Jade Yumang

BFA (UBC), MFA (Parsons)

Jade Yumang focuses on the concept of queer form and its aesthetics primarily through sculpture, installation, and performance 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. This direction is guided through the tracing and summoning of historical amnesia, by means of myths, historiography, scandal trials, obscenity laws, and filmic tropes.

Selected solo exhibitions include CP Projects Space, New York, NY (2017); 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 Fierman, New York, NY (2017); Equity Gallery, New York, NY (2016); ONE Archives, Los Angeles, CA (2016); The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (2016); 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 Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY (2017); 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, British Columbia Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists (2017); Canada Council for the Arts Project Grants to Visual Artists (2016); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency Program (2016); Opposum House Residency (2016); Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship to participate at the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program (2014); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space (2013); Fire Island Artist Residency (2012); and 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 also part of a New York-based collaborative team, Tatlo, with Sara Jimenez. He preparing for two solo shows in TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (2017) and Art League Houston, TX (2018).



Winter 2018

VISA250 Print Media Sections

Visual print culture, and contemporary and historical technical print practices. Emphasis on hand-drawn intaglio, relief, screen and/or stencil printing, and graphic digital applications.