A queer Asian-Canadian

video artist in Berlin

 

biography

Wayne Yung was born in 1971 in Edmonton, Canada, to a Chinese immigrant family. He moved to Vancouver in 1994, where he became established as a writer, performer and video artist exploring issues of race and identity from a queer Chinese-Canadian perspective. Arriving in Germany in 2001, he lived in Hamburg and Cologne before settling in Berlin. In addition to his artistic practice, he has also been active as a curator, organizing screening events in North America and Europe. Since his first video release in 1994, he has travelled extensively to present his work at film festivals around the world, including several solo programs.

 

Education

2007 Diploma in Audiovisual Media (postgraduate studies), Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

2003 Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin International Film Festival

1997 Dance Video Intensive Workshop at the Dance Centre, Vancouver, Canada

1994 Focus on Editing Video Intensive Workshop at Video In Studios, Vancouver, Canada

1992 Diploma of Visual Art at Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Canada

1988 Advanced Diploma with Excellence at Victoria Composite High School, Edmonton, Canada

 

Solo Programs

2011 My Chinese-Canadian Boyfriend, curated by Doris Yeung, Beijing Queer Film Festival

2009 Short Queer Films by Wayne Yung, Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin

2008 100 Flowers, curated by Todd Janes, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

2008 Kurzfilme von Wayne Yung, Kingdom of Cologne’s Königliches Wohnzimmerkino

2008 Wayne Yung Collection, curated by Yair Hochner, Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

2007 Filmmaker Spotlight: Wayne Yung, Austin Asian Film Festival

2001 With Six You Get Eggroll: A Focus on Wayne Yung, curated by Malcolm Thompson,  Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival, Vancouver

2000 Rice Queen/Potato Queen: Visualize Asian Queer Identities, curated by Seo Dongjin, Seoul International Queer Film & Video Festival

1999 This Queens Cantonese: Spotlight on the Video Art of Wayne Yung, curated by Richard Fung, Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto

 

Speaking Presentations

2017 Artist talk at Sexclusivitäten Freitags-Freuden-Salon, Berlin

2015 Artist talk at Cutie.BPoC Festival, Berlin

2015 Artist talk at Representations and Self-Representations of Queer(s) in East Asia Conference, Vienna

2014 Artist talk at Berlin Asian Film Network event

2013 Artist talk at Galerie Berlin Avantgarde, hosted by MILES Center for Migrants, Lesbians & Gays

2012 Artist talk at “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” summer school, Potsdam University

2012 Artist talk at “Queer Life in the Context of Migration” seminar, Humboldt University, Berlin

2008 Artist talk at Exposure Queer Arts & Culture Festival, Edmonton

2006 Artist talk at “Queering Art” seminar, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

2006 Artist talk for “The (Un-)Making of Migrancy” lecture series, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

2005 Panelist at “Cultural Diversity” lecture series, Filmwinter Festival, Stuttgart

2002 Panelist at Out on Screen Fes­tival, Vancouver

2001 Artist talk for “Director’s Series” at Inside Out Festival, Toronto

 

Awards & Mentions

2005 Jury Prize for Best Film/Video, My German Boyfriend, Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival

2004 Jury Prize for Best Short, My German Boyfriend, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

2002 Mention of Honor, Chopstick Bloody Chopstick, Voladero Film+Video Festival

2002 Special Mention of the International Jury, Chopstick Bloody Chopstick, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

2001 Jury Prize for Best Short, Chopstick Bloody Chopstick, Chicago Underground Film Festival

1999 Gerry Brunet Memorial Award Best of BC (co-winner), Search Engine, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

1998 Gerry Brunet Memorial Award Honourable Mention, The Queen’s Cantonese, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

1997 Gerry Brunet Memorial Award Best of BC (co-winner), Surfer Dick, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

 

Art Grants

2011 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to Beijing Queer Film Festival

2008 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

2002 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

2002 Telefilm Canada Travel Grant, for travel to Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany

2001 BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Media Arts, in support of My German Boyfriend

2001 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to Minneapolis Flaming Film Festival

2000 Canada Council Video Production Grant, in support of My German Boyfriend

2000 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to two exhibitions in Hong Kong

1998 Canada Council Video Production Grant, in support of The Photographer’s Diary

1998 Canada Council Travel Grant, for travel to film festivals in Montreal and Hong Kong

1997 Canada Council Video Production Grant, in support of The Queen’s Cantonese

1997 BC Arts Council Professional Development Assistance, for the tuition of the Dance-Video Intensive Workshop

1997 BC Arts Council Video Production Assistance, in support of The Queen’s Cantonese

1994 Video In Studios REVAMP Tuition Scholarship, for the tuition of the Focus on Editing Video Intensive Workshop

 

Curatorial Projects

2009 to 2011 Member of the organizing and programming team, Entzaubert Queer DIY Film Festival, Berlin

2005 I am Curious Yellow: Sex & Desire in Gay Asian Shorts, co-curated with Winston Xin, Amsterdam & Paris

2004 Pourquoi pas en Saskatchewan? The DIY Videos of Clark Nikolai, Hamburg & Berlin

2004 Queer Karaoke Party, SO36, Berlin

2003 Queer Karaoke Party, Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Hamburg

2001 Love and Loathing in Vancouver BC: Queer Videos about Love and Other Pains, Sensory Perceptions LGBT Film Festival, Portland Oregon

1998 She Thrills Me: the First Maureen Bradley Retrospective, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

1998 Made in Vancouver 98, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

1998 Meow Mix, Video In Studios, Vancouver

1997 Made in Vancouver, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

1996 Young Queer Video, Video In Studios, Vancouver

1995 Behind the Yellow Screen, Vancouver Out on Screen Queer Film+Video Festival

 

Juries

2008 Short Film Jury, Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival, Israel

1998 Canada Council Media Arts Jury, Ottawa, Canada

1998 BC Arts Council Media Arts Jury, Victoria, Canada

1998 Out on Screen Queer Video Scholarships, Vancouver, Canada

 

Videography

2013 In Transit (Germany, 6:33)

2011 Schwanzfilm (Germany, 5:38)

2010 The Comfort Window (Germany, 6:34)

2009 Confessions of an Asian Tourist (Germany, 3:44)

2008 CinemAsia Trailer (Netherlands, 0:35)

2007 Birthday Games (Germany, 53:53)

2006 Asian Boyfriend (Germany, 1:00)

2006 Miss Popularity (Germany, 6:20)

2004 Shan Xia Di: Under the Mountain (Germany, 39:51)

2004 Postcard to an Unknown Soldier (Canada/Germany, 4:27)

2004 My German Boyfriend (Canada/Germany, 18:29)

2003 1000 Cumshots (Canada/Germany, 1:00)

2002 My Heart the Travel Agent (Canada/Germany, 1:30)

2001 Chopstick Bloody Chopstick, co-directed with Shawn Durr (Canada, 14:19)

2000 The Photographer’s Diary (Canada, 26:16)

2000 Field Guide to Western Wildflowers (Canada, 5:33)

1999 Davie Street Blues (Canada, 12:32)

1999 Search Engine (Canada, 4:09)

1999 Angel (Canada, 4:47)

1998 The Queen’s Cantonese (Canada, 10:48 + 9:46 + 12:10)

1996 Surfer Dick (Canada, 3:20)

1996 Lotus Sisters (Canada, 4:59)

1995 One Night in Heaven (Canada, 5:56)

1994 Peter Fucking Wayne Fucking Peter (Canada, 4:31)

 

 

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