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蔡 鈺 娟

BOUIE CHOI YUK KUEN

蔡氏繪畫的城市物象,更像在描繪空氣與物件的碰撞,像在晦暝的天陰日,看見有光。除了拼湊在當下不斷逝去的城市印象,也試圖從時空的虛實、不協調、不由自主,在過隙期間嘗試修復、尋找彼此的縫合點。近年常以木及回收舊木為繪畫「夥伴」,從打磨到繪畫,透過身體的勞動、隨意的潑彩、物象的洗刷,在不同視點及層層時間的痕跡中尋找自由的定義。

除了繪畫,喜好為荒誕的事物尋找「再」體,創作可於文字、可於物件、可於平面。2009年畢業於香港中文大學藝術系,於 2012年完成 Chelsea College of Art and Design 碩士學位後便投身社區工作,在灣仔藍屋這個歷史保育項目工作六年間,開拓更廣的創作場域。自 2014年起每年參加Art Basel等藝術博覽會外,也參與不同文化界別的合作計劃, 如由2019年字花策劃的《西西時間 — 像這樣的一個作家》、香港文學館策劃的《木每雙生—文學視藝的再世紅梅》,及香港大學龍虎山環境教育中心的十週年展覽《感知自然—就是龍虎山展覽》。

現時著作有《灣仔群俠》社區報版、與雄仔叔叔合作的社區繪本《繑絲邊》等。除個人創作外,蔡氏亦籌辦社區藝術活動如2021年的《土記日落後》,並為「過海的藝術計畫」的創辦成員之一。
學歷
二零零九畢業於香港中文大學藝術系
二零一二畢業於倫敦切爾西藝術與設計學院
個人展覽
二零二零《如是_偏安一隅》蔡鈺娟個人作品展,Grotto Fine Art,香港
二零一五《屏息 — 蔡鈺娟個人展覽》嘉圖現代藝術,香港
二零一一《康福臺 — 蔡鈺娟個人展覽》 嘉圖現代藝術,香港
其他展覽
二零二一《Art Basel 2021》香港會議展覽中心,香港
《意識聚集》,第二十九屆亞洲國際美術展覽會,日本福岡九州藝文館,日本
《意識聚集》,第二十九屆亞洲國際美術展覽會-香港展,藝穗會,香港
《嘉圖20周年聯展》,嘉圖現代藝術SKW,香港
二零二零《即日上映》,Karin Weber Gallery,香港
二零一九《期中考》,節點藝術空間,台灣
《新神劇場》, Rossi Rossi Gallery, 香港
《木每雙生——文學視藝的再世紅梅》,1a Space,牛棚藝術村,香港
《感知自然——就是龍虎山展覽》,龍虎山環境教育中心,香港大學,香港
《西西時間 — 像這樣的一個作家》展覽,誠品,香港
《節點自介——下港博覽會》,節點,臺南市,台灣
《結隊向前行:新亞七十藝術展》,Hart Hall,H Queen,香港
二零一八《Art Basel 2018》 香港會議展覽中心,香港
二零一七《潤物無聲》- 陳瑞瑩、蔡鈺娟聯展, 嘉圖現代藝術,香港
二零一六《典亞藝博》 香港會議展覽中心,香港
《Art Basel 2016》 香港會議展覽中心,香港
二零一四《典亞藝博》 香港會議展覽中心,香港
《Art Basel 2014》 香港會議展覽中心,香港
《Girls’ Talk - 女性藝術家聯展》 嘉圖現代藝術,香港中環雲咸街三十一號C-D 一樓
《週街搞藝術》 九龍城聯展,香港 2013
《The Spirit of Ink: 12 香港藝術家》蘇富比藝術空間,香港金鐘太古廣場一座五樓
二零一二MA show 2012
Chelsea College of Art and Design,倫敦
Chelsea Salon Series
Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road,倫敦

Amidst the urban imagery, Choi concerns about the perishing impression of a city, she weaves and pieces the fragments of memory through painting. It is like searching for light under the overcast skies. The landscapes often remind us of how insignificant we are, the visible and the invisible, the high-rise buildings, the scattered and the gathered, the tiny and the enormous beings…Their co-existency reflects the artist’s state of mind. If a painting is a manifestation of infinite borrowed space and time, Choi attempts to liaise within the gap between the tangibles and intangibles, the indescribable space and time with the light of hope, with the force of urban imagery. In recent years, Choi has familiarized herself with wood and explores the definition of freedom with multi-perspective and layers of time, deepening the state of mind into the material with repetitive processes of preserving, sanding, washing and sprinkling.

After receiving her MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012, she started working in the community and joined an award-winning heritage project, Viva Blue House for six years. She continues to explore different mediums and interdisciplinary collaborations, in the hope of expanding her artistic practices. She never stops her pursuit of painting and her works has been showcased in various interdisciplinary  exhibitions, such as the “Time of XiXi” organized by Zihua“ in 2019, “Literature X Visual Arts: The Reincarnation of Lady Plum Blossom” organized by the House of Hong Kong Literature, and “The Pulse of Nature – Lung Fu Shan” organized by the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre to commemorate its 10th anniversary. Her publications include the community post “Wan Chai Warriors”, and “Weaving with Words”, a community-based illustrated book co-authored with Uncle Hung.

Choi has organized exchange platforms for the public and artists. She curated “Tokee after sunset” in 2021, including a community exhibition and a public education programme. She has also formed an art collective with other Hong Kong Artists, named “CHT. Art Project”, which facilitates and promotes exchanges between the artist communities in Tainan and Hong Kong.

Education
2009 Graduated from BA Fine Art, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2012 Graduated from MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of London.
Solo Exhibitions
2020 “Borrowed Space_Borrowed Time”, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2015 “The Breathing Room”, Grotto Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2011 “Comfort Terrace" Choi Yuk Kuen's Solo Exhibition, Grotto Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Selected Exhibitions
2021 “Art Basel 2021”, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
“Gathering of Consciousness”, The 29th Asian International Art Exhibition, Kyushu Arts and Cultural Center of Fukuoka, Kyushu Geibun-kan, Japan
“Gathering of Consciousness”, The 29th Asian Int’l Art Exhibition - Hong Kong Return Show ,The Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong
“Grotto 20th Anniversary Exhibition”, Grotto SKW, Hong Kong
2020 "Now Showing", Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
2019 “期中考”, Zit-Dim Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
“Theatre of New Gods”, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
"Literature X Visual Arts: The Reincarnation of Lady Plum Blossom", 1a Space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
The Pulse of Nature — Lung Fu Shan Exhibition, Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Center, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“Time of XiXi”, eslite, Hong Kong
"Together We March Forward: New Asia 70th Anniversary Art Exhibition", Hart Hall, H Queen, Hong Kong
"An introduction of Zit-Dim Art Space", Zit-Dim Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
2018 Art Basel 2018, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Girls’ Talk, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2017 "Drips of Serenity" Joint Exhibition of Zaffer CHAN and Bouie CHOI, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2016 Fine Art Asia 2016, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
Art Basel 2016,  Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
2014 Fine Art Asia 2014, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
Art Basel 2014, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
"Hong Kong Girls’ Talk", Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong
"Zau Gaai Gaau Ngai Seot -  Street show in Kowloon City", Hong Kong
2013 "The Spirit of Ink: 12 Hong Kong Artists", Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Admiralty, Hong Kong
2012 MA show 2012, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
Chelsea Salon Series, Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, London