Yang Feng


I am a postgraduate student of School of Fine Arts, History of Art and Cultural Studies. My doctoral research explores participatory art in a digital context since the 2020s. My project is an in-depth study exploring digitalisation and its impact on contemporary art to consider what is ‘participatory art’ today. Combining art history, media studies and cultural theory, this project traces debates from the ‘participatory turn’ and ‘consumers’ of the 1990s to today’s ‘prosumers’, to develop a new framework for analysing contemporary art which combines ‘participatory’ and ‘digital’ approaches.

Research interests

  • contemporary art since the 1990s
  • media art
  • participatory art and socially engaged art
  • social history of art
  • post capitalism, late capitalism, digital capitalism
  • concept of alienation
  • concept of participation


  • MA History of Art (Modern and Contemporary Art), University of York
  • BA History of Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts (China)