Ye Funa
Born 1986 in Kunming, China.

 

EDUCATION

2010     
M.A., Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art, London 

2008     
B.A., Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018        
Ye Funa: From Hand to Hand, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK                        

2017         
Ye Funa: Alternative Cinema, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York                        

2016         
Ye Funa: Nailhenge, Space Station, Beijing                        

2014         
Ye Funa: Zha Golden Flowers – News from Nowhere, V Art Center, Shanghai 
Ye Funa, Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris

2013        
Ye Funa: Where Are We From? Where Are We Going?, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong                        

2012         
Research of Lost Time: Funa Ye Installation & Video Exhibition, Dialogue Space, Beijing                       

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
A Room of Her Own, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai

2019         
Immortal on Screen, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
Berlin Peking Visual Exchange, ​Museum für Fotografie, Berlin
Influence, BACA Art Centre, Beijing
Oscillation - New Media Art Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou, China
Flow Out, Bilstar, Istanbul
Chinternet Ugly, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK        

2018         
Collage, C5+86 Space, Beijing
Oscillation – New Media Art Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou, China
Collecting the Contemporary, The Lens of Fosun Foundation, Shanghai 
Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, Mao Jihong Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Chengdu, China
STèLES II - Vive Sans Temos Mort, Ying Space, Beijing
Notes on Region, Contemporary Gallery Kunming, Kunming, China            
Line – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Cultural Centre in Sydney, Sydney
True Me, 798 Art Factory, Beijing
The New Masses, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China                        

2017        
In Progress - The Annual Exhibition of Teachers In CAFA School of Experimental Art, Shanshui Museum, Beijing    
Your Selfie Stick (and You) - 2017 Lian Zhou Foto, Lianzhou, China 
Home, Sweet Home - PSA 2017 Emerging Curators Project, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
DGTL Ldn, Unit 5 Gallery, London        
The Short Analysis of Uncertainty, Suseong Artpia, Daegu, South Korea 
Drawing Pogo, Taikang Space, Beijing
Friends Circle +, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai
Digital Samples or A New Generation Deep Dive into Into Internet Superposition, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Intermediary Video Art from China, Edna Carlsten Art Gallery at UWSP, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Virtual/Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Noyes Museum of Art, New Jersey                

2016         
ACAW FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice, Asia Society, New York 
HISTORICODE: Scarcity & Supply -  The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, 100 Lake Museum, Nanjing, China
Ausstellung: Superfetish S/S, Goethe-Institute China, Beijing
Illusion of Reality, L-Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
Zero for Conduct, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing
Silk Road International: AMNUA International Project II, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, China
We, K11 Art Museum, Shanghai
Community of Celibates, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
Re-, FLUX Factory, New York                        

2015        
The Ballad of Generation Y, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai
Future of Today, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Copyleft: Appropriation Art in China, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Folklore of the Cyber World, CAC & the Chinese’s Pavilion, la biennale Venezia, Italy
The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Base, UCCA Store, Beijing
The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer - Creator, 798 Space, Beijing                        

2014         
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Tomorrow's Party, UCCA, Beijing
Big Life Theory: Nail’s Hub, Ying Space, Beijing
Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Busan Biennale Special Exhibition Asian Curatorial: Going, Going, Until I Meet the Tide, Kiswire Sooyoung Factory, Busan, South Korea
3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts/ Re-Modernization, Hubei Museum, Wuhan, China
Ten Year in One Inspection, CAFAM, Beijing
Poker Face: Wu Junyong\ Ye Funa, Ray Art Center, Shanghai
Contact: Through the Body, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto 
Go Mars, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing                        

2013         
Art That Heels, V Art Center, Shanghai
1st Beijing Photo Biennial: Aura and Post Aura, China Millennium Monument, Beijing
NO DIFFERENCE II - Floating, Li Space, Beijing
The 6th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu MOCA. Chengdu, China
Enlightened Nature, Amy Li Gallery, Beijing
Facing Face, Bottega Veneta Art Space, Shanghai
Point at a Deer Call It a Horse - Zhi Lu Wei Ma, Cul De Sac Gallery, London
Action... Cut! Liu Xinyi, Wang Taocheng, Ye Funa Joint Exhibition, Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
9th Shanghai Biennale Special Project: On the Way Home, T2 Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
Machine Vision, V Art Center, Shanghai                        

