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Artist / Chan Yuk Keung, Kurt

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Kurt, Chan Yuk Keung obtained his BA from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, U.S.A in 1983 and 1988 respectively. Kurt then joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio art courses till 2016.


Kurt is an artist as well as an educator, his research interests cover a wide range of topics such as Hong Kong Art, Art in public realm and Mixed Media, whereas the outputs mostly presented in the forms of exhibition, curatorship, and publication.


Over the years, Kurt has participated over 80 exhibitions locally and overseas, the notable ones are the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, The 2nd Triennial of Asia Pacific in 1996. In recent years, Kurt has focused on merging ink and western painting traditions in art creation.



1988         Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

1983         Bachelor of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Selected Solo Exhibition

2022        Sky Rains Grains, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong

2021         Painting Words, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong

2020       Farmula, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong 

2017         Why Not Start Again, Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong

2015         Painting On and On, Gallery, School of creative Media, City University

2007        Quiet Listen/ Speak Slow, Too Art, Hong Kong Art Center

2003       QK- New Works and Retrospective by Chan Yuk Keung,

                  Hong Kong Arts Centre and Para/Site 

1995         40 X 40 Mixed Media Paintings by Chan Yuk Keung,

                  Goethe Institute, Hong Kong

1992         Mixed Media by Chan Yuk Keung, Hong Kong Arts Center


Selected Group Exhibition

2023       New Moon Rising: A Contemporary Tale, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

                  To Paint the Written Words, Hanart, Hong Kong

                  Landscape. Long March, a.m. space

                  Almost Silence, Not Black Yet, Art Next Gallery

2022        By the People : Creative Chinese Characters, Hong Kong Museum of Art

2021         New Horizon: Way of Seeing Hong Kong Art in the 80s and 90s,

                  Hong Kong Museum of Art

2005       51st Venice Biennale, Italy

2000       Hong Kong Art 2000, Hong Kong Museum of Art

                  Art for Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany, organised by N/LB Bank

                  Art+01 - A Digital Exploration, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

1998         New Voices -Contemporary Art from Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai,                          Zhung Zheng Gallery, National Taiwan Arts Education Institute

1997         Contemporary Art of China 97” The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art,                    Tokyo, Japan

1996         Fusion: Hong Kong/ New Zealand Artist Exchange Exhibition,

                  Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, Hong kong Arts Center

1990         Turn of a Decade - A New Generation of Artists of the Eighties, 

                  Hong Kong Arts Centre

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