Chan Sai-lok (HK)
Exercise Book (detail), 2020
Acrylic sheet, exercise book, barricade tape, paper, frames, digital print on silk curtains, curtain rods, brackets, neon light
As an artist, art critic, and writer based in Hong Kong, CHAN Sai-lok (HK) glides across fields of art and literary practice, education, art criticism and gender studies. Chan holds a BA and MFA in Fine Art and an MA in Gender Studies, all from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chan is a winner of the UOB Art in Ink Award, and has been a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. His solo exhibitions include Everyday Practice (Flux Factory, NYC, 2019), Land of Longing and Exile (Experimental Gallery, HK Art Centre, 2019), Alongside Poetry in an Alley (Shop A3, curated by Yang Yeung, 2016-17), and Somewhere (Goethe-Institut, 2016). Seven Reds Towards Light was a poem installation (ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark, 2019). His exhibition catalogue The Countenance of Text was published last year. Chan was one of the editors of Qiuying poetry magazine, an executive committee member of The House of Hong Kong Literature, and is a co-founder of Art Appraisal Club.