Alisa Yang is an antidisciplinary artist and independent filmmaker with a research based practice exploring language, cultural identity, and displacement of Asian diasporas. Centering the body as a site of geopolitical and social conditionings, her feminist driven works of video, installation, collage and drawings are intimate negotiations in orienting oneself towards social change.
She earned her BFA with honors from Art Center of Design in 2009 and MFA with distinction in Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Michigan in 2016. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally in places like MoMAPS1, Aesthetica Art Prize, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Beijing’s Art Nova 100 with reviews in LA Times, Hyperallergic, and Huffington Post. She recently won the 2018 Special Arte Laguna Prize, Best Regional Filmmaker at 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Golden Reel Awards for Short Documentary.