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Hong Yi (b. 1986, Malaysia)

Red Hong Yi is an artist from Borneo, Malaysia. Known as the artist who “paints without a paintbrush”, she creates mixed media installations by reinterpreting everyday materials through the accumulation of objects. By combining traditional craftsmanship and digital technology, she creates works that consider perceptual habits and preconceptions on the chosen objects and subjects, expressing the themes of women, heritage, race, and climate change. Among the materials she has used to create her work are eggshells, chopsticks, teabags, soil, salt, socks, matchsticks and most recently, copper plates and pixels. She currently leads a team of ten artists and designers at Studio Hong Yi in Kuala Lumpur. Her artworks have been presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Saatchi Gallery in London, Anchorage Museum in Alaska, and H Queens in Hong Kong.

康怡是一位来自马来西亚,沙巴婆罗洲的艺术家。具 “不用画笔作画” 的艺术家之名,康怡重新诠释日常物品,以堆积技巧来创造出混合媒体画作。通过结合传统工艺和数码技术,她的作品考量大众对社会问题先入为主之观念,题材涉及女性、种族遗产与气候变化。创作材料包括蛋壳、筷子、茶包、土壤、盐、袜子、火柴以及近期所运用的铜板和像素。工作室位于吉隆坡市中心,她目前带领着一支由艺术制作者及设计师所组成的四人团队。康怡的艺术作品曾在多个国际舞台上展出,如:达沃斯的世界经济论坛、伦敦的萨奇画廊、阿拉斯加的安克雷奇博物馆与香港的H Queens。

EDUCATION

2010

Master of Architecture, University of Melbourne

2007

Bachelor of Planning and Design, University of Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018

Artology, H Queens, Hong Kong

2017

Art of Fandom, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA

2016

Art of Fandom, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA

COLLECTIONS

2018

Art of Fandom, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA

2017

Art of Fandom, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA

COMMISIONS

2015

“Teh Tarik Man” for Malaysia at World Economic Forum, Davos

2016

“Merlion” for Facebook, Singapore

2017

“Bloom” for Mandarin Oriental, Macau

2018

“Aurora” for Huawei-Honor

2019

“It Takes a Village to Raise a City” for Google, Singapore

2019

“Data is the New Salt”, for Google Singapore

2020

“Vision 2020 and Beyond”, for Google Malaysia

2020

“Malaysian Frontliners”, for Pos Malaysia

TEACHING AND LECTURES

2012

Guest Teacher for two-week workshop, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), Milan, Italy

2012

Guest Speaker, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy

2014

Guest Speaker, China Academy of Art, Shanghai, China

2016

Guest Speaker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

2017

Guest Speaker, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA

2018

Guest Speaker, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

CONFERENCES

2012

Speaker, 6th EG Conference, California, USA

2013

Speaker, 7th EG Conference, California, USA

2014

Speaker, TEDxKL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017

Speaker, invited by the New York Times, Hong Kong

2017

Panelist, invited by the New York Times, Hong Kong

2019

Speaker, Beyond Tellerrand, Frankfurt, Germany

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/PRESS

2012

Fung, Esther (Apr. 23, 2012), Red Hong Yi’s Medium? Coffee Stains, The Wall Street Journal

2014

Chong, Calvin (Aug. 25, 2014), The Unconventional Artist Red Hong Yi on Painting Art without a Brush, Malaysia Tatler

2014

Scott, David (May 5 2012 – Jun. 8 2014, Volume 10 Number 5), Painting the Town Red, University of Melbourne Voice

2014

Koiviola, Zhanna (Apr. 17, 2014), Red Hong Yi: the artist who likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush, GB Times

2015

B. Waxman, Olivia (Feb. 5, 2015), Stunning Work of Art Made of 20,000 Tea Bags, TIME

2017

Ching Ching, Ni (Nov., 2017-Jan.,2018, No.24), Her Name is “Red” (translated), The New York Times Chinese Magazine

2018

Zarnegar, Roxanna (May 7, 2018), 11 Art World Entrepreneurs You Should Know: 2018 Edition, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

2019

Yim, Julie (July 1, 2019), Cover Story: The Big Picture with Red Hong Yi, Prestige Magazine

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018

“Pillars of Sabah”, co-organised by Sabah Art Gallery

2018

“Pillars of Sabah 2.0”, co-organised by Sabah Art Gallery