Trevor Yeung (China/Hong Kong) in his practice excavates the inner logics of closed systems and the way in which such systems contain and create emotional and behavioural conditions. In his mixed-media works, carefully staged objects, animals, and plants function as aesthetic pretexts which delicately and ironically address notions of artificiality and the processes of human relations.

During his residency, Trevor will visit some of the UK’s oldest botanical gardens for medical research, where he will research the development of greenhouses for foreign plants. This includes visiting the herbarium at Kew Gardens to research specimens which were collected from southern China (e.g. Aquilaria sinensis). In his art practice, Trevor connects botanical studies with human relations, therefore he also intends to meet artists and art professionals from his region who are recently relocated to London to learn about their mental state and collect their stories.

Trevor has participated in biennials and exhibitions including KölnSkulptur #10: Natural Takeover (Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany, 2020); the 2019 Lyon Biennale (Lyon, France, 2019); the 38th EVA International Biennale (Limerick, Ireland, 2018); the 4th Dhaka Art Summit (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018); The Other Face of the Moon (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017); Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2017); Seal Pearl White Cloud (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia, 2016); and the 10th Shanghai Biennale (China, 2014).


Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons


Spring 2022

Artist’s website



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