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Yiyang Cao
(b. 1991, Hangzhou, China) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in Film/Animation/Video at Rhode Island School of Design. Yiyang works with sculpture, video, and analog modular synthesis to create cyberpunk inspired visuals for live performances and gallery installations. Through minimalist and hypnotic real-time videos and installations, Yiyang pushes the limits of time, structure, and perception, attempting to provoke dimensional thought on our collective states of being. She has performed/exhibited at venues in the US, Germany, Japan, Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, and France. 



CV

Education
2015 BFA Film/Animation/Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

Solo Exhibitions
2017 "Time Installment 时间の一区切り", 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2016 "A Collection of Slow Happenings", The CLUSTER Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions
2017 “Unnamed Screening 001”, Unnamed Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
2017 "Buttersäuer-SENF", Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany
2017 Freiraum Festival, Leipzig, Germany
2017 "Uns Gefällt Alles", Galerie Bipolar, Leipzig, Germany
2017 "Leipzig Singles Club", Salon Similde, Leipzig, Germany
2016 "Hotel Europa", Concordia, Enschede, Netherlands
2016 "Small Works Salon Show", Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 NYC Porn Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2016 "InsideOut", Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2016 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
2016 Running Sushi Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
2015 Aalborg Surreal 3, Aalborg, Denmark
2015 "Cinema in Live in its Two Senses", RISD, Providence, Rhode Island
2012 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, Cannes, France

Residencies
2017 Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany
2017 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Brooklyn Art Cluster, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Work
2017-current Freelance Animator, VICE Media, Brooklyn, NY
2015-current Freelance Videographer/Editor, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Freelance Video Editor, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Director, Daddy(James Franco&Tim O'Keefe) Music Video I'm a Sword Swallower Concret Remix
2017 Director, Daddy(James Franco&Tim O'Keefe) Music Video Lime Green Dress Martin van Etten Remix
2016 Cinematographer, Motherland by Cecilia Corrigan
2016 Cinematographer, Private Lives by Cammisa Buerhaus
2016 Freelance Videographer, Artists Space, New York, NY
2016 Editor, Daddy(James Franco&Tim O'Keefe) Music Video I'm a Sword Swallower Prince Rama Remix
2016 Freelance Videographer, MoMa PS1, Long Island City, NY
2015 Freelance Editor, Definite Films, New York, NY
2015 Videographer/Intern, CreativeFuture, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Production Intern, Verisimilitude, New York, NY

Selected Press/Features
2017 The Music Ninja, “James Franco & Tim O’Keefe Unveil New Visual Remixes For Daddy Project [TMN Premiere]”
2017 Bullett Media, “Premiere: Go Back to High School with James Franco & Tim O’Keefe’s New Video (Watch)”
2017 Studio Visit Magazine volume 36, Featured Artist
2016 Bomb Magazine, “Motherland by Cecilia Corrigan”
2016 Art F City, “This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Summer Campy”
2016 Beyond Chinatown, “NYC Chinese Cultural Events and Art Exhibiotions: August 5 - August 11, 2016”
2016 Rolling Stone, “Watch James Franco-Directed NSFW Music Video’I’m a Sword Swallower”
2016 Milk Media, “A wild video from Namilia, for all your mermaid fantasies (premiere)”