In his image-making practice and urban landscape paintings, Frank Tang Kai Yiu documents the community topography of Hong Kong including memorial parks, urban landscape, and historical buildings, as a means to reshape the city’s postcolonial history and untangle the connections among its inhabitants. This workshop follows the neighbourhood map drawn by Yesi’s poem ‘Midday, Quarry Bay’, where the poet depicts scenes of Quarry Bay in the 1970’s that may or may not still exist today. Participants will take a stroll around Quarry Bay with the artist and record and share the journey in the form of a zine.
About the artist
Frank Tang Kai Yiu (b.1988) uses a range of technologies and platforms in his projects, including ink painting, video, sound, and collaborative performance. He earned his BA (2010) from Hong Kong Baptist University and MFA (2023) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was invited to an artist-in-residence programme at The Zurich University of the Arts (2014) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (2022). Tang has participated in exhibitions such as ‘Ink City’ at JC Contemporary in Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2021); ‘Humor in Ink’ at Taoyuan Children’s Art Center in Taiwan (2021); ‘Hidden Forest’ at Asia Society Hong Kong Center (2019); ‘A Taste of Hong Kong’ at Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Belgium (2016); and ‘China 8 – Tradition Today – Ink Painting and Calligraphy’ at Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Germany (2015).