Yang Wei Han was born in Dalian, China. He enrolled at Tsinghua University in 2016, majoring in Journalism and Communication. He received his master’s degree at the California Institute of the Arts.
Yang’s photo-based work recreates seemingly ordinary moments of daily life that often reveal their complex meanings later in remembrance. In some works, he presents the process of retracing and recreating, exploring the elusive nature of memory imagery and its connection with real images. From still life to a specific action, from large format photography to snapshot and film-still, his practice encompasses a wide variety of subjects and formats.
In 2022, he had his first solo exhibition Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk at the California Institute of the Arts. A year later came up with his second one, Huang Dang. His work has been exhibited at multiple spaces in Los Angeles, including Palos Verdes Art Center, Bardwell Gallery, and Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Art.