Summer Group Show
Chen Wenling (b.1969, Fujian, China) graduated from Xiamen Academy of Art and Design in 1991 followed by his postgraduate studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. He is internationally recognised as one of the top contemporary sculptors. He has previously participated in major exhibitions including: “The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art” (Russia, 2015), “China 8 – China Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Germany, 2015), “The 11th Sculpture by the Sea” (Australia, 2015), “The 55th Venice Biennale” (Venice, Italy, 2013) and “The Suspense – Sculptures by Chen Wenling” (Today’s Art Museum, China, 2010). His works have been collected by numerous museums such as China Art Museum, Beijing Today Art Museum, National Gallery of Korea, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, Arox Art Museum. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Li Hongbo (b.1974, China) immediately became one of the most popular contemporary Chinese artists after graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA degree in Experimental Art in 2010. He is the founder and head of the newly established Chinese Paper Art Research Institute, Jilin Normal University. Exploring the malleability of materials, his expandable paper and carved knife sculptures encourage viewers to think out of the box. Li has held important solo exhibitions including “When Sculpture becomes Creature” (Angoulême Museum, France, 2017) and “Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days” (SCAD Museum of Art, USA, 2015). His works were included in the UBS Collection, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Wuhan Art Museum, Hubei Art Museum, Shandong Art Museum in China, Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore and White Rabbit Collection in Australia. He was the winner of the Grand Prize of the 2017 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
Lv Shanchuan (b.1969, Fujian, China) graduated from the department of Fine Art at the Fujian Normal University in 1992 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 1997. He taught at the Fujian Normal University from 1992 to 2009, and went to Germany on the Sino-German Cultural Exchange Scholarship for further studies in 2005. Lv has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows throughout China, Asia, Europe and the USA. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Ng Chung (b.1963, Hainan, China) graduated from Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Printmaking Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and migrated to Hong Kong after graduating. Ng taught as an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in 2006 and taught as a Visiting Professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. His works have been widely exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Taipei, Japan and Netherlands. His works are collected by China Museum of Art (Beijing, China), Guangzhou Museum of Art (Guangzhou, China), The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Hong Kong, China) and other private collections.
Peter Steinhauer (b. 1966, USA) lived in Asia for 20 years. His works have been exhibited extensively in Asia, Europe and the USA, and have been collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburg, USA), Gibson Dunn Law Firm (Hong Kong, China), Kirkland Ellis Law Firm (Hong Kong, China), Barclays Asia (Singapore), Fidelity Worldwide Investments (Singapore), SG Global Development Firm (Singapore), the Meridian International Centre in Washington D.C. (USA), and numerous embassies worldwide. He is currently based in San Francisco, USA.
Martin Wehmer (b.1966, Germany) was awarded the Volksbanken art prize in Germany in 1996. He later took up art residencies in Edinburgh and Beijing, and finally decided to settle in Beijing in 2008, where he has lived and worked ever since. He was one of the organizers of the Beijing 798 Biennale in 2009. Wehmer is also a devout art educator. He has been a lecturer at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, and in the CDK project, a joint programme of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, facilitating art exchange between China and Germany. His works have been exhibited extensively around the world, and have been included in important collections such as UBS (Hong Kong, Cologne, Zürich), Kunstkredit Basel and Kultusministerium Kanton Basel.
Wu Didi (b.1976 in Chongqing, China) completed her postgraduate degree in oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2004 and has been a lecturer at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art ever since. Her subject matters evolve from elements of traditional Chinese humanities. The artist had held solo exhibitions in Beijing and New York, and her previous important exhibitions include Curitiba Biennale (Brazil, 2017), “South of The Mountains” (Florence, 2017), “CHINA NOW” (London, 2016), “Beyond the Mirror Phase” (Era of Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Wu Didi” (New York, 2015) and “Temperature of History” (Shanghai Museum of Art, China, 2015). The artist currently lives and works in Beijing.
Christopher Cheng is a ceramic artist living and working in Hong Kong. He graduated from Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) majoring in ceramics at RMIT University in 2016and was awarded the Jerry Kwan Memorial Scholarship (2015/2016). His works have been exhibited in many exhibitions and events in Hong Kong.
Edward Cheung (b. 1975 in Hong Kong, China) obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and graduated from Master of Arts in Fine Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cheung has participated in various exhibitions and competitions, including:《2001 Blueprint “Focus” And “Overview” Exhibition 2001 (Solo Exhibition)》, 《2012 Two Ocean Art Exhibition (Solo Exhibition)》, 《1996, 2001 Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial》, 《2008 Beyond the Surface Chinese Abstract Art (Museu de Arte de Macau )》, 《1999 Nokia Arts Awards Asia Pacific Visions Of Your Future (Hong Kong, Singapore)》, 《1999 Philippe Charriol Foundation Modern Art (2nd Runner-Up)》, 《2000 L’ art de vivre la difference (Paris)》, 《2013 Hong Kong Art Prize 2013》, 《2016 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Arts in Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition 2016》,《2009 to 2013 Fotanian: Fotan Artists Open Studios》.
Livy Leung (b.1996 in Hong Kong, China) graduated with the Degree of Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. She was awarded AVA Keeper of Studies Collection Award by AVA, HKBU, Contemporary by Angela Li Award and Winsor & Newton Award in Fresh Trend 2018 Art Graduates Joint Exhibition. Remembering the full picture of life is tiring for Livy, so the scattered and unobtrusive things in life always attract her. Livy’s works often surrounded the things happened in life. She focuses on drawing and painting, which allow her to explore the interplay between the consciousness and unconsciousness with an ambiguous state of mind. Through drawing and recomposing the selective part of the scene, she constructs a world in between the reality and illusory which records and responses to her own thoughts and emotions, also as a way to connect fragmented pictures in her mind into a complete story. She focuses on drawing, painting and material exploration, these mediums provides her different experiences in making interesting narratives. Drawing and painting allows her to explore the interplay between the consciousness and unconsciousness with an ambiguous state of mind. While the use of materials helps her to express the ineffable emotions. Thus, constructing a world in between the reality and her personal fantasy.
Wong Hau Kwei (b. 1946 in Chongqing, China) graduated from the China Textile University in Shanghai in 1969 and moved to Hong Kong in 1978. Wong learned painting from the ink master Huang Zhou during the 1970s and was deeply influenced by his art. Wong was a visiting artist of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute and is currently a researcher in the Chinese Painting Research Institute of the China National Academy of Painting, board member of the Chinese Painting Institute and member of the China Artists Association. Wong has won numerous awards, including the National Exhibition of Arts in China Award (1999, 2004), Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award (2009, 2001), the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendations (2010, 2013) and the Hong Kong Achievement Award in Contemporary Art (2012). Wong’s works have been collected by the China National Museum of Fine Arts, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Shenzhen Art Institute, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, and the Chinese Painting Institute