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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.

Enriched

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

Director

Contemporary Art,
Public Art & Environment,
Architecture

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Mr. Peter Benz

Associate Professor and
Programme Director of BA

Spatial Design, Furniture Design,
Experience Design

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. Ng Sau Wah, Sarah

Research Assistant Professor

Chinese Art History, Art Conservation and Museum Studies