Natalie Quan Yau Tso
Natalie Quan Yau Tso 左君悠 is a Hong Kong-Australian emerging artist based on Eora Nation. She make sculptures, installations and performances through bodily memories as a means to process and ultimately survive trauma. She often activates intimate materials, performing with them and forming sculptures from their residues. In her performance practice, she focuses on acts of cleansing, hair-cutting, eating and peeling as a reclamation of cleansing from the warfare of cultural erasure and assimilation, both in Hong Kong and Australia. Her practice aims to reveal the slippages between the material and the physical as metaphors for the boundaries between the personal and the political.
Since graduating BFA with first class honours in 2021, she has had solo performances/exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Seventh Gallery and Performance Space amongst others.
Image credit: Rebecca Mansell