Yim Sui-fong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA). She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and member of Hong Kong artist collective, L sub.

Her practice employs the media of sound, video, performative actions, and installation which explores the gap, the interpretation and a sense of gravity among human communications. The work investigate how people associate themselves with local history by re-imaging memory. Her practice looks into spaces between fiction and history, bodily and emotional memory, and time and journey.

She was recently awarded the WMA Masters Award 2017/18 and finalist of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017. Her book project ‘The man who attends to the times’, commissioned by Oi!, Hong Kong (2018). Recent exhibition includes: ‘Artists’ Film International’, Whitechapel Gallery (2019), ‘Hic Sunt Leons’, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China (2019), ‘The Wall 2019’, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong (2019), ‘Talkover/Handover 2.0’, 1 a Space, Hong Kong (2017), ‘Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan’, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2016), L sub is the selected artist group to present in Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari in Japan in 2020.


嚴瑞芳畢業於香港中文大學藝術碩士。她及由藝術家營運的非牟利機構天台塾聯合創辦人,以及藝術家組織 L sub 的成員。她主要從事影像、聲音、展演及裝置創作。作品探索人類溝通之間的誤差、傳譯和引力。在小說和歷史、身體和情感記憶,時間和旅程之間,演繹人們如何重組記憶來聯繫地方歷史。


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2011                 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2006                Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2004-05           Studied at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Visual artist, Lives and works in Hong Kong. Co-founder of Rooftop Institute. L-sub’s core member.

Solo Exhibition / Art Project

2019     Arrthymianalysis, JCCAC, Hong Kong
2018     The man who attends to the times, project supported by Oi!, Hong Kong
2016     Everything seems the hint when you get lost, Muriwai Earthskin Residency, Auckland, New Zealand
2011     a story about collecting stories, Cheng Ming, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005    Wandering Channel, Bridge Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Selected Group Exhibition / Art Project                                     

Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan


Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom
The Wall 2019, Cattle Deport Artist Village, Hong Kong
Only Connect Osaka, 
Creative Center Osaka, Japan
Hic Sunt Leons, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China
Hic Sunt Leons, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

WMA Masters Award  2017/18- Transition, Gallery of Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
Artists’ Film International Part III 2018, organized by Whitechapel Gallery, screening at Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden
coming soon, curated by Lara van Meeteren and Bart Wissink, Bangkok Biennial, Thailand  


Talkover/Handover 2.0, 1 a Space, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
CUHK Fine Arts Department 60th Anniversary Feature Exhibition, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
Koki Tanaka’s Precarious Tasks #9: 24hrs Gathering (Timeline) , Spring Workshop, Hong Kong
Decongestants for West-Kowloonization: On Fire,  Conceptual Art Actions and Documentation Exhibition, C&G Apartment, Hong Kong
, Casphalt, Hong Kong

Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

HACK, BeforeAfter, Oi! Oil Street Art Space , Hong Kong
Jiang Ling – An Artistic and Humanistic Practice with On-site Intrepretation and Regeneration, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Wuhan, China
what unimaginable forms, Comix Home Base, Hong Kong

Tales from the Taiping Era, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, China (L+: Pak Sheung Chuen + Yim Sui Fong)
Disappearing Photography Tour (L+: Pak Sheung Chuen, Wo Man Yee, Lee Soen Long and Yim Sui Fong)

  • 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)

Reincarnating II – The Future Teller, Wan Chai Visual Archive, Hong Kong

Lui Chun Kwong. You Are Here, I Am Not. From Ho Siu Kee to Kong Chun Hei, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
Someone said: Fi_e _rts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Fotanian Open Studio 2008, Wah-Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

Philippe Charriol Foundation Biennial Art Competition Tour (Festival Walk, Taikoo Place, City Plaza and Cattle Depot Artist Village)
Fotanian Open Studio 2007, Wah-Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

Moving CastleExchange Exhibition of Four Cities (Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau), by Old Ladies’House Art Space, in Macau Ox warehouse, Macau
Expression-Impression by Sui Yim & Fian Choi, First Institute of Art & Design Gallery, Hong Kong
Expo, Pont Aven Gallery, France
Mountain Project, OC Gallery, Central Plaza, Sino Group, Hong Kong
Pastry, Graduation Show, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Seven Heads, Hui Gallery, Hong Kong

