Trevor Yeung's practice uses natural bodies and systems as a pretext for describing human processes and relations. He does not use phenomena from the natural world as metaphors in a romantic tradition, rather he projects emotional and intellectual scenarios on biological substitutes, which he manipulates and alters with a full acceptance of the artificiality of nature. He creates worlds with their own logic, one that is only vaguely allowing the logic of objects, animals or plants he uses to function undeterred, imposing his own rules and parameters and staging dramatic scenarios that are intimately connected to his own experiences from the human world. The artists's own limitations in sociability and the emotional realm are often morphed into elaborate fables in which more than receiving satisfaction, the artist perversely continues to enact the failures and imperfections that are his main driving force.
- Cosmin Costinas


TREVOR YEUNG

Born in 1988 in Dongguan, China
Currently lives and works in Hong Kong.


EDUCATION

2010   
Graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2020

There?s something missing. Wontonmeen, HK.
 

2019
Awkward Introduction. Kohta, Helsinki, FI.
Typhoon No.9. Galerie Allen, Paris FR.

LISTE Basel Art Fair, Basel CH.
 

2018

In-between. Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, HK.
 

2017

Last Tango. Zurich, CH.

 

2016
The Darkroom that is not Dark. Magician Space, Beijing, CN.
The Sunset of Last Summer. Blindspot Gallery, HK.

2015

Garden Cruising: It?s not that easy being green. Blindspot Gallery, Art Basel HK, HK.

No pressure :). Gallery, ZürcherHochschule der Künste, Zurich, CH.

2014
That Dog at That Party. Gallery EXIT, HK.

2013
Trevor Yeung?s Encyclopedia. Observation Society, Guangzhou, CN.

2012
Seven gentlemen. HARDNECK.hk, HK.
The bedroom show. The artist bedroom, HK.

2011
Cherry Pop. The Blue Room, Blue Lotus Gallery, HK.
System01. 1A Space Booth, X1, ART HK11, HK.
2009 Deface. AVA Gallery, AVA, HKBU, HK.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Noire Lumiére. HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, CN.
Have sanity. Last Tango, Zürich, CH.
Get Rid of Yourself. Sophie Tappeiner gallery, Vienna, AUT.

2020
Natural Takeover, Köln Skulptur #10. Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, DE.
Garden of Six Seasons. Para Site, Homg Komg, CN.
Untitled. The house of Hong Kong Literature, HK.
2019 I forgot to wake up. DiabloRosso, Santa Ana, PA.
Là où les eaux se mêlent. Biennale d?art comtemporain de Lyon, Lyon, FR.
Holly village. Bodega, New York, US.
An Opera for Animals. Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, CN.
Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times. Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, LV.
To See the Forest and the Trees. Asia Society, HK.

 
2018
Liminal Encounters. Aisa Society Hong Kong Center, HK.

After Nature: UCCA Dune Opening Exhibtion. UCCA Dune, Beidaihe, CN.
Wan Chai Grammatica: Past, Present, Future Tense. Pao?s Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK.
Today Could Have Been a Happy Day. Taikang Space, Beijing, CN.
#ArtTravellers Exhibition Series III: Tracing along the Green Blades. Art Promotion Office, Trade and Industry Tower, HK.
Post-Industrial Landscape 5.0: City Scan. Osage Gallery, HK.
Beckoning the Mutation. Club Pro Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
The Hum Comes From The Stumuch. Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, BE
Cruising Pavilion. Spazio Punch, Venice, IT.
The 38th edition of EVA International ? Ireland?s Biennial. Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, IE.
Emerald City. K11 Art Foundation, HK.

A Beast, A God, and A Line. Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh & Para Site, Hong Kong & TS1 Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar & Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL.
 

2017
The Other Face of the Moon. Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, KR.
A Most Filial Imprint. Aike Dellarco, Shanghai, CN.
From Ocean to Horizon. CFCCA, Manchester, UK.
Stars. cur. Rasmus Myrup. Weekends, Paris, FR.
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs. Para Site, HK.

Art|Basel Hong Kong. Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HK.
 

2016
Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Three Shadows Photography ArtCentre, Xiamen, CN.
ASIA NOW: Paris Asian Art Fair, Booth: Blindspot Gallery, 9 avenue Hoche, Paris, FR.
SHIFT: AVA 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Hong Kong Baptist University, HK.
Sea Pearl White Cloud. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, AU.
Daguerréotypes. Neptune, HK.
Scenarios of Time. The Fourth Art Sanya, Sanya, CN.
Sea Pearl White Cloud. Observation Society, Guangzhou, CN.
Adrift. OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, CN.

2015
Peepshow. Long March Space, Beijing, CN.
Des hôtes: a foreigner, a human, an unexpected visitor. Spring Workshop, HK.
China 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr. Osthaus Museum, Hagen, DE.
A Hundred Years of Shame ? Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations. Para Site, HK.
Under the Influence. Floor5 1/2, HK.
The 2nd ?CAFAM Future? Exhibition: Observer-Creator ·The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art. CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, CN.
SCENARIOS OF TIME THE FOURTH ART·SANYA. Sanya, CN.

2014
Social Factory. 10th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN.
Hong Kong Bestiary. Platform China, HK.
780s. Blindspot Gallery, HK.
Bloom. Eslite Gallery, Taipei, TW.
The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else. Witte de With, Rotterdam, NED.
Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong. Para Site, HK.
The Scarlet Bauhinia in Full Bloom. Amelia Johnson Contemporary, HK.

2013
We all sleep alone. Platform China, HK.

2012
Scalable Strategies. Gallery EXIT, HK.
Why Do Trees Grow Till the End? Gallery EXIT, HK.
Circuit. Gallery EXIT, HK.

2011
Look! For Food, detour 2011, Hong Kong Shadow in the dark. Gallery EXIT, HK.

2010
ArtAlive@Park. Hong Kong Park, HK.
New Trend 2010. Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK.
SOLOS. AVA Graduation Exhibition 2010, AVA, HKBU, HK.
Scoop. Photography Exhibition, AVA Gallery, AVA, HKBU, HK.

2009
Little Coterie. L3 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts, Centre (JCCAC), HK.

2008
Works, Student Painting Exhibition. Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HKBU, HK.


RESIDENCIES

2016
Odyssey 2016 program, Parc Rousseau.


COLLECTIONS

Kadist Foundation Paris / San Francisco
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Musée d?Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
FRAC Alsace, France
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany