Alison Yip was born in Calgary, Canada and currently lives and works in Berlin and Cologne. She works through painting, wall treatments and sometimes writing and objects to find ways of speaking to the dissociative and dispersed nature of our cognitive apparatus and the psycho-phenomenal origins of figuration. Recurring actors and everyday objects charged with unabashed animism appear in her pictures, occupying banal and transitional sites. Sensorial complexity is evoked through playful use of various pictorial and perspectival modes. Yip holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. She continued her studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany and in 2016 received an MFA from the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. Recent solo, collaborative and group exhibitions include Mauer, Cologne (2021), Mécènes du Sud, Montpellier (2021), Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2020), Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2020), ACUD, Berlin (2020), Beursschouwburg, Brussels (2019), L’Inconnue, Montreal (2019), Plat, Amsterdam (2019).

Selected Works