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CHAN Yuk Keung Kurt

Adjunct Professor

B.A. (CUHK), M.F.A. (Cranbrook Academy of Art)

Prof. Kurt Chan was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then obtained his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, U.S.A. Professor Chan joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio courses and supervising M.F.A. students.

Over the years he has developed courses covering 4 major areas:

– Painting
– Mixed media and installation
– Public art
– Hong Kong art

  • MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

    Books:

    1. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 2009. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009.
    2. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 2008. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
    3. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 2007. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.
    4. Nerve – Works by Chan Yuk Keung 86-03. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2005.
    5. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 2003. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003.
    6. QK-A Specimen Collection of Chan Yuk Keung. Hong Kong: Para Site Publication, 2003.
    7. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 2000, Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000.
    8. (Co-ed.) The Hong Kong Visual Art Yearbook 1999, Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.
    9. Mixed Media Works by Chan Yuk Keung. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1992.

    Essays

    1. “A short Story about Hong Kong Art: From the Colonial Phenomenon to Guerilla” In Hong Kong Eye- Contemporary Hong Kong Art, 2nd ed. (Milano: Skira, 2012), pp. 63-68, 90-93.
    2. “The High-Land-Value Policy and the Hong Kong Art Development.” In Fotanian Open Studio 2012 (Hong Kong, 2012), pp. 104-107.
    3. “Hong Kong Artist: Ha Bik Chuen.” In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2009 (Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009), pp. 67-83.
    4. “Planned or Random—The possibilities of West Kowloon Culture District.” Post 97 Special Region of Visual Art/ Artist Commune 10th Anniversaries (Hong Kong: Artist Commune, 2007), pp. 9-10.
    5. “Commercial Sector, Public Space and the possibility of Public Sculpture.” In Mok Yat San ed. Hong Kong Sculpture Biennale 2010 (Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010), pp. 52-56.
    6. “City Square- Inside Out.” In Christine Chan and Yentl Tong ed. Crossing Boundaries (Hong Kong: MCCM Creation, 2011), pp. 10-20.
    7. “The Development of Hong Kong Public Art.” China Environmental Design, issue 3, 2010, pp.156-165.
    8. “A Few Thoughts About Public Art.” Open Magazine, issue 21, 1999, pp. 14.
  • CONFERENCES

    1. “Open System: Dissolving Boundary and Reconstruction of Public Art.” presented in “Conference on Public Art of the Two Straits and Three regions of China”, organized by the “Public Art” Magazine, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 1 June,
    2. “Regulating Expectations: Hong Kong Art Market and Artist.” Paper presented in the “Art and Value” Symposium, organized by Osage Art Foundation, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 17 May,
    3. “Chinese Culture as Interpreted by Hong Kong” presented in “The International Conference of ‘Chineseness’ in Contemporary Art” organized by The Chinese university of Hong Kong and LSCD, Hong Kong, 19 January, 2014.
    4. “Society at Risk- Colonization and Guerilla Aesthetic.” presented in “Symposium on Questioning Risk Society Effects of Individualization in Germany and East Asia” organized by Goethe Institute, Taipei, 15 September,
    5. “Selection Behind the Viewfinder—The three Aspects of Hong Kong Photography.” presented in “Kaleidoscope- Forum on Photography Teaching in the Universities of China” organized by the China Academy of Art, December,
    6. “Pan-Sculpture—When Visual Form Deconstructed by Concept.” presented in “International Conference cum Education Forum on Public Art” organized by Shantou University, Shantou, October, 2009.
  • EXHIBITIONS

    Solo Exhibitions:

    1. Quiet Listen / Speak Slow – Solo Exhibition by Chan Yuk Keung (presented by Too Art Gallery and Hong Kong Arts Centre), Hong Kong, 2007.
    2. QK- New Works by Chan Yuk Keung (presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Para Site), Para Site, Hong Kong, 2003.

    Group Exhibitions:

    1. Ceramics Show by Non-ceramics Artists, 1a Space, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong,
    2. Refabricating City: Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Festival of Urbanism/ Architecture (organized by Hong Kong Institute of Architecture, Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Design Association), The Central Police Station Compound, Hong Kong,
    3. Hollow City Inverted, The 51st Venice Biennale, Italy,
    4. Art for Expo 2000, Hannover, German, 2000.
    5. Art+01 – A Digital Exploration, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 2000.
    6. Contemporary Art of China, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1997.
    7. The Second Asia Pacific of Contemporary Art Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 1996.
    8. Fusion: Hong Kong / New Zealand Artist Exchange, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.

    Curatorship

    1. City Festival: The Hong Kong Contemporaries – A New Generat
  • RESEARCH

    1. Public Art Consultancy Study for West Kowloon Cultural District-Conceptual Plan for Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
    2. Study on Public Creatives for Kai Tak Development , commissioned by Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR: Kan and Lau Design Consultancy, 2013.08
    3. Research on Cheung Yee – the First Modern Sculptor in Hong Kong, sponsored by HK Arts Development Council, 2007-2009.
    4. Art Directorship for Public Art Project “City Art square”, Supported by Sun Hung Kai Charity Foundation, LSCD. 2007.
  • ESTEEM

    1. Museum Expert Advisor, Leisure and Cultural Services Department , 2015-
    2. Advisor, Yale-China Association, 2011-
    3. Advisor, Asian Art Archive, 2013-
    4. External examiner, School of Arts And Social Science, The Open University of Hong Kong 2014-
    5. External Examiner, Higher Diploma in Visual Art and Culture, HK Design Institution 2014-
    6. Expert Consultant, the Graduation Thesis/Project program, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. 2015-
    7. Board Member, Hong Kong Institute of Aesthetic Education. 2-014-
    8. “Collecting Star Dust”- Winner of Tai Po Park, Public Art Scheme Competition” (Art Competition), organized by Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Hong Kong, 1999.