Yu Yan (b.1996, Anhui, China) lives and works in Cambridge. She holds a B.A. degree in Studio Arts and Economics from Smith College, and now is a candidate of the Master in Design Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
 
She is a co-founder of ArtMacro, a web platform publishing in-depth dialogues with people who have multiple careers in the art world. She had also worked at Guggenheim Museum, Aperture Foundation, Magnum Photos, and Fou Gallery in New York.
Her works have been exhibited in China, U.S., Greece, France, Scotland, and Italy. 

Education
2019-2021       MDes in Art, Design and Public Domain, Harvard University
2014-2018       B.A. in Studio Arts & Economics, Smith College
Summer 2017  Parsons School of Design
Spring 2017     Columbia University
 
Selected Exhibitions
Group Exhibition, HOME-ing, Harvard Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 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
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

Wotisart Magazine, Issue #23. Artist Feature

F-Stop Magazine, Issue#92. Artist Feature

Blacklist Journal, vol. 3, Brandeis University

A5 Magazine, Portfolio #20. Artist Feature

Voices and Visions Journal, vol. 8, Smith College. Artist Feature

Awards
 
The Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
              
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