Mickey Yang

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Omgevingkunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

My work consists of objects, videos and performances that I bring together in installations. I use the visual language of things, for example “kinder-surprise” eggs and spoons - and strip them from their original meaning. I use images and atmospheres that call on our collective memory - which became even more universal in this digital era. As a Dutch citizen and daughter of Singaporean immigrants, I don’t have a specific mother tongue. The lack of a common language and the distance between me and my family created a split in my cultural identity. That’s why early on in my life I started having interest in visual communication and ended up studying media- and graphic design from 2005 until 2010. At the academy in The Hague I started developing my interest in poetry and drama that encounter impossibilities and misidentification. By using different media and materials I created distance from my own identity and its displacement, this turned my experiences into an open dialogue. Because of the lack of art and culture in my upbringing, I find it important that the public outside the art ‘scene’ should get in touch with art in a nonpretentious way. That is why I am looking for ways to combine materials without value with visual poetry and the absurd. I have experimented with materials like dough, artificial lava, foam or haze that transform over time. The materials used in my videos and audio segments stay constant. The synergies between the works create interplay between the real world, the artificial world and our collective memory. By reinterpreting the language of things I am investigating the different realities and multiple identities that we have created for ourselves.

Werk

Whos zoomin who?
Titel Whos zoomin who?
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Groupshow
Techniek Video, Aluminium, Spray paint, Plaster
Formaat
Me and my dino
Titel Me and my dino
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Groupshow
Techniek PVC pipes, Tie rips
Formaat 3,5 M x 10 M
Killamangiro
Titel Killamangiro
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Groupshow
Techniek Video projection, plaster, graphic print
Formaat
A-A-A (detail)
Titel A-A-A (detail)
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Groupshow
Techniek video projection, 2 mediaplayers, 2 beam
Formaat
Lotus Europa
Titel Lotus Europa
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek Camera obsecura, beamer
Formaat
Blauw \/\/it compositie
Titel Blauw \/\/it compositie
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving
Techniek performance
Formaat
Bubbles, Lava, Haze
Titel Bubbles, Lava, Haze
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek Video projection, cardboard, MDF, fan, p
Formaat
As a token of his never ending love
Titel As a token of his never ending love
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Solo
Techniek Video, soundscape, textile ceiling, ligh
Formaat
Trial and error, back and forth
Titel Trial and error, back and forth
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Groupshow
Techniek Installation
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

My work consists of objects, videos and performances that I bring together in installations. I use the visual language of things, for example “kinder-surprise” eggs and spoons - and strip them from their original meaning. I use images and atmospheres that call on our collective memory - which became even more universal in this digital era. As a Dutch citizen and daughter of Singaporean immigrants, I don’t have a specific mother tongue. The lack of a common language and the distance between me and my family created a split in my cultural identity. That’s why early on in my life I started having interest in visual communication and ended up studying media- and graphic design from 2005 until 2010. At the academy in The Hague I started developing my interest in poetry and drama that encounter impossibilities and misidentification. By using different media and materials I created distance from my own identity and its displacement, this turned my experiences into an open dialogue. Because of the lack of art and culture in my upbringing, I find it important that the public outside the art ‘scene’ should get in touch with art in a nonpretentious way. That is why I am looking for ways to combine materials without value with visual poetry and the absurd. I have experimented with materials like dough, artificial lava, foam or haze that transform over time. The materials used in my videos and audio segments stay constant. The synergies between the works create interplay between the real world, the artificial world and our collective memory. By reinterpreting the language of things I am investigating the different realities and multiple identities that we have created for ourselves.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters M.K.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Mickey Yang
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.mickeyyang.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Autonoom Beeldende Kunst 2011-2015 J

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Artez, Arnhem Grafische Vormgeving 2009-2010
SintLucas, Boxtel Grafische Vormgeving 2005-2009

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Moira, Utrecht As a token of his never ending love SOLO
2017 Kunstvereniging Diepenheim The principle of least effort GROEP
2016 Westergas fabriek, Amsterdam Amsterdam Unfair 2016 GROEP
2015 Gallerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam BEST OF GRADUATES 2015 GROEP
2015 GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag Now or Never GROEP
2015 Studio Omstand & Circa..dit, Arnhem Ernstig Geschikt GROEP
2015 Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag Graduation Festival GROEP
2015 W139, Amsterdam Does not Equal (screening) GROEP
2015 Droog Amsterdam Rethinking Luxury GROEP
2013 Nest, Den Haag Me, Myself and I GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 Beeldenstorm Eindhoven Residency werkperiode

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2016 Lecture at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 Kunstvereniging Diepenheim Diepenheim NL site specifiek werk J
2017 Beeldenstorm & Grafisch atelier Daglicht Eindhoven NL Vormgeven banier voor het project 'Disobedient Bodies / The autonomous life of things #1' J
2017 COC Haaglanden Den Haag John Blankensteinprijs 2017 J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 Who's zoomin' who NL Video installatie
2017 Tilt shift and rocky rainbows NL Print op lichtbak
2017 A-A-A NL Video

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender Trichis Publishing Kalender
2017 'The principle of least effort' bij Kunstvereniging Diepenheim Metropolis M Recensie
2016 Moedervlekjes en vaag vlees Volkskrant Recensie
2016 Dwalend op jong talent stuiten Het Parool Recensie
2016 Unfair Amsterdam 2016 Catalogus Interview

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2016 Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam Residency Beeldenstorm
2015 Stroom, Den Haag KABK Invest

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Interview - West, 24 Hours with Gary Hill Arminius Rotterdam 2018 2018
Live visuals - Kunst is Lang, Mister Motley 2018 2018
Spreker, MAKE ART NOT €? - De belofte, Utrecht 2016 2016
Gast docent - Cultuur en communicatie project, Maris College Den Haag - Gast docent 2016 2016
Publieksbegeleidster - Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden 2016 2018
Medeorganisator - QUOTE ME IF I'M WRONG, Pre-eind expositie 2015 2016
Gastvrouw - Nest, Den Haag 2014 2016
Hoofd PR - Studium Generale KABK, Den Haag 2013 2013
Stage - Studio Room, Naarden-Vesting 2008 2008
Stage - dok architecten, Amsterdam 2007 2008