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Three Waves, 2017

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Installation view, C. Spencer Yeh

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Scrub Study (for Empty), 2009/2017

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Installation view, C. Spencer Yeh

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Installation view, C. Spencer Yeh

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Shocking Asia Postcards, 2017

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About C. Spencer Yeh (born 1975, lives and works in New York)

Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and he is a contributing editor to Triple Canopy and BOMB magazine. Yeh also volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn NY.

Recent presentations of work include “Two Workaround Works Around Calder” at the Whitney Museum NYC, “Modern Mondays” at MoMA NYC, “Sound Horizon” at the Walker Art Center Minneapolis MN, “Closer to the Edge” in Singapore and “Crossing Over” in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, “The Companion” at the Liverpool Biennial 2014, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, “Tony Conrad Tribute” at Atelier Nord/Ultima Festival in Oslo Norway, “Great Tricks From Your Future” at D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, Kinomuzeum at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Poland, and LAMPO at the Renaissance Society in Chicago IL. In 2015 he was an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room NYC, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York at MoMA/PS1. A new project on vinyl record, “The RCA Mark II,” was recently published by Primary Information.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Mei-Jia & Ting-Ting & Chih-Fu & Sin-Ji, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, Chen’s, Brooklyn NY
2017
Shocking Asia, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
2009
Standard Definition, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The World Is Sound, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York NY
The Artists Cinema, Simon Lee Gallery, New York NY
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989-2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna AT (with Triple Canopy)
Two Workaround Works Around Calder as part of Calder: Hypermobility, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
2016
What Are You Trying to Say?, SVA CP Project Space, New York N
No//Thing But Noise, XXX Johnson St, Brooklyn NY
Ilona Valkonen: Vieno Motors – How to Prepare 2.0, ISCP/El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn NY
BAM Benefit Auction, Bridget Donahue, New York NY
Death Cult, Lyles & King, New York NY
2015
Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Queens N
Great Tricks From Your Future, The Old French Consulate/D-CAF, Cairo Egyp
Mai Abu ElDahab) The Daily Show, Bureau, New York NY
Out of the living, Supplement Gallery, London UK
2014
Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, “Pointing Machines (America: The Artist’s Eye)” collaboration with Triple Canopy
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York NY (with Spectacle Theater)
2013
New Humans, Bureau, New York N
Social Photography III, Carriage Trade, New York N
Who Wants Flowers When You’re Dead, The Poor Farm, Little Wolf W
The String and the Mirror, Lisa Cooley, New York N
2012
My Name is Justin Lieberman Valet of the Infinite, New Galerie, Paris France
Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer, Tidens Krav, Oslo Norwa
Soundworks, ICA, London UK
2011
In the Pale, Art of This, Minneapolis MN
Time Wounds All Heels, White Flag Projects, St. Louis MO
2007
Harry Smith Anthology: Remixed, Alt.Gallery, Newcastle U
Harry Smith Anthology: Remixed, CCA, Glasgow UK
2003
12' x 12' x 12 Artists, SS NOVA, Cincinnati OH

