文美桃  Man Mei To
文氏的創作以物料出發來講述事件或事情,並從技術層面延伸各種媒介,其作品主題由身體的親密性遊走到城市的景觀,探究城市化的生活與消逝的事物。物化、複製、重塑以及量化的方式,令觀衆從新的角度注視人、生物與死物,並關注其脆弱性與沉默性之間的關聯。


文美桃於2017年獲皇家墨爾本理工大學及香港藝術學院藝術學士學位,主修繪畫。自2016年起舉辦了數場個人展覽:《洗衣店》 (A walk with A3,香港)、《彼岸之地》(據點.句點,香港)及《沈積暗湧》(艺鵠藝術空間,香港)。2021年駐留大館藝術家工作室。她的作品亦曾於國內外的群展中展出,如 《原始感覺藝術祭 – 2016》(大町市,日本),《類聚集》(非常廟藝文空間,台北), 《像是動物園(2)》(香港醫學博物館, 香港),《大風吹》(Rossi & Rossi,香港)及《字裡行間》(安全口畫廊,香港)等等。

 
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Man’s artworks tell stories with materials as the point of departure, and delves into various mediums on a technical level. Through observing the intimacy of the body, she explores urban vistas, life under urbanisation, and transient things. Her works aim to raise awareness of the existence of all kinds of beings as well as the connections between their fragility and silence by objectifying, cloning, reconstructing, or quantifying elements found in everyday life. 


Man Mei To obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and Hong Kong Arts School in 2017, majoring in painting. Man has held a number of solo exhibitions since 2016, including “Laundry Shop” (A walk with A3, Hong Kong, 2016), “The Distance of Space” (Floating Projects, Hong Kong, 2018), and “Sediment and Undercurrent” (ACO Art Space, Hong Kong, 2019). Man is the selected artist of Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists' Studio Residency 2021. She has also participated in numerous local and international group exhibitions, including “Primitive Sense Art festival” (Omachi City, Nagano, Japan, 2016), “Ensemble” (VT Artsalon, Taipei, 2017), “Zoo as Metaphor (2)”(Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong, 2018), “Big wind blows” (Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong, 2020), and “The Spaces Between the Words Are Almost Infinite” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2020), among others.