MAN MEI TO


Live in Hong Kong

Man’s artworks tell stories with materials as the point of departure, and delves into various mediums on a technical level. Through observing the intimacy of the body, she explores urban vistas, life under urbanisation, and transient things. Her works aim to raise awareness of the existence of all kinds of beings as well as the connections between their fragility and silence by objectifying, cloning, reconstructing, or quantifying elements found in everyday life. 


Man Mei To obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and Hong Kong Arts School in 2017, majoring in painting. Man has held a number of solo exhibitions since 2016, including “Laundry Shop” (A walk with A3, Hong Kong, 2016), “The Distance of Space” (Floating Projects, Hong Kong, 2018), and “Sediment and Undercurrent” (ACO Art Space, Hong Kong, 2019). Man is the selected artist of Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists' Studio Residency 2021. She has also participated in numerous local and international group exhibitions, including “Primitive Sense Art festival” (Omachi City, Nagano, Japan, 2016), “Ensemble” (VT Artsalon, Taipei, 2017), “Zoo as Metaphor (2)”(Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong, 2018), “Big wind blows” (Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong, 2020), and “The Spaces Between the Words Are Almost Infinite” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2020), among others.

 

EDUCATIONAL:

2017   BA, Fine Arts(Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) / The Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019    Sediment and Undercurrent, ACO Art Space, Hong Kong

2018    The Distance of Space, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

2016    Laundry Shop, A walk with A3, Hong Kong

     

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:

2021    Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Residency Programme, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong 

2020    Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong Farmland, Ecological Conservation of Farmland and Education Project, Art Together Limited, Hong Kong
2016    SHINANO Primitive Sense Art Festival 2016, The Land’s telling stories | The storyteller of the Water, Primitive Sense Art Festival executive committee, Nagano, Japan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021    The29th Asian International Art Exhibition, Kyushu Geibun-kan,Fukuoka, Japan

2021    ngan4-Sculpture exhibition, Pat Heung Farm, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
2021    Dear Babies, House by Kubrick, Hong Kong
2021    Farmland Eco-art Exhibition, Times Square, 1a space, Hong Kong
2020    XX – An Exhibition Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong Art School, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong
2020    Big wind blows, Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong
2020    The Spaces Between the Words Are Almost Infinite, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong

2019    In Search of Coast Line - Art parade Education Project  2018 - 2019, Art Together, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

2018    2018 Public art: Ring Ring Belt, C & G Artpartment, Donuimun Open Creative Village, Seoul, Korea

2018    Gwangju International Art Fair 2018|Art Together Limited, KDJ Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea

2018    Social Transformations, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2018    Zoo as Metaphor (2), orleanlaiproject, New Vision Arts Festival 2018, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong

2017    Deep Silence, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2017    Ensemble, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2016    As the leaves fall, Grey and Green Ping Pong Project, 1a space, Hong Kong
2016    Decongestion of West Kowloonization – Soil. Play, C&G Artpartment, Nullah Road, Sitting-out area, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
2016    SHINANO Primitive Sense Art Festival 2016, The Land’s telling stories | The storyteller of the Water, Primitive Sense Art Festival executive committee, Nagano, Japan
2016    Book Shop, Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong

2015    Fine Art Asia 2015|Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2015    Fresh Trend 2015 Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong

2015    An Aeroplane community art exhibition on stories of Kowloon City, ‘’Write me a letter when you arrive...’’, Kowloon City Street, Hong Kong

2015    A/AN “ “, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Show 2015, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2015    She has a gloomy dream / His silent disorder, Carol Lee Studio, Chai Wai Mei, Hong Kong

2014    “First Smash 2” Art Project Group Show, Art Experience Foundation, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong

2013    Island– Story. Life. Landscape. Mixed Media Exhibition, Literature+ Video+ Photography+ Visual Arts, Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

2013    BOING! - pop-up art market, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

2013    The 15543rd same exhibition, Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

2008    Before sleep (School photography group exhibition), Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

CURATED PROJECT, CO - CURATED PROJECT:

2021                       Make A Wish Return: Cookery and Art Practice, BLACK MOON, Wan Chai District Council, Wan Chai District Office, Hong Kong

2021                       Visual Diary Archive - Images Co-create Platform, Arts Go Digital Platform Scheme, 
                                Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong

2019 - 2020          A Page A Wish | XCHANGE: Make Good Make Over, Activity Room 1, Oil Street Art Space
                                Art Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED AWARDS:

    
2015    Mr. Jerry Kwan Memorial Scholarship (2014/2015)

2014    Art Experience Foundation Presents: “First Smash 2” Art Project Group Show

2012    Outstanding Performance Scholarship, Self- Financing Post- Secondary Scholarship Scheme, Education Bureau HKSAR

2012    Best Artwork (PAINTING), Hong Kong Art School

2008    Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship

COLLECTIONS:

Private collections in Hong Kong

Private collections in Japan

Collections in Soho House

Primitive Sense Art Festival executive committee, Nagano, Japan
 

OTHER:

Current        Homeopathic Medicine, Hong Kong Academy of Homeopathy

2021              Art Specialist Advanced Course ( Sculpture ), Hong Kong Visual Art Centre

 


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文美桃


生活於香港

 

文氏的創作以物料出發來講述事件或事情,並從技術層面延伸各種媒介,其作品主題由身體的親密性遊走到城市的景觀,探究城市化的生活與消逝的事物。物化、複製、重塑以及量化的方式,令觀衆從新的角度注視人、生物與死物,並關注其脆弱性與沉默性之間的關聯。
 

