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DESTINATION BERLIN, http://destinationberlin2012.blogspot.com.es/

A group show by Jacqueline Kooter, Shirley Wiebe, Susana L贸pez F, Thea Jentjens, Wai Kit Lam & Wai Yi Monti Lai.

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Jacqueline Kooter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

www.jacquelinekooter.nl/

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Shirley Wiebe, Vancouver, Canada.

www.shirleywiebe.com

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Susana López Fernández, Gijón, Spain.

www.susanalf.es

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Thea Jentjens, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

www.theajentjens.nl

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Wai Kit Lam, 林慧潔, Hong Kong.

www.waikitlam.com

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Wai Yi, Lai (Monti) 黎慧儀, Hong Kong.

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二零零九年十一月,當柏林市在慶祝柏林圍牆倒塌二十週年,轉折的命運

聚合了六個國際藝術家:Jacqueline Kooter,Shirley Wiebe,Susana Lopez F, Thea Jentjens,林慧潔及黎慧儀。

1a空間呈獻《DESTINATION BERLIN》,一個始於柏林藝術家駐留計 劃,關於尋找個人及集體身分的展覽。

由我們不同的看法開始旅程,從石墨繪製到多媒體藝術創作,我們探索不 同的藝術技巧,前往研究不同臉孔和身分釋義。

Jacqueline, Shirley, Susana, Thea, 林慧潔及黎慧儀一同探索城市中的通訊與 整合概念,面對陌生的德文成為他們一個弱點,但同時間,這境況驅使他們走 在一起,去發表及回應新鮮而又錯錯綜複雜的事物。

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In November 2009, when the city of Berlin was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a twist of the fate brought together six international artists: Jacqueline Kooter, Shirley Wiebe, Susana Lopez F, Thea Jentjens, Wai Kit Lam and Wai Yi Lai.

1a Space presents Destination Berlin, a group exhibition about the search for individual and collective identity through the work that was created during their shared art residency in the city of Berlin.

We start a journey through their different views and we explore different art techniques from graphite to paint to multimedia art, and we travel to investigate the different faces and interpretations of identity.

Jacqueline, Shirley, Susana, Thea, Kit and Yi investigate concepts such as communication and integration in a city where the unfamiliar language of German made them vulnerable. At the same time, these circumstances help them to go within in order to express and respond to new complexities.

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DESTINATION BERLIN: the search of identity.

1a Space is pleased to introduce Destination Berlin, a group exhibition about the search for individual and collective identity through the work of 6 international artists: Jacqueline Kooter, Shirley Wiebe, Susana López F., Thea Jentjens, Wai Kit Lam and Wai Yi Lai.

The concept of identity has been an ongoing discussion between artists and philosophers from the early centuries to the present. We define identity as “the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones under varying aspects or conditions”.

This exhibition reveals six individual glances and expressions on the theme of identity, through a common platform: the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the German city.

The nomadic and fluctuating qualities that define contemporary life often require us to relocate to another city, a different country, with a new language and cultural background that are different from our own.

Connections between environment, memory and identity form a continuous thread of questioning in Shirley´s work. Much of it is transient and migratory, reflecting our ability to move and relocate, to shift our lives into new settings.

In Destination Berlin, Shirley exhibits two large-scale drawings, the first one created in Berlin, and second, upon returning to Vancouver. The works vividly reflect the experience of being immersed in a new environment and culture through fragmentary elements that appear to float and drift across a surface.

Susana López F. shows in her work a reflection of many hours spent at airports waiting for flights. She explores how airports are places where identity is scrutinized and we become anonymous, but at the same time is the centre of contemporary culture. Destination Berlin

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In Destination Berlin, Susana show us Letzter Aufruf. This project is a convergence of both topics from the show: Identity and the reunification of Berlin. In November 2011, Susana travelled to Berlin to give graphic testimony of two airports: Tegel and Schönefeld, which are still memory of that Wall that some day ago divided the city and also the whole world into two: West and East.

And perhaps Identity, that we consider so valuable nowadays, was something people from East Berlin wanted to lose in order to have an anonymous life that let them be free.

Jacqueline Kooter reflects on the lack of freedom to move around using three videos: “Walled in”, “Blocked off” and “Trapped in the city”. These videos are based on her stay in Berlin during the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009.

Thea, shows us a series of drawings mostly with architectural elements, a reflection of her long walking tours in the formerly divided city. A reflection about how absurd history can be in a city where most of the official buildings are duplicated because of its old leaders´ search of identity.

As a result of her constant international trips Wai Kit Lam thinks about who She is very often. she feels as Chinese when she is abroad and when she comes home she feels closer to Western culture than Chinese Traditions. During her stay in Berlin in 2009, Wai Kit continues to examinate her identity in this foreign city through a language she does not speak and is not able to understand.

We are going to conclude with Wai Yi Lai´s work. She is a Chinese artist, which work is about the relationship between the environment and people. She looks for her identity through the sorrounding environment, but for her sorrounding environment refers to the correlation between humans and the entities embracing us. In Destination Berlin she shows us a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Gu . . . and all who have lost their home in China.

