Meng-Yu Yan Biography

Born 1992. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

EDUCATION

2011-15
University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Arts in Jet Lag, Experimental curatorial project by Yves Chiu, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
CARROUSEL, Open studio exhibition with Virginia Rowlands, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Kudos Live: Intimate Circulation, mail-out exhibition from Paris to Sydney
ECHO CHAMBERS: Art and Endless Reflections, across Deakin University Gallery, Deakin University Library Gallery, and Deakin University Downtown Gallery
SHADOW SHRINE, solo exhibition, AD Space UNSW Art & Design

2018
CALDERA, Eveleigh Works, Supported by the City of Sydney and Underbelly Arts
being / becoming, STACKS Projects
Fundraiser exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
CONDO: DMG group exhibition, Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico City
Summer Group Show, Dominik Mersch Gallery
Otherworldly for Art Month, The Bearded Tit
FBi Radio Art Auction, National Art School

2017
OCCULERE, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney
HEAD ON Photo Festival: Finalist for Landscape, NSW Parliament House
For Film’s Sake Festival: Beijing Being screening, video installation at Chinese Garden of Friendship Hall of Longevity
MCA ARTBAR: CURATED BY LOUISE ZHANG, live performance at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
THEY ARE FLYING, Spot81 Gallery, Sydney

2016
Heaps Gay Presents: Totes Gay, Trolley’d Warehouse 
TRANSMUTE, 107 Projects, Sydney
Identity, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

2015
UNSW Art & Design Annual, UNSW Galleries, Sydney
Outsiders, Imposters and Aliens, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney
Kudos Award: Finalist Exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Face to Face, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
COLLISION: Collide Magazine Launch, Commune Space, Sydney
GUT: Opening Fundraiser, GUT Space

2014
Sydney Painting Now, MOP Gallery, Sydney
Porosity Studio: Displacement, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China

2013
COFA Annual, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Sydney
ILLUSION, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
After The Mayans, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016
Featured artist interview, The Ladies Network: http://theladiesnetwork.com.au/meng-yu-yan/
Grand Illusions, Art, Right Now, “Cool Reflections”, BELLE Magazine, Feb/Mar, p.45

2015
Collide Magazine

2012
Tharunka: Women’s Edition


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