Thank You Art Day 09'



Here I put information about last screening at 9th of March with Warren Leung Chi-wo, happen in Fotan. Please check attached file.

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“Quick shots” video screening is a casual screening program which were held on 9th March to celebrate the “Thank You Art” Day. It had shown in New York on 15th May 2009 as well.


Quick shots, featuring short videos by
Chow Chun Fai
David Clarke
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Yoshiaki Kaihatsu
Kwan Sheung Chi
Lam Tung Pang
Michael Lee Hong Hwee, Willam Phuan & Tan Chee Tat
Lee Kit
Alexia Mellor
Nam HyoJun
Huong Ngo
Nguyen Quang Huy
Political Art Group
Qiu Anxiong
Gilad Ratman
Doris Wong Wai Yin
(Co-curated by Nana Seo & Leung Chi Wo)


About “Thank You Art” Day
The Day of 39@rt ("thank you art") is a holiday to appreciate, promote, and otherwise positively engage ourselves in contemporary art. It was established by Japanese artist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu in 2000 to foster the appreciation of contemporary art in Japan. Last year it has been celebrated in 157 locations by individuals and institutions in three continents.
http://www.39art.com/



THANK YOU ART DAY: QUICK SHOT VIDEO SCREENING 2009

-Artist Bio-

Chow Chun Fai
Chow Chun Fai is born in Hong Kong in 1980, He is a well-established artist despite his young age. A tai-chi practitioner, Chow understands the concept of internal strength and revelation, a quality that permeates through his paintings. Graduated with multiple awards from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003, Chow is fond of street scenes and interiors with few recognizable signs. The absence of contextual information gives the viewer a timeless picture much like a snap shot or a scene in a movie. What CHOW intends to do is to redirect his audience to his brushwork and forms and, by adding sharp perspective to resemble a tunnel vision, presents a dramatic yet subtle image of a particular moment in time. Chow is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chow Chun Fai has been a selected finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2004, 2005, 2006 and now the chosen winner for 2008. He has also twice been a finalist in the Philippe Charriol Foundation’s annual art competition. Chow is currently an active member of Fotan Art Village and has exhibited his work extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Manchester, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. www.chowchunfai.com

David Clarke
David Clarke was born in South West England. He studied at University College London and the Courtauld Institute of Art (where he gained his Ph.D. in 1983). He has lived in Hong Kong since 1986, and is currently Professor in the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Hong Kong. Clarke has published extensively in the field of art history, and is also active as a photographer. His most recent books are: Reclaimed Land: Hong Kong in Transition (2002) and Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City (2007).


Ise Parkingproject
Born in 1972 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, and graduate of Mara University of Technology (BA 1994–1997). Roslisham Ismail (aka ISE) is a conceptual artist whose work centers on his personal experience of urban communities and the culture of the populace. His inter-active events celebrate dialogue and meeting cultures; he works with comic narratives and collected popular material. He took part in the Istanbul Biennale with Indonesia collaborative Ruangrupa in 2005. In 2006, he was the Australian High Commission resident at the Gunnery Studio, Art Space, Sydney; and held his first solo exhibition at 4A gallery, and in 2007 he got a grant from The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur to travel to Japan. ISE is also a co-founder of Sentap, a quarterly art publication in Malaysia.


Yoshiaki Kaihatsu
Yoshiaki Kaihatsu born in 1966 Yamanashi, Japan, Graduated from Tama Art University in 1991 and then got his M.A. Tama Art University in 1993. He is well known in Tokyo among the artists of the younger generation partly because of his rare family name that means "development". Being sarcastic, he has indeed produced works that were presented by the Art Development Firm, his invented company. Kaihatsu has "developed" his art out of life, often on his own body in recent years.
www.yoshiakikaihatsu.com


