Lu Yang
Dance Dance Revolution Installation
Shanghai Biennale

For the 12th Shanghai Biennale 2018, Lu Yang created a large scale installation including modified arcade machines, LED displays, videos, and set design. For the installation, MetaObjects helped to create a Dance Dance Revolution game using an arcade cabinet modified with the artist’s characters, custom music, backgrounds and animations. Users can play the game by selecting characters, outfit, background, music and play using the dance pad. The exhibition titled Proregress by chief curator Cuauhtémoc Medina is on at the Power Station of Art from 10 November 2018 until 10 March 2019. The exhibition also features works by Ryoji Ikeda, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Nadim Abbas, Yang Fudong, C&G, Francis Alÿs, Alfredo Jarr, Seth Price, Samson Young, and many others.

About the artist

Lu Yang is an artist who works across video, installation, animation, performance, motion capture and games. Lu Yang graduated with an MA in New Media Art from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Lu Yang’s work explores existential issues about the nature of life through references to Chinese medicine, neuroscience, popular culture and religion.

Lu Yang has presented solo exhibitions at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2022), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (2021), Spiral, Tokyo (2018), M Woods Museum, Beijing (2017), and many others. Lu Yang was selected for the Chinese Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale and has featured new work in The Milk of Dreams exhibition at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Lu Yang won the BMW Art Journey award in 2019 and was selected as Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year in 2022.