Yim Sui Fong’s practice responds to doubts and imaginations of social phenomena, including how personal identity, collective identity and histories are constructed. Through revisiting and intervention of familial stories, she reinterprets the fragments of Hong Kong’s post-handover history. She advocates the practice of one’s perceptions amidst uncertainty, so as to make the resistance to socially precarious situations possible. Thus, she organises workshops to invite mass participation in experimenting with and implementing possibilities for a community. Her works incorporate field research, interviews, memories of sounds and chance encounters. A combination of images, text, performance and video installations deliver an audio-visual narrative suspended between fiction and reality, revealing truths through illusions.
Yim Sui Fong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA). She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and member of Hong Kong artist collective, L sub. She was awarded the WMA Masters Award 2018. Recent exhibitions and projects include: ‘Landskrona Foto Festival’, Sweden (2020) , Solo show ‘A Room of Resistance’, JCCAC, Hong Kong (2019), ‘Artists’ Film International’, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom (2019), Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden (2018), ‘Hic Sunt Leons’, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China (2019), ‘The man who attends to the times’, project commissioned by Oi!, Hong Kong (2018), Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize Exhibition (2017), ‘Talkover/Handover 2.0’, 1 a Space, Hong Kong (2017), and ‘Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan’, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2016). L sub is the selected artist group to present in Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari in Japan in 2020.