Having studied and worked between China and America, Yongqi Tang(b.1997) has been influenced by the drastically different cultural and ideological contexts of the two countries. Interested in how the interaction with the environing world would affect our existence, the artist questions and deconstructs her roles in both private and public spaces by investigating the social construction of identities through the act of painting and drawing. Yongqi’s works examine the fluidity of our self-images and relate to the broader human experience of the ambiguousness of identities such as gender, sexuality, and nationality. Through blending allegories, myths, and symbols from both Western and Chinese Classicist traditions, she creates a playful in-betweenness to reinterpret the categories into which we are born to rearticulate the discourse around them.

Contact: yongqikay@gmail.com