Vanguard gallery

Frank Wangyefeng



1984      born in Shanghai, China

2011      Master of Fine Arts, Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Fine Arts College of Shanghai University

Currently lives and works in Providence and New York, USA



Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2022       The Levitating Perils, Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, Providence, RI, USA

2022       Slow Spectre, SEAGER Gallery, London, UK  

2021       On Hold – Solo Exhibition of Frank WANG Yefeng, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2021       Terraza Cervantes – Frank WANG Yefeng & José Ruiz, The 13th Shanghai Biennale Special program, Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes,Shanghai, China

2020      The Groundless Protag, GlogauAIR Public Showcase, Berlin, Germany

2020      The Expelled New, Multispace NYC,  NY, USA

2019      Arthub Asia, The Table and Online Artist Screening Series, Shanghai, China

2018      Dyspepsia – Mattia Casalegno x Frank Wang Yefeng, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2017      [‘Penthaus], Between Art Lab, Beijing, China

2017      Parallel Reality – Wang Yefeng/Shamus Clisset, Amelie A. Wallace Wallace Gallery, SUNY, Long Island, USA

2016      The Drifting Stages, Arthub Asia Artists Screening Program, Shanghai, China

2015      New Games, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

2014      I – Generation, Solo Exhibition of Yefeng Wang, Art Projects Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

2013      Impersonal – Solo exhibition: Yefeng Wang:, HEREArts Center, New York, USA



Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2023   Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2023, RaidenINST, Beijing, China

2023   Mediums and Messengers, Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2022   YY OS Gold Canopy, YveYang Gallery, New York, USA 

2022   Art Week Encore: Art021xH8, No.8 Hengshan Rd, Shanghai, China

2022   Hug: Nestling the Drifting World, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea

2022   Beast, Chimera, Kin, Hessel Museum of Art, NY, USA

2021    Boomerang – OCAT Biennial ‘21, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2021    Encounters with Incomprehension, The Wrong Biennale No.5, Online 

2021    There was only this world, this looted, ventriloquized Earth, Curated by Francesca Altamura,

2021    Night Lights Denver, Public Projection Installation, Commission for Denver Digerati, Denver, CO, USA

2021    RenZhiChu, Public Screening at 10 Times Square Billboard, ZAZ10TS, New York, USA

2021    Fulfillment Service Ltd, Outdoor billboards and Online Exhibition, Commission for Royal College of Art and Gasworks, London, UK

2021    Wassaic Project 021 Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, NY, USA

2020    Asian Now – Paris Asian Art Festival, OCULA

2020    Liminal Pavilion, Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok, Thailand

2020    World on Fire – Supernova Animation Festival 2020, Denver Digerati, Colorado, USA

2020    AI: Love and Artificial Intelligent, Hyundai Motor Studio, Beijing, China

2020    Resonance, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2019      BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2019    Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

2019    Beijing Contemporary Art Expo, Beijing, China

2019    File Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2019    Ocean (with Slime Engine), MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2018    International Festival Les Instants Video, Marseilles, France

2018    Cynetart 2018, Festspielhaus Hellerau and Pylon Lab, Dresden, Germany

2018    Liminality, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2018    Off The Wall, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA

2018    Immortal City, Tianjin Binhai Museum, Tianjin, China

2017      Real-Fake 2.0, Connecticut College, Connecticut, United States

2017      Real-Fake 2.0, Chazan Familly Gallery, Rhode Island College

2017      NARS foundation open studios, Brooklyn, United States

2017      Forever Fornever, Wrong Biannual, Rhode Island College, United States and online

2017      Body Farm, Paradise Palace Gallery, Brooklyn, United States

2017      2D faculty annual exhibition, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island, United States

