Copyright 2018-20180

Hello! I am studying at the Centre for Research Architecture (Forensic Architecture Studio) in London at the moment. My thesis is on greening operations in Hong Kong, and I am working towards (long after graduation) a film (or filmic chapters) to be completed by mid/late 2025.

I will be a visiting scholar in New York from July to December 2024 with the support from the Asian Cultural Council. The trip will primarily focus on researching sketches and diagrams from independent moving image makers.

I might be occasionally very late with emails but I will definitely reply as soon as I can. For urgent matters I would suggest a shout through Instagram or directly to my Wtsapp because I am constantly missing my neighbour's dogs.



YAN Wai Yin (b.1994) works and lives in Hong Kong and London. Yan excels at the juxtaposition and insertion of literary texts in narratives. Through shifting personal observations and the temporal, emotional distance in different texts, Yan inscribes quotidian fragments of memories lingering in space and objects. Her film “Localized Blindness” (2019) was awarded the Best Experimental Award at the 20th South Taiwan Film Festival, “Tugging Diary” (2020) was awarded at Taiwan Kaohsiung Film Festival and Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris. In 2023, Yan was awarded the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship (2024). Solo exhibitions include: "Too Long Ago, Not Far" (Floating Projects, 2023) and "Black Bird, Frost Flower and Pink Falling Stars" (RNH Space, 2021). Solo presentations include: Duddell's Hong Kong, Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong), deArt Centre (Beijing), DAC.Taipei Digital Art Centre (Taiwan). Recent exhibitions and screenings include: M+ Museum, Blindspot Gallery, Ben Brown Gallery (Hong Kong), Galerie Urs Meile (Beijing), Yale University (US), Kunstmuseum Bonn, European Media Art Festival (Germany), Open City Documentary Festival (UK), IFFR (Netherlands), Videoex (Switzerland), Image Forum (Japan), EXiS (Korea), and TIVA-ANIMA (Taiwan).

Detailed CV available on request.