Yunyao Hu (born in 1996, Wuxi) is a Chinese artist currently based in Dubai. As a Chinese woman born during The Only Child Policy in China, Yunyao focused on how much sacrifice Chinese women did for this policy and how much pain and stress women went through it. After her study in London and life in the UAE, she looked at women's life not only from physical and psychological aspects but also the society, their religion and folk beliefs.
Yunyao’s works aim to let people and women themselves pay more attention to women’s health and empower women’s rights by using mixed media to express her ideas. She started by painting and collage, and then she tried sculpture, gifs, videos and performances. She experimented with making works with diapers, napkins and hair these very feminine symbols. But soft tissues and cling wraps are her favourite materials to express stories and her thoughts about women. Meanwhile, she re-examined her significance as a historical witness to THE ONLY CHILD POLICY by combing painting and modern techniques with the use of CNC and laser machines. She continues her experimenting by using cling wrap and reflective materials to create art pieces.
Yunyao’s previous works gave people a very strong hit when they saw them. Now, she got inspiration from Taoist philosophy, traditional Chinese painting and flower arrangement art. That is why she is continuing her projects by trying to add some vintage romance touch to her works.