Biography

Biography

“The Future in Past Tense, Voices in Silence –– A Retrospective of Yau Ching’s Film and Video Art,” Guangdong Times Museum, China, 12/2013-1/2014, Photo by: Ah Shan

 

 

Born in Hong Kong, Yau Ching is known in the Chinese-speaking world as a prolific writer and in the English-speaking world as a filmmaker and video artist. While managing her multiple identities, she has been making socially engaging work for more than three decades. She studied at the University of Hong Kong, New School for Social Research, Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London, and was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Humanities Fellow at the University of Hawai’i. While she was teaching at Lingnan University, National Chengchi University, University of Michigan, and University of California at San Diego, she was actively involved in community organizing and education including co-founding an organization for sexual minorities in Hong Kong, co-founding Sex Workers’ Film Festival, Women’s Theatre Festival and Asian Lesbian Film Festival in Taiwan.

Yau Ching has authored more than twelve books. Her award-winning film/video works have been invited to venues including Alexanderplatz Station of the Berlin Underground, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Galarie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and broadcast in North America, Europe and Japan.

Currently she is Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor in Liberal Arts at Shantou University, China.

 


Yau Ching “In/Out, 1st Hong Kong Tongzhi Art Exhibition” Press Conference 2007 Yau Ching Interview by initium.com, 2017, Photo by: 林振東 Interview by initium.com, 2017, Photo by: 林振東 Hong Kong Independent Film Festival Opening, 2010 Yau Ching Talk: “Bad Kids and Me”, YiXi, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016 “The Future in Past Tense, Voices in Silence––A Retrospective of Yau Ching’s Film and Video Art,” Guangdong Times Museum, China, 12/2013-1/2014, Photo by: Ah Shan