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2018
Four Simultaneous Soloists, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY (organized by David Grubbs, in conjunction with Anthony McCall, Solid Light Works)
The RCA Mark II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH
The RCA Mark II & Collaboration with Andrew Lampert, New Music Circle/The Luminary, St. Louis MO
Collaboration with Anastasia Ax, Bruseum at the Neue Galerie, Graz AT
2017
Future Host, Knockdown Center, Queens NY (composer)
El Nicho at Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City MX
Homenaje a Tony Conrad, Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico City MX (collaboration with Alexander Bruck, Aimée Thériot, Liliana Rodriguez
Blank Forms at the Swiss Institute, New York NY
Collaboration with Anastasia Ax, Live Arts Week VI, Bologna I
FIMAV, Victoriaville QC (with Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain)
Takeshi Murata: Infinite Doors closing, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong HK
Collaboration with Nate Wooley, No Response Festival, Cincinnati OH
Collaboration with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York NY
The RCA Mark II, New Media Art & Sound Summit at COTFG/Springdale Station, Austin T
Tony Conrad Tribute, Non-Event at Le Laboratoire, Cambridge MA
Collaboration with Ken Vandermark, The Stone at the New School, New York N
A’Larme Festival Vol V, Radialsystem IV, Berlin DE (with Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain)
Asian Meeting Festival, Sapporo International Art Festival, Sapporo JP
Renaissance Society RenBen 2017, Chicago IL
Trio with Magda Mayas and Tony Buck, iBeam, Brooklyn NY
2016
Sound Horizons, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
Tony Conrad Tribute, Atelier Nord/ULTIMA, Oslo N
Ed Atkins: Performance Capture, The Kitchen, New York N
Martha Friedman: Some Hags, NYU IFA Great Hall, New York N
Tetraphonics, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY
Akio Suzuki: Pa Chin Ko, Southfirst, Brooklyn NY (collaboration with Meg Clixby, organized by Aki Onda)
Solo Voice I-X, National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY
Collaboration with Okkyung Lee and Jennifer Walshe, The Stone, New York NY
Alien Puke Consciousness, Atrium at Lincoln Center (organized by/collaboration with Ben Hall and Jeremy Couillard)
Collaboration with David Grubbs and Eli Keszler, Trans Pecos, Queens NY
Solo and collaboration with Magda Mayas, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles CA
No Response Festival, Cincinnati OH
Summer Scum, Trans Pecos, Queens NY
Music Unlimited 30: Celebration!, W8, Wels AT
Playfreely: Closer to the Edge, Asian Meeting Festival, The Projector, Singapore SG
Crossing Over, Asian Meeting Festival, Live Fact, Kuala Lumpur MY
2015
Solo Voice I-X, The Artist’s Institute, New York NY
1+2+3: Solos, Duos, and Trios for Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Queens N
Okkyung & The RCA Mark II, ISSUE Project Room, New York N
Solo Voice I-X, IntoAsia: Time-Based Art Festival 2015, New York N
Solo Voice I-X, LUFF Lausanne Underground Film Music Festival, Lausanne CH
Solo Voice I-X, the other the self festival, Brussels BE (organized by Q-O2 and José Luis Villalobos Prats)
Solo Voice I-X, UH Fest, Budapest HU
99 Objects: Calder’s Circus, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York N
Solo Voice I-X, ISSUE Project Room, New York NY
Solo Voice I-X, co-presented by the Renaissance Society and LAMPO, Chicago IL
Great Tricks From Your Future, The Old French Consulate/D-CAF, Cairo Egypt, collaboration with Stine Motland (curated by Mai Abu ElDahab)
Borderline Festival 2015, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens Greece
Collaboration with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug, All Ears Festival of Improvised Music, Oslo NO
Collaboration with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug, Kunsthalle Stavanger, Stavanger NO
2014
Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain IV, Winter Jazz Fest, New York N
BOMB Magazine, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY (collaboration with David Grubbs and Eli Keszler)
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston TX
Vocal Performance, Pérez Art Museum, Miami FL, solo and collaboration with Stine Motland, (organized by Primary Information)
Kinomuzeum at Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Poland
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York NY, collaboration with Robert Beatt
The Stone, New York NY, collaboration with Okkyung Lee
Modern Mondays, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
The Companion, Liverpool Biennial 2014, Liverpool UK
Synth Nights, The Kitchen, New York NY
2013
Marfa Dialogues, Ballroom Marfa at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York NY
Unlimited 27, Wels Austria, collaboration with Stine Motland and Chris Corsan
In Tones From Light to Dark, Performa 13, New York NY, collaboration with Stine Motland
