Wang Yuyang

CVF 2013

Objects of Fantasy – Wang Yuyang Solo Exhibition

8 May – 12 June 2013

Mon – Sun, 11.00 – 18.00

Venue: Inigo Rooms (King's College London), Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)
Free entry

Exhibition Private View (invitation only)
7 May, 18.00 - 20.00 (Tuesday)
Venue: Archaeology Room (King's College London), Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)

Artist talk: Wang Yuyang and His World Co-Hosted by Dr Marko Daniel (Tate Modern), Prof. Jiehong Jiang (CCVA, Birmingham City University)
9 May, 18.30- 20.00 (Thursday)
Venue: Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)
Tickets: Free (Free tickets for the talk are now available at

Wang Yuyang

The majority of Wang Yuyang’s artworks are derived from his mesh of experience of what he sees and does on a daily basis. Through his unique creative approach, Wang makes mute, humble objects speak, revealing human stories and emotions. Wang challenges audiences to question the very structure of reality, offering glimpses of the world from radically different perspectives.

With his art, Wang creates a playful arena for various perceptual discoveries, in an effort to inspire audiences to reconsider their relationship with the outside world and its constituent parts in a state of constant, rapid progress.

Wang Yuyang (b. 1979, Harbin), educated at Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Beijing, is recognised as one of the emerging conceptual artist in China. His work is an exploration through obsolete technologies and a challenge of our perception in daily life. Ranging from sculpture, painting, photography and video, his work is a spiritual art focusing on post-sense and sensibility of this generation and bringing humor into the questioning of our body cognition.

Wang’s work has been shown in major exhibitions and festivals internationally including Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Palazzo Strozzi.


Also see Chinese Visual Festival on King's College London Website.

Featured Artwork


  • 乾旦路+0323_..

    My Way

    Director: Cheuk Cheung, Running Time: 72', Year: 2012 Documentary, Hong Kong China Language: Cantonese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Jury comment: "This beautiful film follows two young men committed to the fading tradition of playing female roles in Chinese opera as a path to self-realization." My Way has just been nominated for the "Best New Director" Award at the 13th Edition of the...

  • 侦探

    Private Detective

    Director: Pan Zhiqi, Running Time: 47', Year: 2010 Documentary, China Language: Chinese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Private detectives started to appear in many cities in China during the 1990s, mainly being hired to investigate and extramarital affairs. However, due to strict state control over such cases, the industry has always existed in a legal and moral grey zone. In Private Detective, Pan...

  • Rice Distribution

    Rice Distribution

    Director: Tammy Cheung, Running Time: 35', Year: 2003 Documentary, Hong Kong China Language: Cantonese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Tammy Cheung’s Rice Distribution focuses on the Ghost Festival in Hong Kong, which takes place during the seventh lunar month of the year. During the festival, the gates of hell are opened to free the hungry ghosts who wander the world seeking food, and...

  • 1:15

    1 : 15

    Director: Xiang Jianheng, Running Time: 6'50", Year: 2012 Animation, China Subtitle: Chinese and English Special Mention- the animations of Xiang Jianheng, for their unique vision. Chinese Visual Festival is proud to present its first animation screenings, featuring three shorts by Xiang Jianheng, one of China’s most exciting new talents. Mixing stop motion animation, propagandist imagery and western medieval art and tackling diverse themes of memory and nuclear war, the three...

  • 04_Sam Hui Yat_03

    Sam Hui Yat

    Director: Ho Chung Ken, Running Time: 12', Year: 2012 Documentary, Hong Kong China Language: Cantonese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Ho Chung Ken’s Sam Hui Yat takes the audience through a day in the life of a traditional local dim sum restaurant in an old quarter of Western District on Hong Kong Island. Serving stir fry, dim sum and other dishes, the historic...

  • Bi Jiang

    Bi Jiang

    Director: Zhou Wei, Running Time: 63', Year: 2012 Documentary, China Language: Chinese Dialect           Subtitle: Chinese and English Bi Jiang looks at the tide of change sweeping China, with fabulous visuals and down to earth characters. Set in Zhi Zi Luo village in the stunning Nu Jiang Canyon of Yunnan, the film focuses on two very different men and their daily lives. Locally born Zhou has...