Folding Hong Kong

Jan 9, 2010 – Mar 9, 2010
Para/Site Central
Hanart TZ Gallery
2/F, 5 Queen’s Road Central

Esther Yip


Esther Yip turns the suffocating cityscape of Hong Kong into a foldable miniature with paper pop-up technique, recreating the familiar cold towers of stone, glass and metals with her usual playfulness and liveliness. A motor is used to animate this version of Folding Hong Kong, leading the audience into an erratic visual fantasy of this ordinary scenery that we see everyday.

Yip graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the department of Fine Arts (BA) in 2007. Her artworks were exhibited in Hong Kong International Art Fair (2008), Ha Ha! Happy Mid Autumn Festival~ works by Esther Yip (2008), and Fotanian: Fotan Artists Open Studios (2009). She was an art tutor in Art in hospital and Art for all, and an member of Hong Kong Fotanian Artist Village. She received the scholarship from the New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Her works are characterized by their rich colors, handiwork and interactivity. 


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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



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