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JACQUELINE KOOTER Visual artist. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands en 1960. info@jacquelinekooter.nl www.jacquelinekooter.nl

ARTIST BIO J a c q u e l i n e Ko o t e r g r a d u a t e d f r o m T h e Amsterdam Academy for the Visual Arts. She started out as a painter, then used painting more and more in site-specific installations. The last three years she has also made videos and occasionally she had combine with contemporary dance in differente maneer.

For “Destination Berlin” she is going to show three videos: “Walled in”, “Blocked off” and “Trapped in the city”. These videos are based on her stay in Berlin during the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009. In all of them a general theme of Jacqueline´s works is present: the lack of freedom to move around.

Jacqueline Kooter 1960 年於阿姆斯特丹出生,畢業於Amsterdam Academy for the Visual Arts。她的藝術旅程由繪畫開始,繼而運用繪畫於特定場景的裝置藝術上。在過去的三 年裡,她亦以獨特的手法把錄像及當代舞蹈巧妙地結合。她的作品揭示了人類肉體中的強項或弱 點,以及人際關係中的種種複雜性。

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Trapped in the city. 2011 Movie

The visual work of Amsterdam based artist Jacqueline Kooter is about both the strength and vulnerability of the human body and about the complexity of human relations.

She works on location as well as in her studio. She started out as a painter, then used painting more and more in site-specific installations.

The last three years she has also made videos and occasionally she has combine her work with contemporary dance in different manners. On these projects she works together with the Rotterdam based contemporary dance-company Conny Janssen Danst.

In the fall of 2009, when Germany was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Jacqueline Kooter spend a month as an artist-in-residence in Berlin. During her stay, she did research on the building and the fall of the Berlin Wall and on the Ministerium f端r Staatssicherheit (MfS) / the Stasi, the Secret Service of the DDR and their archive and prison in Berlin. Themes such as the lack of freedom to move around, the lack of privacy and individuality versus group behaviour are related to her work in general, so she was inspired by her Berlin-research to make two short (dance)movies: "Walled in" and "Blocked off".

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Walled in still. 2009. Movie

Blocked off. 2009 Movie

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EDUCATION

1978-1982

The Amsterdam Academy for the Visual Arts (Textile design)

1983-1990

Founder and member of the Board, STOV, Amsterdam Foundation for Textile, Education and Design.

1997-2000

Member of the Board and curator, Outline, Amsterdam foundation of artists.

Since 1992

Working as a visual artist.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (a selection since 1997) 2010

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam_Julidans 2010, Amsterdam. Double screen video installation.

2009

Installation subwaystation Waterlooplein, Amsterdam

2008

Installation Crossfire Project Base, Amsterdam

2007

Installation for ConnyJanssenDanst, VanNelleFabriek, Rotterdam (NL)

2002

Lawrence Mills Gallery, Central College of Iowa (USA) -artist in residence, exhibition and lecture-.

2001

Gallery Kunstkeizer, Amsterdam

1998

Outline, Amsterdam KunstRAI_Amsterdam ArtFair_Amsterdam

1997

Gallery Ronkes Agerbeek, The Hague (NL)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a selection since 1997) 2012

Rockefeller Arts Gallery, State University of New York (duo with Jan Theun van Rees) 1aspace, Hong Kong Installation Staatsliedenbuurt, Amsterdam Kunstlinie, Almere (NL)

2010

Berliner Kunstsalon 7, Art Fair, Berlin Alte Feuerwache, Berlin Gallery Exhibeo, Berlijn / Berlin (duo with Thea Jentjens)

2006

Schloss Burgau / Duren (DE)

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Kommensienachhause , Frankfurt / Beiroet (LB) 2005

No Schmuck, De Witte Ruijter, Amsterdam

2004

Anatomisches Institut, Cologne (DE) artist in residence and exhibition

2003

kommensienachhause, Cologne (DE) / Amsterdam / Berlin

2002

Kentler International Drawing Space. Brooklyn, New York Artoteek Oost, Amsterdam

2001

Gallery Kunstkeizer, Amsterdam ArToll Labor, Bedburg Hau (DE)

1999

Outline_Amsterdam

1998

Gallery Ronkes Agerbeek, The Hague (NL)

1997

Gallery Ronkes Agerbeek, The Hague (NL)

SCREENINGS 2011

Movietheatre LUX, Nijmegen (NL). Film: The anonymous city. Filmfestival "Dancing in the dark", Malmö (Sweden). Film: Trapped in the City. Dutch Dance Festival, Maastricht (NL). Film: Trapped in the City. Dance in Focus Festival_Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine. Film:The dark corner Tanz Nite_Oper, Graz (Austria). Film : "The dark corner". American College Dance Festival, Keene State College, New Hampshire. Film: “The dark corner”.

