Cheng Yin Ngan graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017, and was awarded the special mention prize at the AVA BA Graduation Exhibition. Exhibitions in which Ngan has participated in include “Form in Emptiness” (am space, Hong Kong, 2018) and “PLUNGING MY HAND INTO THE LAKE OF BILLOWING TREES” (Gallery Exit, Hong Kong, 2017).
Cheng lives and works in Hong Kong.
Cheng Yin Ngan draws inspiration and recurring motifs from daily and childhood surroundings. In her recent work Wanderer Blues, which depicts an airplane traversing the city sky, the artist induces the multifarious sensations of aviation, including the kiddy wonder of flying and the expansiveness in face of the novelty of the unknown. In her earlier works from 2017, Ngan draws on the experiences of observing ships in seascapes, dramatising the inverse desire between the interiority of the boat and the exteriority of the sea-viewers.