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Yu Yan is a visual artist based in New York, United States. Primarily working with researched-based projects and site-specific installations, she follows intuitive research pursuits across a variety of disciplines and disparate systems of knowledge in natural and political landscapes. She is interested in the connectedness between personal memory and collective urban scenes, addressing issues around immigration and the diaspora community.

2019-2022  Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Art, Design, and the Public Domain Program
2017  Columbia University
2017  Parsons New School
2014-2018  Smith College, Studio Arts; Economics
2020.10-2021.2  The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist-in-Residence Program, Shanghai, China

Selected Exhibitions
2023. 6  Sight/Geist, The 8th Floor, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, U.S.
2022.12   Utopia, The Holy Art, Athens, Greece
2022.10. The One International Digital Art Contes, Forum Gallery, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
2022.9   Materialism in Reminiscing, the BLANC gallery, New York, U.S.
2022.10  The Hand at Fenix Arts, Fayetteville, AR, U.S.
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, U.S.
2022.1   Stem: Anhui Young Contemporary Artists Archives Show, Yi Art Institute, Hefei, China
2021.12 PPPPRESS, Wiesner Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.
2021.10 Self-introduction, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, U.S.
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, U.S.
2020.4   Pandemic, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, U.S.
2019.10  HOME-ing, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, U.S.

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, U.S.

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, U.S.

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

The Digital Chroma Agency, Dec 2022 Magazine feature
Al-Tiba9 Artist Interview, Jan 2023
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
Second MEIHODO International Youth Visual Arts Festival  Nominee, 2019
Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize, 2018
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