© 2020 Hidden Space

Kay Mei Ling BEADMAN (UK/HK)
Choreograph, 2015
felt, 1.78 x 13.4 m
Installation view at Silk Road: Portal to World Imagination, 2017, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China


Kay Mei Ling Beadman was born in England of mixed Chinese and English heritage. Her practice explores the complexity of dual identity through the presence of the body. She considers the body as a repository of meaning, a physical reality forever in the present but remembering and continually in the process of being formed and reformed - an instrument that writes its own narrative. Her practice is multidisciplinary and includes video, installation, photography, text and painting.


Beadman has a BFA from Reading University, UK, an MFA from RMIT, Australia, and is currently a PHD candidate at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Since 1999, she has lived and worked in Hong Kong. Her artwork has been exhibited in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the UK.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Enduring Reality Part 3, Hidden Space, Hong Kong


The Remembering Body, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, Hong Kong 

Peripheral, Lightscape Projects, Melbourne, Australia


Stepping Out, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Selected Group Exhibitions


Social Transformations, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Description of Absence, Art Space IAa, Jeju City, South Korea


Silk Road: Portal to World Imagination, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China 

Wayang Malam 2: Short Films, Videos, Animations, Winstedt Campus, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Man-made by Nature, City Hall Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong


IMAF 2016, 18th International Multimedial Festival, Center Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia; Suluv Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia

The Museum of International Connectivity, The Dirty Dozen, Melbourne, Australia

Crossing Border | Border Crossing, L1 Gallery and Central Courtyard, JCCAC, Hong Kong


1st Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen University Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

This Time, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Tropical Lab 9: Island, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Singapore 

Passageway, Gallery of Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong



Burning, 247 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Asia Contemporary Art Show, BZ Art Gallery, Hong Kong 

SIX, Lightscape Projects, Melbourne, Australia

This Must be the Place, School of Art Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia