Koala Yip


Biography

I work across different media – performance, installation and moving image that reflect the ongoing exploration of my own artistic voice ranging from contemporary body identity to multiculturalism. My works address issues grounded in the complexity of my upbringing from a metropolitan city physically located in Asia but historically and culturally weaved with western consumer capitalism.

Contemplation of bodily motion is a prime cultural reference of all my works that echoes in the duality of human perception between the real and surreal, analog and digital, abstract and realism. Often charged with visual symbolism, the notion of the corporeal is expressed with graphic imageries and text as essential elements to formulate poetics and clarity in my artistic expression.

Koala Yip 葉彩鳳以多媒體的概念為創作基礎,追求藝術新形式的整合,堅持創作者勇於嘗試的純正本質。是首位被中國國家電視台邀約創作全國現場直播的互動媒體舞蹈之多媒體創作人。葉氏於香港演藝學院和美國加州藝術學院獲得學士及碩士學位,並遊走各地創作和表演。其作品在各國劇場、美術館及學術會議中發表,包括美國、英國、法國、愛沙尼亞及亞洲各地。

葉氏曾獲各地獎學金和獎項,包括尤德爵士基金海外硏究獎學金、美國加州洛杉磯巿文化嘉許狀、加州藝術委員會基金、威斯康辛大學新進介面創作獎、成龍基金獎學金、亞洲文化協會獎學金、演藝學院校長榮譽奬及紫荊盃舞蹈大賽最佳表現獎。葉氏在香港從事媒體藝術教學工作,並於北京舞蹈學院、香港大學和美國馬里蘭州藝術學院客席授課。