Yim Sui Fong

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.

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嚴瑞芳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。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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Education 

2011

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2004-2005

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Awards 

2018

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

2017

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

Exhibitions 

Solo / 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

Group

2020

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

2019

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom

2019

The Wall 2019, Cattle Deport Artist Village, Hong Kong

2019

Only Connect Osaka, Creative Center Osaka, Japan

2019

Hic Sunt Leons, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China

2019

Hic Sunt Leons, Surplus Space, Wuhan, 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 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, Oi! Oil Street Art Space , Hong Kong

2015

Jiang Ling – An Artistic and Humanistic Practice with On-site Intrepretation and Regeneration, Hubei 

2015

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

Grant / Fellowship / Nomination

2019

On the Road - Nomination Exhibition of Chinese Young Artists Works & Forum of Young Art Critics

2019

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

2018

Emerging Artists Scheme, Hong Kong Art Development Council

2016

Grantee, Prof. Maiching Kao Fine Arts Fund

2015

Muriwai Earthskin Creative Residency Scholarship

2006

PASCA Fellowship, Annie Wong Art Foundation

Residency / Exchange

2018

The Southeast Asian Art Residencies Meeting 2018,  Roxas City, The Philippines

2016

Muriwai Earthskin Residency, New Zealand

2006

PASCA, Pont Aven, France

Curated show

2018-19

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

Speaker / Artist’s Talk / Jury / Workshop  

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

 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

Publication

2019

talkover/handover2.0, co-published by Hong Kong Art Research Initiative and 1a space, Hong Kong

2018

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

2009

Planning and Research, Made in Shek Kip Mei, exhibition and research catalogue,

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2005-now

a contributor for the feature column at local newspaper Sunday Ming Pao.

 © 2019 by Yim Sui Fong

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