WANG YIRAN

Marcel Yiran Wang(b.1998) is a Chinese artist and designer based in New York. She mainly works on interactive installations, music performances, and virtual productions. 

Marcel’s artistic creations are highly subjective and empirical, often inspired by her own experiences, daily actions, and reflections. Her installations combine the physicality of common materials, constructing material and emotional connections through mechanical dynamics systems and exploring the interpenetration of human consciousness and collective experience. While she likes to use sound as the main medium to explore objects, natural movement, and physical laws, interpreting the most basic movement and energy of matter through romantic and meditative sound interactions. These works express the tension between a certain systematic structural order in modernism and the unpredictability of the results. She translates her private emotional experiences into a poeticized common expression using different mediums. In the reception of the viewer, the work itself is disintegrated and reconstructed by its private experience, internalized into the viewer’s own emotional experience and memories.

Marcel received her Bachelor’s degree in oil painting in 2020 and recently received her Master’s degree from New York University’s Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She has performed at NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit, MOCO 22’ Conference in Chicago, and NIME at NYU. Her works have been shown in HOT`BED Gallery in Philadelphia, Culture-hub Re-fest 2022, Art Number 23, and Brownie/Project at Shanghai, among others.

 

Selected Exhibitions / Performances

2022

Waiting Room,Immersive Art for Wellbeing, group show, HOT·BED Gallery, Philadelphia, US

Live Performance, 8th International Conference on Movement and Computing Conference, Chicago, US. June 22-24

Live Performance, New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit, New York, US. April 30

Virtual Exhibition, Dialogue with Southeast Asia: ASIAN International Contemporary Art  Exhibition, China. April

“Athens Open Art”, London, UK. April

Virtual Exhibition, Culturehub “Re-Fest 2022”, New York, US. March

2021

Artist Talk, iidrr Open Calls, New York, US. Nov 15

Selected artist for “2021 Hyper youth Award”, China

“Neo-Imaginaria: A Collection of Gen-Z New Media Poetics”. Brownie/Project, M50, Shanghai, China. June

NYU Tisch ITP Spring Show ETUDE x Anomaly Open Space,Shanghai, China

2020

The 23rd Annual Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China

“BORDER”, X Gallery, Chongqing, China

“Punctum”, The 26th Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting Department, CAEA Gallery, Chongqing, China

Awards

Publications

2022

“Pendular”, Moco’22