ARTISTS / Wan Lai Kuen, Annie

Artworks exhibited at TOUCH Ceramics:

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Annie Wan Lai Kuen

Born in Hong Kong, Annie obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now Assistant Professor of Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University.


Annie has participated in various local and overseas exhibitions. She was also awarded Artist of the Year in 2018 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Winner (Sculpture) of the Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition, the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, “Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme II” by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office, the Overseas Residency Grant by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Award Winner of the Hong Kong Art Biennial. She has also been the resident artist at different art institutions in the USA, Japan and Denmark and invited as Guest Artist by Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. Annie’s works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and overseas art institutions.



1999 Master of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong 

1996 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong 

1991 Higher Certificate in Studio Ceramics, Hong Kong Polytechnics 

1982 Diploma in Design, Hong Kong Polytechnics


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2019   -'Rediscovery,’ Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong

           - “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”, Hong Kong House of Echigo-Tsumari Art Project, Japan

2017   - “Zan Baak Fo”, Cheung Hing Grocery Store & Former site of Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong

2013   - “Text · Book”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

2008   -“Looking for Poetry in Wanchai”, Stage One Art Space, Hong Kong

2005   - “Moulding World – A Summer in Denmark”, the Habitus, Hong Kong

2003   - Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme II “Moulding World - Ceramic World by Annie Wan”, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2001   - “Rediscovery”, the First Institute of Art and Design Gallery, Hong Kong

1999   - “Blue and White”, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong

1999   - The MFA Thesis Exhibition “Longing and Rediscovery, Hui Gallery, CUHK

1998   - “Ceramic Works by Wan Lai Kuen” in the Fringe Festival 98, Hong Kong

1997   - “Paintings by Annie Wan” in the Fringe Festival 97, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions


2020   - “Overbooked”, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

       - “In Harmony: The Way of Tea” Design Spectrum, Hong Kong

       - “Women’s Touch in Hong Kong”, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2019   - “Matter - Curated by William Lim”, SA+, H Queen, Hong Kong.

       - “Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint", Hong Kong Museum of Art 

       - “On Earth”, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2018   - “Claylabouration - Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

       - “Hanzi-Exhibition”, PMQ, Hong Kong

       - “What Has Been, Will Be Lost Until we Find It”, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “Warum Kunst? ”, Museum Ulm & Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Germany

       - “PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art”, St George;s Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom

       - “The 3rd Guangdong Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition”, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China

       - “Hanzi Exhibition”, Qube, PMQ, Hong Kong

       - “2018 Sign and Symbols” Art Exhibition, VAC, Hong Kong

       - “No Man is an Island”, Ceramic Art Avenue Gallery, Jingdezhen, China   

2017   - “What’s in Store? ”, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom 

       -  “Composing Stories with Fragments of Time”, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong 

       - “Collecting Moonlight”, several shops at North Point & Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

       - “Evolving Images – Modern Hong Kong Printmaking”, Sun Museum, Hong Kong

2016   - “The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?)”, 11th edition of Gwangju Biennale, South Korea

       - “Complexity Consciousness: A Conversation - Exhibition by Annie Wan and So Hing Keung”, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

       - Curator, “Between the Tastes”, Unit Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “Art Central 2016”, Art Central, Hong Kong

       - “Lady Dior As Seen By”, Langen Foundation, Düsseldorf, German

       - 2016 China (Foshan) Shiwan International ceramic Art Exhibition, China

       - “Bookshop”, Artco, Hong Kong

2015   - “Discover Japanese Pottery”, Unit Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “2015 Contemporary Asian Ceramics Exchange Exhibition”, Museum of China Academy of Art, China