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ARTISTS / Sara Tse

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Sara Tse has obtained the Master of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. She  is a ceramic artist living and working in Hong Kong. Her crafted work presents an examination of the fragility of things and everyday experiences with delicacy. Instead of giving the porcelain objects reverence traditionally, Tse tends to challenge conventional concepts through her sculptural gloves, socks, and sweaters. Her transformation of common objects into porcelain and clay often elicit unconscious memories from childhood to motherhood as well as the present to the future. Her recent works also concentrate on narratives of Chinese diaspora, disclosing a deeper autobiographical content.


1997   Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Fine Arts Major, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2003  Master of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia


Grants Awarded

2016   Award Winner of the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2006  Fond des Artistes Grant, Alliance Française, Hong Kong

2003  Award Winner of the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1999   Hong Kong Arts Development Council exhibition grant for Double Happiness—Recent Works by Sara Tse, Hong Kong

1997   Ceramic Award 97-98 from The Friends of the Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong

1996   Outstanding Performance Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



2002  Hong Kong Arts Development Council publication grant for ClayPlay-Ceramic Art Handbook, Hong Kong



2022  “Self-made residency’, Kwai Chung Public School and artist’s studio, Hong Kong

2008  “Bagasbas International Eco Art Festival 2008’, Bagasbas, the Philippines

           “4 X 4” Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop, AiR, Hong Kong

2005  “America Art Foundation Project”, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1997  “International Workshops of Ceramic Art in Tokoname”, Tokoname, Japan


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023  “Of Being there…”, Wyndham Social, Hong Kong

2019  “Leaves Falling as Songs Coming to My Mind”, Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong

2018  “Re Visit”, Touch Ceramic, Hong Kong

2015   “Clay Play II—Recent Series by Sara Tse”, Viridian Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011   “Ceramic Dresses by Sara Tse”, Fang Suo Commune, Guangzhou, China

           “Ceramic Dresses by Sara Tse”, Fang Suo Commune, Guangzhou, China

2010  “Parallel Worlds: Sara Tse and Shirley Tse”, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China

           “Five Sensations of Life: Sara Tse-Memories and Chatters”, Atelier Muji, Hong Kong

2007  “French Landscape: Collection and Connection Works of Sara Tse”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

2006  “Conserve Memory—Ceramic Sculptures by Sara Tse”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong 

2004  “Recent Work by Sara Tse”, Breakthrough Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2002  “Egg Carton”, Studio 1426, Hong Kong

2000  “Double Happiness—Recent Works by Sara Tse”, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong

1999  “Pottermaid—Recent Works by Sara Tse”, Agfa Gallery & Pottery Workshop, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

1996  “Works by Sara Tse”, Hong Kong Culture Centre, Hong Kong


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  Evolving Boundaries: A Tribute Exhibition to TOUCH's Fifth Anniversary, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2021  “Hong Kong: Here and Beyond”, M+ Museum, Hong Kong

           “NOT a fashion store!”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2020  “Alchemist(s)”, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

           “Hong Kong Experience·Hong Kong Experiment”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

           “Women's Touch in Hong Kong”, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

2019   “New Asia 70th Anniversary Art Exhibition”, Hart Hall, H Queen’s, Hong Kong

2017   “(An)other-Half: Being a Wife/Mother and the Practices of the Self”, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

           “Eurythmic Remixed”, Franc gallery, Vancouver, Canada

           “Trace in the Hidden Silence”, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China

           “Sparkle! Temperature of Communication”, Gallery 1,Oi!, Hong Kong

           “14th Factory”,14th Factory,LosAngeles,USA

2016   “Taiwan Ceramic Biennale”, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2015   “Walking in the dream”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

2015   “Ceramic Arts in Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong

2014   “Time Traveler”, Espace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong

2013   “Shaping- New Figurative Sculpture Exhibition”, 21 Space Art Museum,Guangdong, China 

2012   “The Room of Her Own”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2011   “Elsewhere, Osage Soho”, Hong Kong

2010-11 “Legacy and Creations-Art vs Art”, Hong Kong Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

2009  “The China Project”, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

           “Rethinking Visual Narratives from Asia Intercultural and Comparative Perspectives”, University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong


           “TADAIMA: Looking for 'Sweet' Home”, Gallery Artelier,Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan     

           “Matter & Medium – Group exhibition of Contemporary Sculptures”, My Humble House Art Gallery, Taiwan

2008  “City Art Square”, Public Art Project, Hong Kong

           “Women Works”, Osage Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong

           “Beautiful Journey”, Beautiful World. Art Container Project, Hong Kong

2007  “Reversing Horizons”, Artist Reflections of the Hong Kong Handover 10th Anniversary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai,


2006  “Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity”, MOCA Envisage, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

           “Works by Contemporary Artists from Macau and Hong Kong”, Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government, Tap Seac

           Gallery, Macau 

2005  “In The Box”, Langham Place, Hong Kong

2004  “International Contemporary Women Artists Works Exhibition”, Citic Square, Shanghai, China

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

           “Illuminated Objects”, Habitus Gallery, Hong Kong

1999  “Open/ Close”, 1a Gallery, Hong Kong

1997   “Tokoname Pottery Festivial’s Exhibition”, Tokoname Convention and Exhibition Centre, Japan

           “International Ceramic Art”, Cera Gallery, Tokoname, Japan


Selected Collections

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

IWCAT Foundation, Japan

BBIEAF foundation, the Philippines

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong 21 Space Art Museum, Guangdong, China

New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

Aspac Developments Ltd ., Vancouver, Canada

Sun Hung Kai Properties Charitable Fund, Hong Kong

Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Fang Suo Commune, The Mao Jihong Arts Foundation, China

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