Canal Cheong Jagerroos: A Diary of Hope and Reflection

16 June - 16 July 2021

Canal Cheong Jagerroos | 張彤茹 (b.1968) is a Chinese-Finnish contemporary visual artist who grew up in an artistic family in Macau. Cheong Jagerroos lives and works between Helsinki, Shanghai, Nice, Berlin, and Tokyo.


In a unique and fascinating way, Cheong Jagerroos combines the past and present, East and West, traditional practices and abstraction. For the past 30 years, she has lived and worked in numerous countries, from Asia to Europe and Africa. The unique experiences of these culturally diverse places have influenced her practice both consciously and subconsciously. In her mixed media works and immersive installation exhibitions, Cheong Jagerroos rebuilds the language, signs, and symbols of traditional Chinese art. Her intensive process of deconstructing and layering rice paper drawings with paint and different materials give birth to vibrant, harmonious, and enigmatic works. 


As an acclaimed international artist, Canal Cheong Jagerroos has exhibited extensively worldwide. Her ongoing installation project 'Floating Island' and co-founded art project ‘Blue and Red' have been exhibited in numerous art museums in China and Finland from 2018 to 2020, including Korundi Rovaniemi Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum, Jyväskylä Art Museum, and Salo Art Museum in Finland, and Xian Art Museum in China.