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.)




Selected Bibliography

Rogers, Patrick. “Culture Clash: Nature and Civilization Face Off in the Art of Michael Wang” On Earth. 17 July 2018. Web.

Wang, Michael and Adriana Blidaru. "Michael Wang." Living Content 1. 30 Aug 2017. Web. 

Mazzei, Rebecca. "99 American Artists Display Their Dollar Store Dreams in Detroit.” Vice. 31 May 2017. Web.

Keller Easterling & Michael Wang in Conversation. Information Infrastructures. White Zinfandel VI. Fall/Winter 2015.

Wilson, Michael. "Michael Wang.” Artforum. Mar. 2015: 281-282.

Wang, Michael. "Systems Prosthetics." Mousse. 47. Feb-Mar. 2015: 126-131.

Howe, David Everitt. "Objects & Thin Air." ArtReview. Apr. 2014: 116.

Wang, Michael. Essay for "Digital Effects." Art in America. Sep. 2013: 103.

Miller, Leigh Anne. "The Lookout." Art in America. 6 June 2013. Web.

Farzin, Media. "Michael Wang's 'Carbon Copies'." Art Agenda. 25 Jan. 2012. Web.

McGarry, Kevin. "Out There | Michael Wang's Carbon Copies." The New York Times. 12 Jan. 2012. Web.

Price, Andrew. 'Michael Wang's "Carbon Copies" Offset the impact of Contemporary Art.' Fastcoexist. 7 Jan. 2012. Web.

Weist, Nicholas. "Michael Wang Makes Art Count." Interview. 6 Jan. 2012. Web.

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