Wang Yuyan (b. 1989, China) is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist living in Paris. She graduated from Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts in 2020 and Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2016. Yuyan Wang's work oscillates between film and installation, often taking an immersive perspective.

Her works focus on the mutation of elementary materials and examine the industrial production chain of images with its endless development towards an abstraction of reality. Beyond the transcription of hypnotic atmospheres generated by omnipresent media, her projects portray alienating industrial labor, revealing how the mechanical and repetitive relationship provokes workers into a state close to trance. Poetic and political, her approach aims to radiograph modern productivism's mutations since the beginning of the 21st century. Her practice of image recycling is a form of detournement regarding the economy of attention.



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Filmography

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean (2021), 11’30
. Berlinale International Film Festival, Germany (1 - 5 March, 2021)Berlinale Shorts
. Tampere Film Festival, Finland (10 – 14 March, 2021)International Competition
. Vidéoformes - Festival International d'Arts Numériques, France (18 – 21 March, 2021)Competition
. Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania (18 March – 1 April, 2021)Special: Activism in Cinema
. Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (22 – 28 March, 2021)International Competition
. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (14 – 18 April,2021)Student Competition
. Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International, Germany (27 April – 2 May, 2021)Official Selection
. Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt (19 – 25 May,2021)Short Documentary Competition
. Documentamadrid, Spain (26 – 30 May, 2021)International Competition
. Golden Harvest Short Film Festival, Taiwan (28 May – 6 June, 2021)Competition
. Netzhaut Ton Film Festival, Austria (18 – 20 June, 2020)Short Film Competition, Young Talent Award
. Pesaro Film Festival - Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Italy (19 – 26 June, 2021)Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Competition, Young Jury Award
. Festival ECRÃ, Brazil (15 – 25 July, 2021)Official Selection
. Festival Partie(s) de Campagne, France (15 - 18 July, 2021)Séance OVNI
. European Film Festival Palic, Serbia (17 – 23 July, 2021)Young Spirit of Europe
. Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Colombia (1 – 31 August, 2021)Competition
. Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Russia (11 - 16 August, 2021)Competition, Special Mention
. Liquid Forms - Para-Site, Hong Kong (August 2021), China
. IndieLisboa Film Festival, Portugal (21 August – 6 September, 2021)International Competition
. Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 22 August, 2021)Short Film Competition
. Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Slovenia (25 – 29 August, 2021)Video on the Beach
. CINEMANCIA Film Festival, Colombia (1 – 7 September, 2021)Official Selection
. Leiden Shorts, the Netherlands (2 – 5 September, 2021)Competition
. Pow Film Fest, United States ( 3 – 6 September, 2021)Official Selection
. Pluk de Nacht, the Netherlands (8 – 12 September, 2021)
. Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece (12 - 18 September, 2021)Student International Competition
. Rockaway Film Festival, United States (13 – 19 September, 2021)
. Champs-Elysées Film Festival, France (14 – 21 September, 2021)French Short Film Competition
. Equinoxio Film Festival, Colombia (17 – 30 September, 2021)Official Competition: Horizons
. Lille International Short Film Festival, France (17 - 26 September, 2021)National Competition
. Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (17 - 26 September, 2021)Official Selection: Experimental Short, Best Experimental Film Award
. Film Festival Allers-Retours - Cinéma d'Auteur Chinois, France (17 September – 1October, 2021)Short Film Program
. 25FPS International Experimental Film Festival, Croatia (23 – 26 September, 2021)International Competition, Audience Award
. Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (24 - 30 September, 2021) Video Art & Experimental Competit
. Festifreak - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina (1 – 17October, 2021)Competition
. Fest New Directors New Films Festival, Portugal (4 – 11 October, 2021)Short Experimental Competition
. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada (6 - 17 October, 2021)Les Nouveaux Alchimistes Competition
. EUREKA University Film FESTIVAL, Colombia (12 – 19 October, 2021)Expanded Cinema Panorama
. Chicago International Film Festival, United States (13 – 24 October, 2021)Documentary Short Film Competition
. Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Switzerland (20 – 24 October, 2021)International Short Film Competition
. Świdnica Film Festival SPEKTRUM, Poland (24 – 30 October, 2021)Competition
. Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (25 - 31 October, 2021)International Competition
. Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (2 – 7 November, 2021)Documentary Competition
. Denver Film Festival, United States (3 – 14 November, 2021)Main Competition – Avant Garde
. Festival Interférences, France (10 - 21 November, 2021)
. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany (16 - 21 November, 2021)Competition
. Villeurbanne Short Film Festival, France (19 - 28 November, 2021)
. Poitiers Film Festival, France (26 November - 3 December, 2021)International Competition
. Kortfilmfestival Leuven, Belgium (4 – 11 December, 2021)Labo Program