2012         
Get it Louder - Future, Liang Dian Design Center, Beijing
Sensation, V Art Center, Shanghai
Concrete Mirrors, Crypt Gallery, London
Vanguard Class, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
The First “CAFAM · Future” Exhibition, CAFA Museum, Beijing
Nowhere to Live, Star Gallery, Beijing
Looking Back, Sky Moga Art Museum, Beijing
Luan Feng Qi Ming, Tree Museum, Beijing
Photo Beijing Thematic Exhibition - “Isomer”, Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing                        

2011         
FOCUS: Tank Loft Youth Art Series, Tank Loft-Chongqing Contemporary Art center, Chongqing, China
FOUR Everyday Life, Hanmi Gallery, London
PERIPHERIES - 2nd Asian Art Triennial Manchester, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK
ARG (Art Redistribution Group), Arcadia Missa Gallery, London   
Future Pass - Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Venice [itinerary: Rotterdam, Dutch; Taipei; Beijing]
We! – The Second Show, 798 Creative Art Zone, Beijing
2nd Academy Documentary of Experimental Art - Harmonious Differences, CAFA Museum, Beijing
Friends Come From Far Away, Erju Contemporary Art Museum, Dali, China
Make It New, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
UK China Art & Design Festival – The Catalyst, Great Western Studios, London                         

2010         
Bridge – Four Artist Photography and Video Show, Me Photo Art Gallery, Beijing        
Onion, Xiangguaxia Commune, Shanghai        

2009         
Necessary Illusions - Ma Fine Art In-term Show, Bargehouse, London
Enliven - In Between Realities and Fiction - Animamix Biennial, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The mARkeT- in the making, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing
The Matrix: An Unstable Reality - 28th Graphic Biennial, Mednarodni grafični likovni center Ljubljana, Slovenia
Une peut en cacher Un autre, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris                        

2008         
Little Things, R–Space, Beijing
100 Tales in Animamix, Linda Gallery, Beijing [itinerary: Indonesia; Singapore]
Shanghai MOCA Envisage II - Butterfly Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai                        

2007         
Something of the Space, Sen Primary School, Tokyo        
Wu Yu Wu Yu, 798 Art Zone, Jindu Gallery, Beijing
Sketch Life, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing                        

2006         
1st Academy Documentary of Experimental Art – Coming from Daily life, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing        
All together - In Unison, 798 K–Art Space, Beijing
The Students’ Exhibition of the 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai                    

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015     
News From Nowhere. LIAN Cultural Development Co. Ltd, Shanghai [Catalogue]                 

2013   
Action... Cut! – Lilu Xinyi, Wang Taocheng, Ye Funa Joint Exhibition. Yuz Foundation, Shanghai [Exhibition Booklet]     

2012     
Research of the Lost Time – Solo Exhibition. Dialogue Space House Ltd, Beijing [Catalogue]  

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2017     
Finalist, The 11th Award for Art China (AAC)

2016     
The Wall Paper Artist Award

2015     
Recommend Young Artist of Today Art Museum in 2015 

2014     
The Judges’ Choice Award, 2nd​ Hua Yu Youth Award          

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2018     
Prohelvetia Swiss Council 2018 studio Residency, Bern, Switzerland
New Artist in Commune Project, Residency at Great Wall Commune, Beijing 

2017     
K11 Foundation Online Residency

2016     
Kunst gemeinsam gestalten! [GeKA] Artist-in-Residence, Berlin and Beijing

2012     
Red Gate Residency, Perth, Australia 

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2017     
Self-Created Universe: Ye Funa, Liang Banshuang, Klein Sun Gallery, New York    
One Second Film Festival, K11 Art Foundation, Beijing  

2016     
Prasentationssucht–Fingernägel-‘Bank, Goethe Open Space, Shanghai                        

2015     
Be| My| Own| Sex: Peep Stream, A307, Beijing
Curated Nail Residency, MoCA Pavilion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
All of My Friends Are Having Intense Smog Debates and I’m Over Here Like “oooohhh look at my new nail polish!”, AMNUA No.0 Hall, Nanjing, China    

 

SELECTED TALKS

2018     
Gender in China, Tate Modern, London

2016     
Field Meeting at the Asian Contemporary Art Week [ACAW], Asian Society, New York

2014     
EXHIBITIONIST, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art [UCCA], Beijing