Kwan Sheung Chi
Kwan Sheung Chi was born in Hong Kong 1980. In 1999 he entered the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2000 he was named the King of Hong Kong New Artist. In 2002 “Kwan Sheung Chi Touring Series Exhibitions, Hong Kong” was exhibited and toured in 10 major exhibition venues in Hong Kong. Within the same year, the Hong Kong Art Centre presented “A Retrospective of Kwan Sheung Chi”. In 2003 he graduated with third honor bachelor degree from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2004 he became a nine-to-fiver in Central. In 2005 he helped his mother, Tsang Yin-hung, to create her first artwork, “Teapoy”. Later “Teapoy” was included in the “Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005″, as a selected entry. His artworks haven’t widely exhibited around the world. On 1st January 2008, he determined not to sell any of his artworks for 3 years. In 1999 he entered the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2000 he was named the King of Hong Kong New Artist. In 2002 “Kwan Sheung Chi Touring Series Exhibitions, Hong Kong” was exhibited and toured in 10 major exhibition venues in Hong Kong. Within the same year, the Hong Kong Art Centre presented “A Retrospective of Kwan Sheung Chi”. In 2003 he graduated with third honor bachelor degree from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2004 he became a nine-to-fiver in Central. In 2005 he helped his mother, Tsang Yin-hung, to create her first artwork, “Teapoy”. Later “Teapoy” was included in the “Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005″, as a selected entry. His artworks haven’t widely exhibited around the world. On 1st January 2008, he determined not to sell any of his artworks for 3 years.
www.kwansheungchi.com


Lam Tung Pang
Lam Tung-Pang studies Fine Art at the Chinese University in Hong Kong and MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. In 2004 and 2005, Lam won two significant UK art awards, Young Artist of the Year, Hunting Art Prize UK 2005 and Chichester Open Art UK 2004. In 2006, Lam returned to his motherland where he was awarded with the Schoeni Prize, Sovereign Asian Art Prizes, Lam currently lives and works in Hong Kong and Beijing. He uses both traditional (oil, acrylic, charcoal, pencil) and non-traditional (metal nails, sand, plywood) materials to produce beautiful. thought-provoking art works, which resonate with the viewer long after their first encounter. In most of his works, Lam constantly explores the intricate relationship between objects and materials, and adds human touch that makes his works more approachable.
www.lamtungpang.com

Tseng Wei-Hao is the third artist from Taiwan to be selected for residency in Gasworks in 2006 as part of a partnership between the Taipei Artist Village, Gasworks, and the British Council Taipei. His work creates an interface between sound, drawing and sculpture, often using the viewer's interventions as a means of producing sounds.


Michael Lee Hong Hwee, Willam Phuan & Tan Chee Tat
Michael Lee is a Singapore-born artist based in Hong Kong and Singapore. He explores his concern about the relation between desire and space through model-making, book-making, photography, video, installation, writing and curating. He was a recipient of Young Artist Award (Visual Arts) 2005, conferred by National Arts Council, Singapore.
http://studiobibliotheque.blogspot.com


Lee Kit
Lee Kit, 1978, born in HK. Recently is an artist as laborer and painter. He graduated from the Fine Art Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and study Master of Fine Art at the Fine Art Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2006. Exhibitions include solo ‘My Pillow seems like a bed, a pillow seems like my bed.’ (Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008), (Ready-made) Everyday (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2008), 3 / 4 suggestions for a better living (Para/site Art Space, 2007). Group exhibitions include Frieze Art Fair (London, UK, 2008), Sprout from White Night (Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008), 3th Guangzhou Triennial (Guangzhou, China, 2008), Inside Looking Out (Osage Gallery, 2007-08), Reversing Horizon (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2007), The Pearl River Delta (Nassauischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2006), Away (1a Space, Cattle Depot, 2006), Metropolis Strip(p)ed (The Substation, Singapore, 2005), etc.
www.lee-kit.com


Alexia Mellor
Alexia Mellor is an MFA candidate at the Museum School and Tufts University, where she is working with performance, video, painting, and installation art. She received a BA in French and Medieval Studies from the State University of New York.


Nam HyoJun
Hyo-Jun was born in Japan 1987 with Korean nationality. He is "ZAINICHI", which means Korean born and raised in Japan, used to be called "ZAINICHI Korean" or just called "ZAINICHI". In 2008, He organized one exhibition with Young ZAINICHI artists who have dilemma and hybrid potential created from the conflict between "Real Japan", the country they are living in their entire life, and "Virtual Korea", fatherland they haven't seen yet. Now he is living in Shanghai, and his work became very unique, because he can not belong to anywhere, but somewhere between those nationalities.


