Chin Chih Yang
Born in Taiwan, Chin Chih Yang has resided for many years in New York City, where he studied at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.
His work uniquely incorporates the actual rhythms and discords of human society, exhibiting them in terms of the waste materials wantonly discarded by industrialized production. Finding the modern world both disturbing and entrancing, he aims in his work to capture the complex state of anxiety and compulsive-fascination specific to the contemplation of contemporary social problems. His performances often dramatize the divided quality of the self, and he use video projections to create a discordant ambience specific to the themes of his performances.
An experienced multidisciplinary artist, his interests in ecology and constructed environments have resulted in interactive performances and installations that have been exhibited nationally and internationally; in the US, Poland, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, he has exhibited and performed in such spaces as: the Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, the Union Square Park, the Chelsea Museum, Queens Museum, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Exit Art, and Flux Factory and Taipei Art Fair, to name only a few.
Chin Chih Yang's work has been highlighted in The New York Times, the Taipei Times, CBS, NY Art Beat, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Flavorpill, Art Radar Asia and Art Asia Pacific magazine. With this, NY1: its celebration of Asian-American artists with a profile of Chin Chih and the vivid works he makes out of mixed media. Also, Humphrey Hawksley of BBC world news interviewed him for a special program on NYC Artists whose work on deals with political and social corruption.