Asia Art Archive welcomes Ricky Yeung Sau Churk as our first educator-in-residence.
During his residency, Yeung explored how art practices in different parts of Asia reflect parallel contemporary themes and issues. He aimed to consolidate material and create thematic modules in an effort to guide teachers to resources beyond their local regions.
As part of his residency project, Yeung presented Teaching Labs | Urban Intervention: Art in the City. He also produce a teaching module on Urban Intervention, which can be downloaded for teachers' uses.
Ricky Yeung Sau Churk is an artist and art educator who conducts community arts projects for diverse audiences to cultivate an appreciation for the city of Hong Kong. Yeung’s works have been shown at the City University of Hong Kong, Fringe Club, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Arts, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Para Site, Sha Tin Town Hall, and the University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of the 2007 Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (Arts Education).
Community engagement is central to his practice, which includes his role as chair of Video Power (1999–2002), committee member of Curriculum Development (Visual Art) Education Bureau (2004–2013), chair of Center of Community Cultural Development (2010–currently) and committee member of Society of Indigenous Learning (2013–currently). Yeung has been an art education columnist with Sunday Mingpao since 2009.