Assistant Professor

YIM Sui Fong

B.A. (CUHK); M.F.A. (CUHK)                             

YIM Sui Fong is an artist who specialises in video, sound and social practice art. By studying the micro-relationships between people, matters, places and history, she investigates how the identity of individuals and groups are shaped. In this way, she explores the potential of human beings in urban ecology, and uses art as an intervention to connect with a broader community.

Her artworks are collected by Kadist Foundation and private collections. Her projects are included in Landskrona Foto Festival’, Sweden (2020), Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan (2020), ‘Artists’ Film International’, Whitechapel Gallery (2019) etc. For details, please see

She is a co-founder of Rooftop Institute and a core member of HASS Lab. Through this artist-run charitable organisation, it researches, practises, and promotes artist-led education. Please visit for details.

HASS Lab is organisationally part of Rooftop Institute, dedicated to advocating art and artist thinking as a new way of understanding and valuing society. It builds programmes that present an alternative perspective on abilities and success of socially marginalised communities. Its website

She joined the Fine Arts Department of CUHK in 2023, currently teaches studio courses on video art and public art. Her research interests are: socially engaged art, contemporary art practice, video and sound, experimental pedagogy, artist-led education.


Solo Exhibitions and Projects:

  1. A Room of Resistance, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2019  
  2. The man who attends to the times, project supported by Oi!, Hong Kong, 2018
  3. Everything seems the hint when you get lost, Muriwai Earthskin Residency, Auckland, New Zealand, 2016
  4. a story about collecting stories, Cheng Ming, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011
  5. Wandering Channel, Bridge Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 2005


Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects:

  1. Emo Gym, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2022   
  2. THE WALL Reunion or Divide, SomoS, Berlin, Germany, 2022     
  3. Hangover Haunted & Their Lost Futures, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong, 2022
  4. HONG KONG VIDEO NIGHT, During Museumsnacht Basel, Atelier Mondial and PF25 cultural projects, Basel, Switzerland, 2022
  5. 他山之木, Y Park,  Hong Kong, 2021 
  6. The Body and The City, Goethe Institute,  Hong Kong, 2021
  7. HOMELAND in TRANSIT through the clouds, Ein Fenster inmitten der Welt, Murrhardt, Germany, 2021
  8. HOMELAND in TRANSIT through the clouds, Momentum, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2021
  9. Can’t Touch This, WMA Space,  Hong Kong, 2021
  10., 2021 
  11. An Individual As the Society, Cattle Depot No.8, Hong Kong, 2021
  12. Liminal Space, organised by 1a space at Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2021 
  13. Year of the Pig, audiovisual streaming at, 2021 
  14. BOOKED special project, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2021
  15. Charta Photo-book festival, Rome, Italy, 2021
  16. Photography as a Practice of Seeing : FotobooKfest Oslo, Norway, 2021
  17. Photobook Week Aarhus, Denmark, 2021
  18. Otherworlds: non/digital realities, Gillman Barracks, Singapore Art Week, Singapore, 2021
  19. Still Life Objects, Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan, 2020
  20. Landskrona Foto Festival,  Landskrona Art Gallery, Sweden, 2020
  21. Crossing Border Border Crossing International Festival of Intermedia,  JCCAC 3/F 4/F common space, Hong Kong, 2020
  22. Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom, 2019
  23. The Situation of Learning, Our Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019
  24. Only Connect Osaka, Creative Center Osaka, 2019
  25. The Wall, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong, 2019
  26. Gallery Week Beijing 2019 “Emerging Artist Series”, Beijing 798 Art Centre, China, 2019
  27. hic sunt leones, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China, 2019
  28. River Without Buoys 1979, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China, 2019
  29. WMA Masters Award  2017/18- Transition, Gallery of Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong, 2018
  30. Artists’ Film International Part III 2018, organised by Whitechapel Gallery, screening at Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden, 2018
  31. coming soon, curated by Lara van Meeteren and Bart Wissink, Bangkok Biennial, Thailand, 2018
  32. Talkover/Handover 2.0, 1 a Space, Hong Kong, 2017
  33. Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize Exhibition 2017, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017
  34. CUHK Fine Arts Department 60th Anniversary Feature Exhibition, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong,
  35. Koki Tanaka’s Precarious Tasks #9: 24hrs Gathering (Timeline), Spring Workshop, Hong Kong,
  36. Here, Casphalt, Hong Kong, 2017
  37. Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China, 2016
  38. HACK, Before・After, Oi!, Hong Kong, 2015
  39. Jiang Ling – An Artistic and Humanistic Practice with On-site Interpretation and Regeneration, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Wuhan, China, 2015
  40. what unimaginable forms, Comix Home Base, Hong Kong, 2015
  41. Tales from the Taiping Era, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, China (L+: Pak Sheung Chuen + Yim Sui Fong) , 2014
  42. Disappearing Photography Tour (L+: Pak Sheung Chuen, Wo Man Yee, Lee Soen Long and Yim Sui Fong), 2014
    – Hong Kong New Territories session: September 9, 2014 (Organizer: Hong Kong Commercial Radio Project) Japan
    – Fukushima session: September 9, 2014 (Organizer: Arafudo Art Annual 2014)
    – Taiwan Taipei sessions: December 26, December 17, December 20, 2014 (exhibition: “Here is where we meet – an exhibition on participatory art”, organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art,Taipei)



