【Fill in the Space】Artists-in-Residence
The response of “Fill in the Space” was overwhelming and we received many exciting proposals from different artists. After careful considerations and discussions, we have selected 6 artists as the artists-in-resident of the Programme and they have started their residency in early May. We are excited for their creation and exchange during the residency.
Participating artists include:
Meko Cheng received her B.A fine art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2019. Her work is about representation of material, weight and physical manifestation. Through its balanced structure, the material shows a limited relationship with time. Therefore, her works are often in a state of balance and imbalance, calmness and flow, showing the tension and contrast of materials.
Dave Chow graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, where he received his Bachelor Degree in 2015. He is especially interested in the meaning of objects and the physicality of materials. His works display and distill his everyday experience through appropriating, transforming and assembling ready-made objects and images. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong. He has held his first solo exhibition, “Switch on the Television When the Sun Sets” during the artist in-residency program in Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. His works were also exhibited in various exhibitions, including “EQUILIBRIUM” (Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong, 2018), “Observe / Scrutinise / Perceive” (Gallery Exit, 2018) and “again and again” (common room & co., Hong Kong, 2018).
Michele Chu is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores intimacy and human connection in her works, specifically the interplay between sensory elements and space, to amplify the emotional connection between individuals. Her works contemplate what makes us human, through mediums such as multi-sensory installations and street experiments, amongst others. Michele Chu is supported by soundpocket’s Artist Support Programme 2020–21.
Jessica Fu received her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She experiments with formlessness material and its metaphor to ask the philosophical question, “What is reality” through site-specific works. Her work has been exhibited internationally since 2010. She teaches part-time at various institutions in Hong Kong currently.
Thomas Fung graduated from the Fine Arts Department in The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019. Thomas' art practice consisted of daily life, places, and historical events through painting and drawing. Exploring the possibilities of painting languages and painting material.
Harrison Wong is a Hong Kong-based artist. His artistic practices includes new media, contemporary mobile, digital and analogue photography, graphic arts and interactive media. His interest is influenced his intricate network of consciousness. After his transition from interactive design to visual arts, he begins experimenting with mixed-media works in a contemporary way, a way he cannot resist in this hectic and interlaced home town.