Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Lo Yuen Yi

Drawing is the central practice in Lo’s creative work. She has been working with simple tools such as graphite on paper and fabrics. Her artworks concern visual ethnography, taking on script graphs and old objects; while her writings explore such themes as art and culture, feminism and oral history etc. By drawing script graphs, she attempts to look into the limitations of language culture; and through appropriating with ordinary objects, she hopes to retain traces of objects in relations to human beings. While her drawing suggests the intensity of filling the time/space, she extends the work into other bodies and dimensions, seeking multiplicities and diversities, and searching for the fluidity, ever-changing characteristics. To a certain extent, drawing is considered “peripheral” in traditional Western arts. She deliberately takes it as her practice to explore its role, to look for the possibilities of visual language in contemporary art. Last but not least, she aims to make justice that drawing is an independent and progressive medium in its own right.

Trained in the fields of Communication Design and Fine Arts in Hong Kong, Italy and Britain, Lo is a lecturer, artist and writer based in Macau and Hong Kong. Currently she is teaching Visual Arts at the Faculty of Education, University of Macau.


Sentimental Attachment – Drawings & Illustrations

4th March — 10th April, 2021

Drawing and Illustration are two distinct visual expressions that underline the authors’ identity and their imaginative universes. Sometimes, they represent a perfect symbiosis and have a Sentimental Attachment in common in the creation process. Drawing is in essence the artistic self-expression of what is “seen”. It represents ideas through lines and sketches, in a concrete […]

OUR FAMILY – 16th Anniversary Collective Exhibition

28th August — 21st September, 2019

The Collective Exhibition will be held in Creative Macau starting from 28 August to 21 September, 2019. 29 members create a structure of the “family” as an artistic project; and compose a family portrait through the real and, or, within imaginary conception. From the abstraction to the substantial, we have been naming themes for our […]

Open Future – Collective Exhibition

28th August — 22nd September, 2018

“Contemporary life is one that undergoes constant transformation, in the context of spaces, time or memory; we live with a heave, being hemmed in by each other and heaped praise on one another.” Creative Macau will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on 28 August 2018 with “OPEN FUTURE” – Collective Exhibition. Our creative members are […]