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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Lingran Yan

Show RCA work

Major project:

See You

Shadow and body for me is a very dialectical relationship. It is very comparable to self-awareness and otherness. Shadow resembles the feeling of alienation as an international being living in a foreign country for many years and an individual living in an urban city. Drawing the shadow, is to understand what happens to an individual and what changed me. The process of drawing is the process of understanding and reconciliation.


  • As an artist, I am interested in reflecting my surroundings and giving responses which are related to my experience. My practice is often related to the alienation of the individual within a vast environment, such as an institution, an urban city or a broader historical narrative.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Photographer and member, CCW Digital Maker Week, Chelsea College of Arts, 2016; Work selected by MIAL collection, University of Arts London, 2015; Member of Philosophy Society, University of Arts London, 2013–14; Major curator, Group Exhibition ‘Intimacy’, London, 2015; Major curator, Group Exhibition ‘Intimacy’, London, 2015; Curator assistant, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, ZheJiang Art Museum, China, 2013; Education assistant, Linshang Art Studio, China, 2012–14
  • Exhibitions

  • ‘Ice age’ (Fine Art: Group Exhibition), Camberwell College of Art, London, 2013; ‘Circulation’ (Fine Art: Group Exhibition 'Space'), Cafe Gallery and Dilston Grove, London, 2014; ‘Empathy’ (Group Exhibition ‘Anatomy’), The Old Operating Theatre, London, 2015; ‘Fade’ (Group Exhibition ‘Intimacy’), Nido Tower, London, 2015; ‘Circulation2’, Hotel Elephant, London, 2016; ‘Rewind’ (Group Exhibition), Safe House, London, 2016; ‘Forgetting’, Ice, Hotel Elephant, London, 2016; ‘Meet and forget’, Camberwell Degree Show, London, 2016; 'Fact Track', FACT, Liverpool, 2018; 'Untitled', Independent Liverpool Biennial, 2018; 'Ship going nowhere', Independent Liverpool Biennial, 2018; 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow’, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2019; 'Farewell of Shadow', Safe house 1, London, 2019
  • Awards

  • Final Year Art Award in A level, Mander Portman Woodward, 2012
Royal College of Art