Selected Exhibitions
2022.9   Color 2022 Juried Exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo, South Korea
2022.3   It’s All Fun Time, Safehouse 1&2, London, UK
2022.5   BLOOM!, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA, USA
2022.1   Stem: Anhui Young Contemporary Artists Archives Show, Yi Art Institute, Hefei, China
2021.12 PPPPRESS, Wiesner Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2021.10 Self-introduction, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, USA
2021.6   Spectacle of Remnants, Harvard ChinaGSD, online
2021.1   Wanderers on the Bund, Fuji X Space, Shanghai, China
2021.1   REDIRECTING, Tree Art Museum, Beijing, China
2020.8   Adventures of 500 Film Cameras, Fuji X Space, Shanghai, China
2020.5   Windows of Harvard, Harvard Art Office, Cambridge, USA
2020.4   Pandemic, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, USA
2019.10  HOME-ing, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, USA

2019.8   Second Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival, Fukuoka, Japan

2019.8   Out of Focus /Ambiguë, Vanities Gallery, Paris, France

2019.7   International Photography Exhibition, Glasgow International Photography Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2019.2   Here, There, World Trade Center, New York, USA

2019.1   Solo Exhibition: Epidermis, Yi Art Institute, Hefei, China

2018.12  Surface, Loosen Art Gallery, Rome, Italy

2018.11  First Harvard Biennial, Harvard Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA

2018.11  Conceptual, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2018.4   Always Been(), Jonatta Gallery, Northampton, USA

2018.1   Now Feast, Jonaotta Gallery, Northampton, USA

2017.8   Solo Exhibition: Ah:, Globe Hostel, Hefei, China

LiTang, Artist Interview. Nov 2020
Orenda Art Works, Art En+During, 36 Weather. Apr 2020
Issue 03 Harvard MDes Test Print, OUTTASPACE. Dec 2019
Yi Art Institute, Exhibition Catalog of Epidermis . Jan 2019
F-Stop Magazine, Issue#92. Artist Feature, Chinatown Archive. Dec 2018
Blacklist Journal, vol. 3, Brandeis University. Chinatown Archive featured as the cover. Nov 2018
A5 Magazine, Portfolio #20. Artist Feature, Something Somewhere. Nov 2018
Hefei Globe Hostel, Exhibition Catalog of Ah . Aug 2017
Voices and Visions Journal, vol. 8, Smith College. Artist Feature, Kinship Game. Apr 2017
OPPO 2020 Campus Global Renovators Contest Nominee, 2020
Second MEIHODO International Youth Visual Arts Festival  Nominee, 2019
Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize, 2018

Yu Yan (b.1996, China) is a visual artist based in Shanghai and Cambridge. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Studio Arts and Economics in 2018 and is currently a Master’s candidate at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Primarily working with images and objects, she is interested in the connectedness between human beings and the trivial occurrences in the overwhelming developments in the urban scenes.


She is an artist in residence at Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai from 2020 to 2021.