文美桃於2017年獲皇家墨爾本理工大學及香港藝術學院藝術學士學位,主修繪畫。自2016年起舉辦了數場個人展覽:《洗衣店》 (A walk with A3,香港)、《彼岸之地》(據點.句點,香港)及《沈積暗湧》(艺鵠藝術空間,香港)。2021年駐留大館藝術家工作室。她的作品亦曾於國內外的群展中展出,如 《原始感覺藝術祭 – 2016》(大町市,日本),《類聚集》(非常廟藝文空間,台北), 《像是動物園(2)》(香港醫學博物館, 香港),《大風吹》(Rossi & Rossi,香港)及《字裡行間》(安全口畫廊,香港)等等。

學       歷

2 0 1 7       藝術文學士 - 主修繪畫,澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學 / 香港藝術學院合辦

個展選錄

 

2 0 1 9       沉積暗湧, 艺鵠藝術空間, 香港

2 0 1 8       彼岸之地, 據點 . 句點, 香港

2 0 1 6       洗衣店,霎西街一號A3, 香港

藝術家駐留

2 0 2 1      大館藝術家工作室駐場計劃, 大館, 香港

2 0 2 0      上水河上鄉 , 香港農地, 農地生態保育及教育計劃, 藝術到家有限公司, 香港

2 0 1 6    「 2016信濃之國原始感覚藝術節 - 土地說故事 |水的說書人」, 大町市, 長野縣, 日本

聯展選錄

2 0 2 1      第二十九屆亞洲國際美術展覽會,日本福岡九州藝文館,日本

2 0 2 1      垠-雕塑展覽,元朗八鄉農場, 香港
2 0 2 1      Dear Babies,House by Kubrick, 香港
2 0 2 1   
  農地生態藝術展,時代廣場, 1a space,香港

2 0 2 0      XX-香港藝術學院二十周年展覽,包氏畫廊, 香港藝術中心, 香港

2 0 2 0      大風吹,Rossi & Rossi, 香港

2 0 2 0      字裡行間,安全口畫廊, 香港

2 0 1 9      尋找海岸線 - 藝術巡遊教育計劃 2018-19, 藝術到家,牛棚藝術村, 香港

2 0 1 8      2018 公共藝術: Ring Ring Belt, C & G藝術單位, 首爾市將敦義門博物館村,首爾, 韓國

2 0 1 8      光州國際藝術博覽會 - 2018|藝術到家有限公司, KDJ 會議展覽中心, 光州, 韓國

2 0 1 8      社會轉型, 包氏畫廊, 香港藝術中心, 香港

2 0 1 8      像是動物園(2), orleanlaiproject, 新視野藝術節 -  2018, 香港醫學博物館, 香港

2 0 1 7      靜聽深度, 包氏畫廊, 香港藝術中心, 香港

2 0 1 7      類聚集, 非常廟藝文空間, 台北, 台灣

2 0 1 6      落牙, 銀髮乒乓, 1a空間, 香港

2 0 1 6      西九化談 實錄 – 落泥玩, C & G藝術單位, 水渠道休憩處, 太子, 香港

2 0 1 6      「 2016信濃之國原始感覚藝術節 - 土地說故事 |水的說書人」, 大町市虹之屋, 長野市, 日本

2 0 1 6      書店,藝鵠,富德樓,灣仔,香港 

2 0 1 5      典亞藝博 2015|香港藝術學院, 香港會議展覽中心, 香港

2 0 1 5      出爐藝術畢業生聯展 - 2015, 展覽廳,香港大會堂,中環, 香港

2 0 1 5      A一架飛機 -九龍城社區藝術故事展, “ 過到嗰邊記得寫信比我啊!”, 九龍城, 香港

2 0 1 5      "一個「 」" 藝術文學士畢業展2015, 澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學 / 香港藝術學院, 包氏畫廊, 香港藝術中心, 香港

2 0 1 5      大地做著一個苦悶的夢', 李美娟工作室, 柴灣尾藝術節,  香港

2 0 1 4      “ 初試啼聲2 ” 藝術計劃聯展, 藝術創庫畫廊, 香港

2 0 1 3     「島嶼──故事.生活.風景」跨媒介藝術展, 文學 + 錄像 + 攝影 + 視覺藝術, 香港兆基創意書院 展覽廳, 香港

2 0 1 3      快閃夜市集, 奧沙畫廊, 香港

2 0 1 3      第15543次不斷重複的同一個展覽, 香港兆基創意書院 展覽廳, 香港

2 0 0 8      入睡前 - 學校攝影群展, 藝術公社, 牛棚藝術村, 香港

 

策劃, 共同策劃 

2 0 2 1                       還原基本步 : 料理・藝術本事, 黑月, 灣仔區議會, 灣仔民政事務處, 香港

2 0 2 1                       視覺博物誌 - 影像共筆平台, Arts Go Digital藝術數碼平台計劃, 香港藝術發展局, 香港

2 0 1 9  - 2 0 2 0       還原頁 | 修繕, 活動室 1, 油街實現, 藝術推廣辦事處, 康樂及文化事務署, 香港

  

 

部份獎項 

2 0 1 5      關晃先生紀念獎學金 (2014/2015)

2 0 1 4      藝術創庫基金:  “ 初試啼聲2 ” 藝術計劃聯展

2 0 1 2      卓越表現奬學金,自資專上獎學金計劃,香港特別行政區政府教育局

2 0 1 2      最佳作品(繪畫),  香港藝術學院

2 0 0 8      成龍慈善基金會獎學金



 

部分收藏

 

:::    私人收藏 - 香港

:::    私人收藏 - 日本

:::    收藏 - Soho House

:::    收藏 - 原始感藝術節執行委員會, 長野縣, 日本
 

其       他

現正修讀          順勢醫學,醫道學堂

2 0 2 1             藝術專修進階課程 (雕塑),香港視覺藝術中心