b. 1959, Hong Kong
Prof. Kurt Chan, Yuk Keung was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; he then obtained his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, U.S.A. Professor Chan joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio courses and supervising M.F.A. students; he has retired from the position in 2016. Chan is currently the deputy director of Hong Kong Art School.
As an artist and scholar, Kurt’s research interests are painting, mix media and installation, public art, and art of Hong Kong.
Professor Chan has participated in more than 80 exhibitions internationally, such as the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennale (1996) in Australia, Art for Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, and Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan. He has also had his solo exhibition co-organized by Para Site and Hong Kong Art Center in 2003. Chan’s works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum of Art, and private collectors.