MAN MEI TO - 文 美 桃

 


Live in Hong Kong

 

Man Mei To (b.1990) obtained her Bachelor degrees in Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and Hong Kong Arts School in 2015, majoring in painting. Her artworks incorporate various media such as painting, photography, video, installation and mixed media.

 

Man’s  artworks typically engage the “ the body ” and “ the city ”. She consciously carries her sensitivity of searching body intimacy to explore the landscape in city ; urbanized life ; fading scenario and vanishing objects around the cityscape. Her works aim at providing awareness on ‘ his ’ existence, and the dialogue between his ’ fragility ' and ‘ his ’ silence by objectifying, cloning, reconstructing and quantifying found objects around. And looking for the weight of these objects once they had from their fragment. She hopes to find a closed relationship between the land and our body through her art practice, until reaching a natural state for both to exist.

 

Man has initiated her second solo exhibition “The Distance of Space” ( Floating Projects, Hong Kong , 2018 ).  And she has previously participated in Primitive Sense Art festival ( Omachi City, Nagano,Japan 2016 ), Ensemble ( VT Artsalon, Taipei  2017 ), etc.

 文  美  桃    生於1990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。她的作品混合多種媒介,包括繪畫、攝影、錄像、裝置及混合媒介等。

 

文氏作品多涉及「城市」及「身體」兩種不同探索命題。由身體的親密性游走到城市的景觀,探究城市化的生活,消逝的事件與物件。用物化,複製,重塑,以及量化的方式,令你重新注視到他的存在,他的脆弱與沉默之間的對話。在脆弱、零碎的物件中尋找他曾存在的重量。把身體與土地拉得更近,帶到最自然的狀態。

文氐在2018年舉辦了首個個人展覽《彼岸之地》 (據點・句點., 香港),其他作品亦曾於國外展出,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)及《韓國光州國際藝博會2018》等等。

 

EDUCATIONAL:

 

2015    BA, Fine Arts – Painting, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) / The Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre

 

 

CURATOR:

2019     A Page A Wish | XCHANGE : Make Good Make Over, Activity Room 1, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2018     The Distance of Space, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

2016     Laundry Shop, A walk with A3, Hong Kong

 

 

       

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2019

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

 

 

2018

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

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

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

::: 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

::: Ensemble, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

2016

::: As the leaves fall, Grey and Green Ping Pong Project, 1a space, Hong Kong

::: Decongestion of West Kowloonization – Soil. Play, C&G Artpartment, Nullah Road, Sitting-out area, Prince Edward, Hong Kong

::: 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

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

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

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

::: 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, 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

::: BOING! - pop-up art market, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

::: 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

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY:

 

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

 

ART FESTIVAL:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ART FAIRS:

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DESIGN:

 

2018    In Full Blossom, On and On Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 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 :   Self- Financing Post- Secondary Scholarship Scheme, Secretary for Education

 

             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