Nayeon Yang is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. She moved to the US from S. Korea in 2006. Experiencing the implied status of a 'foreigner' now in both countries, she explores the politics of 'foreign' and 'presence' in a global society through her projects.
Yang has exhibited at different venues including Roots and Culture, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, 849 Gallery at the Kentucky College of Art and Design, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Suchang Youth Mansion, and Mythtake Museum. She received an MFA in Sculpture from the Ohio State University and a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an alumna of residencies such as High Concept Labs, Birdsell Project, ACRE, Wassaic Project, and others.
Image: Nayeon Yang, Night Shift (2018). Site-specific 4-Channel live-feed video installation: Projectors, cameras, mirrors, mirror stands, mirror film on windows and 60 minutes video (text: U.S. major immigration laws from 1790 to 2013 published by MPI). Dimensions vary.