簡介 about

 

葉啟俊 Yip Kai Chun

 

葉啟俊為藝術家、策展人,於香港出生、生活。其藝術常以本土和個人為着眼點,反思和介入文化、歷史和身份等命題,剖解當中習以為常之事,展露久被忽略之物,以重修失卻的聯繫,想像不同於當下的可能。其藝術着重過程,富實驗性,常借不同領域之理論、方法為用。

葉氏的作品常有紀錄和敘事的原素,媒介不定,包括錄像、裝置等。他偏好攝影、錄像、錄音等「記實」的媒體,又愛將各式現成物件放至作品之中。

他視策展為其創作的伸延,又以「融」為要:不同媒介、創作與策展、藝術和其他領域、現代與傳統、悠久與新興、不同時和地等。他寄望消磨常規和界線,打開藝術以內以外的對話。

葉氏先後修讀批判性跨媒體實驗室(2003-6)和文化研究(2006-8)。2016年,他於第21屆ifva獨立短片及影像媒體比賽中,獲得媒體藝術組的特別表揚;其策展計劃亦於Mur Nomade徵集新晉策展人比賽(2015),以及臺北非常廟藝文空間「非常徵件」(2016)中勝出。去年,他於格魯吉亞、阿美尼亞、葡萄牙及吉爾吉斯參與駐場計劃,於迥異的社會文化背景中創作,思索自身的創作方法。

簡歷 (PDF)

 

Yip Kai Chun is an artist-curator born, bred and based in Hong Kong.  His interest lies in the intersections of culture, history, and identity, viewing from local and personal perspectives.  With his art, he aims to unravel the taken-for-granted and neglected, re-create lost connections, and re-imagine alternatives.  His process-oriented practice draws on theories and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

Yip’s artistic creation blends documentation and narrative without limit on media, ranging from video to installation.  Often, he employs sound, video, photography and found objects in his works.

He considers curation an extension of his artistic creation.  His curatorial practice mixes art forms and dissolves conventional boundaries — between art-making and curation, the traditional and the contemporary, art and other disciplines — to foster dialogue within art and without.

Yip studied Critical Intermedia Laboratory (2003-6) and Cultural Studies (2006-8).  He was awarded Special Mention, Media Art Category, The 21st ifva Media Art Exhibition, Hong Kong in 2016.  He is the winner of Open Call for Young Curators by Mur Nomade, Hong Kong (2015) and VT Open Call, VT Artsalon, Taiwan (2016).  Last year, Yip participated in residences in Georgia, Armenia, Portugal and Kyrgyzstan to reflect upon his practice in varied social and cultural environments.

Curriculum vitae (PDF)

 

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