Art / 40 Under 40 2015

Man Chan, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Man Chan

Born in Hong Kong in 1986, Chan Ching Man received a BA degree (Fine Arts) from the RMIT University in 2013. He was awarded the Young Artist Prize by Fresh Trends in 2013 in Hong Kong, and his works have been exhibited both in Hong Kong and around the region. Shows include the joint exhibition HK+GZ Walking to Canton X Canton Canton at JCCAC Gallery in Hong Kong and Fei Gallery in Guangzhou in 2010, a pop-up art market at Osage Gallery, Hong Kong in 2012, Perspective’s Secret Chair Project in 2013, the Young Talent Hong Kong at Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong in 2014, and the International Outdoor Art Exhibition of 2014 DMZ Art Festival in Korea.
Sunnie Chan, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Sunnie Chan

Sunnie Chan is one of three members of the first curatorial learning programmes of M+, the future museum for visual culture at the West Kowloon Cultural District, and was part of the curatorial team of the Mobile M+: Yaumatei exhibition. Since 2010, Chan has been running Gallery 27, a design gallery that promotes and supports emerging design-related talents in Hong Kong and Asia, providing a platform for public programmes for local and overseas students and organisations. In 2013, she was involved in the establishment of the HKDI Desis Lab, a research group for social design and education, and part of the curatorial team of Fine Dying: design. living & dying, a design learning experiment involving 300 design students and 100 elders to explore and co-create concepts related to death and funeral rituals.
Jennifer Chung, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Jennifer Chung

Jennifer Chung is the creator of The Popsy Room, the first multi-sensory gallery in Asia, featuring a Michelin-starred chef and visual artists from different disciplines. Her latest project takes a distinctive approach into the communication between senses and artwork, conveying inviting and flavourful details with a unique perspective. Growing up between Paris, Hong Kong, the US and Canada, she obtained her BFA (Hons) from Rhode Island School of Design before moving to Paris, where she worked in the fashion industry for designers such as Dior and J Maskrey. Later in her career, she organised events for Cartier, Roger Dubuis, Davidoff, Morgan Stanley, and Sun Hung Kai. She also worked for Galerie Perrotin on exhibitions for Takashi Murakami, Xavier Veilhan, among others.
Shing Yin Khor, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Shing Yin Khor

Shing Yin Khor is a figurative sculptor, cartoonist, and installation artist, building universes with awkwardly charming creatures and people trapped in a world of bumbling science. Her themes are inspired by old museums and cabinets of curiosities, and the insidious horror of the colonial era. Her work has been exhibited across the US, including as a honorarium project for the Burning Man festival, and is acclaimed for its accessibility, charm, and narrative. She also runs Sawdust Press, a small micropress devoted to publishing comics by independent creators, with a focus on featuring women of colour and other marginalised groups. Born in Malacca, a port city of Malaysia — and raised between cultures on a diet of fantasy tropes and post-colonial detritus — Khor currently calls Los Angeles home.
Michael Lam, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Michael Lam

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Michael Lam works in a variety of media, while his style has been described as both abstract and surreal. He has worked with many international brands, including Lan Kwai Fong Hotel, Harbour City, Times Square, American Express, Cathay Pacific, Lancome, Loewe, Piaget, Longchamp, Remy Martin, Escada and Canon. Lam regularly participates in local and overseas projects. He gave an art talk at Philippe Charriol Foundation’s 20th anniversary to promote the development of local arts; he has done body painting works on movie star Jackie Chan’s face for the charity project Save China’s Tigers 2007, as well as a similar project for Unicef China Children’s Week 2011. He also participated in the Art Revolution Taipei exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Taipei in 2012.
Monica Lee, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Monica Lee

Monica Lee attended The One Academy College in Malaysia, majoring in 3D animation. After graduation, she worked as a digital imaging artist for a photography studio for 12 years — it wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to pick up a pencil again just for fun, but realised that she still loves drawing and she can actually draw. Quitting her job to become a full-time artist, Lee’s appreciation and admiration of the value of good photographs sparked her interest in photorealism. Specialising only in graphite pencils, her style of drawing emphasises the details of her subject matter. Her works consist mostly of portraits, still life and birds. Last year, she participated in the group exhibition Emerging Souls at the Mandala Fine Art Studio Gallery in Singapore.
Hannah Smith, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Hannah Smith
Graffiti Company

Hannah Smith began her career working as a costume assistant at the BBC and then the Royal National Theatre, on projects including Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of Anything Goes, assisting Oscar-winning costume designer Anthony Powell. She then moved into luxury high fashion buying and retail as a manager/designer before eventually relocating to Hong Kong. Graffiti Company, established five years ago, has offices in Europe and Asia, and its clients include Deutsche Bank, UBS, Uber, J Plus hotel and a luxury private residence in Thailand. Smith’s next project will use art to tell a story of an area in China in real time by graffiti artists. Smith has also organised several art exhibitions in Hong Kong and London, including Elicit/Legit, featuring international street artists such as Nasty and Hopare.
Edmond Wong, Art, 40 under 40 2015
Edmond Wong
Founder, Edmond Wong Studio

As the founder of Edmond Wong Studio, Edmond Wong has gained international recognition for his art installations, architecture and product design. As an architecture undergraduate, his concept computer and re-invented notebook designs reached the finalist stage at the Microsoft Next Generation PC Design Competition and Muji Award. Wong recently raised the bar for public artwork in Hong Kong with his Soundscape sculpture, which was awarded a Gold at the Design for Asia Awards, while his Hall of Fame bamboo installation was a winner at the RIBA Shop! 2014 competition in Hong Kong. Wong’s own brand, ITUM, applies cutting-edge 3D printing technologies to lifestyle and fashion items. His Mono eyewear, a monolithic 3D printed frame, provides a range of sizes for various parts of glasses, such as the width of the frame, significantly increasing comfort and wearability.