Jade Yumang

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Artwork
Mutual Caress II, 2012. Cut out on paper and sleeping performance induced with sleeping pill.
My Big Dandy, 2012. Fabric (seersucker and striped dress shirt), vinyl, nails, enamel, and chicken wire; performance.
The Attack of the Tweed Dandy and its Dandlings, 2012. Fabric, human hair, yarn, and chicken wire; performance.
A Jaunt through the Forest with Two Spirits, 2012. Fabric and performance.
Respite, 2012. Vinyl, cotton, fringe, yarn, and ceramic; performance.
Jade
Yumang
Artist's Statement

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.

Bio/Resume

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.

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