Xu Yang Chinese, b. 1996
Dressing Table with Flowers 28022020, 2020
Flower by Heart 02072020, 2020
Touch the Beauty 02072020, 2020
Mind Space 01, 16102020, 2020
Mind Space 02, 16102020 , 2020
Mirror 26022020 , 2020
Scent Bottle 01, 05102020, 2020
Scent Bottle 02, 05102020, 2020
Swing on the fire 13082020, 2020
The Admirer 27012020, 2020
Mirror Mirror 22032019, 2019
Who is the Fairest of Them All 02052019, 2019
Xu Yang is a London based artist born in Shandong, China. She graduated with 1st Class Honours in BA Painting Wimbledon College of Arts and is currently attending MA Painting at Royal College of Art.
Xu explores the construction of identity through a contemporary female gaze. Drawing on art history, fashion, fairy tale and drag performance. Xu pushes beyond the canvas and behind the mask to question what is real and what is fake and what is woman in her fantasy world.
Xu’s works have been exhibited in China, Italy, Spain, the United States and across the UK. London, Shanghai, Venice, Athens and across USA.
Born in 1996 in Shandong, China
Lives in London, Britain.
2020 100 Carats Diamond, ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust,
2019 Present but In and Out of Focus, Central Saint Martins, London (Performance).
2017 An Empty Room, Deyin Hardware Head Office, ZiBo, ShanDong, China.
2017 She is Me as Myself, Yishu Gallery, ChangZhou, China.
2016 Contemporary Painting,City Milu Space, ChangZhou, China.
2019 Little Originals, Dock Street Studios, Dundee, Scotland.
2019 ArtWork Open 2019, ArtWorks Project Space, London.
2019 Beautiful China, Beautiful World, Golden Era of China-UK, The Palace of
2019 Air Open 2019, Air Gallery, Manchester.
2019 Where We Once Were Someone, A Yngspc Online Exhibition, Online,
2019 Celebration, Roost Studios and Art Gallery, NYC, United States.
2018 Beijing Summer Show, NL Gallery, Beijing, China.
2018 Chain, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China.
2018 Neulinge, The Crypt Gallery, London.
2018 HuangYan, Chelsea Triangle Space, Chelsea College of arts, London.
2017 Bring Me My Cloak, LVP House, North Acton, London, United Kingdom.
2017 Xu Yang, Ghost Space, Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon college of art,
2017 Unicorn, Wimbledon Library Space, London.
2017 The Currents of Identity, The Crypt Gallery, London. Curated: Dr. Annie Xu, Yang Xu.
2017 Infinite Possibility, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Rd, London.
2017 To be continued… , North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei Province, China.
2017 Remarquable, Anaglifos Art Gallery, Carrer d’en Monec, Barcelona, Spain.
2017 Materiality in Painting, 26 Spaces, Wimbledon College of Arts, Wimbledon, London.
2017 Olympus UAL Photography Award, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London.
2017 One Year Anniversary Art Fair, Deptford Does Art, The Brookmill, London.
2016 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse, London.
2016 Bridge–Crossing & Conversation, Totem Il Canale Gallery, Venice, Italy.
2016 Bad Art is a Journey, 1933 Ancient Slaughterhouse, ShangHai, China.
2016 Line of Edge, Art in Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2016 Capsticks Exhibition, Selected from WCA Students, London.
2016 Moment, Coningsby Gallery, London.
2019 I Always Believed Unicorns are Real14102019, Project in Collaboration with Wellsproject, London.
2019 Contribute to Dr. Annie Xu’s PHD research.
2017 Generation Exchange, in Collaboration with Dr. Susanna Round, Wimbledon Space.
2017 Imaging Technologies, Artist-collaboration with Painting Research at Wimbledon College of Arts,
Tate Exchange, Tate Morden, London.
2016 Blood Pressure,The Archive Room, Wimbledon College of Arts, London.
2016 What Happens to Us, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, London.
2016 Here She Comes, Royal Festival Hall, London (performance in collaboration with Monster Chetwynd).
Awards and Achievements
2020 Contemporary Young Artist, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
2019 ArtWork Open 2019, Prize winner, Barbican Arts Group Trust, ArtWorks Project Space, London.
2019 Air Open 2019, Highly Commended award, Air Gallery, Manchester.
2019 The Signature Art Prize, Shortlist, Bankside Hotel, London.
2018 Clyde & Co Art Award, Shortlist, St Botolph Building, London.
2017 Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday University Competition, Shortlist, The Black&White Building, Rivington Street, London.
2019 On the Mountain We Stay, Shandong, China. Supported by No Space.