Born in Taichung,Yu-chen Wang has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. She received a bachelor degree in design in 2000, and afterwards moved to London, where shestudied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and later Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her practice employs drawings, performance, video and sculpture, and is inspired by the aesthetics of machines and mechanisms. Her works on paper depict imaginary machines that merge organic and mechanical forms, yet conspicuously lack an obvious function.Her work has been shown extensively, including exhibitions at Hayward Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and ICA in London, Cornerhouse, FutureEverything and BBC Big Screen in Manchester, Galerie L’Oeil de Poisson in Quebec City, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in France, tank.tv and screenings at Darklight Film Festival, Dublin, Videonale, Berlin and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Her first artist’s book ‘The Song of the Machines’ was published by The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester (2012) and distributed by Cornerhouse Publications internationally.
A Splash and a Last Drop, performance at Victoria Baths Manchester as part of FutureEverything, 2011
Recent projects include the group show ‘The House in the Sky’ at Hayward Gallery Concrete, London (2014), three-month residency at Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2014), a newly commissioned drawing installation at Taipei Biennial 2014 curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. She will be the artist-in-residence at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2015) and take part in the group show ‘The Imitation Game’ at Manchester Art Gallery, UK (2016). She has been awarded Arts Council England/British Council Artists’ international development fund to research and develop her 2016 solo exhibition ‘Nostalgia For the Future’ at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.
She currently lives and works in London.