New Works from the Jerome Foundation Commission, Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn NY
Excursus IV: Primary Information, ICA, Philadelphia PA
PAN ACT Festival, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
REM Festival, solo and with John Wiese, Spedition, Bremen DE
A Benefit for Triple Canopy, Triple Canopy at Grand Harmony, New York N
Andrew Lampert’s Synonym for Untitied, with Okkyung Lee, Monica de la Torre, Felix Bernstein, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain IV, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
Segue Reading Series, Zinc Bar, New York NY
Snugs Concert Series, 61 Local, Brooklyn NY
The Canal Series, solo and with Mary Lucier, New York N
2012
1967, collab. with Aaron Moore, Nadia Hironaka, Matt Suib, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Sonic Circuits Presents, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Springs MD
Oh, You Mean Cellophane and All That Crap, Calder Foundation at The McKittrick Hotel, New York NY
Eli Keszler’s L-Carrier, Eyebeam, New York NY
Collaboration with Graham Lambkin, New Museum, New York NY
Fuel for the Fire, organized by Dawn Kasper, 535 West 20th St, New York N
Music with Friends, featuring Nate Wooley’s The Seven Storey Mountain III, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY (curated by Philip Glass and Lawrence Kumpf)
Meeting Point, Mt. Tremper Arts, Mt. Tremper NY, collaboration with Jen Rosenbli
You Are Here Festival, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn N
2011
Time Wounds All Heels, White Flag Projects, St. Louis MO
1967, collaboration with Matthew Suib, Nadia Hironaka, and Aaron Moore, International House, Philadelphia PA
Moral Combat, collaboration with G. Lucas Crane, Clocktower Gallery, New York NY
((audience)) presents, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn NY
Collab. with Takeshi Murata, Devin Flynn, Robert Beatty, CANADA, New York N
Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain III, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn N
Quartet with Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, Okkyung Lee, Roulette, New York NY
El Nicho Aural Festival, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City Mexico
Collab. with DJ Sniff, Cafe OTO, London UK / Culturelab, Newcastle UK / DMU, Leicester UK
/ Inspace, Edinburg UK / STEIM, Amsterdam Netherland
Collab. with Robert Piotrowicz, Unsound Festival NYC, Brooklyn NY
Ende Tymes Festival, Outpost Artists Resources, Ridgewood NY
[email protected], Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA
Collaboration with John Wiese, The Lab, San Francisco CA
Sound Off, ((audience)) at 16 Beaver Group, New York NY
Altmusic, Audio Foundation, Auckland New Zealand
Collab. with Joachim Badenhorst and Dennis Tyfus, Netwerk, Aalst Belgium
Collab. with Joachim Badenhorst and Toma Gouband, Follow The Sound Festival, Antwerp Belgium
Eye Height with Beatriz Cantinho and Ricardo Jacinto, Fundicao de Oeiras, Lisbon Portuga
Swedish Energies Festival, collaboration with Skull Defekts, Dan Higgs, Asa Osbourne, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
2010
Ptarmigan, Helsinki Finland
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Norway
NyMusikk Oslo, Oslo Norway
Collab. with Okkyung Lee, All Ears Festival, Oslo Norway
Collab. with Wally Shoup, Bill Horist, Chris Corsano, Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Seattle WA
Stop/Action, collaboration with Martha Colburn, Ryan Sawyer, Michael Evans, New Museum, New York NY
Sonic Celluloid, Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Collab. with Nico Vascellari and Aaron Dilloway, Museion, Bolzano Italy
No Fun Fest Canada, La Sala Rossa, Montreal Quebe
Double Features, collab. with Bill Kouligas, Triple Canopy, Brooklyn NY
Neon Marshmallow Festival, Chicago IL
Hopscotch Festival, Chapel Hill NC
Boomslang Festival, Lexington KY
Sonic Objects #7, collaboration with Okkyung Lee, Kulturbunker Muelheim, Cologne Germany
Collab. with Okkyung Lee and Sean Baxter, Densites Festival, Fresnes-en-Woevre, France
Fanclub Presents, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Vital Vox Festival, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
Send + Receive Festival, Winnipeg Canada
Collab. with Dan Fox, Chrysler Series, New York NY
Intransitive Recordings at First Night, Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA
2009
Object Lessons, collab. with Justin Lieberman, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York N
Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
We (heart) Velvets, collaboration with Times New Viking and Mike Rep, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH
Collab. with Michael Johnsen, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
Collab. with Rafael Toral and Trevor Tremaine, Land of Tomorrow, Lexington KY/Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH / OSU Urban Arts, Columbus OH / No Fun Fest, Brooklyn NY
