Born and raised in Beijing, living and working in New York, Yang has been questioning how culture survives in a metropolis. Resisting the “big artist, make big art, take big place.” principle, Yang invites artists to take risks, extend their practice in a non-hierarchical venue and to share with the general public. Also, Yang gathers artists’ responsibility to speak for the marginal community.
As an artist herself, Yang received an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. She has shown in Shirley Fiterman Art Center, A.I.R. Gallery, BRIC, Smack Mellon, and participated residencies at Skowhegan, Lower Manhattan Culture Council and MASS MoCA.