Biography | Yeung Yuk Kan
Yeung Yuk Kan

1959  Born in Hong Kong

1987  Moved to the Netherlands 

Education 

1977-81 Studied Fine Arts and Chinese literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

1981  Graduated with BA honour at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

1986-87 Postgraduate diploma in ceramics, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London 
 

Selected Exhibitions 

2017

Eastern Echo Solo Exhibition, Galerie Terra Delft, Delft, Netherlands

Project 365+1 Beeldbad, De Blikken, Oosterhout, Netherlands

2016

Kunstmaand Ameland, Galerie Atelier 31, Hollum, Netherlands

Terra 30! Multiple, Galerie Terra Delft, Delft, Netherlands

2015

Gallery Loes & Reinier International Ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands

Ceramic Event 7, Galerie Lô, Brussel, Belgium

2nd International Ceramic Biennial, Haacht, Belgium

NVK Triënnale CODA 2015, museum CODA, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Hoogtepunten van Nederlandse Keramiek, Galerie Bibliotheek Zelhem, Netherlands

Crossing galleries, Galerie Terra Delft, Delft, Netherlands

2014

Solo exhibition, Galerie Vermeulen, Etten-Leur, Netherlands

Sanbao CN & Terra NL; crossing galleries
Sanbao International Ceramic Village Museum, Jingdezhen, China

‘Roots’ exhibition and lecture, Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, China

‘10 jaar Galerie Vermeulen’ Galerie Vermeulen, Etten-Leur, Netherlands

2013

‘Vessel/Sculpture 2’ GRASSI Museum for Applied Art Leipzig, Germany

‘XI International Biennial of Ceramics Manises 2013’ Manises, Spain

‘Unica Breda’ beurs voor ambachtelijk design, Breda, Netherlands

2012

'10th Anniversary Exhibition', The Jointure Studios, Ditchling, United Kingdom

'International Porcelain', Gallery Loes & Reinier International Ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands

2011

Duo-solo exhibition, Galerie 106 De Gecroonde Bel SBK, Oosterhout, Netherlands

'Bodemschatten vinden bodem', Museum Schokland, Schokland, Netherlands

'Meesterstuk in Museum Het Prinsenhof / Brandpunt Terra', Delft, Netherlands

2010-2006

2010 Solo exhibition, Galerie Terra Delft, Delft, Netherlands

2010 'Porcelain across borders', AD Gallery & Consultancy, Antwerp, Belgium

2010 'Terra in Pécs', Janus Pannonius Múzeum, Pécs, Hungary

2010 'Modern Masters', International Trade Fair 2010, München, Germany

2010 'Schilderen op Klei', Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherlands

2010 'The London Art Fair', Gallery Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art, United Kingdom

2009 Solo exhibition, Galerie im Rosenthal studio-haus, Hamburg, Germany

2009 ‘Journal’ Galerie Loes & Reinier international ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands

2009 '9th International Biennial of Ceramics Manises 2009', Manises, Spain

2009 ‘Zomer expositie’ Dehulu Beelden in Gees, Drenthe, Netherlands

2009 ‘Keramik’, Galerie Rosenhauer, Göttingen, Germany

2009 ‘Malerei auf Keramik’ Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

2008 Solo exhibition, Landes Museum Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

2008 ‘Collect’ Art Fair, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

2008 ‘Top stukken’ Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Gorinchem, Netherlands

2008 ‘Petra Verberne Collectie’ Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2008 ‘Grafische keramiek’ St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2007 Solo exhibition, Galerie Terra Delft, Delft, Netherlands

2007 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea,International Competition, Ichoen, Korea

2006 ‘Voyage’, Galerie Loes & Reinier international ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands

2006 CERCO 06, international ceramics exhibition, Aragon, Spain

2006 ‘Ceramics from the Netherlands’ 10th Ceramic Biennial of Andenne, Belgium

2005-2001

2005 Solo exhibition, Carlin Gallery, Paris, France

2005 Ceramic Art London 2005, Royal College of Arts, London, United Kingdom

2005 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, Icheon, Korea (Honourable mention)

2004 Solo exhibition, Über Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2004 Solo exhibition, Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, Netherlands

2004 ‘Coloured Porcelain’ St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2004 24 Concurs Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora 2004, Spain ( Honourable mention)

2003 Solo exhibition, St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2003 Solo exhibition, Galerie Loes & Reinier international ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands

2003 23 Concurs Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora 2003, Spain ( Honourable mention)

2003 City of Carouge prize 2003, Musee de Carouge, Switzerland

2002 ‘Winter tentoonstelling’ St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2002 The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

