Yu-Fang Chi: School of Art, RMIT University. Selected Graduate 2018

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Published: 21.10.2018
Yu-Fang Chi. Body piece: The Nerve Ending IV-Congeal, 2015. Fine silver.. 20 x 20 x 15 cm. Photo by: Chenlin Wu. Yu-Fang Chi
Body piece: The Nerve Ending IV-Congeal, 2015
Fine silver.
20 x 20 x 15 cm
Photo by: Chenlin Wu
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Yu-Fang Chi is a Taiwan-born jewellery artist, in 2014, she moved to Melbourne as a research candidate in the School of Art. During her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree, Yu Fang engaged intensive material based practices, artistic research and curatorial projects to deftly investigate the role of femininity in jewellery and its cultural connotations specific to Taiwan. Through a practice-led methodology, the research focused on how jewellery could embody and incorporate ‘femininity’. These findings offer new perspectives and contribute to an emerging narrative of gender study in Asian art jewellery. Yu-Fang works across different facets of jewellery practice and collaborates with diverse artistic fields. Her recent curatorial project assembles jewellery narratives with the potential to bring subjective encounters into wider social assignations.
/ Dr. Kirsten Haydon, Studio Leader Gold & Silversmithing & Supervisor of projects for PhD, MFA.