Wayne Yung was born in 1971 in Edmonton, Canada, to a Chinese immigrant family. He moved to Vancouver in 1994, where he became established as a writer, performer and video artist exploring issues of race and identity from a queer Chinese-Canadian perspective. Arriving in Germany in 2001, he lived in Hamburg and Cologne before settling in Berlin. In addition to his artistic practice, he has also been active as a curator, organizing screening events in North America and Europe. Since his first video release in 1994, he has travelled extensively to present his work at film festivals around the world, including several solo programs.