Artist

Wayne Yung

Wayne Yung was born in Edmonton, Canada, in 1971 to a Chinese immigrant family. After moving to Vancouver in 1994 and Hong Kong in 2000, he moved to Germany in 2001, where he lived in Hamburg and Cologne, before settling in Berlin. As a writer, performer and video artist, he has explored issues of race and identity from a queer Chinese-Canadian perspective. For several years, he was an active member of Video In Studios, an artist-run centre for video and media art in Vancouver. As a curator, educator and collaborator, he has been committed to supporting emerging and independent artists in Canada, the USA and Germany.

He received a Diploma of Visual Art at Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton in 1992, and a Diploma in Audiovisual Media (postgraduate studies) at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2007. Since his first video release in 1994, he has travelled extensively to screen his work at film festivals around the world, including solo exhibitions at Berlin’s Raumerweiterungshalle (2009), Edmonton’s Latitude 53 Gallery (2008), Tel Aviv’s LGBT Film Festival (2008), Vancouver’s Out on Screen Festival (2001), Seoul’s Queer Film & Video Festival (2000) and Toronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival (1999).

His awards include the jury prize for best film/video at the Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival (2005), jury prize for best short at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2004), and jury prize for best short at the Chicago Underground Film Festival (2001). His works have been purchased for library use at Concordia University of Montreal, University of Wisconsin, Bryn Mawr College, University of Illinois, and Loyola Marymount University. As a curator, he has organized programs at festivals and independent venues in Vancouver, Portland (Oregon), Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam.

Videography

Schwanzfilm

2011, 05:38 minutes, colour, German with English subtitles

The Comfort Window

2010, 06:34 minutes, colour, French with English Subtitles

Confessions of an Asian Tourist

2009, 03:44 minutes, colour, English

Miss Popularity

2006, 06:20 minutes, English/German Dialogue with: English Subtitles, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Portuguese Subtitles.

Asian Boyfriend

2006, 01:00 minutes

Shan Xia Di: Under the Mountain

2004, 39:51 minutes, colour, English & Shanghainese

Postcard to an Unknown Soldier

2004, 04:27 minutes, colour, English

My German Boyfriend

2004, 18:00 minutes, colour, English & German

1000 Cumshots

2003, 01:00 minutes, colour, English

My Heart the Travel Agent

2002, 01:30 minutes, colour, English

Chopstick Bloody Chopstick

2001, 14:16 minutes, colour, English

An Atlas of the Moon

2001, 04:38 minutes, colour, English

The Photographer's Diary

2001, 26:00 minutes, colour, English

Field Guide to Western Wildflowers

2000, 05:30 minutes, colour, Cantonese w English S.T.

Davie Street Blues

1999, 13:00 minutes, colour, Cantonese w English S.T.

Search Engine

1999, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Angel

1998, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

The Queen's Cantonese

1998, 33:00 minutes, colour, Cantonese with English & French

Surfer Dick

1997, 03:30 minutes, colour, English

Lotus Sisters

1996, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

One Night in Heaven

1995, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Peter Fucking Wayne Fucking Peter

1994, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Wayne Yung: My Heart the Travel Agent
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.
It is not only Glad Day who benefits
by Linda Feesey. "(Mary, Mary) Are these the hands that cut?", 2006. Toronto: Pleasure Dome and LIFT, 2006.
The (fetishistic) cut
by Jean-Paul Kelly. "(Mary, Mary) Are these the hands that cut?", 2006. Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2006.
Notes on Glad Day
by Sholem Krishtalka. "(Mary, Mary) Are these the hands that cut?", 2006. Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2006.
My Heart
by Shawna Dempsey. Poolside, 2003. Winnipeg: Video Pool Inc., 2003.
Images Festival of Independent Film and Video
by Stephen Lam. Take One, May 2002, no. 37.
Queen's Cantonese: A crash course in cultural humour
by Nick Davies. Xtra!, Nov. 18, 1999, no. 393.