Debbie Cheung

  • Artist / Educator
  • Hong Kong

Debbie Cheung (b. 1993) is a contemporary artist and art educator based in Hong Kong. She enjoys collaborating with young innovators in exploring their innate creativity and independent spirit. As an artist Debbie specialises in performance art (real time- body- movement), mixed-media sculpture, installation, and photo/videography.

Her sculptural installations reveal a deep and enduring connection to nature that can be glimpsed through her photography and videography projects. With the use of mostly biodegradable and naturally sourced materials, the sculptures explore humankind’s connection to mother earth and our place within the universe.

Her performance art seeks to reconcile with our gestural bodies that carry the complexities of human nature at once sensitive and violent. In deconstructing everyday actions she uncovers latent tensions and past trauma accumulated within somatic memories; the raw and the vulnerable is embraced through movements that traverse between intimacy and connection.

Studio practice
Live gestural expression (performance art), digital audio-video, photography, mixed media sculpture and installation.

Current Project Interests

  • Jung's archetype theory.
  • Psychology of domestic spaces and architecture.
  • Psychological and spiritual significance of sunlight.
  • Trauma and bodily memories.
  • Cultural anthropology of the human body.
  • Movement observation, analysis, and theory in cultural and artistic practices (repetition and rituals; somantic memory/experience).

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Arts, First Class Honours at Goldsmiths, University of London

2014 – 2016 Singapore

In partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore).

Studio concentration:
Performance art history, theory, and practice.
Other media include digital audio-video, photography, mixed media sculpture and installation.

Research interests:
Comparative mythology/folklore.
Jungian symbology and archetype theory.
Cultural anthropology of the human body.
Movement observation, analysis, and theory in cultural and artistic practices (repetition and rituals; somantic memory/experience).

Cert.HE Fine Arts at University of Edinburgh

2012 – 2014 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Studio concentration:
Sculpture (mixed media), photography.

History of Art research interests:
Domestic architecture of Ancient Rome- structure and psychology.
Role of women in Ancient Rome.
Funerary practices of Ancient Rome.
Funerary practices of Ancient China.
Caravaggio and the Baroque movement.

Exhibitions

The LASALLE Show 2016 Group

LASALLE College of the Arts, McNally Campus Singapore

What if we… Group

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Singapore

where meaning collapse Group

LASALLE College of the Arts, Winstedt Campus Singapore

Tactile Eating pop-up exhibition Group

LASALLE College of the Arts Winstedt Campus Singapore

One Night Only Group

LASALLE College of the Arts, Winstedt Campus Singapore

One Night Only Group

LASALLE College of the Arts, Winstedt Campus Singapore

ALL BARK AND NO BITE Group

Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Landfall Group

St Margaret’s House Art’s Complex Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Untitled Group

Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mirror of the Mind (心鏡) Group

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Hong Kong

Clients

Nicola Anthony Studio, Liu Chengmui (廖井梅) Studio, John Lewis