Ellen Yiu's artistic process resembles cultural foraging. Inspired by Taoism, Dadaism, and the vitality of primitive and craft objects, the artist embraces the whimsical traces of everyday life, holistic healing, and the idea of home. Her work defies categorisation, as she explores diverse themes through miniature formats and storytelling. Ellen Yiu believes in the presence of ambiguity and paradox as spaces where viewers can play. Currently, her research is inspired by Fluxus, and explores art intended for an audience of one. Seamlessly moving between mediums, the artist primarily works with textile, wood, miniatures, drawing and installation. Her work is guided by repetition, reproduction, collecting and archiving — processes that embody her understanding of life and purpose. 

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Take my Home Way
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Unfair - Ellen yiu, object rotterdam, haka building, may 2022

Ellen Yiu
Take my Home Way (2022)

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Untitled
Unfair - Ellen yiu, object rotterdam, haka building, may 2022
Unfair - Ellen yiu, object rotterdam, haka building, may 2022
Unfair - Ellen yiu, object rotterdam, haka building, may 2022

Ellen Yiu
Untitled (2022)
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Ellen Yiu (1997) is an artist originally from Hong Kong and currently living between The Hague and Hong Kong. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2021. Additionally, she holds a double degree certificate in Arts, Media & Society from Leiden University. Yiu's work has been exhibited in various venues, including Tate Britain, the Limburg Biennale, and the Moon Gallery, which is currently in orbit around the International Space Station. In 2021 she was the winner of the Stroom Encouragement Award.


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