TITS The Artist . Multi-Disciplinary Artist
I quit my finance career in 2013 to pursue art.
Making art allows me to make peace with myself, overcome disappointments and satisfy the ever-present curiosity.
It provides me with a mechanism to dig deep within myself, which explains the autobiographical nature of my works.
My works are not mature.
I like to experiment with different ideas, often linking the present with the past, whenever they resonated with me.
You probably noticed the presence of objects, windows, walls and fixtures. My family is in the hardware-store business. As a kid, I used to love playing in the store.
Besides surrounded by the entrepreneurial men and building materials, I was very privileged to have been nurtured by and learned from the strong sensible women in the house; whose cooking, handcrafts and wisdom would soothe anyone's soul. I dedicate my works with patterns, flowers and topics of femininity to them.
At a personal level, I am like many globally integrated nomads who started in the East and ended up in the West. I was born in Indonesia, grew up with conservative Chinese values, spent 20 adult years in Australia and call Berlin/Europe home.
Scholarship in Special Program by Senate of Berlin for Culture and Europe /
Stipendien Sonderprogramm der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur & Europa, Berlin (Germany)
Finalist of Arte Laguna International Art Award, Venice (Italy) in Performance
University of the Arts, London (UK) - Interior Design Foundation
RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia) - Textile Design Foundation
Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) - Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Solo & Group - International
“The Wash” (Performance) at the Award Ceremony of Arte Laguna Prize, Venice (Italy)
“Bang” (Visual Exhibition) at Hub Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
Solo & Group - Berlin (Germany)
“Who's Gonna Save Us” (Film). Directed by Adam Munnings
“Child Oddity” (Performance) in Immaterial Arts Festival at BermelVonLuxburg Gallery
“Homage” (Performance) in LEGS 9 Hour Performance Marathon at Grüntaler9
“Experimental Cooking” (Performance/Discussion) in 48 Stunden Neukölln at Museum für Werte
“My Transformation from Banker to Artist” (Performance/Talk) at Les Enfants Terribles
“Japanese Tea Ceremony” (Performance) at The School of Nothing
“Discarded Objects - A Personal Journey” (Talk) at WikiStage
“The Wash” (Performance) in Immaterial Arts Festival at Forum Factory
“Out beyond wrong doings and right doings, there is a field. I’ll meet you there” (Performance) at Grund Gallery
“Bad Art Party” (Visual Exhibition) at BermelVonLuxburg Gallery
“The National Anthem Exercise”, “The Horizon Where We Can Never Touch”, “Laughing Exercise”, “Walking Exercise” (Guest Performer). Pieces by Isaac Chong at HKW
“Hitting Body/Touching Body”, “Where to Put the Body?” (Guest Performer). Pieces by Isaac Chong at Meinblau Projektraum
“To Lose” (Performance) at Forum Factory
Roselyn Yap / TITS The Artist, Kottbusser Damm 77, 10967 Berlin