Yow, Clare

About the artist
Clare Yow is a visual artist and photographer. Her work is foregrounded on documenting and memorializing the everyday, while always being concerned with what it means to be a woman and a part of the Chinese diaspora — in this particular skin of hers. Clare is habitually drawn to ideas surrounding embodiment, consumption, labour, and loss. They help navigate the landscape where her subjectivities and personal politics as a Chinese-Canadian, an immigrant, a settler, a woman, and activist, all collide. While primarily a photo-based artist, Clare has worked in mediums such as installation, sculpture, performance, video, and more recently, writing. Her practice additionally extends into the act of walking and photographing in urban environments — as a flâneuse and female street photographer — acts she began in the early 2000s. Born in Singapore and also raised in the Toronto area, Clare holds an MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia and an Honours BFA in Photographic Studies from Ryerson University. ------ Visit during the Crawl for new photographs of social landscapes from Hong Kong, selections from an ongoing series exploring Vancouver's Chinatown, and more!

The need to situate myself and interrogate memories—all the while honouring lived experience—underpins all that I do and create, whether conceptual art or documentary photography.

Map Code: B2
268 Keefer St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #411