Ricko Leung, Hong Kong / France
Ricko Leung is a visual artist and independent curator, based in Paris since 2014. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she draws inspirations from her multicultural identity and quotidian observations, which she synthesizes with her knowledge to create works that deepen the understanding of the human experience through a unique and personal visual language.
Her work explores the complex relationship between personal experiences and wider social, political, and natural environments by researching into themes such as fear and control, cultural identity and post-colonialism, trauma and healing, and our relationship with nature. She uses a variety of mediums, including ceramics, textiles, photography, and text, to raise awareness and encourage dialogue around key issues that shape our society.
One of Ricko’s primary interests lies in the infinite possibilities of combining and interacting with ceramics and textiles. She is fascinated by the history and cultural significance of these materials. Ceramics represent transformation and possess a paradoxical duality of durability and fragility; while textiles, often perceived as soft and feminine, carry not only historical and cultural motifs but also reparative properties, seen by her as a symbol of healing.
In addition to her artistic practice, Ricko has curated several exhibitions, including two group exhibitions in Paris and a solo exhibition in Chios, Greece. She holds an MA in Art Management from IESA, Paris, and her bachelor degrees in politics and law adds a critical lens to her analysis of social and political issues.
Meet Ricko and learn more about her work at the Atelier 11 Open Studio on April 15th, 2023