About the artist:
Wenda graduated with a BA in Fine Art at RMIT University (co-presented with Hong Kong Art School), majoring in painting. She pays attention to nature and humanity. She borrows the small islands to show the alternative of Hong Kong, and wants to reserve what is disappearing and being forgotten. Wenda combines old maps with a contemporary approach, and blurs the outline of history and tries to redefine what is the meaning of our culture. In 2017, Wenda was awarded ‘Outstanding Artwork (Painting)’ at Hong Kong Art School. She set up her co-working studio ‘Flipside Ltd.’ in Kwun Tong in 2019. In the same year, she was selected as one of the finalists in ‘WMA Open Photo Contest Exhibition – Opportunity!’, and received the Reaching Out Award from the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Wenda received an award from C&G Artpartment in 2020 and started working at NGOs to promote community art.
About the co-host:
Chung Wing Shan graduated from Visual Arts at HKBU in 2018 and formed Popo-Post Arts Group in the same year which she believe collectives can motivate each other to make art and keep the sense of observing society/the world. She’s personally interested in the power of space in Hong Kong and ethnographic based artworks. Both of them can help us to understand our place and our history.