Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Residency Programme expands the depth of its education and public programmes and creates a far-reaching network of artists, curators, researchers, writers and academics that encourages interdisciplinary collaborations as well as contributing to a flourishing art scene in Hong Kong, enabling professionals to develop their practices and to benefit from the network of Tai Kwun and its partners.
The Open Call for Artists’ Studio 2019-20, a pilot project for the Residency Programme, targeted emerging artists or creative professionals from Hong Kong and beyond who work in time-based, intangible or less traditional artistic formats such as performances, videos, social interventions, books, writing, research-based practices, conceptual art, AI/VR and more. The selected artists are Chan Wai Lap (artist), Charles Kwong (composer), Jess Lau Ching-wa (artist) and o!sland (artist collective).
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Tai Kwun Contemporary welcomes the Hong Kong-based artist Chan Wai Lap to our Artists’ Studio Programme. Drawing on his personal experiences and affection for collectibles, Chan’s creative practices take a critical look at absurdities and happenings in everyday life. Made with simple materials, his work often portrays serious issues with a sense of humour, exploring alternative connections between the audience and everyday objects.
During his residency, Chan Wai Lap will continue his research on swimming pool culture, focusing on comparing the history, usage, architecture, and surroundings of public swimming pools in Central and Western District as well as illustrating pools as a miniature society. He will also experiment with the medium of artists’ book for the first time.
Chan Wai Lap’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in various art institutions, including “I Cannot Wait For Three Months” (halka sanat projesi, Istanbul, 2019), “I say Marco, you say Polo” (Fringe Club, Hong Kong, 2019; School of Visual Arts, New York, 2018), “The Bacteriology Drawing Lab” (Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong, 2019), “Everything’s Alright” (chi art space, Hong Kong, 2016) and “Yesterday’s” (Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, 2013).