Yussef Hu

b. 1988, Taipei, Taiwan

2010–2013 BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London

Artist’s Statement

My works are realised as a hybrid of performance, sculpture, and installation that are interested in threat, madness and the extreme.. Displayed within cases, sculptural tools and objects have been prepared and fabricated for specific performances. These performances often involve an immanence of danger that gradually escalates by me repeating the same task. When presented with  the works, the audience experiences degrees of struggle, empathy, fear, and excitement. After each performance, the space is left as residue, presented as an installation. Overall the work reflects my interest in dark humour and aggression.

Recent Exhibitions

2014 Alexander’s Sister, Ogura Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
2014 Young Gods, Winsor and Newton Gallery and Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2013 So Far, Ogura Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan

Awards and Residencies

2014 Overseas Cultural Exchange Bursary, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
2013–2014 CCA Kitakyushu Research Programme Residency, Kitakyushu, Japan
2013 CCA Kitakyushu Scholarship, Kitakyushu, Japan

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