Jade Yumang focuses on what queer form looks like through various visual strategies in relation to abstraction, beauty, phenomenology, Kantian indifference, and post-AIDS crisis ethos. He investigates this form primarily through performance, sculpture, and installation as a way to see how the body resists or submits through materiality and technique vis-à-vis obsessive acts, strict parameters, repetition, and forms of discipline. These constraints are pushed to the limit where things get blurry, messy, opaque, and unstable.
His solo exhibitions include the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (2014); Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2009); Plank Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2008). Selected group exhibitions include Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC (2014); University of Maryland Stamp Gallery, College Park, MD (2013); Fuchs Project, Brooklyn, NY (2013); The Kitchen, New York, NY (2012); and Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2012). Selected performances include SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival, Rosslyn, VA (2013); Art In Odd Places, New York, NY (2013); Ideas City, The New Museum, New York, NY (2013); Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY (2012). He was awarded the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship to participate at the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program (2014); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space (2013); the Fire Island Artist Residency (2012); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship Fund to participate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Master Artists-In-Residence Program (2012). Yumang received his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design with Departmental Honors (2012) and BFA Honours in University of British Columbia as the top graduate (2008). He was born in Quezon City, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is based in Brooklyn, NY, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is currently a sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia. He is preparing for a solo show at Box13 Artspace, Houston, TX for 2015.
He is also part of a collaborative trio, Tatlo, with Sara Jimenez and Michael Watson.