Artists Talk - Beyond Art? Navigating the Age of AI


2024.03.23 Sat


16:00 - 17:00

40 for each session


HKADC Meeting Room, 5/F, Landmark South (39 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang)



Kurt Chan Yuk-keung

Prof Kurt Chan Yuk-keung was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan in the US. Prof Chan joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio courses and supervising Bachelor and Master students. He was the Acting Director of Hong Kong Art School from 2019 to 2021.

Joseph Chen (Virtue Village)

An artist duo comprising Joseph Chen and Cas Wong in 2020. Taking their name from an old public housing estate in Kowloon City where Chen’s grandmother resided. Virtue Village rooted their practice in contemporary spirituality, transforming found objects, environment, and the body into vessels for parabiotic communion. Tapping into the multifaceted definitions of ascension, they navigate the realms of collective queer subculture, fetish, and transhumanism.

They have exhibited works and screened films at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Videotage, and etc. In 2021, they organised a performance platform cum exhibition titled Living Body Orifice in Hong Kong.

*Photo courtesy to PHD Group

Chui Pui-chee

Born in Hong Kong in 1980, Dr Chui apprenticed under Mr Jat See-yeu and Prof Wang Dong-ling. He obtained his first degree from Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and furthered his postgraduate studies at the Department of Chinese Calligraphy of China Academy of Art, where he achieved his Master of Arts and Doctoral Degree.

Dr Chui has imparted his expertise at various local universities  and the Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Department of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Currently, he is an executive member of The Jiazi Society of Calligraphy and a research fellow of Modern Calligraphy Research Center of China Academy of Art.

Dr Chui received the Young Artist Award in Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 and was also honoured with the Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2015. He was a finalist of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2015, 2018, and 2020. His artworks have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology of University of Oxford and private collectors.


Hong Kong-based conceptual artist. Mak2 received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in 2013. Her artistic practice contemplates 21st century issues through the study of philosophy, art history, culture, evolving socio-political environments, the internet, and new technologies. Her aesthetic experience is characterised by the dualism of humour and intense inquisitiveness. She creates installations, paintings, drawings, video works, YouTube videos, stand-up comedy routines, and Instagram filters. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, including Los Angeles, London, Beijing, Dallas, Lisbon, and etc.

*Artist portrait and biography courtesy of DE SARTHE


Isaac Leung

A practising artist, curator, and scholar in art and culture. 

In 2003, Leung received an Honorary Fellowship in Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the last few decades, he initiated and participated in various projects including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, publications, online projects, and symposia. Some of these projects include 40 Years of Video Art, Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition, ISEA Festival, Both Sides Now, Loop Barcelona, One World Exposition, China Remixed, Clockenflap, and Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative. Leung is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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    1. The talk is conducted in Cantonese and is suitable for people aged 12 or above.
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