Open Studio, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Alice in the wonderland, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
HELLO LONDON, Joint Exhibition of Y.S. Hui Fine Arts Exchange Programme, Hui Gallery, Hong Kong
Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts, Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Award / Grant

HKADC Delegation in Venice Biennale 2019, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

WMA Masters Award 2017/18, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong
Emerging Artists Scheme, Hong Kong Art Development Council

Finalist of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017, Justice Centre Hong Kong

HKADC Delegation in Gwangju Biennale 2016, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Grantee, Prof. Maiching Kao Fine Arts Fund

Muriwai Earthskin Creative Residency Scholarship

Philippe Charriol Foundation Biennial Art Competition Finalist

PASCA Fellowship, Annie Wong Art Foundation

Residency / Exchange

Muriwai Earthskin Residency, New Zealand

PASCA, Pont Aven, France

Curated show

Our Everyday, Our Border, co-curated with Law Yuk-mui and Frank Vigneron, presented by Rooftop Institute, organized by Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong

Neptune Terrance, co-curated with Inti Guerrero, Neptune, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

First But Not Least– a joint exhibition showcases the first piece of work defined by the selected contemporary Chinese artists, Kong Contemporary Art Agency(KCAA), Beijing, China

Speaker, Artist’s Talk, Jury, Workshop                                              

2019, Invited artist for leading teacher retreat camp, organized by Asia Art Archive
2019, Jury of WMA Open 2019, organized by WYNG Foundation
2019, Jury of Vitamin Award, jointly organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Fine Arts Department, Academy of Visual Art Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Art School
2019, Guest Speaker, WMA-Open, Transition, WYNG Foundation
2019, Guest Speaker, A Socially Engaged Art Proposal, organised by  Fine Arts Department, CUHK, Hong Kong
2018, Jury of WMA Open 2018, organized by WYNG Foundation
2018, Guest Speaker, The Southeast Asian Art Residencies Meeting 2018, organized by Green Papaya Art Projects, Philippines
2018, Guest Speaker, Listen Up?! thematic symposium : Grouping & Forming Party, organised by 1a space, Hong Kong
2018, Guest Speaker, Performance = action x art ?, organized by The Art of CUHK, Hong Kong
2018, Guest Speaker, From [Vanishing] to [Creation] : A Dialogue about Urban Transition, public programme organized by WYNG Foundation
2015, Guest Speaker, Fresh Trend Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, organized by Hong Kong Art Network, Hong Kong
2014, Artist’s talk, Art in Action,  organized by Meridian Space, Beijing, China



The man who attends to the times, supported by Oi!

Planning and Research, Made in Shek Kip Mei, exhibition and research catalogue, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2005-2009, 2015-now
a contributor for the feature column at local newspaper Sunday Ming Pao.


Private collection, Allen & Overy


2011      畢業於香港中文大學藝術系(純藝術碩士)
2006     畢業於香港中文大學藝術系(文學士)
2004-05 修讀於加洲(聖克魯茲)大學

視覺藝術家,天台塾聯合創辦人,L sub 成員,定居於香港生活和創作

個人展覽 / 藝術項目

2019「Arrthymianalysis」, JCCAC,項目由香港藝術發展局資助
2018「看管時間的人」, 項目由油街實現支持
2016「把一切當作迷失時的提示」, Muriwai Earthskin Residency,  紐西蘭奧克蘭
2011 「一個收買故事的故事」,香港中文大學新亞書院誠明館
2005 「遊瑞道」Bridge Gallery, 美國加洲, 聖克魯茲



越後妻有大地藝術祭2020 香港部屋項目 link

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom link
牆2019, 牛棚藝術村, 香港 link
Only Connect Osaka, Creative Center Osaka link
此地有獅,剩餘空間,中國武漢  link
畫廊週北京2019「新勢力單元」,北京798藝術中心,中國北京 link

