Alisa Yang

Alisa Yang

  • Los Angeles, USA / New York, USA / Helsinki, Finland

About Alisa Yang

Alisa Yang is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker with a research-based practice exploring language, cultural identity, and intergenerational trauma of Asian diasporas. Centering the body as a site of geopolitical and social conditionings, her feminist-driven works across mediums are intimate negotiations in orienting oneself towards healing and social change. She earned her BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in California and an MFA as a phi kappa phi scholar from the University of Michigan. She has exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and biennials, such as the Aesthetica Art Prize, MoMAPS1, Orange County Center of Contemporary Arts, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Art Nova 100 in Beijing. Her recent work has been supported by residencies, including Yaddo and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with a fellowship from UnionDocs Summer Documentary Lab. Her experimental documentaries have screened in film festivals worldwide with awards, such as the 2018 Special Arte Laguna Prize, Best Regional Filmmaker at the 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the first Golden Reel Awards for Short Documentary at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.


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