Lung, Yuet Ching
Gong Yun/The Maid
Joyce Lung was born in Hong Kong in 1992 and she graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015. Her graduation artwork “Gong Yun/The Maid” received the Academy of Visual Art Award from the Faculty. She also studied abroad for a Master’s Degree at the Chicago School of the Art in 2007. Through her work with ceramics and paintings, Lung explores issues such as human relations and identity recognition. The topic of foreign domestic helpers marked the beginning of her art journey. Lung has participated in various exhibitions including “Symbiosis” (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, “Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 2016” (2016) at the Hong Kong Museum of Tea Ware and “Afterwork” (2016) at ILHAM Gallery in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia. She was a resident artist at the Red Gate Gallery, Beijing in 2016.
Hiring foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong has been popular since the late 80s, Currently, foreign domestic helpers constitutes 3% of the Hong Kong population. By mould-casting domestic cleaning bottles and depicting my precious memories with them, I wish to reflect my own invaluable experiences with my helper whereas some employers may treat their helpers as consumer goods or cheap labour.