Prof. Leung Mee Ping

Professor, Coordinator of Studio and Media Arts Division, Research Centre Director
Visual Culture, Space Saving Creativity, Traditional Handicraft, Installation, Public Art and Community Art

Prof. Leung Mee-ping received her BFA from L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts a Paris, France and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, LA, U.S.A. and Ph.D at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Religious & Cultural Studies Department). Her creative practicing includes installation, mix-media, public art and community art, etc.

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Through research-based practicing proceed experimental interaction and integration, her works can integrate elements and platforms of theatre, design, commercial space and social space, in order to extend performance or action; those can be read as issue-based creativity. Her works concern the ethic, community and memories of the human living situation which closely intertwined with her theory research area of visual culture and globalization.

Research interest: visual culture, space saving creativity, traditional handicraft, installation, public art and community art.

The General Research Fund (GRF2015-16) Hong Kong Traditional Handicraft: Piu Sik Parade

  • Teaching Grant2014-15, AVA, HKBU. An Integrated Teaching and Learning Approach to GE Course in Visual Arts Studies
  • Cultural Exchange Grant 2014-15, Hong Kong Art Development Council. Matsu Dongiu Island Socially Engaged Art Exchange Exhibition
  • Faculty Research Grant Category I 2012-13, AVA, HKBU. A Study of Hansheng: Traditional Handicraft Research Methods
  • Faculty Research Grant Category II 2011-12, AVA, HKBU. Contextual Specific Public Art and Public Sphere in Hong Kong.
  • Faculty Research Grant Category II 2011-12, AVA, HKBU. Structure of Hong Kong Traditional Piaose Handicraft

Selected solo exhibition

Display Distribute: Made in Shenzhen Street-Booth Display Distribute, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Star Pupas FLEETING LIGHTS Project, Lower Piazza, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong

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Selected group exhibition

ArtBat Public Art Festival Almaty, Kazakhstan

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple Project The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Unseen Presence Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Haein Art Project International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Sungbo Museum, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea

East + Europe: Eastern European Contemporary Art Exhibition Curatorial Project, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

Liverpool Biennial Liverpool, England

Mobile M+ Exhibition M+ (Museum of Visual Culture, WKCD) Hong Kong

Art of the World Exposition: The City of Forking Paths, Shanghai, China

Subvision Art Festival. Off Subvision, Strandkai, HafenCity, Hambury, Germany

This is Hong Kong Loop Video Festival, CASA Asia, Barcelona, Spain /Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea / Subvision Kunst Festival Off, Hamburg, Germany / East Side Projects, Birmingham, England / Para // Site Art Space, Map Office, Hong Kong / IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany / Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan / Kunsthalle Wien, Ursula Bickle Videolounge, Viena.

Solo Catalogues

Made in Hong Kong—Pearl River Delta Series I. Published: Hong Kong Osage Gallery. Feb, 2014. 7 pages.

Hong Kong Contemporary –Water Tone—Leung Mee Ping 1992-2003, Publication; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, August, 2003. 47 pages.

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Leung, M.P.  “The West Kowloon Cultural District Project: The Practice of Localization in Hong Kong.” Art Critique of Curation in Taiwan, Tainua: National Tainua Art University, # 43, (2010): 66-75.

Leung, M.P.  “The Incongruity and Dislocation in ‘Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennia’ .” Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards Catalogue. Hong Kong: Leisure and Cultural Services Department. May (2010): 26-29.

Leung M. P.  To Sense the Pulse of Lonesome –Tong Wing-sze: Communicating between Painting and Moving Image. Solo Exhibition of Tong Wing-sze, Hong Kong: Artist Commune. Apr (2010)

Leung M. P. “The Interweaving Relationship of Hostage.” What is Possible Conference Collection. Shanghai, China: Zendi Museum (2009)

Leung, M. P.  False Public Space—In a Poetic / Private Tone, Solo Exhibition of Silas Fong, Hong Kong: Artist Commune. Oct (2008)

2015 Hong Kong Best Annual Artist Award Hong Kong art Development Council.

2014 IMMA Fellowship Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland.

Elsewhere V M+ Museum Collection, Hong Kong

Don’t Blame the Moon Hong Kong Cultural Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Artist Residency The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

2013 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work (Service). HKBU.

2012 Artist Residency Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Britain

2011 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work (Creative / Professional Work) HKBU.

2010 Outstanding Artists of 2010: Martell –NDmedia Art Salon. Martell Art Foundation in China

2009 Daily Permanent Public Sculpture, National Museum Southern Branch, Chiayi Prince Boulevard, Taiwan

2008 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Italy

2008 Made in Hong Kong Pierre Huber, Gallery Art and Public, Swiss

2007 Two Sites Permanent Art in Public, Zhang Jiang High Technology Park, Shanghai, China

2004 Freeman Foundation Fellowship Freeman Foundation, USA

2002 Starr Foundation Fellowship Selected by Asia Cultural Council, USA

Subjects taught at HKBU

  • Introduction to Visual Arts I & II
  • Hong Kong Craft: Tradition & Transformation
  • Art in the Public
  • Installation
  • Space Saving Creativity

Beyond theories, knowledge students obtained from solid practice is more crucial and the course I believe carried out by crossing the physical space of the campus to the outside world. In sum, the interaction between theory and realistic practice is the foundation of my teaching philosophy as well as the methodology of learning.