October 2017 - February 2018
This fall, M WOODS is proud to present the first institutional solo exhibition of Lu Yang in mainland China. Comprising three ambitious commissions and a selection of previous works, the show unfolds over the distinct architectural program of the museum, giving Beijing’s international audiences a glimpse into the artist’s highly personal mythology. Lu Yang has developed a body of sculpture, video, and installations that synthesize her inter-disciplinary research into neuroscience and cross-cultural religious iconography. Informed by the sugary brutalism of manga and Japanese video games, LuYang’s visual language transcends narrow labels of gender and nationality.
Lu Yang (b. 1984, Shanghai) is a graduate of the China Academy of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Lu Yang: Welcome to LuYang in Hell (Sociéte, Berlin, 2017); LuYang Delusional Crime and Punishment (NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, 2016); and LuYang Delusional Mandala (Beijing Commune, 2016). Group exhibitions featuring her work include: After Us (K11 chi Art Museum, Shanghai, 2017); Hyperlinks 2 (Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 2017); and Believe In the Power of Gesture (Projektraum LS43, Berlin, 2017). Her work has also been featured in the China Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015.