Date: 2024-05-27

... a silvery leaf touches the soil, Art Futures Fellow 2024, Meng-Chan Yu Solo Exhibition at [SiC] Space for International Cooperation in Athens, Greece

Exhibition opening: Friday, 07. 06. 2024 at 18:00

Artist talk: Saturday, 08. 06. 2024 (also streaming), 17.00-18.30 Athens time*.

Exhibition duration: 08. 06. 2024 - 12. 06. 2024

Opening hours: 18:00 - 22:00

Location: Nileos 6, 11851 Thisseio, Athina

Free entrance

*If you would like to join via streaming, please email me (info(AT)mengchanyu(DOT)com) before 06. 06. 2024 with your email address. Thank you.


Text by Georgios Papadopoulos

For over fifteen years, Meng-Chan Yu has been refining her artistic practice, transitioning from pottery and ceramics to land art and eco-criticism. She employs innovative techniques to incorporate soil as the central element of her artistic expression. Meng-Chan has perfected a method for creating a spectrum of colors by mixing different kinds of soil, capturing and representing the essence of the places from which the soil is sourced.

Soil is a powerful storyteller, documenting regional characteristics and serving as a fundamental component of life. In her exhibition at [SiC] Meng-Chan explores and visualizes our connection to the natural world, following the trajectory of a silvery leaf that has drifted from its parent olive tree to touch the soil. Her work challenges us to reconsider our relationships to non-human life forms and natural processes, and to contemplate the cyclical nature of organic matter.

Cyclicality prompts a profound existential inquiry. What is our origin and what is our future? Soil embodies both life and death—it nurtures plants, sustains various life forms, and enhances recomposition. In our living environment, matter and energy circulate silently. When life ends and organic matter is segregated from the body in order to be converted and reused. The silvery leaf already knows that cyclicality is crucial to life, both human and non-human, so fearlessly it abandons the tree in order to touch the soil.  

Meng-Chan Yu's exhibition is the culmination of her two months residency in [SiC] supported by the Art Futures an international non-profit organization that supports and initiates activities with an unconditional belief in the value of the arts, culture and education. [SiC] Space for International Cooperation, is an independent, non-for profit, project-space in the heart of Athens. Privately run, international.

Date: 2024-03-02

Open gallery day at Atelier Josepha

I would like to invite you to the OPEN GALLERY DAY on Saturday, 20th April from 12:30 - 18:00 at Atelier Josepha in Ahrenshoop.

Participating Artists: Oksana Yushko, Bärbel Praun, Angelia J. Trojnarski, Reinhard Krehl, Akvilė Anglickaitė, Meng-Chan Yu

Curator: Simone Kessler

Address: Atelier Josepha, Schifferberg 2 A, D-18347 Ahrenshoop, Germany

Date: 20. April 2024, 12:30 - 18:00
Free admission

Date: 2024-01-17

Hydromedia: Seeing with water - Group exhibition

Exhibition opening: 16. 02. 2024 at 17:00

Location: AG – Ruimte voor nieuwe kunst en media | HKU

Minrebroederstraat 16, 3512 GT Utrecht, the Netherlands


Exhibition duration: 17. 2. 2024 - 3. 3. 2024

Opening hours: Wed–Sun, 13:00–18:00

Free entrance

Disabled access

Date: 2023-11-12

A documentary film: Linked by soil

Watch the film (4:38) on your mobile phone

Date: 2023-07-18

Selected as Artists-in-Residence Hydromedia: Seeing with Water 2023 at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (NL)

Hydromedia: Seeing with Water invites 12 artists to create visualization methods and protocols that promote citizen engagement for new strategies in ecological water management. These artists will work on sites specified by the three art institutions Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (DE), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (NL) and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (BE). The project will run from January 2023 through December 2024. Each institute will host four artists for a one-month residency in which they will be invited to develop their experimental procedures toward a wider public understanding of ecocentric visions, with a focus on water.
The first residency will take place in Antwerp, Belgium in April 2023, the second one in Utrecht, the Netherlands in October 2023, and the third and final one in April 2024 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Date: 2023-07-18

