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Wen Yau, China

Lives and works in Hong Kong

As a cross-media artist, researcher, curator and writer, Wen Yau has been concentrating on performance/live art and time-based media in the last few years. Her works often grapple with cultural difference and intimacy in public space. Recent projects include Seeing is Existing (pinhole photographic series, 2008-), Civil Left/Right (video & performance, 2007-), TengSeWong/Voice-Writer series (media & live art, 2005-), I pledge (not) guilt (live art, 2004-05), etc. Her work has been shown in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China (Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an & Guangzhou), Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Sweden, Bolivia, New Zealand, etc. She is also actively engaged in various creative and arts educational projects and curated "Talkover/Handover" (Hong Kong, 2007), "i-D Generations–Living Art Expo" (Hong Kong, 2005) and "LIVE+MAY" (Hong Kong, 2003). Currently she works as Researcher for Hong Kong at the Asia Art Archive and contributes to various newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong and Asia. 

Website: http://www.wenyau.net

Education

2002  MA Cultural & Media Studies, University of West of England, Bristol, U.K.

2007  Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 

Solo Exhibition

2004  “I Pledge (not) Guilty”, Shu Ning Presentation Unit, Hong Kong, China

Group Exhibitions

2004  The 2nd DaDao Live Art Festival, Beijing, China

2006  “Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF)’06”, Tokyo, Nagoya, Nagano & Kumagaya, Japan

2008  “Domestic Affairs”, Galleri 21, Malmo, Sweden

2009  “10th Anniversary Open Performance Art Festival”, Beijing, China

2010  Guangzhou Live 1 - International Performance Art Festival. Canton. China.

2011  Live Action 6 - international Performance Art Festival. Gothenburg Sweden.

Wen_Yau-China-VOICE_WRITER_SERIES-WE_ARE_CANTONESE-foto_by_Luo_Ming_-5-Wen Yau. Voice Writer Series. We are Cantonese. Guangzhou Live 1. 2010. © Wen Yau & Guangzhou Live.

Wen_Yau-China-VOICE_WRITER_SERIES-WE_ARE_CANTONESE-foto_by_Luo_Ming_-29-Wen Yau. Voice Writer Series. We are Cantonese. Guangzhou Live 1. 2010. © Wen Yau & Guangzhou Live.





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