Yuanyuan Luka Yang (b.1989, Beijing) is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Beijing and New York. By experimenting with different ways of visual storytelling, she creates narratives where facts and fiction coexist to explore intersections between the individual and the collective memories. Most of her visual art projects begin with investigating various sources of archives and are closely related to particular local histories. Yang’s work spans photography, text, video, installation, artist books and performance, these mediums intertwine with each other within her projects through different methodology.

In 2018, Yang attended a 6-months fellowship program in United States supported by Asian Cultural Council. During this time, she began a series of extensive research journeys because of the fascination of a female Chinese American filmmaker who was born a century ago. The journey had turned into a Wizard-of-Oz experience filled with unexpected discoveries and encounters, and gradually form the shape of her first feature-length film. Currently, she’s working on this feature length film as well as a short film.

Yang received a BA (hons) in photography at London College of Communications, University of the Arts London in 2013. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. Her solo exhibitions include: “Theater of Crossroads”(Gallery 456, New York, 2018); “Interval”(Modern Art Base, Shanghai, 2018); “At the Place of Crossed Sights”(C-Space, Beijing, 2016) and “In-between Places” (Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, 2012). She participated Anren Biennale (2017) and Guangzhou Image Triennial (2017). Her works have been the subject of exhibitions at Chi K11 Art Museum (2018); FM Center, Milan (2018); OCAT Shanghai(2017); Guangzhou Times Museum, Guangzhou (2017); Yang Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna (2016);Benaki Museum, Athens (2015); Objectifs, Singapore (2015); Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC), Montevideo (2015) and Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing (2012).

In 2018 Yang was the artist-in-residence at Art in General in New York supported by Asian Cultural Council. Yang was shortlisted for the Huayu Youth Award in 2016. In 2015 she was shortlisted for Author Book Award at Rencontres d'Arles and Best Photobook of 2015 at Fototbookfestival in Kassel, and she received second prize at Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition in the same year. She was shortlisted for the first round selection at Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014; she was one of the UK winners of the Magenta: Flash Forward award in 2013; she received the Tierney Fellowship at Three Shadows Photography Award in 2012, and she received third prize at the Bar-Tur Award in 2011.

Yang also writes extensively about art and has been a freelance writer since 2009. She currently works as the Beijing-based editor of Art World magazine.



杨圆圆于2013年获得伦敦艺术大学摄影本科学位。她的作品在国内外参展并出版。她曾举办个展“交错剧场”(Gallery 456,纽约,2018);“间隔地带”(Modern Art Base,上海,2018);“在视线交错之处(上篇)(C-空间,北京,2016);“中间地带”(在3画廊,北京,2012)。曾参与安仁双年展(2017)、广州影像三年展(2017);曾在Chi K11美术馆(2018)、FM Center, Milan (2018)、上海OCAT美术馆(2017)、广州时代美术馆(2017)、央美术馆(2017)、奥地利摄影画廊(2016)、雅典贝纳基博物馆(2015)、新加坡Objectifs(2015)、乌拉圭当代艺术中心(2015)、三影堂摄影艺术中心(2012)等机构参与群展。

杨圆圆于2017年获得亚洲文化协会(ACC)纽约奖助金驻留项目,并于2018年在纽约Art in General进行半年的驻地;在2016年,她获得华宇青年奖提名;2015年,她获得阿尔勒摄影节获得最佳作者书提名(Author Book Award)(2015)、入选卡塞尔摄影书2015年最佳摄影书以及马丁·帕尔谷仓摄影样书二等奖;在2013年,她是Magenta: Flash Forward摄影奖获奖者之一;在2012年,她是三影堂摄影奖的美国特尼基金奖得主;2010年,她获得英国的Bar-Tur摄影奖的三等奖。