2017      Two persons show of Wang Yefeng/Shamus Clisset, SUNY Wallace Gallery, Long Island, United States

2017      [‘Penthaus], Between Art Lab, Beijing, China

2016      Shenzhen MAF Media Art Festival, Shen Zhen, China

2016      Real-Fake.2.0, Bronx Art Space, New York, United States

2016      Threshold Frequency, Art Museum of Nanjing university of the Arts, Nanjing, China

2016      Dream Space, New Hive, New York, United States

2016      Art in the City, Chi K11 Museum, Shanghai, China

2016      Governors Island Art Fair, New York, United States

2016      Concept, CICA Museum, South Korea

2016      District B, Beijing, China

2016      Do you wanna play with me?, Between Art Lab, Shanghai, China

2016      The Drifting Stages, Arthub Asia Artists Screening Program, Shanghai, China

2016      Meanwhile 01: Wang Yefeng, Newhive, United States

2015      Yami-ichi NYC, Knockdown Art Center, New York, United

2015      NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, New York, United States

2015      Myth and Mutations, Reverse Art Gallery, New York, United States

2014      Chiaroscuro, The Research House For Asian Art, Chicago, United States

2014      NARS foundation annual benefit & silent auction, New York, United States

2014      A Fake-Real World, Media City, Xi’an, China



Artists Residency / Fellowship

2022      Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Artist in Residency (Up-coming, August – September, 2022)

2021      International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Artist in Residency, Brooklyn, NY (May – August, 2021)

2020      GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany (January – April, 2020)

2013      New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (July – September, 2013)



Honor/Awards / Grant (Selected)

2021      Artists to Watch ‘21,

2021      NYFA City Artist Corps Grants

2020      Winner, AFIAS AWARDS 2020, Spain Moving Image Festival




2018      Rhode Island College Major Research Grant, through RIC Committee for Faculty Scholarship

2016      Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through RIC Research Committee

2014      Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grant, through RIC Research Committee

2012      “CAAP” Grant, through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events



Lectures / Artist Talks / Publications (Selected)

2021      Visiting Lecture Series, Department of Digital Art, Pratt Institute

2021      Artists at Work: Frank WANG Yefeng in conversation with Danielle Shang, International Studio & Curatorial Program

2021      Interview, Chatroom Issue 13: About Inbetween Identity, Cross-cultural Creativity, and Social Activism, On Open-, Spotify and Apple Podcast  

2021      Artist Interview: The Revelation after “On Hold,” Art China 

2020      Writing: The Inbetweenner’s Condition, Heichi Magazine

2020      Issue 11 Featured Artist and interview, Maake Magazine, Curated by Tanya Gayer

2020      Artist Talk in the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch school of the Arts, Online

2020      Artist Talk in the Expanded Media Program, Connecticut College, Online

2019      Unreal Estate, Brooklyn Paper, reviewed by Julianne Cuba

2019      BRIC Biennial Puts Spotlight on Artists Working in South and Southern Brooklyn, Brownstone, reviewed by Craig Hubert

2019      At BRIC Biennial, Diversity is Not A Trend, AFROPUNK, reviewed by Diana McClure

2019      Travels Through the Unreal, Screening and Artists Panel Discussion, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY, USA

2018      Marseille 2018, (p.6-p.7), Turbulence Vidéo magazine, n°102, reviewed by Jean-Paul Fargier

2018      Artist to Watch: Hottest Talent in 2018, Take Magazine, USA

2018      Liminality & Mind-State Journeys Explored at The Border, HAMPTONS ART HUB, reviewed by Jonathan Goodman

2018      Limitless Potential, QUIET LUNCH, reviewed by Audra Lambert

2018      Dyspepsia: A Techno-Existential Intrusion Into The Human Body, BROKELYN, reviewed by Tansy Xiao

2017      Artist interview, Digital America Issue #9, online

2017      Artist Lecture, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, USA

2017      Transnational Hub Panel Discussion and Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2017      Artist Lecture, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

2016      Meanwhile01 – Wang Yefeng, Newhive, interviewed by Chris Romero, online

From Nipple Fountains to Holographic Keith Haring, Artfcity, online





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