Trevor Yeung (b. 1988, Guangdong Province, China) uses botanic ecology, horticulture, aquarium system and installations as metaphors that reference the emancipation of everyday aspirations towards human relationships. Yeung draws inspiration from intimate and personal experiences, culminating in works that range from image-based works to large-scale installations. Obsessed with structures, he creates different scales of systems which allow him to exert control upon living beings, including plants, animals, as well as spectators.
In 2024, Yeung will represent Hong Kong at the 60th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia. He is also shortlisted for the Sigg Prize 2023 (winner to be announced in 2024). Yeung has participated in Singapore Biennale (Singapore, 2022); Kathmandu Triennale (Kathmandu, 2022); la biennale de Lyon (Lyon, 2019); EVA International Biennale (Dublin, 2018); 4th Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh, 2018) and the 10th Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai, 2014). Yeung has also exhibited at institutions and galleries internationally including Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (Paris, 2022); Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong, 2022); Singapore Art Museum (Singapore, 2022); Jameel Arts Center (Dubai, 2022); M+ (Hong Kong, 2021); Shanghai Power Station of Art (Shanghai, 2021); Para Site (Hong Kong, 2020); Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln (Cologne, 2020); HOW Art Museum (Shanghai, 2020); Taikang Space (Beijing, 2018); Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, 2018); esea contemporary (Manchester, 2017) and OCAT Shenzhen (Shenzhen, 2016). Yeung currently has a solo exhibition at Gasworks London (28 Sep – 17 Dec, 2023), marking his inaugural institution exhibition in the UK.
Yeung currently lives and works in Hong Kong.