Fill in the Space: Hope all is well with you
Dec 18, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022
 

Exhibition Hope all is well with you has an overarching theme of uncertainty, and plays with the dichotomy between tension and comfort, danger and safety. Dave creates installations and mixed media works to present his excitement and fear towards societal uncertainties; Michele’s works revolve around the themes of body and trauma, marking past and current events with tangible rhythms of the body.

Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)

 

Dave CHOW
Dave Chow graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 2015. He is especially interested in objects and the physicality of materials. His works display and distill his everyday experience through appropriating, transforming and assembling readymade objects and images.

Michele CHU
Michele Chu graduated from the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London with an MA/MSc in Global Innovation Design, and Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design (Illustration).

She is passionate about exploring intimacy and human connection in her works, specifically the interplay between sensory elements and space, to amplify the emotional connection between individuals. 

Curatorial Team

Kalen Lee and 1a space
 

 
Fill in the Space: The Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind
 Nov 13, 2021 – Dec 06, 2021

Inspired by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting of the same title, "The Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind" discusses the emotional reactions triggered by the revelation of the truth and the artists' personal responses to the unexpected changes in their lives. Thomas Fung tells stories through landscape and cinematic paintings. His works are metaphors of today's society and culture. Harrison Wong's conceptual practice merges contemporary installation with poetry, expressing his streams of consciousness through verbal and visual constructions.

Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)

 

Thomas FUNG 

Thomas Fung graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a B.A. Fine Arts. As a painter, he sees painting as a visual poetry, and apply cinematic arrangement to his paintings. He intends to paint with a storytelling approach. Referring to texts, myths and historical context, his work always metaphors the world we perceive and develop a sense of absurdity.  

 

Harrison WONG 

Harrison Wong is a Hong Kong-based artist. His works centre around his care to humanity and he will deploy any form necessary for his artistic expression.  ​ 

 

Curatorial Team

Kalen Lee and 1a space 

 
First CITYA 2021: City as a Medium

Sep 17, 2021 – Oct 8, 2021

CITYA proudly presents a new series of E-xhibition and Phy-xhibition- CITYA 2021.

CITYA is an alternative type of large-scale international art exchange programme and exhibition between six global cities including Beijing, Hong Kong, Macao, Rome, San Francisco and Tallinn. It is a long-term project that will occur every three years to build collaborations between international art institutions and organizations. The project is based upon the theme of ‘City as a medium’, and revolves around the complex relationships between cities themselves, artists living and working within city contexts and the educational and city-based institutional frameworks and structures for art production and display.

City as a medium
Four years ago, a group of curators began a discussion on the topic “City as a medium”. The idea was inspired by social theorist Henri Lefebvre as he stated, “the art of living in the city as a work of art” in his collection of essays Right to the City. The exploration led to a new notion in the curators’ minds; the purpose of art is not simply to beautify the city or serve as a memento, the city in itself is a “work” of art or an oeuvre which involves citizen’s rights of participation as play.

Under the influence of the pandemic, people have carried on living as “global citizens” relying much more on the means of the internet. Meanwhile, they still continue to live within real physical spaces of their own cities. So how do artists reinterpret the art of living in both their own actual cities and the expanding virtual cities? What could the future of art entail when the very meaning of “city” has been transformed after the changes?

CITYA explores the interrelationship of spatiality between the actual space and digital space by considering the display methodologies and their effects on artistic responses. The exhibition invites artists to express their thoughts through their practices within the theme “City as a medium” while encourages the artists to interpret the same theme in post-pandemic, and whilst confronting social injustice.

Artists from 6 cities (Macao, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tallinn, Rome, San Francisco)
Implementing the idea of working together via humanity as a connection between the cities, CITYA features works from 8 art organizations of 6 different cities with over 40 participating artists. Works of digitally friendly mediums such as new media art, paintings, photography and video art will be exhibited alongside traditionally onsite displayed forms such as sculptures and installations.


Online International E-xhibition at: http://www.citya.space/#/
With Onsite Phy-xhibitions, Global and Local screenings

Phy-xhibition
This year’s CITYA Hong Kong section will include onsite showcases of artworks within the city. Exhibition venues including 1a space and Videotage at Cattle Depot Art Village as well as Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery and AVA Gallery at Hong Kong Baptist University will be engaged together with the addition of other unique locations such as Lai Chi Wo and To Kwa Wan.

List of Artists: Nadim ABBAS, Ekkehard ALTENBURGER, LEE Wing Ki Kalen, LEUNG Mee Ping, MAK Hoi Shan Anson, Cédric MARIDET, Peter NELSON, NG Siu King Kingsley, Louis NIXON, Tom O'DEA, Daniel SHANKEN, WAN Lai Kuen Annie, Michael WHITTL

Curator: Janet Fong

Venues for PHY-xibition:
- Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Lee Shau Kee Communication & Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University (5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong) AVA Gallery, Kai Tak Campus, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon
- 1a space, No. 14 Cattle Depot
- Videotage, No. 13 Cattle Depot 
- No. 8 Cattle Depot Shop
- No. 122 To Kwa Wan Road

Others: 
- Lai Chi Wo, New Territories, Hong Kong
- Online Residency (Videotage)
- Online platforms: Facebook, Instagram and websites - Global Screenings in the public area in different cities and in Hong Kong in collaboration with other universities.
 
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Hiddenfromview - Online Exhibition

 Mar 29, 2021 – Apr 14, 2020
@1a space website 

As a sequel to the exhibition Hiddenfromview happened at 1a space last Oct - Nov, the Hiddenfromview Online Exhibition is now launched as a finale of the project. It is dedicated to re-piecing a full narrative of young artists Debe Sham and Kevin Ling's residency at the Tsun Tsin Christian Academy, and their exploration of "space" with the students. 

For more details, please go to our Chinese site
 
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Reunion in Renewal Site: An Exhibition in To Kwa Wan 

Jan 1, 2020 – Feb 7, 2020
@1a space

For more details, please go to our Chinese site