2010

Bosch Artspace, Arnhem (NL) (poetryclip) Outdoor screening at Dijkgraafplein_Amsterdam/Films: Walled in & Blocked off Screening at Moving Media Festival Cinedans, Amsterdam Literary festival "de Wintertuin", Nijmegen (NL) (poetryclip)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2009

Takt Kunstprojektraum. Berlin

2004

Anatomisches Institut_Cologne_DE

2002

Central College of Iowa_Pella_USA

2001

Artoll Labor_Bedburg Hau_DE

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ARTIST LECTURES 2012

State University of New York, Fredonia, USA

2007

University of Southern Indiana_Evansville_USA

2002

Central College of Iowa_Pella_USA

GRANTS 2010

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst_video installation during the International Contemporary Julydance Festival

2009

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst_ installation in subwaystation Waterlooplein Amsterdam

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SHIRLEY WIEBE Self taught visual artist. Born in Canada shwiebe@gmail.com www.shirleywiebe.com

ARTIST BIO. Shirley Wiebe is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Vancouver. Her work encompasses drawing, sculpture and installation, and she has created a number of environmental and public art installations in the Pacific Northwest. Connections between environment, memory and identity form a continuous thread of questioning in her explorations, reflecting our ability to move and relocate, to shift our lives into larger patterns and diverse communities.

In Destination Berlin, Shirley exhibits two large-scale drawings, the first one created in Berlin, and second, upon returning to Vancouver. The works vividly reflect the experience of being immersed in a new environment and culture through fragmentary elements that appear to float and drift across a surface.

加拿大籍藝術家 Shirley Wiebe 居於溫哥華。創作範圍涵蓋繪畫、雕塑和裝置,亦曾於太

平洋西北地區創作環境及公共藝術。她的作品持續探索環境、記憶及身份之間的關聯,反映我們在 不同的文化和環境底下,有能力改變與及重塑自己的生活模式,而變得更多元和豐富。

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ARTIST STATMENT

The Berlin art residency was a catalyst for me to work in different ways and with less familiar media – to be immersed in another culture and environment, and to simultaneously express new experiences in a process comparable to breathing in and out. The individual studio spaces also functioned as bedroom/living areas, creating the intimate relationship of waking, working and sleeping while continually surrounded by one’s work.

Alongside the focus on three-dimensional construction and materials exploration, I began a daily practice of drawing. Influenced by site and space, I chose to cover one wall of the studio with paper, and to approach it vertically, using a ladder when necessary. The objective was to produce a wall painting, a visual chronicle that recorded impressions and associations from day-to-day life in Berlin. Eventually, over a period of one month, the imagery was to coalesce, fragments informing other fragments, held together in a framework.

One year later I repeated the process in my Vancouver studio, and over a three-month period, another odyssey unfolded on the wall.

90 days. 2011 Mixed media on paper Destination Berlin

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30 days. 2010 Mixed media on paper

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EDUCATION Fine Arts, Langara College, Vancouver BC Diploma of Applied Arts in Social Services, Conestoga College, Kitchener ON

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006

(are you talking to me?), Kwantlen Art Gallery, Kwantlen University, Surrey BC

2005

Underpinnings, Odd Gallery, Dawson City YT Lebenswelt, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC

2001

Surrounding, Campbell River Public Art Gallery, Campbell River BC

1999

Arm’s Length, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton BC

1998

Brief District, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012

[upcoming] Destination Berlin, 1a Space, Hong Kong

2011

art(IS)LAND exhibition, Art is Land Network, Granville Island, Vancouver Monomania, Trench Gallery, Vancouver Art Outside XII (annual participation since 2000), Port Angeles Fine Arts Centre, (PAFAC) Port Angeles WA

2010

Overgrowth & Understory, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) Seattle and King County Parks, Cougar Mt. Regional Wildlands Park, WA deerBLNproject No. 4, Strychnin Galerie, Berlin

2009

Within Spaces | Spaces Within, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Edmonton AB

2005

Topophilia, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw SK Art as Environment, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento CA

2004

Biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue Arts Commission, Bellevue WA

2003

Art in the Meadow: Whispered Conversations With The Land Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, Bainbridge Island WA

2002

Trace Elements: Fugitive Terrain, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George BC

2001

Art and Nature, Westcott Bay Reserve, San Juan Island WA

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ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2009

TAKT Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Germany

2008, 2009

Stanley Park Environmental Art Project, Vancouver BC

2007

International Environmental Art Residency, I-Park, East Haddam CT USA

2006

Project for Social Transformation, Bursa International Residency, Istanbul

2005, 2003

Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture (KIAC) Dawson City YK

2003

University of British Columbia Farm in conjunction with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Vancouver BC

PUBLIC PROJECTS 2012

Passing Strange and Wonderful, Trench Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010

HOST a social sculpture, G.A.S.-station ArtProjectRoom, Berlin

2009

Immersed, an installation in conjunction with Ravishing Beasts, Vancouver Museum

2008

Light Waves, public art commission for Bentall 5 Lobby, Vancouver BC

2007/06

Interstitial Space, collaborative installation with Michael Bjornson Projects for the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF), RBC Lounge, Toronto

2004/05

Solar Patterns I & II, Public Art Projects, City of Vancouver, Vancouver BC

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SUSANA LÓPEZ FERNÁNDEZ Born in Gijon (Spain) in 1977. susanalopez.fernandez@gmail.com http://www.susanalf.es lastcall (http://lastcall-susanalf.blogspot.com)

ARTIST BIO Susana has born in Gijon. She is graduated in Fine Arts from Barcelona University, where she also took a PhD. She completed her formation with several courses in different cultural art institutions : Central Saint Martin´s College of Art & Design in London, Parsons School for Design in New York, Art Superior Istitute in Madrid, etc.

