Gallery: Puerta Roja
Artist(s): Fernando Prats
Opening / Event Date: 13 Nov, 2018
Closing / End Date: 9 Feb, 2019
We all have a strong connection with food. We are dependent on it for basic survival, it can fill us with joy and a sense of bliss when we eat ‘comfort’ or ‘favourite’ foods. The food industry is also a multi-billion dollar industry. As the topic of food is becoming increasingly complex — on an individual level, yet also on a much larger socio-political and economic scale, the eight artists who are participating in this exhibition pose questions about ‘Food Matters’ today – with themes ranging from food safety to capitalism, mythology, and hegemonism.
Complex and uniquely personal, this exhibition is literally a feast for the senses, with its diverse viewpoints and interpretations of a shared common need that connects all human beings.
About the Artists
Luke Ching (b. 1972, Hong Kong) currently represents Hong Kong at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, and was awarded ‘Artist Of The Year’ in the Visual Arts category by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016. His works are held in the collections of M+ Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Open Eye Gallery and The Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery in UK.
Eric Fok (b. 1990, Macau) represents Macau in The Hong Kong-Macao Visual Art Biennale at Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing this year. His works are collected by the Macau Museum of Art, the Oriente Foundation in Macau, the Museum of the Orient in Lisbon, Portugal and MGM Cotai, Macau.
Yat Wai Lau (b. 1985, China) graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2011. He participated in the artist-in-residence programme at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan in 2015 and the Yeoju Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in South Korea in 2017.
Michelle Lee (b. 1983, Hong Kong) obtained her MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018 and is a member of artist collective Archive Of The People which participated in Seoul Mediacity Biennale this year.
Wilson Shieh (b. 1970, Hong Kong) obtained his MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. His works are held in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum at University of Oxford, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as well as the M+ Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan.
Ubatsat Sutta (b. 1980, Thailand) obtained a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion at Chiang Mai University in Thailand in 2007 and is currently studying for his PhD in Buddhism at Mahachulalongkorn University in Thailand. In 2017, he participated in artist residence programs in Rikuzentakata and Paradise Air in Tokyo.
Daisuke Teshima (b.1977, Japan) obtained his Master’s degree from Tokyo Zokei University in 2002. His works are in the collection of the Contemporary Art Foundation in Japan and private collectors in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, France and United Kingdom.
Chun Sing Tse (b. 1995, Hong Kong) obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2017. He is a recent participant in artist residency programs at the Sonic Transmission Artist Exchange Program (WHERE) and the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018.