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YAO Qingmei

YAO Qingmei




YAO Qingmei (b.1982, Zhejiang, China) currently lives and works in Wenzhou and Paris. She achieved DNSEP with honors from Villa Arson, Nice, France in 2013, and was awarded the winner of Prix spécial du jury at the 59th Salon de Montrouge in 2014 in France, the Prize Young Chinese Artist of the Yearin 2017 in China, the 68th Prix Jeune Création of Paris in 2018, Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship in 2022, Individual Creative Assistance (AIC) Artist Projects support in 2022 in Paris.

Her video and installation works are collected by public and private foundations such as the Fondation d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, Director of Cultural Affairs of Marseille, Guangdong Museum of Art, Taikang Art Museum in Beijing, and Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. She has held solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, West Bund Museum in Shanghai. And she has exhibited her work or participated in video screenings or performed live at Whitechapel Gallery in the UK, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Shanghai Contemporary Art Biennal, BIENNALE JCE - Jeune Creation Europeenne, UCCA Beijing, Para Site in Hong Kong, among others.

YAO’s practice traverses the boundary between performance and its site, frequently enacting intervention in public space to perturb the parameters of its reality and surroundings. Her art is deep-rooted in a critical reflection into the formulation of political and social questions, exploring how symbolic gestures gain or lose power through forms of appropriation and displacement. Here, humor plays an important role in her work, using the poetics of comedy to expose the absurdity of a particular issue. Offering different methods of resistance, her theatrical performances and interventions find their form in an area overlapping burlesque traditions of satire and parody, which combine with framing devices influenced by theatre sets and costume, pedagogical lectures, the dialectic between image and text,choreography inspired by modern dance.

1982年出生于中国浙江省,现生活、工作于巴黎和温州。2013年毕业于阿尔松国立高等艺术学院,获得法国国家造型美术硕士学位;2014年获得法国第59届蒙鲁日沙龙(Salon de Montrouge) 评审团特奖;2017年获得上海保时捷首届中国青年艺术家年度评选大奖;2018年获得巴黎第68 届青年艺术创作奖(Jeune Création),2022年她获得了及亚洲文化协会的纽约驻留奖助以及法国巴黎大区AIC个人艺术项目基金。

她的影像和装置作品被巴黎市当代艺术基金会、马赛市文化事务总局、广东美术馆,北京泰康美术馆和旧金山卡蒂斯特艺术基金会等公共和私人基金会收藏。她曾在巴黎东京宫、图卢兹白亭美术馆举办个展,在英国白教堂美术馆,巴黎欧洲摄影之家,慕尼黑艺术之家博物馆,上海当代艺术双年展,欧洲青年艺术双年展,北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心、香港Para Site艺术中心等机构展出作品,参与影像放映及实施现场表演。


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