Ada Yu is an artist from Kazakhstan who lives and works in Paris. Graduating in 2009 from Chelsea College of Art in London, Ada Yu develops a multidisciplinary practice around installation, film photography, performance, and cinema. The scenographic dimension takes center stage in the artist's experimentation. The play of scenery, light, the composition of characters, and the making of the image as an alchemy of mediums give her creations numerous degrees of reading.
These works question intimacy and introspection as psychological sources of the human being. In this sense, dreams, imagination, perception, and impulses are recurring subjects of the work of Ada Yu, who invites the viewer to explore the boundaries between dream and reality, as well as tension and the contradictions of the mental universe.
Ada Yu is a singular artist. She explores the subjective dimension of the construction of human identity, differentiating from contemporary Central Asian art, which approaches this issue instead from social and political aspects.