Experienced, international and professional

The AVA faculty comes from a range of cultures and visual arts disciplines – contemporary art, architecture, design, public art, sculpture, painting, Chinese arts, moving image, sound art, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery, illustration, and more.

Open-minded, creative and connected

Highly educated in the history, theory, and applications of their disciplines – all faculty members approach education as a holistic, interdisciplinary, and interactive experience.  Practicing artists for most of them, they have an extensive professional network and the instinctive drive to create.


Art professionals, visiting scholars, and artists-in-residence deliver courses, lectures and workshops, enriching the experience of everyone at AVA, students and faculty alike.

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Prof. John Aiken


Contemporary Art,
Public Art & Environment,

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Mr. Peter Benz

Associate Professor and
Programme Director of BA

Spatial Design, Furniture Design,
Experience Design


Dr. Leung Mee Ping

Associate Professor

Visual Culture, Space Saving Creativity,
Traditional Handicraft, Installation,
Public Art and Community Art

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Dr. John Johnston

Assistant Professor

Chinese ceramics, Buddhist art and iconography, the visual and material culture of late imperial China


Mr. Ng Siu King, Kingsley

Assistant Professor

Media Art, Experience Design,
Social Innovation & Sustainable Design

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Dr. Anna Grasskamp

Research Assistant Professor

Art History, Material Culture, Transcultural Studies


Dr. Jia Zhen

Research Assistant Professor

Visual Culture in Republican China, History of Chinese Art (the 20th century), Feminist art theories, Women Artists in China


Dr. Ng Sau Wah, Sarah

Research Assistant Professor

Chinese Art History, Art Conservation and Museum Studies