Extinct in the Wild (installation view)
New York, New York
Michael Wang uses systems that operate on a global scale as media for art: species distribution, climate change, and the global economy. He holds an M.Arch. from Princeton University, an MA from New York University, and a BA from Harvard University. Selected exhibitions include: World Trade, Foxy Production, New York (2017, solo exhibition); Curate – Extinct in the Wild, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2017, solo exhibition); Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (2017); 99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (2017); Parcours, Art Basel, Basel (2016); RIVALS, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York (2014-15, solo exhibition); Monument to Cold War Victory, The Cooper Union, New York (2014); and As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York (2014). He is represented by Foxy Production in New York, where he lives and works.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2017
My work emerges at the intersection of an art object and larger external systems. In the ongoing series Carbon Copies, I link the production of artworks to the release of greenhouse gases, calculating and sculpting the invisible carbon footprints of recent well-known artworks.”