Jue Yang

documentair - film - schrijven - audiovisueel - autobiografisch

I am a writer, artist, filmmaker and critic. Many of my writings are auto-ethnographic, in which I use my personal and familial experiences to discuss collective cultural memory. With compassion, I delve into the topics of institutional oppression and generational trauma. As a filmmaker, my methods are informed by making documentaries and writing essays. I “write” — or, in other words, compose films with images, sound and captions. To me, composition is two-folded: not only do I employ the viewfinder to compose the rectangular image, I use the process of film editing to elaborate the amorphous relationships among visual, audial and textual surfaces. A literary equivalent of my films would be the prose poem, a form in which narratives emerge out of associative imagery. Themes I contemplate through my films include home, personal agency, language and time.

Cinedans FEST'22

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

45th Norwegian Short Film Festival

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 08-06-2022 t/m 12-06-2022
  • My film T,M,RR,W has been officially selected for the International Short Competition at the 45th Norwegian Short Film Festival.
  • https://kortfilmfestivalen.no/

Oberhausen Seminar 2022


  • 04-05-2022 t/m 09-05-2022
  • In samenwerking met: International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
  • I was selected as a participant at the 2022 Oberhausen Seminar. "​The Seminar is an experimental course exploring contemporary artists’ moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film festival. It is a gathering that brings together filmmakers, critics and curators, using the Oberhausen Film Festival as a laboratory to discuss ideas in the curation, production and criticism of contemporary moving image media."
  • https://oberhausenseminar2022.weebly.com/

ARGOS Projector: The Faraway Nearby

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 25-06-2021 t/m 26-06-2021
  • In samenwerking met: ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts
  • Locatie: , Brussels
  • My film, there is no death in gravity, was selected for the ARGOS projector: The Faraway Nearby. The event included three screenings at ARGOS.
  • https://www.argosarts.org/event/argos-projector

Performing the Lens: The Choreography, Algorithms and Materiality of Imagemaking

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

Metropolis M


  • 01-09-2020
  • I am a contributor to Metropolis M. You can find my writing translated into Dutch in print issue No.4, 2021 and issue No.1, 2022. Other writings are available on the magazine's website. Sample article in link (shortened URL).
  • https://tinyurl.com/jy-iffr-review

Talking Shorts


On and For Production and Distribution


  • 01-11-2020 t/m 15-12-2020
  • I was commissioned to write a reflection text on artist moving image production based on the "Production for Dummies Workshop" organized by On and For Production and Distribution. On and For is a European cooperative project conceived to advance and strengthen the field of artists' moving image.
  • https://onandfor.eu/texts/we-do-not-travel-alone

ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation) Culture360 Magazine


  • 01-01-2021 t/m 28-02-2021
  • I wrote an article for the ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation) Culture360 Magazine. Titled "Making Systemic Change: Reflections from Artist Residencies in the Netherlands and Belgium," the article comments on the Dutch funding measures for cultural practitioners during the pandemic and discusses points from the On Affecting Change symposium (co-hosted by Hotel Maria Kapel , Kunsthuis SYB and Transartists - AIR Platform NL).
  • https://tinyurl.com/jy-culture360-article

Garage Cafe #9


  • 21-02-2019 t/m 21-02-2019
  • Locatie: Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • I performed "an unwillingness to forget" during Garage Cafe # 9, an evening event for performances, presentations and meeting new people in the art, hosted by Nicole Sciarone. Photo credit: Eva Maria. Background artwork: The girl who kept walking on other people's feet by Vanessa Safavi.

Amsterdam Art x ArtReview Conference 2018


  • 22-11-2018 t/m 22-11-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Amsterdam Art
  • I was a speaker at the Open Stage section of the conference, where I spoke about my own (art) history and how I am trying to find ground as an "international" artist in the Netherlands.

EYE on Art Research Labs 2019 & 2020

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 01-02-2019 t/m 01-02-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Eye Filmmuseum
  • With my peers from the Piet Zwart Institute, I screened my work "Seek" in 2019 and an excerpt of "Querida" in 2020 during the annual Eye on Art Research Labs. Image from "Seek".

Inward Outward Symposium


  • 13-10-2021 t/m 15-10-2021
  • In samenwerking met: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision), the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen's Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC)
  • Reflecting on how to decolonialize film archives, I presented a performance lecture titled “Cannonball and other stories, or, how to hold an image”. See excerpt of the presentation in portfolio.
  • https://inwardoutward.nl/symposium/emotion-in-the-archive-2021/

Symposium: Fair International Cultural Cooperation - Language


  • 18-09-2020 t/m 25-09-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Forum on European Culture, co-hosted by DutchCulture
  • Locatie: , Amsterdam
  • I was selected to participate the "Fair International Cultural Cooperation - Language" symposium. During the forum we discussed issues and fair practices regarding language in international cultural cooperations. The resulting report has been shared with relevant embassies and funding partners. More info on website (shortened URL).
  • https://tinyurl.com/y7cauh84

The 12th Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 17-08-2022 t/m 12-09-2022
  • In samenwerking met: Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival, 60Seconds
  • Locatie: , Seoul, Korea
  • My film, passage, was screened at The 12th Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival. It was shown at Seoul Metro stations, the longest subway system in the world.
  • https://smiff.kr/smiff/2021/?lang=en&p=0201&sec=EE

18th Athens Digital Art Festival

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 25-05-2022 t/m 29-05-2022
  • My film T,M,RR,W (2021) has been selected for the video art section during the 18th Athens Digital Art Festival with the theme "FutuRetro".
  • https://www.2022.adaf.gr


  • STEP Travel Grant from European Cultural Foundation

  • 2018
  • Temporary Work Contribution Production, Presentation and Research (PPR) from CBK Rotterdam

  • 2021
  • Mondriaanfonds: Kunst Media

  • 2022
  • Stichting Stokroos

  • 2022