Wen Yau

PhD student
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

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 which have been shown in Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas, often grapple with cultural difference and intimacy in public space.  She has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to visit the Northwestern University, USA in 2015-2016.

Wen Yau research interests include: social and public practices of art, performance art, Hong Kong art and culture, and research methodology.  Currently she is working on her PhD thesis on the performative practices in postcolonial Hong Kong art and activism.  By using an auto-ethnographic research methodology as well as the lens of performance studies, she intends to investigate local artists’ involvement in social movement in the territory in relation to the building of identity and subjectivity in Hong Kong society.