September 15, 2022 – February 6, 2023
Artist of the Year 2022
The Chinese artist Lu Yang is Deutsche Bank's “Artist of the Year” 2022. The artist was born in Shanghai, where he lives and works today. Lu Yang is one of the most internationally influential Chinese multimedia artists. As the “Artist of the Year,” Lu Yang will be showing his first major solo exhibition in Germany at Deutsche Bank’s PalaisPopulaire in Berlin in the fall of 2022.
Lu Yang’s artistic production includes 3D animated films, video game installations, holograms, virtual reality projects, and graphic works. His immersive installations merge the worlds of anime, manga, and science fiction with neuroscience, biotechnology, and Buddhist thought. Dance is a central element in his work. The artist, who does not wish to be assigned to any particular gender, creates gender-neutral avatars that experience different worlds and states. In doing so, he interrogates the concept of reality, which is radically changed by virtualization, since in his view the digital world represents a separate, equal reality.
The “Artist of the Year” award is being presented for the eleventh time on the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council. The award goes to promising talents who have created an oeuvre that is artistically and socially relevant oeuvre integrating the two focal points of the Deutsche Bank Collection, works on paper and photography.
More about Lu Yang in ArtMag by Deutsche Bank.