective Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2016); Heart to Heart, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2016); This is the end…, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2015). She was artist-in-residence at Grand Union, Birmingham (2018); Metal, Liverpool (2017); Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2017); Drawing Room, London (2016-17); Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2015); Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2014); Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2011).

She has exhibited in numerous group shows, including FACT, Liverpool (2018, 2017); Drawing Room, London (2019, 2017); Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2016); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Hayward Gallery, London (2014, 2012); Art Lending Library, Glasgow International (2012); Cornerhouse, Manchester (2011); TÜYAP Istanbul Art Fair-ARTIST 2010, Turkey (2010); Gallerie Onno van Toor, Rotterdam (2009); Barbican Centre (2008); FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France (2007); Galerie L’Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City (2007); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2006); Camden Arts Centre, London (2006).

As part of the Collide International Awards, a partnership programme between Arts at CERN and FACT, her work is currently shown in touring exhibitions at FACT, Liverpool; CCCB, Barcelona; iMAL, Brussels; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (2018-2020). She will undertake a residency at Taipei Artist Village in Autumn/Winter 2019.

Articles with Yu-Chen Wang

There’s more to this than meets the eye

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. Yu-Chen’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. From these extemporisations, she then finds collaborative routes that take her work into the realms of fictional text, provoking the subsequent production of sculptural installation, performance, music, and film, in various combinations.

Her new large-scale intricate drawing, exhibited at the Science Gallery, London exhibition ‘Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is missing’, explores the concepts of dark matter and how knowledge is created.