Cecilia W Yu 余詠詩
About Cecilia W Yu 余詠詩
The Accidental Orient collection was inspired by 3 years in the far East (visits to Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet & Western China). With it I began to explore the interface between painting/embroidery and the most valuable commodity to the ancient kingdoms "Silk". Accidental Orient collection became the basis of my Solo show at Edinburgh Art festival titled "Love without a Heart" with Tracy Emin Heading the 2008 Festival and Glenmorangie Brewery sponsoring my solo show. My Limited Variable Print edition "Floating; The price of prosperity" explores an underlying fusion of Egyptian & Chinese concepts of Wealth, was used for the Best of Modern China, pre-Olympic ChinaNow promotion in 2008. "Eventually we will all be Middleclass?" was a Graffiti-fusion project where we sprayed ironically in Surrey (the richest county in the UK) challenging issues of Money & Class. It was exhibited at Climate Forum in Copenhagen during COP15 United Nations Climate Change Summit. This lead to the month long Liverpool + London collaboration with Team Robbo in August 2012. A recent piece of East-west punk inspired fusion ended up as the first permanent installation for the future (to be rebuilt) Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan.(Part of a 370 piece postcard/art collection) It is currently touring Northwestern Japan & Tokyo sponsored by the Japanese Embassy & British chamber of commerce. Currently I am working on "Chi / Seen", the next collection for another solo show about "Oppositions / Connections".
Cecilia studied with Traditional Chinese Brush Art Masters(private tuitions) & western art classes since 2 years old and western techniques with various private teacher (exhibiting artist) in oil, acrylic, gauche, watercolours in Australia and also textile designs (e.g. Indonesian Batik). Her College art experiences covered a wide range of medium. Visual arts was part of her Monash University, B.A (Visual Arts, Media & International Law).
2004 St.Martins short design course for industry professionals fashion design
2006 Cultural Residence exchange for 6 months to Beijing,China. MBA research in Media
2007 MBA (Sustainable Media JV)
March 2013: Postcard to Japan with Punkdog by Cecilia.W.Yu is installed at International House of Japan, Tokyo. Exhibition has toured Nationally since 2011
May 2013: Upfestival collaboration with Team Robbo, Bristol. Largest Street and Graffiti Art festival in Europe. (to be confirmed)
August 2013: "Nothing Left to Burn" 2013, Liverpool. Culture weekend.
Dates to be confirmed:
Los Angelos Curatorial debut with The American Visual Arts Guild.
Shanghai M50 Art Gallery. China
23rd December-29th December 2012, "Reflections between the past and the present" Al Hanager (دار الأوبرا المصرية) Opera House Art Gallery inside the National Cultural Center , Cairo, Egypt.
12th Dec 2012-15th Jan 2013 "Girls on Films" Team Rex "Feel the Presents!" Pop-up Gallery, Google Headquarter, Central St. Giles, London.
30th Aug-9th Sept 2012, Red Gallery, East Village London. Team Rex's "Origins of the species". Art-talk & Wearable Art by Cecilia.W.Yu (8th September). Short introduction by Decima Francis (MBE). www.teamrex.org/events
Liverpool Bombed Out Church 4th August 2012, Team Robbo and Yu present: "Nothing Left to Burn", a day of Art & Cultural installation. A Multi-media art installation by Cecilia.W.Yu titled: "Hell,Money!" with Live Chinese Harp ensemble by the virtuoso Zi Lan Liao. Iprotest Arts Charity Liverpool 2012.
2011-2013: "Postcards for Japan", Iwate Museum of Art, Japan. Touring Japan 2 for years. Catalogue sponsored by Japanese Embassy and British Chamber of Commerce Japan.
2011-2012: Altered Barbie. San Francisco. USA http://alteredbarbie.com
14th April, 2011. Betta Kultcha, Historic Leeds Corn Exchange. Multi-Media art preview.
June 11 to September 10, 2010 San Francisco Arts Commission's "Art in Storefronts" project USA, curated by Director of Asian American Women Artist Association. Image on loan: (c) 2010 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License.
2010 7th-24th January Worlds in Tangle at ATVP, Newtown, Sydney, Australia www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au
Dec 2009 Climate Forum '09,www.klimaforum09.org, during COP15 United Nation Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
FILM: Graffiti-fusion Art presentation: "Eventually we will all be Middleclass?" www.dgi-byen.com/cphconference
Aug 2008 Edinburgh International Art Festival, solo show. Title: "Love without a Heart?" 20th Aug-10th Sept.http://www.edinburghartfestival.com/
*** 2008 EAF headlined Tracy Emin's solo show.
* Sponsored by local Scottish Government & Glenmorangie Brewery.
Feb 2008 "Floating, the price of prosperity", Edinburgh & London, ChinaNow! (Sponsored as part of the 2008 Beijing Pre-Olympics cultural promotion) www.chinanow.org.uk