AU Man Kit (HK)
Between Waiting and Resisting, 2019
AU Man Kit (HK) received his BAFA from RMIT Australia in 2018. He works across photography, installation and video. With a background in a traditional family-run Chinese restaurant, Au’s work is influenced by the restaurant environment, its internal ‘circadian’ rhythm, the intense service periods and the dead times between, the relentlessness of repetitive tasks and the complex relationship between comfort and contempt of the familiar. This intense scrutiny of the everyday and its inherent tensions informs his art practice.
In his graduating year, Au’s artwork was selected for three exhibitions showcasing the best of emerging artists in Hong Kong and the region: First Smash 5, Art Foundation Gallery, Hong Kong; Fresh Trend 2018, Hong Kong City Hall; and HKFOREWARD 18, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong. He has also exhibited in Croatia and Australia.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Between Waiting and Resisting, Hidden Space, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
First Smash 5, Art Foundation Gallery, Hong Kong
Fresh Trend 2018, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
HKFOREWARD 18, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
I am, Decumanus Gallery, Krk, Croatia
Sometimes Irrelevant, RMIT University (Melbourne) & HKAS 2018 Graduation Exhibition, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Art Centre
Museum of Lost Public Notices, curated by David Dellafiora and Phil Edwards, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Hidden Space Award