Lu Yang sat in a chair wearing orange sunglasses

Lu Yang

Sublimely twisted visions of pleasure, pain, life and death from a self-professed entertainer.

“I don’t like being called an artist - I’m more like an entertainer”

Lu Yang creates a cacophony of in-your-face digital aesthetics. Her multidisciplinary practice spans video, installation, painting, performance and new media such as VR and video games. Intoxicating films - soundtracked by pounding electronic music - flit hyperactively between stark images of violence like impaled bodies and napalm, to anatomical diagrams and steroid-pumped religious iconography...

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Lu Yang was born in 1984 in Shanghai, China, where they continue to live and work.


In 2013 the artist received a sought-after grant from the Asian Cultural Council, and in 2019 was awarded The Art Journey Prize by BMW in association with Art Basel.


Yang's work has been featuered in major international publications such as Frieze, Art in America, LEAP, and Timeout Shanghai.

Collaborations with Lu Yang