May Yeung | HK/US
A graduate of the University of Chicago with majors in visual arts and political science, May Yeung specializes in sculpture and photography. After success of the public exhibitions of her work entitled Citation (a pair of quotation marks) at Chicago Union Station, Rockefeller Chapel and Regenstein Library, May’s interest in public art installation, particularly the relationship between sculpture and viewers, grew. With a view to examine and question this relationship further, May’s works entitled What If (a question mark), Kiss Me (a pair of eyelashes) and Hold Me (a pair of breasts), were shown at Logan Arts Center, Dova Gallery and Harper Memorial Library, inviting viewers to contemplate the role of art in their lives. Through Chicago Torture Justice Memorial exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, she de-abstracted the memorialized and re-established the silenced into official memory. Each bamboo in the installation symbolized a victim. Her installation Cocoon for the Hong Kong-Netherlands Exchange Project peels back layers of the ordinary to re-examine the definition of home and reflect on our identity.