Huong Ngo
Huong Ngo received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and BFA from the University of North Carolina. He exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the National Gallery in Prague, the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, the Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City, as well as numerous non-profit and artist-run spaces. He received the LMCC Swing Space Grant, the Chashama artist studio, and the Community Arts Assistance Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. www.huongngo.com


Nguyen Quang Huy
Nguyen Quang Huy, one of Hanoi's most intriguing young artists, was born in 1971 in Ha Tay, in the North of Vietnam. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Hanoi in 1996.He presented his video 'Unknown Women, 2005'. His over 5min video is looking at ladies (they are unknown women would be some one's mother, sister, or wife) in 'Vegetable Market near Hanoi City', narration by his poet friend. Huy has exhibited his work in Vietnam, Singapore and Japan, as well as France and Germany, and now he is represented at Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast Asian Art in Oakland, California, where he took part in the group exhibition, "Above and Beyond: Eleven Vietnamese Artists on the Cutting Edge."


Political Art Group
Political Art Group is a creative collective founded in 2008 in Hong Kong, addressing various social/political issues of the city by means of videos and artistic intervention. Their works concern audience the rights of citizens and their participation in debates on public issues like preservation of heritages and free access of public space. Core members include Luke Ching, Jaspar Lau and Law Man Lok.


Qiu Anxiong
Qiu Anxiong was born in 1972 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwest of China. In 2003 he graduated from the University Kassel's College of Art in Germany after six years of studying both contemporary international art and traditional Chinese culture. In 2004 he began teaching at Shanghai Normal University, and currently lives and works in Shanghai. Qiu Anxiong’s recent work consists largely of paintings, animations, and video installations. His works respond to the turmoil of cities undergoing transformation and interject calm into the pace of urban life. Qiu’s Buddhist beliefs and his study of the Confucian classics have led to his quiet and contemplative paintings and, more recently, videos. he refers to the passage and return of seasons and time. A simple, poetic and sensitive work, his recent video poem is a study of life and continuity.
www.qiuanxiong.com


Gilad Ratman
Gilad Ratman works primarily in video. Gilad has developed a highly idiosyncratic video language, one that is structured around a poetic logic rather than a rational one, and replete with surprising enigmatic ‍wonders, while somehow evoking the feeling of cinema rather than video art. He received the Outstanding Achievements Award from Bezalel ‍Academy in 2001 and has already cemented his reputation in the art world in Israel. Sergio Edelsztein, Director of the Center for ‍Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv describes Gilad as one of the most ‍talented and brilliant artists he has worked with.


Doris Wong Wai Yin
After graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, Wong studied MA Fine Arts in the UK with HKADC Chevening Scholarship. Her major exhibitions included 1a space's "Sculpture Non Sculpture", Hong Kong Heritage Museum's "Hong Kong Spirit - Red White Blue', Hong Kong Art Biennial, and UK Manchester Bankley House Studio's "Studio Visit
www.wwy.hk


Sara Wong
Sara Wong was a founded member of Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong. She received her BFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) from the University of Hong Kong. She has exhibited in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, Melbourne, Venice, Seoul, Gwangju, Oslo, Munich, Kassel and Berlin. Awards received include Artist Grant of the Centre de Reflexion sur l’Image et ses Contextes, Switzerland (2000); Most Promising Artist of the Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong (1994); Ramon Woon Art Creative Prize, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992). She has also participated in the Artist-in-residence programme held in PS1 Contemporary Art Center (1999), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2000), New York; Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (ECAV); Sierre, Switzerland (2000) and the Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalssesen, Norway (2002).



(Curated by Leung Chi Wo & Nana Seo)

Leung Chi Wo
Leung Chi Wo is an artist based in Hong Kong. Besides exhibiting internationally, his practice includes study of the impact of art institutions and artist networks by means of organizing and participating in artists' projects and dialogues. www.leungchiwo.com


Nana Seo
Nana Seo is Art researcher and independent curator based in Hong Kong. After her Chinese Language and Culture and Inter-cultural exchange studys in Shanghai, She has been working in various exhibitions at art museums and non-profit art spaces, being involved projects and exhibitions in 52nd La Biennale di Venezia - Collateral Event, Shanghai eArts Festival 2007, The 3rd GZ Triennial 2008 Independent Project Section. She is also Correspondent of art magazines such like ISSUE contemporary Art & Culture' in Beijing and 'art in ASIA' in Seoul.
www.nanaseo.com