「過渡」WMA大師攝影獎2017-18, 香港中央圖書館 link
「coming soon」曼谷雙年展, 泰國    link
「Artists’ Film International Part III 2018」1, 由 Whitechapel Gallery主辦, 於Bonniers Konsthall 放映, 瑞典斯德哥爾摩

「廿年回歸前後話」,1a Space,香港
「香港人權藝術獎2017 展覽」,刺點畫廊,香港
「藝術,是文化的氣象台- 香港中文大學藝術系六十週年專題展覽」,牛棚藝術村,香港
「西九 化 談 實錄」之 「燒數簿2017」,觀念藝術創作實行 及 文獻紀錄展,C&G藝術單位,香港


〈HACK / 黑〉,「前後」,油街實現,香港
「文明」第三回:江陵,一種在地轉譯和多重再生的藝術與人文實踐,湖北美術學院美術館,武漢,中國(L+: 白雙全+嚴瑞芳)

「太平廣記」, 紅磚美術館,中國北京(L+: 白雙全+嚴瑞芳)
「消失攝影團」(L+: 白雙全、胡敏儀、李淳朗、嚴瑞芳)

  • 香港新界篇:二零一四年九月九日(舉辦單位:香港商業電台「集雜志」項目)
  • 日本福島篇:二零一四年九月九日(舉辦單位:日本Arafudo Art Annual 2014)
  • 台灣台北篇:二零一四年十二月六日、十二月十七日、十二月二十日(展覽:「我們在此相遇-參與性藝術文件展」,舉辦單位:台北當代藝術館,台灣)


「呂振光 有你‧無我 從何兆基到鄺鎮禧」,奧沙畫廊,香港




「山寨作業」OC Gallery, 中環廣場, 信和集團,香港
「Expo」PASCA,  法國阿旺橋



「愛麗思夢遊仙境」工作坊及展覽, 香港中文大學


獎項 / 資助

2019                威尼斯雙年展香港藝發局代表團
2018                WMA大師攝影獎2017-18    link
2018                香港藝發局青苗資助計劃  link
2017                入圍香港人權藝術獎2017  link
2016                光州雙年展香港藝發局代表團
2016                香港中文大學藝術系 高美慶教授藝術贊助基金
2006-2007        夏利豪夏利豪基金會藝術比賽優異獎
2006                  PASCA獎學金


2019     The 5th Indonesia Contemporary Ceramics Biennale
2016     Muriwai Earthskin Residency, 紐西蘭奧克蘭  link
2006     PASCA,法國阿旺橋  link


2018     「日常邊界」與羅玉梅,韋一空共同策劃,天台塾呈獻,大館當代美術館主辦,香港   link
2016     「樂翠台」與士日共同策劃,惑星海王空間,香港  link
2014     First But Not Least,空的空間,中國北京

講者 / 評審 / 工作坊

2019     藝術家導師,再見藝術退修日,  亞洲藝術文獻庫主辦 link
2019     評審,  Vitamin D Award, 香港中文大學藝術系,香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院及香港藝術學院聯辦
2019     評審,  WMA 映香港攝影比賽2019
2019     講者,「WMA – Open, Transition」,WYNG foundation
2019     講者,「如何寫一份社會參與藝術計劃書」,香港中文大學藝術系
2018     講者,「聽話?!」主題研討會主題,〈聯群結黨〉,1a空間主辦   link
2018     評審,  WMA 映香港攝影比賽2018   link
2018     講者,〈東南亞藝術家駐留機構會議 2018〉, 由菲律賓Green Papaya Art Project主辦 link
2018     講者, 「藝術不夜館」:「日常邊界 」藝術家講座, 大館當代美術館主辦 link
2018     講者,〈展演=行為 x藝術?〉,由香港中大藝術主辦  link
2018     講者,〈從「消失」到「營造」:一場關於城市過渡的對談〉,由WYNG基金會主辦
2018     講者,〈學學習〉講座, 中華基金中學
2017     講者,〈廿年回歸前後話〉圓桌討論,1a空間 link
2015     講者,〈出爐藝術畢業生聯展〉,由香港藝術網絡主辦
2014     藝術家講座,〈Art in Action〉,由時差空間主辦,北京

社區藝術研究計劃 / 出版



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