Yim Sui Fong

Yim Sui Fong is a multi-disciplinary artist, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the co-founder of the artist-run organisation Rooftop Institute and a member of the Hong Kong artists’ collective, L sub. Yim Sui Fong’s artistic practice focuses on the actiontable aspects behind image creation, pursuing questions such as how we re-read history and how we could connect communities through artistic action. She often uses methods of visual documentation to intervene in real-life texts; through anecdotes, she reveals relationships between people, objects and geography which are overlooked by history. By combining interviews and reference documents, she creates semi-fictional and semi-realistic audio-visual narratives through installations. In the process, revealing realities through illusions. Her works are inspired by three recurrent themes: performativity, images and the study of sounds. She explores various forms of uneasiness people face in society and examines the relationship between individuality and collectivity. Through artistic action and workshops, she provides a platform to connect collective consciousness, while refracting the perplexity and imagination of social phenomena.

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.

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嚴瑞芳,跨媒介藝術家,畢業於香港中文大學藝術碩士。她是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。嚴瑞芳的藝術實踐,著力於影像創作背後的行動性,包括如何重讀歷史、如何透過藝術行動聯結社群。她經常以一種視覺記錄的方式去介入現實文本,從逸聞、軼事去揭示歷史所未及的人、物質與地域的關係。結合訪問及文獻參考,以影像和錄像裝置創作半虛構半真實的視聽敘事體,以虛幻揭示現實。她的作品又啟發自對聲音、影像和展演的研究,成為作品中的關鍵聯想元素;她探討人於社會各種不安的情況,並思考個體與集體性的關係,從而透過藝術行動或工作坊,提供連結眾人感知的平台和折射對社會現象的疑惑和想像。

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Education

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

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Awards

2021       Silver Medal Winner, The 1st Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award , Hong Kong

2018       WMA Masters Award 2017/18, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong

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

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Solo Exhibitions / Project

2019       A Room of Resistance, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 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

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Selected Group Exhibition / Art Project

2021       Can't Touch This, WMA Space,  Hong Kong

2021       BOOKED special project, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong 

2021       Otherworlds: non/digital realities, Gillman Barracks, Singapore Art Week, Singapore 

2020      Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan 

2020      Landskrona Foto Festival,  Landskrona Art Gallery, Sweden 

2020      Crossing Border Festival,  JCCAC 3/F 4/F common space, Hong Kong

2019       The Situation of Learning, Our Gallery, Hong Kong 

2019       Momentary Glimpses: An Anthology on Contentedness, publication project by Folium, edited by JJ Chan

2019       Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom 

2019       Only Connect Osaka, Creative Center Osaka
2019       The Wall, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

2019       hic sunt leones, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China
2019       Gallery Week Beijing 2019 “Emerging Artist Series”, Beijing 798 Art Centre, China 

2019       hic sunt leones, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China 

2019       River Without Buoys 1979, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2018       WMA Masters Award  2017/18- Transition, Gallery of Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong 

2018       Artists’ Film International Part III 2018, organized by Whitechapel Gallery, screening at Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden 

2018       coming soon, curated by Lara van Meeteren and Bart Wissink, Bangkok Biennial, Thailand  

2017      Talkover/Handover 2.0, 1 a Space, Hong Kong

2017      Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize Exhibition 2017, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2017      CUHK Fine Arts Department 60th Anniversary Feature Exhibition, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

2017      Koki Tanaka’s Precarious Tasks #9: 24hrs Gathering (Timeline), Spring Workshop, Hong Kong

2017      Decongestants for West-Kowloonization: On Fire, Conceptual Art Actions and Documentation Exhibition, C&G Apartment, Hong Kong

2017      Here, Casphalt, Hong Kong

2016      Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

2015      HACK, Before・After, Oil Street Art Space , Hong Kong

2015      Jiang Ling – An Artistic and Humanistic Practice with On-site Interpretation and Regeneration, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Wuhan, China

2015      what unimaginable forms, Comix Home Base, Hong Kong

2014      Tales from the Taiping Era, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, China (L+: Pak Sheung Chuen + Yim Sui Fong)

2014      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)

2011      Reincarnating II – The Future Teller, Wan Chai Visual Archive, Hong Kong

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Award / Grant

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

2018       WMA Masters Award 2017/18, WYNG Foundation, Hong Kong   

2018       Emerging Artists Scheme, Hong Kong Art Development Council    

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

2016       HKADC Delegation in Gwangju Biennale 2016, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

2016       Grantee, Prof. Maiching Kao Fine Arts Fund

2016       Muriwai Earthskin Creative Residency Scholarship

2006-2007       Philippe Charriol Foundation Biennial Art Competition Finalist

2006       PASCA Fellowship, Annie Wong Art Foundation

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Residency / Exchange

2016       Muriwai Earthskin Residency, New Zealand 

2006      PASCA, Pont Aven, France  

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Curated show

2018-2019       Our Everyday, Our Border, co-curated with Law Yuk-mui and Frank Vigneron, presented by Rooftop Institute,
                             organized by Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong 

2016       Neptune Terrance, co-curated with Inti Guerrero, Neptune, Chai Wan, Hong Kong 

2014       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

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Guest Lectures, Artist’s Talk, Jury, Event

2020     The Man Who Attends to the Times: A Performative Reading by Yim Sui Fong, organized by Emily Verla Bovino

2019       Invited artist for 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       Guest Speaker, Southeast Asian Art Residencies Meeting 2018, organised by Green Papaya Art Projects and 98B COLLABoratory, Philippines link

2018       Jury of WMA Open Photo Contest 2018, organized by WYNG Foundation 

2018       Guest Speaker, Art After Hour : : "Our Everyday - Our Borders” Artists’ Talk, organised by Tai Kwun Contemporary

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, Hok Hok Zaap, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

2018       Guest Speaker, From [Vanishing] to [Creation] : A Dialogue about Urban Transition, public programme organized by WYNG Foundation

2017       Guest Speaker, Talkover/Handover 2.0 Roundtable discussion, 1a space 

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

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Publication

2019       Momentary Glimpses: An Anthology on Contentedness, publication project by Folium, edited by JJ Chan

2018       The man who attends to the times, supported by Oi!

2009       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.