Lu Yang graduated from the New Media Art department of China Academy of Art with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 and a Master of Arts degree in 2010. Her solo exhibitions include “Lu Yang Delusional Crime and Punishment” (NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai, 2016); “Delusional Mandala-Lu Yang Solo Exhibition” (interstitial, Seattle, USA, 2016), “11th Winds of Artist in Residence Part 2 – Lu Yang” (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, 2011); “Curated by Zhang Peili – Lu Yang: The Anatomy of Rage” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2011). Most notably, Lu was the youngest of the three artists to present at “Other Future” in the China Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2015).
Lu currently lives and works in Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Reanimation!Underwater Zombie frog ballet!
Lu Yang uses electrical current and music synthesizer to manually control the jerking movements of frogs’ corpses obtained from medical dissection, animating and synchronising them to musical rhythm. Using the visual language of music videos, Lu orchestrates a zombie frog dance to point out the extension of the human biological reality and corporeal functionality to manipulations in alternative dimensions and media.