Focused mainly on photography and mixed media, the subjects of her work come from personal experience. For this show, she presents Letzter Aufruf: Destination Berlin. A special edition of Last Call where she reflects about the limits between public and private spaces as well as these artificial cities and the lonelinees.

Susana Lopez F 出生於西班牙希洪。她畢業於巴塞羅那大學藝術系,並於同校獲取博士 學位。曾在不同的文化及藝術院校深造,包括倫敦中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院、紐約帕森設計學院 及馬德里Art Superior Institute等。作品主要為攝影及混合媒介。從個人經驗出發,以客觀又帶著距離 的角度,揭示有時令人驚訝的事實。

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ARTIST STATMENT LASTCALL, a blog about airports.

An airport is a tract of levelland where aircrafts land and take off, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo. Airports are public and busy spaces, they are the most complex and dynamics station owed to the importance of the air traffic in our times.

But an airport is much more than that. An airport is a conglomeration of all cultures, it is a place of floating bodies of people in limbo, a place where everyone is waiting to be somewhere else, it is a place of contradictions. It is a so called “No-Land�, where dead time seems constantly present. An airport is the ultimate waiting room. And yet, it is a center of contemporary culture, a place where identity is scrutinized thoroughly, and also shed like a snakeskin. We become anonymous and homogeneous.

Lastcall is an online diary that show us every airport where some day ago we were waiting at. LastCall was born on July 2010 as a reflection of many hours spent at airports waiting to fly out.

LastCall, is a personal project as well as an open project, it is an invitation to artists and non-artists to share their photos and opinions about the time spent at airports around the world. I invite them to reflect about the use of the new public spaces, to analyze by photo language how limitis between public and private space disappear in an airport terminal.

After two years, this project was shown in PhotoarteKomite Gallery (Bilbao, Spain) in December, 2010. Later in April 2011 LastCall landed in London in Viewfinder Gallery. And in Destination Berlin

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November 2011 LastCall travelled to Berlin to give us some inside into two airports, both of which near their disappearance: Tegel and Schönefeld. LastCall - Letzter Aufruf, was opened last 27th November in Takt Berlin (Grünberger Str. 1 - 10243 - Berlin). During the opening the exhibition was available online through lastcall blog lastcall and in Ph´a´ke: espaciophake.

Now, in September 2012, two years and three months after its birth, LastCall is landed here, in Honk Kong, 1a Space.

Letzter Aufruf - Tegel. 2011

Movie

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Letzter Aufruf - Tegel. 2011 Digital print

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EDUCATION 2000-2002 PhD Fine Arts. University of Barcelona Elisava School of Design. Master “Design and layout of public spaces”. Barcelona 1995-2000 BA in Fine Arts. University of Barcelona and University of La Laguna, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2011

SinPrisas. Photo Show in PhotoarteKomite. Bilbao Letzter Aufruf, a LastCall especial edition for Berlin. Takt Kunstprojektraum. Berlin

2010

Last Call. Photo Show in PhotoarteKomite. Bilbao 20 years later. Eurostars Grand Madrid Hotel. Madrid

2008

Photo Exhibition in Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. NY Casa de Cultura de Arriondas. Asturias Island Groove. Barcelona

2007

Rodríguez- Amat Foundation. Gerona Alvargónzalez Foundation. Gijón (Asturias)

2006

Casa de Cultura de Arriondas. Asturias

2005

HOTEL EUROSTARS LAIETANA PALACE. Barcelona Librería Itaca. Gijón (Asturias)

2003

Colores de África. ARTKAFFEE. Barcelona Smooth gallery. Barcelona

GROUP EXHIBITIONS. 2012

Crisis. What Crisis?. PhotoArte Komite Gallery. Bilbao

2011

La imposibilidad del retrato unico. PhotoArte Komite Gallery. Bilbao Between Space. Viewfinder Photography Gallery. London

2010

The Moment of Privacy has Passed. Usher Gallery, Lincoln 100 Painting Summer Show. London Photo travelling exhibition. THERE IS BEAUTY IN THE CITY. Exhibition Michael Landy. South London Gallery. London

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2009

Casa de Cultura de Arrionas. Asturias Exhibition hall Cajastur Monte de Piedad. Gijón (Asturias)

2008

Exhibition East Asturias.

2007

Anna Barcons´ Gallery. Tarragona

2006

Representarte Gallery. Barcelona Palacio de Congresos, Auditorio Príncipe Felipe. Oviedo

2004

FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE. Crisolart gallery. Frankfurt

2003

Christmas Exhibition (small format) Barcelona Cultural association: “Unidos por el arte”. Gijón Espai ... D´art. Barcelona Centro asturiano de Oviedo. SPAIN

2002

Cultural association: “Unidos por el arte”. Gijón Espai Vaho. " EROTISMO ". Barcelona El Triangle: Davinci, escola d´art ". Barcelona Sala Batik Art. Barcelona

AWARDS 2008

Finalist in XV Painting art competition in east Asturias

2007

Finaslist in the II Painting Biennial Prize Torres – García Ciutat de Mataró. Barcelona

2006

Finalist in the EXPLUM art competition. Murcia

PUBLICATIONS 2011

SinPrisas. PhotoarteKomite. Greenshoots Calendar. Londres/Berlín a personal journey by Photoartekomite. Between Space by Viewfinder Photography Gallery.

