Selected Exhibitions
 
Group Exhibition, Public Space Through the Reflections of Lens, Harvard ChinaGSD, 2020
Group Exhibition, 500 Fuji Film Camera Project, Shanghai, China, 2020
Group Exhibition, Windows of Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2020
Group Exhibition, PANDEMIC, Harvard Krikland Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2020
Group Exhibition, Sustainable Future, United Nations, New York, NY 2020
Group Exhibition, HOME-ing, Harvard Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2019
Group Exhibition, Second MEIHODO International Youth Visual Arts Festival, Fukuoka, Japan 2019
Group Exhibition, Out of Focus, Vanities Gallery, Paris, France, 2019
Group Exhibition, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Scotland, 2019
Solo Exhibition, Epidermis, Yi Art Institute, Hefei, Anhui, China, 2019
Group Exhibition, Here There, World Trade Center, New York, 2019
Group Exhibition, First Harvard Biennial, Carpenter Center of Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA, 2018
Group Exhibition, Conceptual, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2018
Group Exhibition, Surfaces, Loosen Art, Rome, Italy, 2018
Group Exhibition, Senior Art Show, Smith College, MA, 2018
Group Exhibition, Always Been (  ), Janotta Gallery, Northampton, MA, 2018
Group Exhibition, Now Feast, Janotta Gallery, Northampton, MA, 2017
Solo Exhibition, Ah:, Globe Hostel Art Space, Hefei, China, 2017
 
Publications
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
Awards
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.

Works