Natalie Quan Yau Tso 左君悠 is a Hong Kong-Australian artist currently living and working across unceded Eora Nation. Her practice investigates bodily boundaries as metaphors for political boundaries, which manifests in sculptures, installations and performances. She revisits acts driven by embodied knowledge including cleansing, eating and peeling that activate bodily dispersions. She then collect these, including saliva, hair and skin to form sculptures. Her processes reveal slippages between the material and the corporeal to expose boundaries between the personal and political. Her practice hinges upon a precarious balance between love and fear, remembering and forgetting, survival and grief. The works carry complex feelings of migration, political grief, queerness and erasure across Hong Kong-Australian contexts.
Since graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours in 2021, she has had solo performances and exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Arts, Seventh Gallery and Performance Space amongst others. She has also performed and exhibited in group shows across PACT, firstdraft and Art Gallery of NSW.
(Top) Photo by Bo Wong
(Bottom) Photo by Alex Davies