Yuen Ka Yee Angela

Artist Statement

Angela Yuen

Angela Yuen

This is no simple representation but rather an imaginary skyline made from locally selected traditional objects inspired from and collected throughout the streets, shops and industries of Yau Ma Tei. Look inside and be delighted by the selection of objects chosen to represent the exciting markets, shops and commerce to be found throughout the local streets and industrial areas of Kowloon. Each object selected marks a significant era or period of Hong Kong manufacturing over the past 50 years. Manufacturing in Hong Kong has been one of the great backbones of a thriving society but because of new technology, rapid city development and economic realities are making this type of manufacturing a disappearing and struggling industry.

I have collected objects and crafts found in the Yau Ma Tei / Kowloon district stores from as many local and family run stores and stalls as possible as a celebration and joyous reminder of what remains in the district.

Each Diorama represents a platform to tell a small but fascinating story to celebrate this history of both struggle and self-reliance of Hong Kong trades and its people.

Artist Biography

Angela Yuen Ka Yee, born 1991 in Hong Kong, graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014.Observing people’s ways of connection is always the centre point of Angela Yuen’s artwork. She believes human relationships and their connection are rather more individual and subjective than they may appear. People make sounds, and think they are talking to each other; people make faces, and think they understand each other. Observing in people’s ways of connection, she visualizes this connection via objects, installation, mixed media and paintings. Given that objects can also stand as symbols, Angela believes that visible items can enlarge, extend and echo what is invisible, and give an audience a strong contrast to perceive, review and explore existing human relationships.

Education

2011-2014       Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

2016, 2017

Hotel Stage, Hong Kong

Object Landscape

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

Hotel Stage, Hong Kong

Haze

 

10 Design, Hong Kong

Light & Space

 

Film aid, Hong Kong

Art is on Cow

                       

2016

3.3 Sanlitun, Beijing

The Unruly

 

Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

Red Gate Residency Open Studio

 

China Art Projects, Hong Kong

Back To The Future

 

2015

Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Back To The Future

 

Hotel Stage, Hong Kong

Art Bridge Project

 

2014

Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts BA (VA)Graduation Exhibition 2014

Hong Kong Baptist University Visual Art Student Society Annual Exhibition

 

2013

China Art Projects project space, Hong Kong

Illumination 1 & 2

 

Residency

2016

Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

紅門畫廊,北京

 

 

Collection

Hotel Stage, Hong Kong

Niagara Gallery, Australia

Private collection, Australia