This is Benedict Yu's first solo exhibition in Singapore, "Are You Coming Home? 回家吧, 孩子" The exhibition will be running from 19th July 2019 until 20th October 2019. There will be an artist talk on 3rd August 2019 from 4pm-5pm at the same venue, SPRMRKT @Cluny Court, Singapore
About the Exhibition: Born in Singapore and raised in Taichung, Taiwan; Benedict Yu experienced his childhood and adolescence as a Third Culture Kid. Through his practice, Benedict taps into his upbringing and experiences as a third culture individual to unravel and investigate his complex relationship with the status of Home. Are You Coming Home? 回家吧, 孩子 which is Benedict’s first solo exhibition in Singapore, showcases a new series of works that sees him embracing vulnerability as he traverses through homesickness and uncertainty. Using a range of media and techniques, such as oil paint, markers and digital painting – he creates islands for himself. Weaving both personal and researched narratives into his works in hopes of reconceptualizing his mental, emotional and spiritual definition of Home.
About the Artist: Benedict Yu (b.1996) is a multi-disciplinary art practitioner and researcher who explores Eastern philosophy, human behaviour and psychology through conversational interaction, technology, and artificial intelligence within the realms of contemporary art. His works and research have been showcased in group and solo exhibitions internationally, such as at Bricklane Gallery in London, TOMO Gallery in Kyoto, Flag Ginza Gallery in Tokyo, Fondazione Opera Campanadei Caduti in Rovereto; Marina Bay Sands, National Museum of Singapore, National Design Center and Gajah Gallery in Singapore.
Curated by Nature Shankar