Andrew S. Yang

Jonathan Lash Endowed Chair Professor of Environmental Education and Sustainability
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Andrew S. Yang

Andrew S. Yang works across the visual arts and natural sciences to explore our ecological entanglements at a time of profound planetary change.

His projects have been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, with recent curatorial projects Earthly Observatory at SAIC Galleries and Making Kin-Worlds Becoming for the Center for Humans and Nature. His research and writing can be found in publications such as Leonardo, Art Journal, Biological Theory, Current Biology, and recently in the Routledge Handbook of Art, Science, and Technology Studies as well as the book series Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations.

Yang’s teaching span environmental studies, ecological art, and expanded natural history with a focus on cross-disciplinary approaches.

He received his B.S. in Chemistry/Molecular Biology from Juniata College, an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the Lesley University College of Art and Design, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University. He was a long-time faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History.

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