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.

Prof. John Aiken

Chair Professor

Contemporary Art,
Public Art & Environment,

Mr. Peter Benz

Acting Director and
Associate Professor

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

Dr. Mak Hoi Shan, Anson

Associate Professor and
Coordinator of RPg-Studies

Moving Image and Sound Art

Dr. Yu Wai Luen, Francis

Associate Professor and
Coordinator of Associate Degree


Dr. John Johnston

Assistant Professor

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

Mr. Lee Wing Ki, Kalen

Assistant Professor and
Programme Director of BA

Research Practice

Mr. Ng Siu King, Kingsley

Assistant Professor

Media Art, Experience Design,
Social Innovation & Sustainable Design

Dr. Anna Grasskamp

Research Assistant Professor

Art History, Material Culture, Transcultural Studies

Dr. Ng Sau Wah, Sarah

Research Assistant Professor

Chinese Art History, Art Conservation and Museum Studies