Hong-Kong-based artist Trevor Yeung will represent Hong Kong at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, one of the most important contemporary art forums in the world, to be held between 20 April and 24 November 2024. The solo exhibition will be curated by Olivia Chow, Assistant Curator, Visual Art, at M+.
Both the artist and the curator have been jointly selected by M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). In the past, M+ and HKADC have collaborated to present the solo exhibitions of five Hong Kong artists at the Venice Biennale: Lee Kit (2013), Tsang Kin-Wah (2015), Samson Young (2017), Shirley Tse (2019), and Angela Su (2022).
Trevor Yeung – M+
Born in 1988 in Dongguan, in China’s southern Guangdong province, Yeung grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010. Since then, he became one of Hong Kong’s most dynamic artists featured internationally.
He participated in numerous local and international exhibitions, including the Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2022); Kathmandu Triennale, Kathmandu (2022); la biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2019); EVA International Biennale, Dublin (2018); 4th Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018) and the 10th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2015).
Yeung has exhibited at institutions locally and internationally, such as Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (2022); Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2022); Jameel Arts Center, Dubai (2022); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev (2021); M+, Hong Kong (2021); Shanghai Power Station of Art (2021); Para Site, Hong Kong (2020); Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne (2020), etc.
Trevor Yeung, Mr. Cuddles Under the Eave, Blindpost Gallery, Art Basel Hong Kong 2023
The artist draws his inspiration from intimate and personal experiences, expressing himself in artworks ranging from image-based works to large-scale installations. Fascinated by botanic ecology and horticulture and obsessed with structures, Yeung features carefully staged objects, photographs, animals, plants, aquarium system and installations as metaphors to reflect the emancipation of everyday aspirations towards human relationships. He often projects emotional and intellectual scenarios onto living substitutes in his work, translating his own social experiences into elaborate fables exploring failure and imperfection.
Trevor Yeung, Night Mushroom Colon (Six), 2018, Galerie Allen, Paris
M+ and HKADC are planning a series of public programmes in Hong Kong to connect Trevor Yeung’s artworks and perspectives with the local audience. Following the closing of the Venice Biennale, M+ will also organise an adapted exhibition in 2025. Stay tuned!