2010

LastCall by Photoartekomite

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RESIDENCIES 2009

Residency at Takt kunstprojektraum. Berlin

2001

Residency at Tapir. Berlin

GALLERY EDUCATION 2011

Forman´s smokehouse Gallery. London ProtoBLA. Ellevator Gallery. www.elevatorgallery.co.uk Photographer in some events at CoolTan Arts.

2010

There is Beauty in the City. THERE IS BEAUTY IN THE CITY James Taylor Gallery. London

2009

Performance with home sweet home, subjetcttochange, Battersea Arts Centre. London

2007

Painting performance on barrel. Altaalella. Barcelona

2001

Centro de Cultura Contemporáneo –CCCB-. Worked as part of a team of artists in a project involving design and set up of an exhibition: Marshall McLuhan. Bcn

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THEA JENTJENS Visual artist t.jentjens@kpnplanet.nl www.theajentjens.nl

ARTIST BIO With a background in biology, Thea recived her Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy for Arts and Design in 2001 in Amsterdam.

Her education in science reflects itself in her work where she uses the world as it appears under a microscope as a guide. She works with colour, form and structure to show us images that have been unearthed from memory.

In Destination Berlin she shows us a serie of drawings mostly with architectural elements, a reflection of her long walking tours in the former divided city.

在 Thea Jentjens 專注其專業為藝術家前,她於阿姆斯特丹的 Gerrit Rietveld

Academie 畢業,專業為生物學家。此等背景令她從顯微鏡中得到啟示,發現我們的世界不是我們 能看見什麼,而是怎樣從不同深度和無限層面來觀看世界。從她的畫作中,我們可發現她巧妙地運 用顏色、形狀和結構,以影像來揭示已被深藏的種種回憶。

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ARTIST STATMENT

Before Thea Jentjens graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working as a professional artist, she was trained as a biologist and worked as a scientist. This background expressed itself in paintings where she uses the world as it appears under the microscope as a guide. Not what can be seen, but how it can be seen in terms of depth and the suggestion of an infinite number of layers.

For her the canvas is a test site for experiments with colour, form and structure. This playing with the materials allows her to create images that have been unearthed from memory. Over the years a switch in attention from the microscopical world to architectual spaces can be seen in her paintings.

In 2009 she was invited to stay in an Art Residency in Berlin, where she became interested in the attemps to make the former divided city, one city again. Her long walking tours of Berlin have led to a series of drawings, mostly with architectual elements. In the series of paintings that followed, she brought architecture into her microscopical world. She paints buildings or parts of buildings as if they are seen through a microscope.

12/T1. 2012 Acrylic and pencil on paper.

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10/T02. 2010 Acrylics on paper.

12/T02 . 2012 Gouache and pencil on paper.

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EDUCATION 1996-2001

Gerrit Rietveld Academy for Art and Design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985

PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University van Utrecht, The Netherlands

1973-1981

Biology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

EXHIBITIONS ( a selection) (*solo) 2012

Het Expertise Centrum; Den Haag, The Netherlands*

2011

Noordwaarts 6; Amsterdam

2010

Exhibeo, Berlin Werkstatt Galerie; Mรถnchengladbach, Germany*

2009

Open studio; Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Cracking the Combinations; Turn-Berlin Gallery, Berlin Uncommon thread; Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Bij Anna; Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands

2008

NoorderIJkunst; Amsterdam De leerling en de meester; Atelier de Baaij, Oss, The Netherlands

2007

Atelier 408, Herengracht 408, Amsterdam

2006

Griffioen Theater, Amstelveen, The Netherlands*

2005

Noordwaarts 3; Amsterdam

2004

Natural Sources; De Rietlanden, Amsterdam Herengracht 408, Amsterdam

2003

Noordwaarts 2; Amsterdam

2002

Kunst-Event; Antwerpen, Belgium Nederlands Hervormde kerk, Ravenstein, The Netherlands

2001

Promising, Promising; Galerie AYACS, Keizersgracht, Amsterdam Robeco Zomerconcerten; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Eindexamenexpositie Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

2000

Male/Female; Stichting Open Space, Amsterdam Spring; Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

1999

Grafiek; Mediatheek, Universiteit van Amsterdam*

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Wai Kit Lam 林慧潔 Born in 1966, Hong Kong (China) www.waikitlam.com lamwaikit@gmail.com

ARTIST BIO

Wai Kit is received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003) and a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London (1996). SInce 1996, Wai Kit has traveled and show her work around the world extensively as an international artist.

Wai Kit´s works merge photography with video and sound in a constant search of identity. For Destination Berlin she show us the results from her stay in Berlin during three months in 2009. In this time, “Undelivered Letters” is a reflection about identity in a foreign city through language.

