YU-CHEN WANG
You Have Forgotten Me
50x50cm
Coulour pencil on paper
2006
Wang's drawings are like the murmurings of lovers. All the spoken words, muttering sounds, transform slowly into organic and
fluctuating movement. Gradually they flow with almost unnoticeable speed and fall upon the pale white paper. The hybrid forms
articulate tales of eternal and uncanny transformation, existing somewhere between human and animal, they are multi-cellular
organisms and the blossoms of illusory plants. These translucent beings are in a state of flux, expanding on the extremely flat
surface of dislocation. At first glance, we see the multiform of fluidity, plurality and ambiguity as one or a mixture of many. While
on closer examination, they may become the disorderly multiplied and fragmented masses. There is some kind of free magnetic
tension in between the components. Sometimes they are strongly attracted to each other and sometimes suspended.
EDUCATION  

2001-02   MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London
2000-01   Postgraduate Study in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1998-00   BA in Commercial Design, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
1993-98   Diploma in Commercial Design, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2007
Satellite Works/Oeuvres Satellites, La Centrale, Montreal; Galerie L'Oeil de Poisson, Quebec City, Canada

2006         
Recommendation of the fortnight: Animation & Drawing Programme, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Recommendation of the fortnight: Animation & Drawing Programme
the Bigger Picture/BBC Big Screen Network, Exchange Square, Manchester
Moving in Architecture, Curzon Soho, London
Archipeinture: Artists’ Films: Moving in Architecture, Camden Arts Centre, London
Conjunction 06, AirSpace, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Darklight Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
the Bigger Picture, BBC Big Screen Network, Exchange Square, curated by Cornerhouse, Manchester
Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece
Videonale, Kino Union, Berlin
Saison Vidéo, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
ArtBreak, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Another Product, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Short Film Market - British Council Stand,
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Sequence, The Space, London
Halloween Short Film Festival, ICA, London

2005         
Sequence, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam
Media Art Festival Friesland, Hoofdlocatie, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
the Big M ‘Crossing Borders’, the Blue Carpet, Newcastle
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the Big M, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bow Festival, SPACE, London
The Vauxhall Auteur Theory, Curzon Soho, London
Synch Festival, Electronic Music and Digital Arts, Lavrio Technological and Science Park, Athens, Greece
Take 291, 291 Gallery, London
FleaMarket II, temporarycontemporary, London
Open Screening, Whitechapel Art Gallery. London
Island Art Film & Video Festival, Prenelle Gallery, London

2004          
Caution : Uneven Surfaces, temporarycontemporary, London
YESVEMBER, The House Gallery, Camberwell, London
Tank.TV, ICA, London
Tank.TV, www.tank.tv
PizzaExpress Prospects 2004, Tea Building, London

2003        
Randomize Film and Video Festival, Beijing, China
The Random-ize Taipei Video Art Show, Taipei, Taiwan

2002          
tent. Podion Gallery, Amsterdam
4x4, 291 Gallery, London
Randomize Film and Video Festival, Sovi Art Centre, London
   

AWARDS

2005
Selected for The Best of 2005, Media Art Festival Friesland, the Netherlands
the Grants to Artists, the British Council, UK
Shortlisted for The Vauxhall Auteur Theory Film Competition, London

2004        
Finalist for PizzaExpress Prospects2004 Drawing Prize, London (selected by Tim Marlow)

2002        
Shortlisted for young graduate of the Guardian / Observer Award, UK

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