Yiyang Cao (b. 1991, Hangzhou, China) is a video artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in Film/Animation/Video at Rhode Island School of Design. Through videos, participatory sculptural environments, and live performances, Yiyang’s work investigates the rhetorics of time in new media; exploring the cross-pollination between out-of-screen and in-screen time, she attempts to provoke dimensional thought on perception and our collective states of being.


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


Freelance Animator, VICE Media, Brooklyn, NY

Freelance Videographer, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

Freelance Videographer & Video Editor, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY

Freelance Videographer, The Kitchen, New York, NY

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

2018 “Five More Seconds”, Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, New York
2018 .Zip: 衍变未来 DEVELOPING THE FUTURE Season 2.0.0, 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York, NY
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


2019 Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming)
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