Xuanlynn Wang

“Those unsightly body parts that are labeled by this world, will eventually turn into the most gorgeous texture in art”


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Xuanlynn Wang
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Xuanlynn Wang (1994)

was born in Taiwan and holds an M.F.A at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium, where she currently resides after graduating in 2020. She is an artist, performer, photographer, and material creator. Before she developed Bio-system, she was deeply inspired by the essential aesthetics of environmental art which aroused her experimentation with the concept of natural materials. During her fashion design studies, she realized that there was more waste being created from art than what was actually being used in the final product.

Thus, the aim of making natural materials is to question the balance between our natural environment and art and to begin a discussion of the relationship between the human body and the consequences of our environmental issues. Therefore, her artwork is focused on integrating and combining the natural environment, which is represented by the materials, with the body and captured by photography for projecting a new perspective between these art forms to create a new language of visual art.

Her endeavour is to create the artworks in the context of climate activism for public environmental awareness. Using the physical body as a representation of our direct connection to the natural environment and the materials found in nature as a medium for art. A symbiosis of the individual, the natural environment, and the self-need to express ourselves through artistic creations.

Bio-system is a circular ecological system with 100% environmentally friendly resources and materials, that are created without causing any pollutants. The ingredients of the materials are created with water from the natural environment and the material can return back into nature, like a natural ecological cycle. “Temporary” is the essence and belief of the Bio-system. The Bio-system, which is focused on the natural ecological concept, represents the sustainable spirit in the context of the aesthetics in the way of ephemeral instead of perennial. Her endeavour is to collaborate between design and the natural environment within the artwork.




Award           

2020 Prizes Lon Londau from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2020 Prizes Jat en Andrei Ivaneanu from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2020 Prizes Horlait-Dapsens from Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens Foundation
2020 Prizes TEKENMARATHON/OFF second prize from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Exhibition                  

2022 Solo exhibition, Lifeisart gallery. BE (upcoming)
2021 3D Virtual group exhibition “Arte & Natureza: poéticas e pedagogias da Mãe Terra”, Arte & Natureza. BR
2021 Virtual group exhibition "Bloom", Surface gallery. UK
2020 Solo exhibition at Raf Van Severen gallery. BE
2020 Group exhibition at lifeisart gallery. BE

Performance                

2021 "Tell me yourself, I will tell me mine", onboards.biennale 2021, Antwerp, BE
2021 "To be a plant in the botenical garden.gent" friends of SMAK museum. Gent, BE
2020 Bio;O performance premier, Antwerp, BE

Publication                             

2021 'Artifical Natural' 250 copies, BE
2020 "WANG XUAN LIN"- Huamn nature, BE
2020  XAUNLINWANG WORKING DIARY No.01- No.11, Antwerp, BE

Featured on publication                             

2021 Publiek Park featured 'To be a plant in the botenical garden' page-artist. Xuanlynn Wang
2020 Metropolis M 'Eindexamens 2020' page-15.

Interview                             

2021  'To be a plant : A conversaiton with Xuanlynn Wang', Inooknit blog, TW
2021 Podcast "How to study costume design in art?", midnight Royal, TW x UK x BE