Selected as Artists-in-Residence 2023 at Atelier Josepha, Ahrenshoop, Germany

In May 2018, Atelier Josepha celebrated its opening as a flexible showroom and workspace in Ahrenshoop. The studio offers artists a quiet place for inspiration between the Bodden and the Baltic Sea. Every year, the studio offers two artist residencies of respectively three weeks. A team of curators selects German and international artists who will be invited to work in the studio and stay at the neighboring Haus Josepha. 

Date: 2023-07-18

Selected for XVIII International Contemporary Ceramics Award, Spain

It's an honor to be selected for CERCO 2023.

CERCO was born in the year 2000. Since then, it aims to seek contemporaneity in ceramics to exhibit it once a year in Zaragoza and Teruel. With its multidisciplinary and international nature, CERCO seeks to showcase the latest creations and trends in contemporary ceramics. Its biennial event allows for an expanded perspective on other parts of the world.

Date: 2023-05-14

Linked by soil - Meng-Chan Yu Solo Exhibition

Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center

International Artist in Residence Solo Exhibition

Exhibition duration: 19. 05. 2023 - 25. 06. 2023

Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00

Address: Red Brick Craft Building (紅磚工藝館) No. 5, Zongye, Madou Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan

Tel.: +886 (0)6 571 8123

Exhibition opening: 19. May 2023 (Friday), 10:00 in the Red Brick Craft Building (紅磚工藝館)



Which natural elements are essential for human survival? I connect soil to market vendors, fruit trees, forests, soil microorganisms, and the universe. The diverse combinations of soil and climate in different regions produce various agricultural products and ecosystems, inspiring the development of human cultures. Tracing back from the rich humanities appearance to the soil, I use soil-made images to reflect the local environment and simultaneously aim to communicate with people across regions.

Date: 2023-02-01

Selected for Artists-in-Residence 2023 in Tsung-yeh Art and Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Date: 2022-11-02

Selected for XII Biennal Internacional de Ceràmica El Vendrell, Spain

Date: 2022-03-01

Selected for 28. Kunsttage Dornum, Germany

28. Kunsttage Dornum
"Tischlein deck dich"
30.07. - 20.08.2022

Sat, 30.07.22:
14:30 Reception
15:00 Official opening 

Sat, 20.08.22:
14:00: Finissage with art award ceremony

Opening hours from 31.07.22: daily from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Free entrance!

Address: Schloßstraße 3, 26553 Dornum, Germany

Date: 2022-01-01

Selected for XIV International Biennial of Ceramics in Manises, Spain

The finalist works will be part of an exhibition from June 10, 2022, to September 10, 2022. They will also appear in the catalogue to be published on the occasion of the Biennial of Ceramics of Manises. The awards ceremony will take place on 10 June 2022.

Exhibition place: : Exhibition Hall "Els Filtres". Avinguda dels Tramvies, 19, Manises, Spain

Date: 2020-03-02

Ventura Future

Ventura Future at Base Milano during Milan Design Week (16 – 21 June 2020)

Updated on 29. 04. 2020: Due to the Covid-19, the Milan Design Week has been canceled.

Date: 2020-01-11


It is pleasure to be selected as exhibitor of "Talents", by Ambiente, Messe Frankfurt.

Hall 4. 0, Nr. F80A

Date: 7. – 11. February 2020


Opening hours:

7. – 10. February 2020: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

11. February 2020: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: 2019-10-01

Dutch Design Week

Address: Yksi Expo, Torenallee 22-04, 5617 BD Eindhoven (Map No. B15 / Strijp-S area)

Date: 19. - 27. October 2019. From 11 to 18 O'Clock

I am looking forward to your visit. Let's meet and have a talk!