Born in the Guangdong Province, China, Ip is a local artist residing in Hong Kong now. In 1996, he moved to Hong Kong with his mother for a family reunion with his father right before the handover. As an immigrant, identity has always been an issue for him despite having received education in Hong Kong since his young age.  In 2013, he started up a first Hong Kong gay and lesbian speed dating company.  In 2016-17, he worked in an immigration company.  Such working experiences gave him a chance to build up sensitivity and awareness to the general public.  From an entrepreneur to becoming a self-learned artist, his artwork has been broadly exhibited worldwide such as New York, Hong Kong, South East Asia etc .  His artwork explores political issues, taboos and identities in a spontaneous and humorous fashion. He believes in the power of public art, interfering the existing social systems with his artwork. Through the conversations with different entities he develops into the possibility of having new systems in a bid to reconstruct the imagination of society and the world from a personal perspective.

自小隨母和姊到港,回歸前趕及和在港父親團聚。葉惠龍作為一名新移民,從小就在香港接受教育,面對中港交替和不穩定的政治局面,身份認同一直是他所面對的問題,而當中的在內的抗爭和矛盾卻又一直成為他從中創作的養份。擁有商業管理背景的他,最初是一名實業家 。在2013年,葉開辦了香港首間男女同性戀快速約會公司,為同性戀人士提供一個認識伴侶的平台。 2015年,他又隻身到西藏及中國江西省的東林寺練習禪宗,思考人生去向。2016年他在一間移民顧問公司擔當市場堆廣。

多重的身份,令他建立了對大眾的敏感度,也對自身的藝術實踐有著不可或缺的顯著影響。

葉從一名實業家到藝術家,其根深蒂固的資本主義思考模式可見於作品內,多是探討政治、文化禁忌、經濟、宗教及個人身份等議題,與此同時彼此依附和相互交替的關係,時而调侃, 時而帶點黑色幽默。除了行為表演、照片和視頻的媒介外,他更相信公共藝術的力量,透過預測人群的反應,有效地干預現有的市場和社會經濟系統,反思現傳機制的漏動,以藝術實踐從微觀到宏觀去思考全球性經濟體系的變化。葉賞試模糊當代藝術的界線,作品通過穿梭在一個固有的系統上,看似是一個不折不扣的資本主義脈絡而同時帶有自身不可言喻的荒誕感,從這基礎下葉重新建構或想像出一個新的世界。


葉惠龍生於1989年中國廣東省,曾在多地舉辦展覽及表演,包括紐約Barney Savage 畫廊(2019)、柬埔寨Sa Sa Art Projects(2018)、香港1a space(2018)、香港C&G 藝術單位(2018)、香港Para Site藝術空間(2016)、香港百呎公園 (2015) 等。在2018年,葉獲邀前往柬埔寨參與Sa Sa Art Projects駐留項計劃。


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