My Art Guide Hong Hong 2017 Editorial Committee
This edition has been curated by our editorial committee formed by: Alan Lo, Lee Kit and Nadim Abbas, who have selected the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town. The Guide is also enriched by an introduction itinerary by Samson Young.
Alan Lo is a restaurateur, a property investor and a leading voice in Hong Kong’s art and design scene, Alan Lo is listed as one of Asia’s best young entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Business Week as well as one of the “30 rising power players in the eastern art scene” by Blouin Artinfo and “40 under 40 Asia Pacific” by International art publication, Apollo. Through his roles as co-founder and executive director of Classified Group and Blake’s, Chairman of non-profit organization Design Trust, member of Art Basel’s Global Patrons Council, Tate Modern Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee as well as board member of Para Site, he has consistently shown commitment to promote Hong Kong as an important emerging culture and creativity hub. Alan has also served on a number of government committees including Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and Harbourfront Commission.
Lee Kit was born in 1978 in Hong Kong, Lee Kit lives and works in Hong Kong and Taipei. Solo exhibitions include “A small sound in your” head, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2016), “Hold your breath, dance slowly“, The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA (2016), “The voice behind me“, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (2015), “How are things on the west coast?“, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York USA (2014), “You (you).”, The 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013), “Every breath you take.”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2012), “House M“, The Pavilion, Beijing (2012),”This is not an easy thing.”, Arrow Factory, Beijing (2012), “Henry (Have you ever been this low?)“, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada (2011), etc. Group shows include, among others, “All watched over by the machines of loving grace“, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2017), “Generosity, The Art of Giving“, National Gallery in Prague, The Czech Republic (2016), Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2015), “Ural Industrial Biennial“, Yekaterinburg, Russia (2015), “Room Service“, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, Germany (2014), “Beating in the Bush“, Bonnefantanmuseum, Maastrich, The Netherland (2014), “Hugo Boss Asia Art“, Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China (2013), “The Ungovernables“, New Museum, New York, USA (2012); “Print/Out“, MoMA, New York, USA (2012); “Platform in Kimusa”, Seoul, Korea (2009) and “Sprout From White Night“, Bonnier Kuntshall, Stockholm (2008).
Nadim Abbas (唐納天, b.1980) is a visual artist from Hong Kong. His work explores technologies of perception, culminating in the construction of complex set pieces where objects exist in an ambiguous relationship with their own image, and bodies succumb to the seduction of space. Abbas was awarded with the Asian Cultural Council Altius Fellowship and the HK Arts Development Award (Young Artist / Visual Arts) in 2014.
Recent exhibitions include: “Chimera“ (Antenna Space, Shanghai), “The Last Vehicle” (UCCA, Beijing), “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience“ (New Museum, New York), “Unseen Existence“ (HK Arts Centre), “Going, going, until I meet the tide” (2014 Busan Biennale), “The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else” (Witte de With, Rotterdam), “Tetraphilia“ (Third Floor Hermés, Singapore).