林慧潔 林慧潔1966年於香港出生。1996年於英國倫敦大學金匠學院獲純藝術學士學位;2003年於香港中文 大學獲純藝術碩士學位。林氏曾於柏林、西班牙、萄葡牙及挪威進行藝術家駐留計劃。作品為攝 影、錄像及聲音。其研究課題為身分建構,及個體與周遭事物間之互動關係。作品為香港文化博物 館收藏。

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ARTIST STATMENT

I wanted to do evil. 2009 Digital print Undelivered Letters “… reading a book without understanding it … meeting someone without knowing him/her…”

In the second month of my stay in Berlin, I continued to examine my identity in this foreign city through language. The new piece is based on a book that I found in a second-hand store. It was once belonged to someone called Alexander Simon and that he had highlighted some sentences in the book. I reinterpreted those German sentences by my own interpretation, in which I could not understand the language and the content. The understanding of the content is not important; it is rather a link of the relationship between the unknown Alexander Simon and me instead.

These images are accomplished with individuals sound that is a response of the unknow language that she encountered.

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He wants his past back with tears. 2009.

Digital print

I used to think that I deserve my fate. 2009.

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EDUCATION 2001 - 2003 Master of Fine Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1993 - 1996 BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012

Sleight – Wai Kit Lam, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong (up-coming) Small But Great - photography, video art & sound by Wai Kit Lam, Casa Monsaraz, Monsaraz, Portugal

2009

Unknown – Works of Wai Kit Lam, Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV; Hong Kong Film Archive & Tse Wan Shan Centre, Hong Kong

2007

The Other Month; The Other Day, Schmidt Leica Photo Gallery, Hong Kong Divided Minds V - Photography and video installation by Wai Kit Lam; Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

2004

The Other; Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong

2002

Displacement; First Institute of Art & Design Gallery, Hong Kong

2000

Frozen Words II -- Dialogues within Oneself; First Institute of Art & Design Gallery, Hong Kong Frozen Words; The Gallery, Art Forest, Toronto, Canada The Secret Gardens; Montblanc Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong

1998

This is you; this is not you; Agfa Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong

1997

Beyond Colours; Dragon's Back Gallery at the Fringe, Hong Kong

1996

Change; Goldsmiths College, University of London

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS ( a selection) 2012

G.O.L.D - What the #*@& is Value?, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong New Wave Fresh Looks, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity Gallery, HK Time is Love.5, International Video Art Exhibition, curated by Kisito Assangni, [.Box] Videoart Project Space, Milano, Italy; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Garage 4141 Gallery, San Diego, USA; Rich Mix Foundation, London; The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus; Galerie Octobre,Paris; City Art Gallery, Kharkiv

2011

The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.3, curated by Kika Nicolela, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Atelier397, São Paulo; Objectifs, Singapore; Watertowerfest, Sophia, Bulgaria; Gallerywest, Toronto; Forman's Smokehouse Gallery & Hackney Wicked Art Festival, London The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin. 1a@Beijing: open the pages.you see me seeing you, Part II, 1a space, HK Fuori4; curated by Valentina Trisolino, Galleria Gallerati, Roma

2010

Hong Kong Photo Festival: Four Dimensions – Contemporary Photography from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; Hong Kong Arts Centre. 1a@Beijing, opening the pages . you see me seeing you; Kubrick Bookshop, Beijing, China The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.2, curated by Kika Nicolela; Blueprint, London Wikitopia, Hong Kong; Galerie Carla Magna, Paris 19th dokumentART - European Documentary Film Festival: videoART; curated by Antoni Karwowski, Neubrandenburg, Germany & Szczecin, Poland In Details; agnès b.'s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE, Hong Kong Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009; Hong Kong Hong Kong Photography 2010; curated by Evangelo Costadimas, INDEXG gallery, Toronto Sideward Narration; 1a Space, Hong Kong Back to Drawing; Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong

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2009

Self and Other Representations; curated by Kika Nicolela, 10th aluCineLatin Media Festival, CineCycle, Toronto Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency; Berlin The Exquisite Corpse Video Project Vol.2; curated by Kika Nicolela, V.art09 Värnamo, Sweden; Magacin - Belgrade, Serbia; CONTATO - São Carlos, Brazil; Kulturpalast Wedding International, Berlin; VTape, Toronto; Supermarket Art Fair; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Wikitopia, Hong Kong Josetti Grand Bazaar; turn-berlin Gallery, Berlin

2008

White Pillow - visual art + fashion exhibition; 8640 fazhion+idea gallery, HK Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award – Invitational Art Competition Women's Work; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong Who’s that girl? Kinà Art Cafè, Marino, Roma Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme IV Launching Exhibition; Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall Low Block

2007

Video Art in the age of the Internet; Chelsea Art Museum, New York Talkover/Handover-Dialogues on Hong Kong art 10 years after 1997; 1a space [PAM] Perpetual Art Machine, The Video Art Portal, 2006-2007, Volume One, Year One 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special projects: We are your future; Art Center Winzavod, Moscow Cameras Inside-out; Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Transmediale 2007; Berlin,

2006

Winter 06/07; Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong Ex-otica; curated by Luca Vona, Vitamin Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italia

2005

Winter 05/06; Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong The Long March Framed - China Hong Kong Festival in 20 Years; organised by Videotage, Agnes b. Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre Muse Gaze – Seven female photographers of a new generation; curated by Janet Fong, 1aspace, Hong Kong If Hong Kong, A Woman / Traveller; curated by Ivy Ma, 1a space, Hong Kong

