PhD, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, Hong Kong
MFA (Public Art & New Artistic Strategies), Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. (Arch), Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Cornelia Erdmann is a German visual artist based in Hong Kong since 2006. With her background in fine art as well as in architecture 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. The intangible light and the physical space have reciprocal qualities and depend on each other which in combination with other materials and/or technologies she employs to create playful site-specific installations that interact and surprise the audience on various levels. She enjoys to collaborate with communities to co-create public artworks that help to build and generate collective memories.
In recent years she had works commissioned – mostly for hospitality (i.e The Peninsula Hotel (HK), InterContinental Suzhou (CN), Deacon Hotel Wuxi (CN), Studio City Macau), commercial spaces and offices (i.e. South China Morning Post Headquarters (HK), The HK Jockey Club, The Olympic (HK), Lee Flagship Store (HK), CITIC Bank (HK)), but as well as private homes – in Hong Kong, greater China, Singapore, and the UK. She has exhibited in many museums, galleries around the globe and in 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.