Yao Qingmei at "NOW:A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists", UK, organized by CAFA

NOW:A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists
Exhibition date: February 16 - September 2, 2018


Organizer: Central Academy of Fine Arts
Co-organised by:  CAFA Art Museum, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Plus Tate
General Curator: Fan Dian
Curator: Wang Chunchen, Zoe Dunbar

Exhibition venues : Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
HOME, Manchester
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Turner Contemporary, Margate
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
Focal Point Gallery, Essex
FACT(Foundation for Art & Creative Tecnology) , Liverpool
Academic seminar: 22 February 2018, 2.00pm, Tate Research Centre: Asia, London


About Yao Qingmei

Yao Qingmei (b.1983, Zhejiang) currently lives and works in Paris. She achieved DNSEP with honors from Villa Arson, Nice, France in 2013, and was awarded the winner of Prix spécial du jury at the 59th Salon de Montrouge the next year. Yao often uses an interventionist approach to re-imagine and perturb the parameters of reality to yield new possibilities. Layering absurdist gesture with poetic action, a particular emphasis is placed on how symbolic gestures gain or lose power through acts of displacement and appropriation. Her theatrical performances and interventions find form in areas overlapping burlesque techniques of parody, which combine with framing devices influenced by theatre sets and costume, pedagogical lectures, political satire and modern dance choreography.