2002 ‘Ceramica-Nostalgia’ Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

2001 ‘Pure as Porcelain’ Laburnum Ceramics Gallery, Yanwath, Cumbria, England

2001 6e Triennale Internationale Porcelaine Contemporaine, Nyon, Switzerland

2000-1984

1999 ‘Keramuze 1999’ Bilthoven, Netherlands

1999 ‘Europaische Keramik 1999 Westerwaldpreis’ Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany

1998 Kunstuitleen West-Friesland, Hoorn, Netherlands

1998 ‘On Clay I Draw’ Solo, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong

1996 International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Kansas, U.S.A

1995 Solo exhibition, Galerie ‘Grafiker’, Haarlem, Netherlands

1994 International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Kansas, U.S.A

1989 ‘A Touch of Home’ Solo,The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong

1988 ‘Tee-Keramik und Schalen’, Galerie Art East Art West, Hamburg, Germany

1987 ‘Clay IV’ Ceramics Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1986 ‘Clay in Bloom’ Solo, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong

1986 ‘Tea wares by Hong Kong potters’ Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1986 ‘Clay III’ Ceramics Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1985 ‘Hong Kong Pottery Today’ Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong

1984 ‘Clay II’ Ceramics Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

Nominations 

2013  XI International Biennial of Ceramics Manises 2013, Manises, Spain

2009  9th International Biennial of Ceramics Manises 2009, Spain

2007  4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea, Ichoen, Korea (Honourable mention)

2005  3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, Icheon, Korea (Honourable mention)

2004  24 Concurs International de Ceramica L’Alcora 2004, Spain ( Honourable mention)

2003  23 Concurs Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora 2003, Spain ( Honourable mention)

2003  City of Carouge prize 2003, International ceramics competition, Musee de Carouge

2001  6e Triennale Internationale Porcelaine Contemporaine competitie, Nyon, Switzerland

1999  1999 Westerwaldpreis competitie, Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany

1996  International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Kansas, U.S.A

1994  International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Kansas, U.S.A 
 

Awards 

2007  1st prize,Theme competition “Obenauf”, International ceramic fair, Oldenburg,Germany

2007  4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea, Icheon, Korea (Honourable mention)

2005  3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, Icheon, Korea (Honourable mention)

2004  24 Concurs International de Ceramica L’Alcora 2004, Spain ( Honourable mention)

2003  23 Concurs Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora 2003, Spain ( Honourable mention) 
 

Artist in Residence 

2014  Artist in Residence, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute with Terra Delft, Jingdezhen, China 

2002  International Workshop, Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, England 
 

Public Collections 

Petra Verberne Collection, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany

The Hong Kong Museum of Art

Falmouth College of Arts

Mug Collection, Crafts Council, London

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Korea 

Publications 

"Vessel Sculpture" by Olaf Thormann, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, ISBN 9783897903913

"Contemporary Ceramics" by Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500514870

“Pattern, colour & Form” by Carolyn Genders, A & C Black Publishers Ltd., ISBN : 9780713678093

“Porcelain” Jack Doherty A&C Black. London   ISBN 0-7136-5085-0

“Hedendaagse Keramiek in Nederland” by Piet Augustin, NVK, ISBN 978-90-803810-4-9

“The Art of Ceramic Decoration” by Mels Boom, KLEI, ISBN 9789081354325

 

Media 

“Yuk-kan Yeung: mix van oosterse en westerse cultuur” by Piet Augustijn__Keramiek NVK (okt 2012)

“Die Schonheit des Erinnerns” by Piet Augustijn__KeramikMagazinEuropa (nov/dec 2009)

“Porseleinen objecten van Yuk Kan Yeung” by Piet Augustijn__Keramiek NVK (feb 2008)

“Altijd terug naar het begin…”, by Yna van der Meulen___Klei Keramisch Magazine (may 2007)

“The coarse and the fine”__Neue Keramik (april 2007)

 “An imaginary Door”, by Teresa Georgi___ Ceramics Art and Perception  57 (sep 2004)

“Away from Home”, by Alison Britton___Ceramic Review 199 (feb 2003)

“Decoratietechnieken 5: Yeung Yuk Kan”, by Mels Boom___Klei Keramisch Magazine (nov 2003)

“Poezie in Porselein”, by Tanneke Barendregt___Keramiek NVK (feb 2002) 
 

Galleries 

Gallery Terra Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

‘Loes & Reinier’ International Ceramics, Deventer, The Netherlands

Gallerie Vermeulen, Etten-Leur, The Netherlands

Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art, Sussex, United Kingdom

The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia  

Galleria MAGENTA 52, Vimercate (Milan), Italy