Natalie Quan Yau Tso 左君悠 is a Hong Kong-Australian emerging artist who makes sculptures, installations and performances through embodied knowledge. She often activates intimate materials by performing with them and forming sculptures from their residues, suspending moments of liveness otherwise immaterial. She employs acts that expose bodily boundaries including cleansing, hair-cutting, eating and peeling, which become a process for her to reclaim the warfare of cultural erasure and assimilation in Hong Kong and Australia. Her practice hinges upon a precarious balance between love and fear, remembering and forgetting, survival and grief. She aims to reveal slippages between the material and the corporeal to shake the boundaries between the personal and political.
Since graduating B. Fine Arts with first class honours in 2021, she has had solo performances/exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Arts, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Seventh Gallery and Performance Space amongst others. She currently lives and works across unceded Gadigal, Cammeraygal and Darug country.
(Top) Photo by Bo Wong
(Bottom) Photo by Alex Davies