Chiu Yeng Culture Limited
Chiu Yeng Culture Limited (abbreviated: Chiu Yeng Culture) was founded by Ms. Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng in Macau in October 2015, and has committed to become the most dynamic platform of arts and cultural exchange in Macau. Chiu Yeng Culture specialises with businesses encompassing auction, exhibitions and services in art and culture, and aims to explore the limitless possibilities of arts in order to motivate the development of local tourism, cultural and creative industries.
Macau is characterised by its inclusive and open culture. The interaction of the Chinese and western cultures creates the city spirit of innovation and cultural diversity. The convergence of disparate fields and art is the new power in the course of an accelerated cultural development in Macau. Chiu Yeng Culture believes in partnership and innovation, and continuously seeks suitable solutions for clients by embracing better ways of doing things. Dedicated to promote the integration of art into daily life, Chiu Yeng Culture initiated art projects and exhibitions with the aim to be the most dynamic platform in Macau for art and cultural exchange and contribute to the broader community.
Mission and Vision
Chiu Yeng Culture has committed to motivate local arts and cultural development, and to bring in “Innovation”, “Arts and Cultural” and “Energetic” to the city planning of Macau as to promote the integration of arts into daily life. Also, by bringing in arts and cultural essence to local residents, it can strengthen the foundation of urban culture and lead to different possibilities in the development of the city.
Chiu Yeng Culture will continue to organise more diversified cultural arts events in the coming future to sustain and motivate local arts and cultural development, and assists in the building up of international cultural art exchange channel to enhance Macau in becoming the world’s famous Art Capital.
The second “Y Show” took place at Regency Art Hotel from 13th to 16th July 2017. The joint exhibition continuously gained the active participation from five local universities and institutes: University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology, University of Saint Joseph, and City University of Macau; and several overseas exhibitors: Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Design Council of Hong Kong, National Taiwan Normal University, China Academy of Art, Shantou University, Kuwasawa Design School, and Berlin University of the Arts. There were total 113 pieces of works showcased throughout the whole venue including 28 pieces of Product Design works, 13 pieces of Visual Arts works, 23 pieces of Spatial and Architecture Design works, 35 pieces of Visual Communication Design works, and 14 pieces of Digital Media Design works, bringing a fresh and new visual experience. Another key event of the exhibition, the Enterprise Tour, gained support and participation from over a hundred large enterprises, from local and neighbouring areas to attend tours led by professional designers, with the aim to deepen the understanding between enterprises and the younger creators, so as to directly provide a platform and job opportunity for the design graduates.
The second “Y Show” continued to establish the Outstanding Award. An Assessment Committee formed by famous designers from the Asia regions including Mr. Konstantin Bessmertny, Russian artist; Mr. Chen Feibo, Founder of Bob Chen Interior Design Office from Hangzhou; Mr. Henry Chu, Founder and Creative Director of pill & pillow from Hong Kong; Mr. Fang Jianping and Mr. Ding Fan, co-founders of United Design Lab from Beijing; Mr. Jody Xiong, Founder of The Nine from Shanghai; Mr. Mann Lao and Ms. Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng, Founders of “Y Show”, selected the top ten outstanding art works in the exhibition. The four-day exhibition attracted over 3,500 visitors.
“Y Class” is a series of creative design courses mutually conducted by Centre for Continuing Education of the University of Macau and Chiu Yeng Culture Limited, with the key creative support from Chiii Design. The five-day creative design courses took place at the University of Macau from 11th to 15th July, focusing on the design categories: Visual Arts, Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design and Multimedia Design, to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and knowledge about design through academic and practical teaching method. “Y Class” invited design specialists from Asia and Macau to be the class instructors, including Mr. Fortes, Pakeong Sequeira, Contemporary Artist; Mr. Siza Cham, Founder of TCDI; Mr. Nono, Leong Chi Hang, Founder of Chiii Design; and Mr. Casber U, Multimedia Artist. Overseas instructors include Mr. Konstantin Bessmertny, Russian artist; Mr. Chen Feibo, Founder of Bob Chen Interior Design Office; Mr. Henry Chu, Founder and Creative Director of pill & pillow; and Mr. Jody Xiong, Founder of The Nine. “Y Class” aims to promote the education of creative design and cultivate talents to enhance their overall design capabilities and to expedite the promotion of adequate economic diversification in developing the creative industry in Macau. The creative design courses attracted over 60 students.
The Second “6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair” was held from 24th to 27th November 2016, which attracted 39 galleries and art organisation, 60 artists from a total of seven countries and regions – Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Myanmar, and Malaysia – to bring their best selected art works. To continue the “Special Project” sector, the Second “6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair” collaborated with the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR and the China Academy of Art presenting creative works by young artists to encourage academic interaction. The Second “6075” launched a brand new sector – “Special Discovery” sector – dedicated to one specific form of art. The second “6075” showcased and explore new possibility of photography and video works by emerging artists. Local and overseas art organisations and galleries, and celebrities were also drawn to the fair, providing direct sales opportunities for the artists. The Second “6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair” attracted over 2,000 visitors; approximately 500 pieces of art works had been sold out; some of the art organisations had sold out all their art works.
Chiu Yeng Culture organised the First Macau Art Graduates Joint Exhibition – “Y Show” from 29th September to 2nd October 2016. The event has displayed a collection of art works from local and overseas art graduates and aims to provide an opportunity for graduates to showcase their talents. This is also a platform for young artists to interact and stimulate their innovative ideas, at the same time, the exhibition also offers an opportunity for international large enterprises and designers to discover young potential design talents, and offer a direct job opportunity for fresh graduates. Assist in the building up of international arts and cultural exchange channel to enhance Macau in becoming the Art Capital for young artists.
During the joint exhibition, six seminars were held, and invited the “Y Show” assessment committee Mr. Katsumi Asaba, Mr. Jianping He, and Mr. Fons Matthias Hickmann; “Y Show” Curators Ms. Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng and Mr. Mann Lao, local and overseas entrepreneurs and famous designers from different industries as seminar guest speakers to share their experience and creation story. The six seminars, which enable design enthusiasts to understand more about creative thinking and design, attracted a total audience number of 500. Also the international assessment committee has selected the top 10 outstanding artworks and honoured these students with the Y Show Outstanding Award to show the recognition and encouragement, and to applaud the young creators for their creativity and encourage them to join the design-related industry. The four-day exhibition has attracted over a hundred enterprises and schools, and a total visitor number of 4,000.
The First “6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair”, organised by Poly Auction Macau and Chiu Yeng Culture in January 2016, is the first Hotel Art Fair in Macau that brings together 60 young artists born after 1975 from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. By incorporating their works and creative inspirations into the 60 guestrooms of the hotel, each personally designed by Ms. Sabrina Ho Chiu Yeng; they reinvented these living spaces and offered a unique artistic experience for the audience, the first Hotel Art Fair in Macau that focuses on young artists aiming to motivate local arts and cultural development and widen the art vision of young people. The First “6075” facilitated a total of 500 independent art work sales, which promoted cultural affairs and gave opportunities for local artist to showcase their talents.