ARTISTS / ANNIE WAN

Artworks exhibited at TOUCH Ceramics:

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.

 

Education

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

       - “Black and White”, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

       - Curator, “Ceramics Show by Non-ceramics Artist”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

       - Curator, “Vessel No Vessel”, Unit Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “First, then and after”, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

       - “Early White”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

       - “The Past is Continuing”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

       - “ICA Off-Site: Hong Kongese”, Duddell's, Hong Kong

       - “Mind The Gap”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

       - “Crush On My City”, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “Dear Readers”, Koo Ming Kown Gallery, HKBU, Hong Kong

2014   - “Kochi-Muziris Biennale”, Kochi, India 

       - “Asia Triennial Manchester 2014”, Manchester, UK

       - “Lodge of Tranquility”, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “The Scarlet Bauhinia in Full Bloom”, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

2013   - “Lady Dior As Seen By”, Pier 4, Hong Kong

       - “Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012”, Hong Kong Museum of Art

       - “All of These Are Made of Clay”, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

       - “Asian Contemporary Ceramics Exchange Exhibition”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,

              Kanazawa & Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Art Museum, Tokoname, Japan

       - “I Think It Rains”, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

       - “Hong Kong Eye”, Artistree, Hong Kong

2012   - “Hong Kong Eye”, Saatchi Gallery, London

       - “East Asian Four Countries Exchange Exhibition”, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

       -“Is/Is Not Kai Tak River a Metaphor”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

       -“Guangdong Contemporary Ceramics Art Exhibition”, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China

2011   - “2011 Asian Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition”, Foshan Ceramics Museum, China

       - “Trim”, Unit Gallery, JCCAC, Hong Kong.

       - “Open the Pages · You See Me Seeing You”, Kubrick Bookshop, Beijing &, 1a Space, Hong Kong.

       - “UN · EARTH: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan”, Ipreciation Gallery, Singapore

       - “Detour 2011”, Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design at Former Police Married Quarters (PMQ), Hong Kong

       - “Winter Show”, Gseventeen gallery, Macau

       - “Regeneration - the Spirit of Light”, Stage of the Arts at K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong

2010   - “Clay Rhythm 2010 Macau”, 10 Fantasia, Macau

       - “UN · EARTH: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan”, Ipreciation Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “You Are Here, I Am Not”, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

       - “Prelude – CVA Opening Exhibition” Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

      - “Hong Kong Art 10”, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

      - “Collectivity”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

      - “Sideward Narration”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

      - “In Search of Art”, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

      - “Someone Said: Fi_e_rts”, Ch’ien Mu Library, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2009  - “21 Days”, Academy of Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University 

2008  - “Art Container Project”, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

      - “Hong Kong Anarchitecture Bananas: Artists Who Reclaim Space”, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

2007.  - “Prison Art Museum”, Victoria Prison, Hong Kong

      - “New Aspect of Image / Image of Pottery”, Gallery Susuki, Kyoto; Gallery Haku, Osaka, Japan

      - “10 Years! Exhibition of Ceramics”, Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, China

      - “HomoNow 3D & Installation Art Exhibition”, Central Library, Hong Kong  

2006.  - “MEGartSTORE”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

      - “Exhibition of Modern Ceramic Art from Hong Kong and Macao”, Tap Seac Gallery, Macao

      - “Trigram Choice Contemporary Hong Kong Art”, Trigram Gallery, Hong Kong

      - “XIX eme Biennale Internationale de Céramique Contemporaine de Vallauris”, Vallauris, France 

      - “Rhyme of White” – Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

2005  - “Re:Wanchai – Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop Exhibition”, Wanchai, Hong Kong    

      - “Beyond the Space”, Too Art, Hong Kong

      - “Art Motive” Va Bene, Hong Kong

2004  - “Culture & Identity”, Guldagergård, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark 

      - “Art@Tube - Ceramic Works by Annie Wan and Rachel Cheung”, Central MTR Station, Hong Kong