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The Eyes are the Objects (part 1); a project with AMAE Artgroup, curated by Isabella Tam; Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mirror Me: Recent works of LAM Wai-kit and Vivian LEUNG; curated by Jeff Leung, Para/Site Central, Hong Kong Third International Film & Video Festival; The Museum of New Art (MONA), Rochester, USA 2004

Fotanian – 2004 Open Studio; Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong Shanghai Biennale, Techniques of the Visible; Black Box: International Film Program, Shanghai Hong Kong + Seoul + Tokyo Videoart – Landscape of Transmitted Images; POLA Art Foundation, POLA Museum Annex (Ginza), Tokyo Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition; organized by NuNaHeDuo, LEE Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition; organized by NuNaHeDuo, Volkswagen Fotogalerie, Fringe Club, Hong Kong Take Two; Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2003

Fotanian: ‘Close to the Blind Track’; a project with AMAE Artgroup, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong / Zun i arte contemporanea, Ferrara, Italia The Retelling of Drawing II–Story of Peach Flower Garden; curated by Stella Tang Ying Chi, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Post-Graduate Exhibition, The Art of CUHK 2003; The Chinese University of Hong Kong The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA); Hong Kong Arts Centre FotanGathering: NEOstalgia; Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

2002

Confession - works by Woody Lee, Tsang Chui Mei and Lam Wai Kit; Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Hong Kong

2000-2001

Behind the Eyeballs - a non-visual exhibition; curated by 1a Space, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

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1999

Millennium Souvenir Exhibition; curated by Stella Tang Ying Chi, The Gallery, Art Forest, Toronto

1998

Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial 1998; Hong Kong Museum of Art The Retelling of Drawing-by 12 Hong Kong Woman Artists; curated by Stella Tang Ying Chi, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

1997

Hong Kong Incarnated, Museum 97: History, Community, Individual; organized by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Souvenir 1997: A Design Project; organized by Hong Kong Arts Centre

1996

Degree Show - Goldsmiths College; University of London

1992

Philippe Charriol Foundation Modern Arts Competition; Hong Kong

ART FAIRS 2011

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2011 / Hong Kong

2010

ARTHK 10 / Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong

2008

ARTHK 08 / Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong

2007

ACAF NY 2007 / New York, USA Scope Cinema, Scope – International Contemporary Art Fair / Hamptons, USA Entre la Piedra y la Flor - CIRCA '07 Puerto Rico / San Juan, Puerto Rico Art First / Quartiere Fieristico di Bologna, Italy

2006

Pulse Art Fair Miami / Miami, USA Artissima 13 / Torino, Italy China International Gallery Exposition / Beijing Expo-China World Trade Centre

PUBLICATIONS 2009

Wai Kit Lam 2009; Hong Kong, 40 pages

2003

Wai Kit Lam 2003; Hong Kong, 64 pages

2000

A Creative Challenge: Mixed Media; published by Hong Kong Arts Centre. 18 pages (pp3 – 20)

2000

The Secret Gardens -- works by LAM Wai Kit; Hong Kong, 58 pages

1997

LAM Wai Kit - Beyond Colours; Hong Kong, 20 pages

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AWARDS 2009

Selected Entries: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, HK

2003

Selected Entries: The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA); Hong Kong

1998

Selected Entries: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 1998, HK

1992

Distinction: Philippe Charriol Foundation Modern Arts Competition; Hong Kong

ARTIST RESIDENCY 2012

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway (up-coming)

2012

Casa Monsaraz, Monsaraz, Portugal

2011

Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain

2009

Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency, Berlin

2005

FUSE :: fusion: encoding future; Videotage, Hong Kong

GRANT 2011

Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain

2009

Artist-in-Residence Subsidy Scheme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

2002

Research Grant, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

CURATORSHIP 2005

Recalling the Present; White Tube Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

COLLECTIONS 2007, 2005, 2002 Hong Kong Heritage Museum 1993

Earthling Studio

Private collections in Hong Kong, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Australia.

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Wai-Yi, Lai (Monti) 黎慧儀 Born in 1977, Hong Kong waiyilai@gmail.com http://waiyilai.blogspot.com.es/

ARTIST BIO Wai-Yi Lai is a visual artist who was born in Hong Kong in 1977. After she graduated in Fine Arts by the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology, she moved to Helsinky (Filand) to obtein her MA in Environmental Art in Aalto Universtiy.

Her work is about the relationship between the environment and people. She does not understand Environmental Arts as nature or lanscape, her work goes further on, it is about the correlation between humans and the entities embracing us. In Destination Berlin she shows us a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Gu . . . and all who have lost their home in China.

黎慧儀

黎慧儀居於香港,從事藝術創作和教育。作品涵蓋裝置藝術、繪畫及綜合媒體創作,藉作品透視觀 照四周環境的方法。除個人觀察外,還反映藝術和環境的特殊關係。取得皇家墨爾本大學藝術學士 學位後,2011完成芬蘭阿爾託大學藝術及設計碩士課程主修環境藝術。曾於香港及芬蘭舉辦個人展 覽,並於香港、北京、台灣、愛沙尼亞,芬蘭及德國參與多個聯展。

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ARTIST STATMENT

This is a documentation of my visit at Bei Gao in the eastern part of Beijing near the Fifth Ring Road in 2010.

