BFA (UBC), MFA (Parsons)
Jade Yumang focuses on what queer form looks like through various visual strategies in relation to abstraction, beauty, phenomenology, Kantian indifference, and post-AIDS crisis ethos. He investigates this form primarily through performance, sculpture, and installation as a way to see how the body resists or submits through materiality and technique vis-à-vis obsessive acts, strict parameters, repetition, and forms of discipline. These constraints are pushed to the limit where things get blurry, messy, opaque, and unstable.
Selected solo exhibitions include Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2015); Box13 Artspace, Houston, TX (2015); the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (2014); Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2009).
Selected group exhibitions include Invisible-Exports, New York, NY (2015); Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2014-2015); International Print Center New York, New York, NY (2014); Fuchs Project, Brooklyn, NY (2013); The Kitchen, New York, NY (2012); and Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2012). Selected performances include SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival, Rosslyn, VA (2013); Art In Odd Places, New York, NY (2013); and Ideas City, The New Museum, New York, NY (2013).
Recent awards and residencies include, BC Arts Council Travel Grant (2015); Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2014); the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship to participate at the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program (2014); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space (2013); the Fire Island Artist Residency (2012); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Fund to participate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Master Artists-In-Residence Program (2012).
Yumang received his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design with Departmental Honors (2012) and BFA Honours in University of British Columbia as the top graduate (2008).
He was born in Quezon City, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is based in Brooklyn, NY, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada.
He is also part of a NY collaborative team, Tatlo, with Sara Jimenez. He is preparing for his fifth residency in 2016 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.