      -“Toys 'bout”, Habitus, Hong Kong

2003  - “Hong Kong Cultural Festival in Japan – Hong Kong Week”, Daimaru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

      - “International Ceramic Biennale” Incheon, Korea

      - “Yuanyang: An Exhibition on Coffee & Tea Vessels”, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

      - “Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003”, Hong Kong Museum of Art

      - “Cheng Ming in All Directions: 40 Years of Art at the Chinese University of Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 

2002  - Launching Exhibition of “Artists in Neighbourhood”, Hong Kong Central Library

2000  - “L’art de Vivre la Difference”, UNESCO, Paris

      - “Contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong Ceramics Exchange Exhibition”,

              the HK Visual Arts Centre and GuangDong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.

1999  - “Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition Exhibitions”, Hong Kong

1998  - “Forest · Props”, the HK Visual Arts Centre

      - “No More Utensils 98”, the HK Arts Centre

      - “ The New Discovery of Lo Ting”, the HK Arts Centre

      - “Dialogue between Paintings”, Government Building in Admiralty

1996  - “No More Utensils”, the HK Art Centre 

      - “Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 96”

      - “Hong Kong Ceramics 1985-1995” at the HK Visual Arts Centre        

1994  - “Out of the Fire”, the HK Arts Centre

      - “The International Ceramics Festival”, Tokoname, Japan

1993  - “Tea ware by Hong Kong Potters”, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware 

1992  - “Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award”, Auckland, New Zealand

      - “Clay Root”, the HK Arts Centre

      - “Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 92”

1991   - “Date With Clay”, the HK Arts Centre

      - “The International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname” Exhibition in Japan

 

Awards & Achievements

2019 Artist of the Year (Visual Art), Hong Kong Art Development Council
       Certificate of Commendation for making outstanding contribution to the development of arts and culture by Hong Kong LCSD 

2018 Selected Artist, Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari Art Field by Hong Kong Art Promotion Office 

2017 Presented by Hong Kong Development Council for the community art project “Zan Baak Fo”

2016 Presented by Hong Kong Development Council to participate in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
2011 Granted Guest Artist, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
2010 Chosen Artist, Research Project & Exhibition “Cultural Exchange: Ceramics in China, Hong Kong and Japan”,

       Hong Kong Institute of Education
2005 Artist-in-residence, Re:Wanchai – Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop, Hong Kong
2004 Artist-in-residence, Guldageraard, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark.
2003 Award Winner, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003, Hong Kong Museum of Art 

       Grant for Overseas Residency Programme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council 

2002 Artist-in-residence, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan 

       Awarded Artist, Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme II, Hong Kong Art Promotion Office 

2001 Artist-in-residence, Watershed Centre for the Ceramic Arts, Maine, USA
2000 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, U.S.A.
1999 Winner-sculpture, Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition, Hong Kong
1996 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship, Hong Kong
1991 Chosen artist, International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan 

 

Selected Collections

Hong Kong Museum of Art 

Hong Kong Heritage Museum 

Burger Collection, Switzerland 

Time Capsule Collection, Zurich, Switzerland 

The University of Salford Art Collection, Manchester, UK 

New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan 

SUROYO Ceramic Creative School, Korea 

Guldagergård, Denmark 

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan 

Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong 

Galerie Martini, Hong Kong 

Habitus, Hong Kong 

IWCAT, Tokonames, Japan 

Private collection worldwide

 

Selected Publications

 

2006 - “From the Renaming of the American Craft Museum to the Development of Contemporary Hong Kong Ceramics in the Context of        Art and Craft” in Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2005. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, CUHK

2006 - “Nostalgia and Moulding” in White Text Vol.2. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Art School

2005 - Wan, Lai-kuen Annie. Moulding World - A Summer in Denmark, Habitus, Hong Kong

1999 - Longing and Rediscovery: Reflections on Moulding. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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