Artist Statement

Cornelia Erdmann is a German visual artist based in Hong Kong since 2006. She currently pursues her PhD at the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU. With her background in fine art (MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany) as well as in architecture (Dipl.-Ing. Arch, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany) she likes to blur the boundaries between creative disciplines and subjects specialising in public art and commissions. She uses light as an integral medium in her pieces.

 In recent years she had works commissioned – mostly for hospitality and commercial spaces, but as well as private homes – in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and the UK. She has also exhibited in museums, galleries and art festivals in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the UK. Possibly her best known work is the light sculpture “The People” for the main lobby in the new Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong.