Lot 34 - Yaya Yajie Liang - Tree House
Ink and Watercolour on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Sandra De Giorgi
Yaya Yajie Liang (b. 1995, Henan, China) has a BA Fine Art China Central Academy of Fine Arts (2018) and a MA Painting at Royal College of Art (2020). She is doing Ph.D. research at Royal College of Art since 2020.
2020: Ph.D. in School of Art and Humanity, Royal College of Art, UK
2018-2020: MA in Painting, Royal College of Art, UK
2014-2018: BA in Fine Art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
Yaya has been shortlisted for The Waverton Art Prize (2022). Recent exhibitions include Gillian Jason Gallery, London, UK (2023); BLANK Gallery, Shanghai, China (2023); Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (2022); 180 The Strand, London, UK (2022); Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK (2022; Fold Gallery, London, UK (2020); Josh Lilley’s Gallery, London, UK (2020); Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK (2020).
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
My work explores the body's metamorphosis and the potential of becoming animal. From the legendary banished beast to the interpenetration of biological space and represented space with body, I interrogate how humans’ analogic mapping to and from animals (within imagined, lived, or taxonomic intimacies) casts a trans light back on the human to help us reconsider the prescribed definition of ‘humanity’, and bleeds ‘animality’, the ‘stuff’ of animal nature that sticks to animals in zombie humanism, back onto the humanness’s texture. I believe that the interdependence between humans and non-humans in a space of constant becoming will remove boundaries and create a new us in a continuous cycle of creation and destruction.
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