Kai-Oi Jay Yung's art splinters nations, identities and politics; through sculpture, doodles, performance, enactment of making, all confront spectator with a playfully scatological reassessment of who we are, understanding of home.
Her visual process expulses from a symbiosis of people, place, action, material, time; instinctive mining and inventive resourcefulness collide with chance and dark humour as interweaving glue.
Yung graduated with a first from University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2006. Prior, she studied French at Sheffield University (2:1, 1999) working in public relations, London, for clients from Microsoft to Warner Brothers and Sony.
Tart, San Francisco, Arnolfini, Nightcomers, Istanbul Biennial, The Whitechapel Gallery, Scope, New York, FACT. Curatorial projects/solo shows include Paradise Stories, funded by European Capital of Culture and San Francisco-Hong Kong research supported by Arts Council England. Residencies include La Friche La Belle De Mai, Lithuania, Art Territories, Libya Exchange, British Council, Cove Park, Scotland, Coldstore, Berlin and EU funded Open-Here, Munich, 2007. Collaboration with Grizedale Arts and Vitamin Creative Space sees long-term fostering of residencies to Nanling, China.
On graduation, Clive Gilman, director Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre awarded me the Professional Artist Development Award with Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Here, she held a solo show and recent Whisper residency. Commissioned critical writing include A-N Magazine. Coverage includes BBC, The Observer Magazine, Sky Culture, South China Morning Post, A-N’s Future Forecast and European Magazine.
As gallery inclusion and education officer, she devises and lead workshops from Tate, Zhaha Hadid Architects, Manchester International Festival to Cornerhouse, Tate and Liverpool Biennial. Lecturing includes Liverpool John Moores. She was recently selected Guardian/Observer Future 500, 2010+ Updated News: http://jayyung.wordpress.com/