London based artist Bettina Fung | 馮允珊 creates two dimensional, performative and site specific works. Her practice involves the performative aspect of drawing, where she often draws in live settings at exhibitions and festivals, hence sharing her process and allowing the work to unfold over time. She is drawn to the liminal space between nothing and existence that is potent with possibilities. Themes of ritual, futility, purposelessness, notions of belonging, productivity and progress are subjects of interest.
Bettina’s background is in computer animation. She gained her degree in Bournemouth University (NCCA) in 2005, where her animated short Sushi was screened at film festivals in the UK and Australia. She has since worked as a video editor and now fully dedicates herself with her artistic practice.
Bettina has exhibited throughout London, nationally and abroad. She was a recipient of the a-n Artist Information Company's New Collaborations Bursary in 2014 to carry out collaborative research in combining traditional drawing methods with interactive design technologies. In 2018, she was awarded Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts award in supporting her solo exhibition, Imprints of Passing Time, at Surface Gallery in Nottingham.
Having a keen interest in artist-led development and learning, Bettina took part in Syllabus IV, an alternative peer led artist development and learning programme delivered by six UK arts institutions: Wysing Art Centre, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, Iniva, S1 Artspace and Eastside Projects. Bettina is also an Associate Member of the Asia-Art-Activism Research Network.