During her Summer intensive residency at High Concept Labs, Yang will develop a multi-channel live-feed video installation project for a solo exhibition in November 2019 at Mythtake Museum in Gapyeong, South Korea. In this project, Yang layers live feed video and narrative performance video to create an immersive experience. These live-feed videos will be projected on across the floor, ceiling, and walls of the space bringing the audience’s attention to the various surfaces of the space and to the present physicality of architecture that silently surrounds the audience. At the same time, the series of videos narrate a visual interior monologue, and will gradually envelop the audience. Ultimately, through this project, Yang will interweave interior monologue with the architecture of a space to narrate the invisible presence of boundaries. Yang is also developing a semi-fictional narrative about immigrant women workers under neoliberal global economy for the project, based on personal experiences and those of former co-workers, and conducted by research in the visibility of laborers and its relationship with society.
Nayeon Yang is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Yang has exhibited her work at different venues including Door and Room (Daejeon, S. Korea), CICA Museum (Gimpo, S. Korea), Performance Art Bergen (Bergen, Norway), Latitude 53 (Edmonton, Canada), The Birdsell Project (South Bend, IN), 849 Gallery at the Kentucky College of Art and Design (Louisville, KY), Art Museum at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), Roy G. Biv Gallery, Urban Arts Space (Columbus, OH), Bunker Projects (Pittsburgh, PA), Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Midway Fair, and stARTup Art Fair (Chicago, IL). Upcoming exhibitions include a group show at Co-Prosperity Sphere, two-person show at Roots and Culture (Chicago, IL), and solo show at Mythtake Museum (Gapeong, S. Korea). She received an MFA from the Ohio State University (16) and BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (11) and has attended artist-in-residencies such as ACRE, Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center, and others.