The programme is a series of salon-style discussions that aims to support tertiary education students, recent graduates, and young professionals with an interest in art as they consider pursuing a future in the field. The first session invites various young art administrators to share their personal experiences in order for participants to gain a better understanding of the current art ecology. The discussion will be moderated by recent university graduates, and an experienced art professional, AAA Head of Research and Programmes Hammad Nasar, will join the second session to answer questions and offer his perspective.

Young professional speakers:

Shormi Ahmed has a BA from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Arts in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature. She began her professional career in public relations, and has worked with various galleries prior to becoming the current Art Project Manager at Duddell’s. Ahmed works closely with curators, artists, galleries, and institutions to produce exhibitions and manage art programmes.

Brian Cheng has a BA from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Arts in Fine Arts and French. With previous experience working in several art galleries, he joined the team that organised the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival. Cheng currently handles marketing and promotion of independent music at Love Da Records, a music record company.

Jims Lam has a BA from Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts. He is currently Head of Production and Associate Curator at Para Site and will launch an exhibition this summer. He is also a practicing artist that has participated in exhibitions both locally and internationally, and was awarded the Hong Kong Art Prize in 2013.

Sumyi Li has a BA from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Arts in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature. She has worked at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and MaD, and is currently the Development and Production Coordinator at a film company.

Mali Tseng has a MA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Cultural Management, and joined Sotheby's Hong Kong Limited in 2013 as Assistant Registrar/Art Handler. She also participated in The Macao Institute of Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Relics related to restoration and framing of Chinese hanging scroll paintings.

AAA speakers:

Hammad Nasar is a curator, writer, and Head of Research and Programmes at Asia Art Archive. He co-founded the non-profit arts organisation Green Cardamom in London, which focuses on art from South and West Asia. With a commitment to exhibition-led inquiry, Nasar has curated or co-curated numerous international exhibitions and symposia worldwide. He was a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme in the UK and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, London.

Moderators:

Hazel Kwok is a 2015 graduate from University of Hong Kong Faculty of Arts in Fine Arts
Erin Li is a 2015 graduate of University of Hong Kong Faculty of Arts in Sociology and Fine Arts

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is the lead sponsor of Learning and Participation Programme 2015

 

My Art Future seeks to expand students’ understanding of tertiary art, architecture, cultural studies, and design programmes available in Hong Kong, as well as facilitating their academic planning. Through interactive peer-led activities, it provides opportunities for young audiences to develop, complicate, and challenge their interest in the arts, and to rethink the social role of contemporary art.

My Art Future: Salon for Young Adults is a series of salon-style discussions that aims to support tertiary education students, recent graduates, and young professionals with an interest in art as they consider pursuing a future in the field. Various young art administrators are invited to share their personal experiences in order for participants to gain a better understanding of the current art ecology.

 

AAA’s newly renovated library and The Collective School exhibition are open by appointment only starting Monday, 3 October. Register here to arrange a visit.