Yung Jake

Yung Jake was established on the Internet in 2011. He is best known for his rap videos that integrate the worlds of hip-hop, technology, social media and contemporary art. Datamosh (2011) parodied the trend in music video of datamoshing—a digital technique that distorts images—while playing to a contemporary digital art audience. In (2012), he commented on the pursuit of Internet fame.

He has had two solo shows with Steve Turner and a solo project at the 2014 Art Berlin Contemporary fair. His work has been screened at Sundance  in 2013 and he has performed in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum and Redcat in 2013 and at MOCA in 2014. In 2015 he was awarded a Sundance Institute and Time Warner Fellowship Grant.

Courtesy of Steve Turner