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Cornelia Erdmann

Cornelia Erdmann

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, reseracher and curator who has been based in Hong Kong since 2006.  Since mid 2023, she has relocated to Weimar, Germany, but still commutes between the cities to follow up on projects.

With her background in fine art as well as in architecture, she likes to blur the boundaries between creative disciplines, exploring modes of narrativity connecting subjective realities and objective spaces. Light is an integral medium of her research and practice.

She specialises in site-specific installations and public art works that are found in private and public collections, and at light art festivals around the globe. Above all, 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.

Her best known work is the light sculpture “The People” for the main lobby in the new Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong.

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