YANG Bodu (b. 1986, Tianjin, China; lives and works in Beijing, China) received her BFA in 2008 from Tianjin Academy of Art, followed by her MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012.
Bodu's work was described as departing from the 'art scene' mentality that renders contemporary art both exciting and problematic, and transports viewers to an isolated environment where viewing an artwork is a private activity in an entirely public space.
In 2011, Bodu was the recipient of the Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship. In 2012, she won the Fellowship Trust Prize for her outstanding presentation in PAFA’s Annual Student Exhibition.