Collab. with Michael Johnsen, LAMPO, Chicago IL
Hungry for Death, Printed Matter, New York NY
Suoni Per Il Popolo, Casa Del Popolo, Montreal QC
Whartscape, Baltimore MD
Floating Points Festival, collaboration with John Wiese, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
Burning Star Core, Boomslang Festival, Lexington KY
Adventures in Modern Music, Empty Bottle/The WIRE magazine, Chicago IL
No Fun Fest Sweden, Fylkingen, Stockholm Sweden
DISPATCH and PlanB presents, 59 Canal St, New York N
Biegungen, Ausland, Berlin Germany
Menza Pri Koritu, Metelkova, Ljubljana Slovenia
Collab. with Nate Wooley and Chris Corsano, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
2008
Goodbye Publico Music, Publico, Cincinnati OH
Sonic Acts XII: 5 Hour Drone People, Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
24 Hour Drone People, Fylkingen, Stockholm Sweden
Collab. with Tony Conrad and Michael F Duch, Sofienberg Kirke, Oslo Norway
Collab. with Chris Corsano, Sound Forest Festival, Riga Latvia
Collab. with White Out and Carlos Giffoni, No Fun Fest, Knitting Factory, New York NY
Open Circuit: Interact Festival, Kunstencentrum Belgie, Hasselt Belgium
Floating Points Festival, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
44, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH
The New Monuments (collaboration with Don Dietrich and Ben Hall), Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY
The New Monuments, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
Ultra Eczema Festival, collaboration with John Olson, Scheldapen, Antwerp Belgium
Jandek, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH
Publico Music, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH
NADA Art Fair, Miami FL
2007
LAMPO at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Rhys Chatham Guitar All-Stars, Skull Lab, Cincinnati OH
Disassociate, collab. with New Humans, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York NY
Collab. with Thurston Moore, Nancy Garcia, Pete Nolan, SXSW, Austin T
Collab. with Prurient and Carlos Giffoni, MOCAD, Detroit MI
CMN Free Noise Tour, Triptych Festival, CCA, Glasgow UK / The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead UK / Arnolfini, Bristol UK / ULU, London UK
Klangtransfer Festival, Kulturbunkur Muelheim, Cologne Germany
Between Two Deaths Festival organized by Markus Schmickler, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe Germany
Burning Star Core + Zaimph, No Fun Fest, Brooklyn NY
Burning Star Core, SONAR Festival, Barcelona Spain
Collab. with John Wiese, The Compound, San Francisco CA
Blues Quartet with Joao Paulo Feliciano, Lee Ranaldo, Trevor Tremaine, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH
Some Cats From Japan, collaboration with Atsuhiro Ito, The Kitchen, New York NY
Damo Suzuki Network, Velvet Lounge, Washington DC
Wonderwheats, collaboration with Amy Granat, Jutta Koether, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers France
Littoral series, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY
Collab. with Tony Conrad, Issue Project Room Brooklyn NY
2006
Burning Star Core, Instants Chavires, Paris Franc
Burning Star Core, KRAAK Festival, Hasselt Belgium
Collab. with Chris Corsano, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Burning Star Core, Subcurrent Festival, CCA, Glasgow U
Collab. with Smegma, End Times Festival, Minneapolis MN
Collab. with Dead Machines, Lite Brite Festival, Southgate House, Newport KY
Burning Star Core, Frieze Arts Fair, Hippodrome, London UK
Burning Star Core, Million Tongues Festival, Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Nightmare Before Xmas, curated by Thurston Moore and All Tomorrow’s Parties, Butlins Minehead UK
Collab. with Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano, London School of Economics, London UK / Scheldapen, Antwerp Belgium / WORM, Rotterdam Netherlands / Netwerk, Aalst Belgium
Dream/Aktion Unit, State-X New Forms Festival, Den Haag Netherlands
2005
2005 Thurston Moore’s Dream/Aktion Unit, International Festival Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville QC
Burning Star Core, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH
SlideShow, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH
Burning Star Core, WRFL Presents, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Burning Star Core, Who Likes Art? Who Likes Music?, Edinboro PA
High Zero Festival, Baltimore MD
Sacred and Profane, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH
2004
Burning Star Core, WRFL presents NOISE FEST, Lexington KY
Burning Star Core, No Fun Fest, Brooklyn NY
2003
Burning Star Core, De Stijl/Freedom From Festival, Minneapolis MN
2002
Burning Star Core, Avantronics Festival, Columbus OH
Contemporary Arts Center presents Mayhem, SS NOVA, Cincinnati OH
Death Beam, Summerbreeze Festival, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Death Beam, C-Pop Gallery, Detroit MI
Burning Star Core, Festival of Marginalized Genres, University of Chicago, Chicago IL