Michael Wang uses systems that operate on a global scale – species distribution, climate change, the global economy – as media for art. His works include “Invasives,” the controlled release of invasive species; “Carbon Copies,” an exhibition linking the production of art to the release of greenhouse gases; and “Rivals,” a series that addresses corporate competition.
Michael Wang (Olney, MD, 1981) lives and works in New York City. He holds an M.Arch. from Princeton University, an M.A. from New York University, and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Selected exhibitions include: “Extinct in the Wild”, Swiss Institute, New York; "Manifesta 12 Palermo: (2018); “XX Bienal de Arquitectura ‘Diálogos Impostergables’”, Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile; “Curate – Extinct in the Wild”, Fondazione Prada, Milan (solo) (both 2017); “Parcours”, Art Basel, Basel (2016); “RIVALS”, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York (solo)(2014-15); “Monument to Cold War Victory”, The Cooper Union, New York; “As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’”, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York (both 2014); “Liquid Autist”, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; “Spaces for Drawing”, The Hite Collection, Seoul; “Global Tone”, Foxy Production, New York (solo) (all 2013); “Differentiation Series”, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY (solo); and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (two-person) (both 2012.)
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