My work focuses on what queer form looks like through the visual strategy of sculptural abstraction in relation to beauty, camp, and post-AIDS ethos. I investigate this form by combining performance, sculpture, and installation as a way to see how the body resists or submits through materiality and technique vis-à-vis obsessive acts, strict parameters, repetition, and forms of discipline.
Jade Yumang received his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design with Departmental Honors in 2012 where he focused on the concept of queer form through sculptural abstraction, installation, and performance. He recently completed two residencies in 2012. One of which was the Fire Island Artist Residency, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY. The other in Atlantic Center for the Arts, Master Artists-In-Residence Program with Pepón Osorio, New Smyrna Beach, FL, which was supported through the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Fund. He received a BFA Honours in University of British Columbia as the top graduate in 2008. He was born in 1981 Manila, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Currently, he lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA.