My work was featured in Frank Vigneron’s book Hong Kong Soft Power: Art Practices in the Special Administrative Region, 2005-2014 published by The Chinese University Press, 2018:
- Intervention at “Black Cloth March” (2014), in “Introduction.” p.16
- I Am a Grade D Artist 我是丁級藝術家 (2013) in “Chapter 2: Sorting the Intricacies of a Complex Art Field” pp.104-108
Land for Hong Kong: Our Home, Our Say?!? In the light of ‘land shortage’ in Hong Kong, wen yau has acquired pieces of land from the West Kowloon site which be previewed in the ‘WK Realty Expo & Auction.’ Special properties collected from the site will also be available too. Everything Must Go! Don’t miss this rare chance to bid on a piece of the most precious land in Hong Kong!
From 24 July to 8 August 2017, I took up residency at the Asiatopia Foundation in Nan province, Thailand.
– installation/intervention, 2014-2016
– social engagement/gastronomy/
– performance/gastronomy, Chicago, USA, 03/06/2016
Invited by Para Site Art Space, I donated the sculpture titled Long Live the Anti-Occupy Central Hero for the Para Site Annual Auction 2015, 22–27/10/2015, Hong Kong
Silent Auction Lot#98
反佔中英雄不死 Long Live the Anti-Occupy Central Hero (2014)
164 × 45 × 45 cm
Estimate: HK$ 12,000 – 18,000
Generously donated by the artist & hk oic
>> check out the work at Paddle8
this project had been exhibited at 自 / 體 ： 公民抗爭的展演與想像 performing civil struggles: an auto-ethnographic account on resistance, imagination and performative practices, Lingnam University, Hong Kong, 5-27/02/2015, and further developed and presented as 尋找反佔中英雄不死 In search of Long Live the Anti-Occupy Central Hero at the World & Heaven: Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial 2016, Hong Kong Baptist University Kai Tak Campus, 15/10-13/11/2016
This project is part of wen yau’s on-going Painting like an Artist series in which the artist starts from zero and acquires painting skills from various artists in Hong Kong. For the 2-year durational project After One Hundred at Oi!, she did a plein-air each month in the neighbourhood area within North Point district where she had been living since childhood.
By using the painting techniques learnt from other artists and drawing a place in North Point suggested by them, wen yau intends to re-observe the community where she finds familiar. Local neighbours and friends will be openly invited to join the plein air every month, and to encounter art in everyday life settings. The paintings she made during the 2 years not only convey stories or memories of people about these local places, but also present a survey on Hong Kong painters of different styles as well as her exploration of painting as an art form itself.
>> 有排(牌)寫生 Plein Air#00-#16
>> 關於「一百之後」計劃 About ‘After One Hundred’ project
This project was presented in the After One Hundred exhibition curated by Gum Cheng, at Oi!, Hong Kong, 31/7-18/10/2015
After One Hundred was part of the Sparkle! series presented by Arts Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Hong Kong