Yow, Clare

About the artist
Clare Yow is a visual artist and photographer whose practice is foregrounded on documenting and memorializing the everyday, readymade, and seemingly unremarkable. Drawing on ideas surrounding embodiment, consumption, and in-between-ness, they help navigate the landscape where her identities and subjectivities — as a Chinese-Canadian, an immigrant, settler, feminist woman, and activist — all collide. Clare holds an MFA in Visual Art (UBC) and an Honours BFA in Photographic Studies (Ryerson University) and has also worked in mediums such as installation, performance, and video. Her practice additionally extends into writing, as well as walking in urban environments, as a flâneuse and female street photographer. Born in Singapore, Clare lives and works on the unceded, traditional, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

Art is a concern for exploring my embodied subjectivities and lived experiences. It is a continual process of consciousness-raising through the lens of having this particular skin.

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