  1. 1st edition of Tiger Armstrong Biennale, curated by Rooftop Institute, organised by HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong, 2023
  2. Our Everyday, Our Border, co-curated with Law Yuk-mui and Frank Vigneron, presented by Rooftop Institute, organised by Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2018-2019
  3. Neptune Terrance, co-curated with Inti Guerrero, Neptune, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 2016


  1. Co-editor, Event Scores 2 –  Ideas between Artist-Parents and Their Kids publication project, supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2023
  2. work published in Photoworks Annual 28, UK, 2022
  3. Co-editor, Event Scores by Artist-Parents publication project, supported by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Arts Relief Scheme, 2021
  4. Momentary Glimpses: An Anthology on Contentedness, publication project by Folium, edited by JJ Chan, 2019
  5. The man who attends to the times, supported by Oi!, 2018
  6. Planning and Research, Made in Shek Kip Mei, exhibition and research catalogue, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2009


  1. Guest Speaker, Shared Campus 2023: (un)learning socially engaged art in Hong Kong, organised by Academy of Visual Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2023
  2. Artist Sharing: sound, participation, and publicness, Sonic-Visual Interplay – Programme of NME15, organised by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, 2023
  3. Guest Speaker, Art Education Network Roundtable, organised by Asia Art Archive, 2023
  4. Guest Speaker, Collective School x Collective Failure, co-presented by Asia Art Archive and Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 2022
  5. Guest Lecturer, RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program, Hong Kong, 2021, 2022
  6. Guest Speaker, Landskrona Foto Artistic Director Monica Allende in conversation with artists Lee Kai Chung and Yim Sui Fong, 2020    
  7. Guest Speaker, Kowloon City Co-operation Housing Documentary Exhibition and talk, 2020    
  8. Guest Speaker, Southeast Asian Art Residencies Meeting 2018, organised by Green Papaya Art Projects and 98B COLLABoratory, Philippines, 2018  
  9. Guest Speaker, Art After Hour : : “Our Everyday – Our Borders” Artists’ Talk, organised by Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2018    
  10. Guest Speaker, Performance = action x art ?, organised by The Art of CUHK, Hong Kong, 2018    
  11. Guest Speaker, From [Vanishing] to [Creation] : A Dialogue about Urban Transition, public programme organised by WYNG Foundation, 2018  
  12. Guest Speaker, Fresh Trend Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, organised by Hong Kong Art Network, Hong Kong, 2015
  13. Artist’s talk, Art in Action, organised by Meridian Space, Beijing, China, 2014


Rooftop Institute:

  1. Project director, 12-12 long durational artist-led engaged learning workshop, 2022-2023
  2. Co-editor, Event Scores by Artist-Parents, 2021, 2023
  3. Deputy project director, RT5 Creative Research, 2020-2021
  4. Deputy project director, Hok Hok Zaap: 15 Initiatives of Engaged Learning in Art, 2019-2020              
  5. Deputy project director, Hok Zaap, 2018-2019
  6. Deputy project director, Asia Seed, 2016-2018
  7. Deputy project director, Jit Ze – Asian Film and Video Screening, 2016



  1. Artist consultant, SEN-Visual-Diary Workshop, organised by C.C.C. Mongkok Church Kai Oi School, 2023


  1. Artist-in-Residence Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Cultural Management BA Programme, 2023
  2. CAMP – Arts Educators in Residence, organised by documenta 15, Kassel, Germany, 2022
  3. Muriwai Earthskin Residency, New Zealand, 2016
  4. PASCA, Pont Aven, France, 2006



  1. Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) 2019/2020 from Hong Kong Development Council, 2021
  2. Silver Medal Winner, The 1st Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award, Hong Kong, 2021
  3. WMA Masters Award 2017/18, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong, 2018   
  4. PASCA Fellowship, Annie Wong Art Foundation, 2006



  1. Foam Paul Huf Nominee, 2022
  2. On the Road, Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Young Artists Works & Forum of Young Art Critic, Nominee, 2019
  3. Finalist of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017, Justice Centre Hong Kong, 2017 



  1. Jury of WMA Open 2019, organised by WYNG Foundation, 2018, 2019