Yu Ching Wang
Yu Ching Wang
Yu-Ching Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is a conceptual artist and works in video, performative action, spatial installation, and photography. She recently studies for her Master's degree in Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, New York. She holds a BFA from the Department of Fine Arts and focused on Mixed Media at Taipei National University of the Arts, and an MFA in Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts. She recently had her solo exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan (2022).
My recent works focus on exploring the social and cultural elements in the environment around me through the lens of my identity as a foreigner. Like a social investigator, based on objectively observing the living environment and society, then I make my artworks through subjective thinking. I collect information and clues from the outside world, such as abandoned objects in the parks and some seemingly unrelated events that happened in New York City in the same month, and associate them with my thoughts and personal experience about my race and my cultural background. Through intervening in specific situations, such as public spaces, to produce artworks with my perspectives, I enjoy creating unusual and humorous scenes to present hidden critical and political concepts and meanings. I strive for the moment when people become aware of unexpected realities provoked by my projects.
Breathing in New York, March 2020
No Air No Plane