Dorothy Cheung, from the Borrowed Space series (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Dorothy Cheung, from the Borrowed Space series (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Between February and April 2020, artist Dorothy Cheung is taking up a residency at CFCCA as the first artist participating in the British Council Artist-in-Residence Scheme. She will be exploring how politics and diasporic identities come into play in domestic environments.

The residency is supported by British Council Hong Kong, Phillips Auctioneers and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. This new artist-in-residence initiative is the first-ever partnership between the British Council in Hong Kong and CFCCA. It is hoped that the outcome of the residency will be the creation of a new work or project that demonstrates how artistic and social collaborations can stimulate engagement and positive change in communities, including but not limited to projects or works that foster greater inclusion and wellbeing.

Dorothy Cheung (b. 1987) is a writer and artist. She recently graduated in Media Design (Lens-based) at the Piet Zwart Institute, the Netherlands, and is currently based in Hong Kong. Her works, inspired by her background in gender studies and community art, explore ideas of identities and home through a double perspective – personal and political, memory and forgetfulness.

She has embarked on the filmmaking journey by co-writing the screenplay of Pseudo Secular (2016), a feature film that was selected for the South Taiwan Film Festival, Torino Film Festival and Hong Kong Independent Film Festival. She has then directed and written several moving-image works that were screened at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, EYE Filmmuseum and Korzo Theater, and selected for festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Seoul Women’s Film Festival, South Taiwan Film Festival, Queer Lisboa and Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival.