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ARTISTS / Wan Lai Kuen, Annie

Artworks exhibited at TOUCH Ceramics:

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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 was the Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University before.

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

2023   “Her Stories Unveiled: Art Charity Exhibition”, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong 

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  “Moulding World - Ceramic World by Annie Wan”, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

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

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

1999  “Longing and Rediscovery, Hui Gallery, CUHK

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  “Her Stories Unveiled: Art Charity Exhibition”, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong

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   “Hanzi-Exhibition”, PMQ, Hong Kong

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

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

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

           “Bookshop”, Artco, Hong Kong

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

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

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

2014   “Kochi-Muziris Biennale”, Kochi, India 

           “Asia Triennial Manchester 2014”, Manchester, UK

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

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

           “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 

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

           “Trim”, Unit Gallery, JCCAC, 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

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

           “Sideward Narration”, 1a Space, Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005  “Beyond the Space”, Too Art, Hong Kong

           “Art Motive” Va Bene, Hong Kong

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

           “Toys 'bout”, Habitus, Hong Kong

2003  “International Ceramic Biennale” Incheon, Korea

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

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

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

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

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