In China, sex education is always ignored by people because of the conservative culture. When kids ask their parents about how they come to this world, parents or people around them will joke that they were found near a garbage bin or on a boat.  So artist Yunyao was so curious about delivering kids when China cancelled the only one-child policy.   

 

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Giving Birth Again?

painting, collage

20in x16in

2018

  • Collage on canvas board, made by infant diaper, baby bib, baby socks, tissue, gauze, Arabic calligraphy and watercolour.

  • The shape of baby diapers when it’s open resembles a woman's uterus as a beginning to explore a woman's psychological journey after giving birth once.

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Scissor

Sculpture

2018

This sculpture is made by depicting male and female signs.

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My New Understanding of Beauty

Collage,2019

  • calendar paper, transparent plastic paper, paint marker, Arabic calligraphy

  • Artist created this work based on her residence in UAE and her research about Emirati woman’s culture, such as their life and religion.

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Roam

hair, cling wrap

2018

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Past Now Future

hair, water

2018

In this series, the artist describes a woman's moods and thoughts through her own hair.

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Early practice of A Woman's Definition of Pain

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A Woman's Definition of Pain

Collage

113.5X27 cm

2019

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Photo of the performance: A Woman's Definition of Pain2019

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Mother and child

painting and collage

2020

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Believing the power within

painting and collage

2020

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Protection for Woman
sculpture

2021
PU PVC, wax, fabric, acrylic, cling wrap

30cm X 20cm X 10cm

Bread buns above were used to create and express a woman’s breast. Artist Yunyao has uniquely designed each bun to represent different nationalities and races. Dating back to history, as we all know it, women have always been fighting for their rights in many cultures and races. Due to the ongoing feminist movement and policies established for women, finally, women are given their rights and taken care of by society. Despite all of the advantages today, Yunyao also noticed some disadvantages and downsides to all of these like rules and regulations placed for women. This alone brings in a lot of stress, as we all know it, stress today is responsible for many deaths.

Yunyao decided to use cling wrap as a form of preservation. As we all know it wrapping food with cling wrap can keep our food fresh and clean, but if left alone for a long time the freshness of the food will soon deteriorate and turn mouldy. Using this she can metaphorically show that something can be good and bad, advantage and disadvantage at the same time.

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Muslim lady symbol

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Chinese lady symbol

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Japanese lady symbol

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European lady symbol

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African lady symbol

*Yunyao plans to make more buns representing women from different countries after acquiring more funds.

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Strength
Oil Painting

2021

40cm X 50cm 

  • Oil painting of a woman with a love amulet and a moon in a Klein blue background canvas.

  • It depicts a woman who was treated for breast cancer.

  • This work aims to encourage women not to feel shy to talk about breast problems and to be positive when taking care of themselves more.