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Yu-Chen Wang

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Yu-Chen Wang

Hometown: Taichung

Lives and Works: London

 

Yu-Chen Wang creates complex and intricate drawings with pencil and watercolour, but also extends her practice into artists’ books, films, performances, text and installation. She is interested in otherworldly images, frequently inspired by architecture and science fiction. The amorphous
shapes and wispy lines in her drawings evoke alternative places and surreal landscapes, but when looking closely one can sometimes make out subtle references to real-life machines, sea creatures, flowers or ships. Wang’s films, performances and books expand on this fictional world where her characters are whisked away to the parallel universe captured in her absorbing drawings.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Taipei Biennial 2014 and exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Galerie L'Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City; FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France; Camden Arts Centre, London; Institute of Contemporary Arts
(ICA), London; Darklight Film Festival, Dublin; and Videonale, Berlin. She has recently undertaken an artist-in-residence at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2015) and is currently working on a commission for Manchester Art Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition “The Imitation Game”
(2016) and solo show 'Nostalgia for the Future' at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2016).

Represented by: Yeo Workshop

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