 

All Movements Should Kill the Wind (2019), 12’20
. 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
. Vienna Shorts - 17th International Short Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
. Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland, Special Mention
. Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
. Elemental Relations: Thinking Ecologically through Artist Films and Videos,NYU Shanghai, China
. Short Waves Festival, Poznań, Polish
. Videoformes Digital Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Prix Videoformes 2020
. Asian Film Archive, Singapore
. Reframe: The (In) Hospitable World. Singapore
. Filmschoolfest Munich, Germany
. Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia
. Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
. Video magazine Labocine, October Issue (#51) "YOU ARE HERE"
. Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, Best Short Documentary
. Festival Des Cinémas Différents Et Expérimentaux De Paris, France
. Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas, Marseille, France
. 22nd Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt
. Let's Talk About Water, Global Institute for Water Security, Canada
. CineCina Film Festival, New York, USA, Best Experimental Short
. Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Paris, France
. EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, Korean
. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine
. New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia
. NOWNESS China New Talent Awards, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
. Beijing International Short Film Festival, Beijing҅China
. International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Switzerland
. 25 FPS - International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
. OVNi Festival, Nice, France
. Poitiers Film Festival, Poitiers, France, Jury Prize
. Videobox, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
. Panorama 21, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France


 
Solo Exhibition
2016 I don’t even understand,ENSBA,Paris,France.
2014 The guide has been rectified, Community Art Space, Hangzhou, Chine.



Group Exhibition
. From Seeing to Acting, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, 2021
. Liquid Forms - Para-Site, Hong Kong, 2021
. 65e édition du Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France, 2021
. Panorama 21, Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France
. OVNi Festival, Nice, France, 2020
. Videobox, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris,France, 2020
. Panorama 21 Les revenants, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France, 2019
. Primitive People, Centre d’art Ange Leccia, Corsica,France, 2018
. Providenza Festival, Corsica, France, 2018
. Dictionary of rhymes,Mi* Galery,Paris, France, 2018
. Une légère oscillation, Loo&Lou Galery, Paris, France, 2018
. Your brain is my bedroom, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France, 2017
. Nos ombres devant nous, La Fondation Ricard, Paris, France,2017
. Felicità 17, Palais des Beaux-arts, Paris, France,2017
. Is there something I should know? Do Disturb Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2017
. Can’t fake it anymore. Fondation BROWNSTONE, Paris, France, 2016
. Vilmouth Time, la Nuit des Musées, Musée Mac/Val, Ivry sur Seine, France, 2016
. Same Same But Different, Ensba, Paris, France, 2016
. Nature And Me, Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2015. Japan, 2015
. Reform, Kunstverein Nürtingen e.V. German, 2015

. Ertne, Galerie Area-Area revenue(s), Paris, France, 2014
. You've gone too far, Ensba, Paris, France, 2014

. Deep reality, Atelier Vilmouth, Paris, France, 2014
. Declaration of Independence,Today Art museum,Berijing, China, 2012
. How to become an ignorant,Hanart TZ Gallery,Hongkong, 2012
. Do you remember the Soviet Union? Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai,China, 2012
. Brain Storm, Guangdong Museum of Art,Guangdong,China, 2012


Grants/Prize
. Art Production Grant, Fondation des Artistes, France, 2021
. Best Experimental Film Award, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, 2021
. Audience Award,  25FPS International Experimental Film Festival, Croatia, 2021
. Young Talent Award, Netzhaut Ton Film Festival, Austria, 2021
. Young Jury Prize,Pesaro Film Festival, Italy, 2021
. Special Mention, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Russia, 2021
. Special Mention, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland, 2020
. Prix Videoformes, Videoformes Digital Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France,2020
. Best Short Documentary,Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2020
. Best Experimental Short, CineCina Film Festival, New York, USA, 2020
. Jury Prize,Poitiers Film Festival, Poitiers, France, 2019
. Video Analix Forever, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, 2019
. Prix THADDAEUS ROPAC des amis des beaux-arts, ENSBA, 2016
. Prix FONDATION JEAN-FRANCOIS ET MARIE-LAURE DE CLEMONT-TONNERRE, ENSBA, 2016