Ashley Yeo Yakka

Ashley Yeo Yakka (Singapore) Residence: June to July, 2016

Ashley Yeo Yakka is a multidisciplinary artist based in Singapore. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design from University of Arts, London in 2012. She has been included in numerous international group shows including the Art on Paper Biennial at Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina USA and Ifa Gallery in Berlin, Germany. She also participates in international artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center (USA, 2013), Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, 2014) and School of Visual Arts (USA, 2014).

Working through Drawing, Installation and Sculpture, her practice has been reflections from the epidemics of visual culture and the complexity of human condition, founded from private thoughts and ontological questioning. Encompassing drawings and art objects, she displays and deconstructs weariness and heaviness from a postmodern world, seeking to reconcile with cultural disconnection.

During the residency, she intends to explore the rural landscapes in the rainy season. She will be making drawings and objects. This will be the first time she experience rainy season in Japan.

– Ashley Yeo Yakka’s website