• Kai-Oi Jay YUNG, United Kingdom

Kai-Oi Jay YUNG, United Kingdom


Lives and works in London.

Kai-Oi Jay Yung graduated from University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2006 (1:1). Prior, Yung studied French at Sheffield University (2:1, 1999) working in public relations, London, for clients from Microsoft to Warner Brothers and Sony.

Selected exhibitions include: Interval; A Narrative Psychosis, Cornerhouse solo exhibition, Image Wars, Abrons Arts Centre, New York City, Tarot de Marseille, 1911-2011, JCCAC, Hong Kong, La Friche La Belle De Mai, Marseille, Sock Exchange, FACT, Far West, Arnolfini, Nightcomers, Istanbul Biennial, Kopas Experimental Arts Festival, Seoul, Art Bin, South London Gallery, Paradise Stories, funded by European Capital of Culture & RIBA and The Wormhole Saloon, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Residencies include: Happy Stacking, China with Grizedale Arts & Vitamin Creative Space, Libya Exchange with British Council, Cove Park, Scotland, Art Territories, Lithuania, and EU funded Open-Here, Munich. Curatorial projects include Everbloom Pocket City Pollination with Eyebeam, New York and San Francisco-Hong Kong research funded by Arts Council England (ACE).

Gallery education is key to Yung’s participatory approach, she has devised, facilitated and led diverse workshops projects including Zaha Hadid Architects, Manchester International Festival and Contemporary Chinese Art and Globalisation, Cornerhouse, and Treasures, Tate Liverpool and collaboration with Artur Zmijewski, Following Bauhaus, A Foundation. Awards include: Professional Artist Development with Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, here she has also undertaken a residency and held an exhibition. Yung was selected Top 50 in Guardian/Courvoisier Future 500 awards and is invited as part of British Council’s National Charter TN2020 and Axis Choice Artist by its curatorial team. Panel discussion includes Living Between The Lines, Tate and Interlace, Nottingham Art Gallery. She is a critical writer for publications such as A-N and freelance artist assessor for ACE. Coverage includes BBC, Sky Culture, South China Morning Post, A-N’s Future Forecast and European Magazine. Lecturing includes Liverpool John Moores University. Art fairs include Scope, New York & Miami and collections include Asia Art Archive. Forthcoming includes ACE funded research to Brazil and Belize.


Kai-Oi Jay Yung. United Kingdom.