Yanyan Huang’s time-based practice draws upon nature and personal memories, giving impressions of atmospheric moods while yielding a distinctive vocabulary of airy, colorful washes and nimble, aporetic line. The overarching flow and movement, akin to voluptuous balletic performance, conjure compositions that personify tenets of baroque tradition, ancient mythological narratives, and allusions to Chinese landscape and calligraphy.
Born 1988 in Sichuan, China, Yanyan Huang is based between New York, Los Angeles, and Beijing. Deriving influence from a range of Classical and ancient cultures, her work maps out an elaborate mythology of geographies, identities, and interdependent relationships within her own autobiography as well as the natural world.
Recent shows include “黃彥彥/YANYAN HUANG” at Bank (Shanghai, China), “El Baile” at Jelato Love (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), “Final del Juego” at Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts (Beijing, China), “Cloud Tempo” at Salt Projects (Beijing, China), “Nebbia del Tempo” at Ibid (Los Angeles and London), “Giardino del Tempo” at Tomorrow Gallery (New York), “Ex Silentio” at CURA (Rome).
Recent group shows include “Hidden Words” at Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai), “After Effect: Vapegoat Rising” at Ballroom Marfa (Marfa), “Windoes” at The Composing Room (Berlin), and “LA Dreams II” at CF Hill (Stockholm).
Huang’s works can be found in the collections of the Hearst family, East West Bank, Zhang Enli, the Hort family, Kylie Ying, Soho House, and many others. She has been nominated for Forbes’ 30 under 30 and recently collaborated with Edition Hotels.