Lu Yang is a multi-media artist based in Shanghai. Mortality, androgyny, hysteria, existentialism and spiritual neurology feed Lu’s jarring and at times morbid fantasies. Taking inspiration and resources from anime, gaming and sci-fi subcultures, Lu explores his fantasies through mediums including 3D animation, immersive video game installation, holography, live performances, virtual reality and computer programming. Lu has collaborated with scientists, psychologists, performers, designers, experimental composers, Pop Music producers, robotics labs and celebrities throughout his practice.
Lu Yang has held solo exhibitions in UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and M Woods in Beijing, Cc Foundation in Shanghai, Spiral in Tokyo, Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art, Société in Berlin and MOCA Cleveland. He has participated in several international biennials and triennials such as 2021 Asia Society Triennial in New York, 2012 & 2018 Shanghai Biennial, 2018 Athens Biennale, 2016 Liverpool Biennial, 2016 International Digital Art Biennale in Montreal, China Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale and 2014 Fukuoka Triennial. In 2019, Lu was awarded the 8th BMW Art Journey.
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