Ho, Hang Yi
The Variation of Acacia Tree
Woodblock print, Collage
60 x 50 cm
Ho Hang Yi was born in China in 1990 and moved to Hong Kong as a child. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Taking inspirations from her personal experiences , Ho condenses and reconstructs familiar and foreign sceneries in everyday life to portray her diaspora identity. Her works often depict the complex feelings of indifference, uncertainty, anxiety and attachment associated to her origin and current place of residence.
Ho established The Failure Group in 2018. From 2017 to 2018, she organised joint exhibitions such as " One Drop Farmland ", "Phrases of the Moon", and "N22.5°E" in Hong Kong and abroad.
Reading the article Shatianshanju (沙田山居) of Yu Kwang-chung, the acacia tree described in the text: Golden Land, Emerald Sky. When Yu Kwang-chung taught at the Chinese University, he relied on this acacia tree to pinpoint a homesickness. Acacia is a human landscape that echoes the memories of many pedestrians.