Flat 07, 17/F, Block 28, Heng Fa Chuen, Hong Kong (Tiles)
73.2 inches x 49.2 inches x 0.5 inches
My works of art are associated with preserving my childhood memories and the promotion of my Cantonese culture. I would like to explore my constant identity struggle and psychological challenges as an Asian woman living in a Westernized community. I want to emerge the western and eastern cultures in my work. It is also essential to include traditional techniques to showcase in the public and personal spheres.
Hong Kong cultural memories and lucid dream are the two main themes in my work recently. Uncertainty has a huge portion in them since both dreams and memories are fragile and unstable. Capturing, recording, and maintaining these moments are reckless and extravagant. They are the only privilege I have right now, because as a student, and adult, there are a lot of responsibilities and financial burdens.
Veronica Cheung is a Toronto-based installation artist who primarily works in the disciplines of sculpture, sound, and video. As a first-generation immigrant who was born in Hong Kong and migrated to Canada in 2014, Veronica faces many challenges of being Asian and living in a dominant Western society. She feels the constant code-switching and how living in-between two cultures have dramatically affected her daily life. The old traditions taught by her parents in combination with the local culture and society she is currently adapting to, is a constant struggle. She feels this constant code-switching and how living in the space in between two cultures has dramatically affected her daily life. As a result, and as an artist, Veronica’s work tries to preserve and promote the traditional techniques of public and personal collective memories from Hong Kong; placing them in the Western society to raise the awareness of Chinese culture appropriation issue. She welcomes and encourages the viewers to be a part of her work.