Trevor Yeung

Rock Universe (under the Ghaf)

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Trevor Yeung, Rock Universe (under the Ghaf), 2022, carbonate rocks, artificial plants and LED lighting. 50 x 40 x 80 cm. Art Jameel Collection

Artwork Details


Trevor Yeung


Rock Universe (under the Ghaf)




Carbonate rocks, artificial plants and LED lighting


50 x 40 x 80 cm

Credit Line

Art Jameel Collection

Work Description

Hong Kong artist Trevor Yeung developed this site-specific work as part of the Park Projects programme that invites artists to create works in the context of Jameel Arts Centre’s waterfront sculpture park. The commissioned artworks inhabit public space in unexpected ways, questioning notions of nature and community.

Rock Universe (Under the Ghaf) (2022), was part of a series of rocks adorned with light fixtures, solar panels and artificial plants populate the park. At night, when the Centre is closed and the waterfront is bustling, this rock emits light, its soft glow keeping park visitors company.

Artist Biography

The practice of Trevor Yeung (b. 1988, Dongguan, China) consistently excavates the inner logics of closed systems and the way in which such systems contain and create emotional and behavioural conditions. In his mixed-media works, carefully staged objects, animals, and plants function as aesthetic pretexts which delicately and ironically address notions of artificiality and the processes of human relations.

Yeung has participated in biennials and exhibitions including ‘KölnSkulptur #10: Natural Takeover'( Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany, 2020); the 2019 Lyon Biennale (Lyon, France, 2019); the 38th EVA International Biennale (Limerick, Ireland, 2018); the 4th Dhaka Art Summit (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018); ‘The Other Face of the Moon’ (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017); ‘Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs’ (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2017); ‘Seal Pearl White Cloud’ (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia, 2016); and the 10th Shanghai Biennale (China, 2014).

Trevor Yeung lives and works in Hong Kong.