That was the first time I spent more than half a year in Mainland China alone. As a “foreigner in my home country”, I have a strong craving and eagerness to get closer to the real life of China. A decision was made quickly when my friend told me there is a village nearby to be demolished soon. I visited the village the next day with my camera. Without any obvious purpose, a map or a route, I walked in the village, wandering around. Listening, observing and reading the changes happening on the village and on the people. The villagers perhaps found me suspicious while having a camera on my neck, especially the officials. Unexpectedly, I was invited by a middle age woman (Mrs. GU) to shot her house before it will be demolished the next day. I am absolutely not a photographer, yet I agreed to help when I knew that she did not know how to function the digital camera given by her daughter. After an hour of shooting every corner of the house, Mr. and Mrs. GU offered me tea and apple as refreshment. Then we started talking. From the time when the house was built to the future of their daughter, they told me her daughter worries them as she is not as social as me and not sure if she can find a job with good prospect. Also shared their plan after moving and complained about the small amount of compensation they received from the government. They care about me being an artist, single, still at this age as well. Somehow I feel like we have had known each other for years. And I was sad to leave them when I know it is perhaps the last time ever to talk to them.

This is a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. GU…and all who have lost their home in China.

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Home: Lesson Two. 2012 Mixed media

Room 3.

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EDUCATION

2008 – 2011 MA in Environmental Art, Aalto University (former University of Art and Design Helsinki) 2010

spring Exchange program in Experimental Art, China Central Academy of Fine Art

2001- 2004

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Royal Melbourne Institute of technology (RMIT) University co-presented with Hong Kong Art School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010

The Colour that Remains, A Residency Project at Lingnan University, The Artist Studio, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2009

The End is The Beginning - Installations by Wai-Yi Lai, The Atski Gallery. Helsinki

2008

Out There – Works and Documentations by Monti Lai Wai Yi, The White Tube, HK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a selection) 2011

MAD @ West Kowloon, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Hong Kong Placemarks, Lingnan University, Fong Sum Wood Library. Hong Kong Women 211, Sin Sin Gallery. Hong Kong

2010

AHNE Festival, Suvilahti. Helsinki Real Estate, Hua Jia Di Nan St. Beijing

2009

46, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany Growing Seasons, Kumpula Botanic Garden. Helsinki Preliminary Investigation, Culture Park Patarei, Tallinn, Estonia Shaft, Gallery Laituri. Helsinki Nuukuusviikon Exhibition, Cabel Factory. Helsinki Nexus, Vuotalo. Helsinki

2008

Beware of Art, Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong Art Donation Box Exhibition, M63, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong Inside/out Art Exhibition, Flammer Gallery, Hong Kong

2007

10 years of images-a gift to Hong Kong, Too Art, Hong Kong Art Centre

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Till the End of The World, 1a Space, Hong Kong The Document Exhibition of The Between Obstruction and Crossover International Windbreak Forest Environment Art, Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Taiwan 2006

Artiple – An Artist Products Project, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong Between Obstruction and Crossover, 2006 International Windbreak Forest Environment Arts Exhibition, Anping, Taiwan LEAP – Local East-Kowloon Art in Progress, Shing Win Industrial Building, HK

2005

Art Fair 05’, Hong Kong Art Centre

2004

Garden Whisper, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong Art Fair 04’, The Hong Kong Art Centre 4th Dimension, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Graduation Show, The Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre

2003

Art Fair 03’, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong Art and Environment Exhibition – Dream Garden, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden and Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre 8 Stretching Memories –Multimedia Visual Art Exhibition, Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong The Re-appearance of “Tsang Tsou Choi”, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong Inseparable - An Exhibition On Small Works, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong

2002

Art Fair 02’, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong In-side-out, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong More More Cha Cha - Exhibition of Paintings, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong

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ARTIST RESIDENCIES/ INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

2010

Artist in Residency, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Artist in Residency, Creative Learning Program, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School

2009

Artist Assistant, for visual artist, Wai Kit Lam. Berlin Artist in Residency, Ptarmigan, Helsinki Internship Programme (Art), Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong

ART-IN-COMMUNITY WORK and EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (selection)

2011

Art Care Art Program, KFBG Program Artist, Art Workshop for the Waste Management Project for Promoting Green Leaders in Tuen Mun, Lingnan University

2010

Artist, Studio Practice Course, Lingnan University

2009

Project Artist, Wild Classroom Environmental Art Workshop, Taoist Ching Chung Primary School

2008

Artist, Art Donation Box, Art Care Set Designer, School Play 2008, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School

2007/08

Project Manager, The Art Container Project, MIA (Mere Independent Artists)

2007

Program Artist, CYS Pioneer Art Program, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School

2006

Artist, Art Mentoring Program, Mere Independent Artists’ Studio, Shing Win Industrial Building, Hong Kong

2005

Urban Jungle, Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival Arts Aid-Stitch In: A Fundraising Auction for the Asian Tsunami Victims

2003

Art And Environment Workshop, Sheung Kwai Chung Secondary School

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ORGANIZATION 2005 Founding member of MIA (Mere Independent Artists)

AWARDS/GRANTS 2009 IAC Scholarship, University of Art and Design Helsinki 2008 Emerging Artists Grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

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