Jade Yumang (b. 1981) is a Brooklyn- and Vancouver-based artist who was born in the Philippines. His work focuses on the concept of queer form through sculptural abstraction, installation, and performance. His solo exhibitions include Openwork, CAA MFA, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Hard Candy, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2009); and The Birds & the Boys, Plank Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2008). Group exhibitions include Keeping it in the Family, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY (2012); (RE)PURPOSE, The Kitchen, New York, NY (2012); and Conosco, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2012). He was awarded the Fire Island Artist Residency (2012), the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Master Artists-In-Residence Program (2012), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Fund (2012). Yumang received his B.F.A. from the University of British Columbia and his M.F.A. from Parsons The New School for Design. During his residency on Governors Island, Yumang plans to create a site-specific installation consisting of 10 larger than life-size sculptures and choreographing 4-5 performers as a continuation with his exploration on queer history that conflates historical accounts and myths.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist