K11 Art Keen Programme caters to current High-school students and undergraduates in Hong Kong for their professional development career in arts industry; apart from theoretical training, we provide also a wide range of field trip opportunities to participants to interact with artists and curators, gaining hands-on experience in the dynamic art scene.
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Laure Raibaut’s expertise is in Asian modern and contemporary art. She was trained as an archaeologist and an art historian at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London, the Sorbonne in Paris and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. She started her career in Beijing with Platform China Art Institute and then worked for galleries in New York and Hong Kong, she also led sales for the auction houses Bonhams and Christie’s. She has also worked at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the longest standing independent art institution in Hong Kong, opened in 1977 and has curated shows there. She is now Head of Visual Arts for Le French May and Lumieres, the two festivals initiated by the Association Culturelle France – Hong Kong.
Isaac Leung is a practicing artist, curator, and scholar in art and culture.
In 2003, Leung received an Honorary Fellowship of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New Media Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013, Leung was appointed as the Chairman of Videotage. During his tenure, he initiated and participated in projects that included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, publications, online projects, and symposia. Some of these include 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Germany), The 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (Italy and Hong Kong), Perpetual Art Machine (USA), Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition (China), ISEA Festival (Hong Kong, China), Both Sides Now (Hong Kong, UK, and various countries), Loop Barcelona (Spain), One World Exposition (Hong Kong), China Remixed (USA), Clockenflap (Hong Kong), and Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative (Hong Kong). Leung has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Education University.
Joel Kwong, a media art curator and art consultant, received her Master Degree in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently the Programme Director of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Creative Lead (Asia Pacific) of Sun Mobile Communication Ltd., and also a board member of Videotage (media artist collective). She has been the Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong Design Institute to focus on the set up and development of Transmedia Programme in 2014-2015, and managed Input/ Output, a media arts gallery and consultancy based in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2014, and she was the Vice Chairperson of Art Gallery in Siggraph Asia 2011. In 2016, She led Microwave to partner with School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong), Videotage and Design School at Polytechnic Uuniversity to co-host the ISEA HK 2016 (International Symposium of Electronic Art), and presented a series of Art x Tech satellite programmes. An experienced practitioner in curating, producing and managing various mega art and design event, art festival, exhibition tour, public show, concert and stage performance; includes concert tour for a Japanese Device Art Pioneering Group –Maywa Denki, in both HK & Taipei in 2011, the Asia tour of UK live cinema group –circumstance in 2012 at Xiamen, HK & Taipei. Since 2013 till now, she has been curated and produced numerous art projects around ASIA, collaborative units include Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, NIKE (HKG, Taipei, Shanghai etc.), Eslite in both Taipei and Taichung, Shenzhen New Media Art Festival etc. She has been given talks and lectures in schools, festivals and universities, including National University of Taiwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist University and the University of Eletro-communications in Tokyo. Filmart (HKG), ACT Festival (Korea), etc. Currently, she is also a part-time lecturer for MA & BA in Cultural Management in Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She always believes that art is the key to make a better world.
Vivienne Chow is an award-winning journalist and critic specialising in arts, culture and cultural politics. She is an independent writer and contributes to a range of international media including Variety, Quartz, Artsy, BBC World Service as well as the South China Morning Post. She is currently Honorary Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong, teaching arts and culture journalism at HKU’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
In 2014 Vivienne founded Cultural Journalism Campus, a non-profit educational initiative to promote arts and culture among young people and children through the practice of cultural journalism, art criticism and storytelling. The initiative was awarded a Merit in Arts Education by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2015.
In 2015, Vivienne was awarded the prestigious IJP Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and cultural policy research in Berlin, Germany. Previously Vivienne spent a total of 15 years at the SCMP covering arts, culture and cultural politics.
Vivienne holds a degree in journalism from CUHK and a master’s degree in cultural studies from HKU researching cultural policy. Her MA dissertation Chinese Elitism and Neoliberalism: Post-colonial Hong Kong Cultural Policy Development — A Case Study is in the collection of HKU libraries. She also contributed a book chapter on the development of Hong Kong’s cultural industries to Creativity and Culture in Contemporary Greater China, published by Bridge21 Publications. Her writings and portfolio can be found in her website www.viviennechow.com.
Gigi Cheung received her double major in Marketing & Economics from HKUST & University of Wisconcin-Madison. She then obtained an MBA degree with Finance concentration from HKUST. Gigi has over 16 years of working experience in world leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, adidas, Puma and Mannings. This experience has made Gigi a professional in a wide range of fields such as Business Development, Marketing, CRM and Product development.
Joining the Retail and Corporate sales team at K11 as Assistant General Manager in November 2015 was a new chapter for Miss Cheung and she has excelled in the role capably fulfilling her duties. Various roles in the department includes, managing the retail operations of the K11 Design store, the exploration of new brandings for the store and identifying any possible cooperation with artists and designers. Gigi is also leading the central merchandising team, which is responsible for merchandising for all concepts stores in Hong Kong & China, including designer furniture projects in properties for all NWD corporates.
KEITH WONG, who is also a curator, conceptual artist, director of Brand development company Seven Senses, VP of University of the Arts London Hong Kong alumni, chairman of an Asian youth creative platform (APPortfolio), owner of sport-art platform Urban Croxx and food-art organization A-LAB. Graduated from Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London UK with Master degree, he participates creative projects across Britain, Japan, Korea and China. As a guest lecturer at a number of domestic and foreign universities including CSM and London College of Fashion, Mr.Wong focuses on sensory brand development, his interviews and articles are published in the international print media.
Judy Lam joined New World Development in 2011 and she has played dual roles in Corporate Strategy while heading up Customer Relationship Management of K11 Concepts before she devoted her time to launch New World CLUB, a VIP programme for New World Development’s residential property owners and tenants, in 2012. Currently Ms. Lam is driving Sales Operation, CRM and data analytics as Deputy Mall-in-Charge of Hong Kong K11 Art Mall and is the Head of Customer Relationship Management at New World Development. She has spent more than 4 years running the business of Hong Kong K11 Art Mall and executed many strategies that made K11 the first Museum Retail Concept in the world with seamless integration of art and commerce.
Ms. Lam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) degree in Economics from Harvard University and a MBA degree from INSEAD. She has worked in management consulting with Bain & Co. and various roles in consumer banking of Standard Chartered Bank before joining New World Development.
Head of Development, Asia Art Archive