Artist in Residence /
3rd October – 5th October, 2022
Artist Meng-Yu Yan will be participating in an artist residency for the installation of their work in the exhibition PLAYGROUND.
Exhibited in over forty exhibitions across Australia, China, France and Mexico, Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰 (b. 1992, Sydney) is a cross-disciplinary artist working with photography, time-based media, and installation. Their practice is mesmerised by ideas of mirroring and reflection, and their early Honours work investigated the origins of photography through the Claude Glass, black mirrors, and scrying practices. As a first generation, Australian-Chinese, queer, non-binary artist, their practice disrupts notions of the binary and temporal linearity, sitting comfortably in liminal spaces. Yan’s first solo exhibition ‘occulere – vision & concealment’ debuted at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2017. In 2019 Yan was awarded the Ross Steele Scholarship to fund their residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. Yan completed their Master of Fine Arts (Research) funded by the Australian Government RTP Scholarship at UNSW Art & Design in 2020. Their research explored queer spectrality and cultural hauntologies through experimental photography. Currently their practice is concerned with occult and supernatural methodologies such as spirit photography, divination, performative haunting, and astrological practices.