Hello! I’m Xiyu, a Visual artist based

in Germany who draws, builds and paints.

My focus is on visual poetry and new

strategies of narration, showing what

cannot be seen.

PROJECTS

HFK DECOLONIAL: A CONVERSATION ABOUT TEACHING AND OTHER FORMS OF CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND CULTURE

feat.
Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola

Editors:
Cornelia Lund
Mara Recklies
Xiyu Tomorrow

Whether it’s candy wrappers, furniture, nation branding or a world fair: design always requires an examination of the attitude behind it. On 02.03. 2021, the exchange and brainstorming meeting “Design for Debate: Decolonial Perspectives for Design” took place at the University of the Arts (HfK) Bremen. Lisa Baumgarten (Berlin), Imad Gebrayel (Berlin), Bianca Koczan (Berlin), Cornelia Lund (Berlin), Beatrace Angut Oola (Hamburg), Mara Recklies (Berlin), Xiyu Tomorrow (Hamburg) as well as Annette Geiger and Tania Prill (both University of the Arts Bremen) discussed the development of new perspectives for teaching, practice and research at the HfK Bremen. In the course of their joint assessment, questions about non-Eurocentric knowledge and thinking, about de-privileging ways of working, and about the relationship between theory and practice emerged. 

This publication takes the results of the workshop as a starting point: In an email conversation, Cornelia Lund, Beatrace Angut Oola, Mara Recklies and Xiyu Tomorrow talk about the possibilities, challenges and perspectives of decolonial work in cultural institutions and at universities, in an email conversation, using the University of the Arts Bremen as an example. 

The editors would like to thank the HfK Fund for Research and Development for financially supporting the project, as well as Annette Geiger and Tania Prill for filing the funding application.  Furthermore, we would like to thank the students of the course “Druckpool AG” under the direction of Tania Prill and Andrea Rauschenbusch for designing the German version of this publication.

ENGLISH PDF Publication
GERMAN PDF Publication

Ich dachte, die Dinge werden mit der Zeit einfacher
(All die verlorene Zeit)
I thought things would get easier with time
(all this lost time)

Artist Book Manuscript & Edition of 5
Graphite, ink & pencil drawings, 2017-2019

Special Thanks:
Mara Wild, Anke Feuchtenberger

inbetweenrooms

Self-Published Artist Book &
Edition of 5

Monotype print, mixed media drawings, 2017

Featuring
A Catalogue of Imaginary Friends

it’s a match

Self-Published Artist Book & Edition of 12

Ink drawings, 2018

SHOWS

TAKE AWAY – Zum Mitnehmen bitte!

16/03/2023 – 07/04/2023

Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz (Austria)
Obere Donaulände 15
4020 Linz

Opening Times:
Mon, Thu & Fr: 
11.30–18.00

Tue & Wed: 
11.30–14.00

Xiyu Tomorrow
Si-Ying Fung
Aki Lee
Sanzaiya Tsengel

feat.
k.u.k. Hofbäckerei
and others

More info about the exhibition here, here, and here.

 

12 Months x 12 Zines
Exhibition

11/08/2022 – 20/08/2022

mom art space

Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg
Gängeviertel

Vernissage:
11/08/22 6pm
Finissage + Talk:
20/0822 5 pm

Opening hours:
12/08/22
5 – 8 pm

13/08/22 14/08/22
4 – 7 pm
17/08/22 19/08/22
5 – 8 pm

feat.
Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako, Kyung-hwa Choi-ahoi, sgl, Marta Forsberg, Charlotte Gaitzsch,
Thomas Köck

Supported by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg,
RISO Deutschland

Ikonografie der Trauer
(An Iconography of Grief)

23/06/2022 – 02/07/2022

Kapelle DREI
Parkfriedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg

Opening Times:
17:00 – 20:30

feat.
Lubi Barre
Nefeli Galani
Heni Hyunjung Kim
Elena Khurgina
Fungi Phuong Tran Minh
Lisa Schmalz
Marleen Wrage / Other Vase
Patrick Dadaczynski
Felix Stachelhaus
Johanna Klug
Hamburg Leuchtfeuer
Netzwerk Trauerkultur

Funded by: Stiftung Dt. Bestattungskultur &
Zukunftsstipendium Hamburg der Behörde f. Kultur und Medien, der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung und des Bundesverbands Bildender Künstler*innen & others

SOMETHING TO GO TO

09/2021

Performance Intervention in
the Old Town of Lübeck

feat.
Anne Reiter
Vanessa Hartmann
Darya Yakubovich
Vedad Divović

Funded by: Kulturfunke* Lübeck

Colonial Heritage Revisited

27/07/2021 – 15/08/2021

Freiraum
Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg

Interview:
Junge Welt (08/21)

Get Together

05/2021

Galerie Wassermühle Trittau
Artistic Research
Get-Away 
& Exhibition

feat.
Anne Reiter
Elisaveta Ilina
Judith Kisner
Faezeh Nikoozad
Vedad Divović
Lynn Oona Baur
Franziska Stuhr

OUT FOR ART

16/10/2020 – 15/11/2020

Pop-Up Exhibition Project in the Old Town of Lübeck

feat.
OUT FOR ART

Body as Archive

12/2019 – 01/2020

Residency Exhibition at A4 Museum Chengdu

Supported by:
Goethe Institut China

fluctoplasma festival –
96 Stunden Kunst, Diskurs, Diversität

Blue Burning
(22. October – 25. October 2020)

Ernst-Deutsch-Theater, Bücherhallen Hamburg, Westwerk, GWA St. Pauli & Online

Interview:
NDR Kultur

Project Website:
www.fluctoplasma.com