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Art Omi, NY, USA; The Arctic Circle, International Territory of Svalbard, Norway; The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria; Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA; Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Canada; The International Motion Film Festival, Cyprus; The Island Institute, Alaska, USA and more...

Hong Kong Canadian Artist

Michelle Fung 馮捲雪 (b. 1982)

Lives and works in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Canadian interdisciplinary artist Michelle Fung's lifelong oeuvre revolves around a grand dystopian world-building narrative in year 2084, presenting a fictional geopolitical map of a bizarre future in the Anthropocene. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at the municipal museum Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria, as the invited guest artist of the Quarantine Film Festival (2022) and has held recent solo exhibitions at leading artist-run galleries in Australia (2019) and California (2018), as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019.)

Fung has been awarded with multiple grants with Canada Arts Council, Pure Art Foundation (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau and Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Her works have garnered awards including Film that Matters, the Animaze Animation Film Festival, Canada (2019), 50 Best Books for Secondary Students, Hong Kong Professional Teacher's Union (2018), winner of Young Writer's Debut Competition, Hong Kong (2017), the Grotto Award, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015) and Award of Excellence, Fourth Greater China Illustration Awards (2012 and 2016.) Her short films have been selected at many international film festivals and she has participated in prestigious international residencies including Banff Centre, Canada (2010), Art Omi, NY, USA (2016) and The Arctic Circle, International Territory of Svalbard (2022.)

 

She holds a BFA, The University of British Columbia, Canada and MVA, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

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Michelle Fung 馮捲雪 (b. 1982)

Lives and works in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Canadian interdisciplinary artist Michelle Fung's lifelong interdisciplinary oeuvre revolves around a grand dystopian world-building narrative in year 2084. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at the municipal museum Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria (2022) and has held recent solo exhibitions at leading artist-run galleries in Australia (2019) and California (2018), as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019.)

 

Her works have garnered many local and international awards. Her short films have been selected at many international film festivals and she has participated in many prestigious international residencies including Banff Centre, Canada (2010), Art Omi, NY, USA (2016) and The Arctic Circle, International Territory of Svalbard (2022.)

 

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Michelle Fung 馮捲雪 (b. 1982)

Lives and works in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Canadian interdisciplinary artist Michelle Fung's lifelong interdisciplinary oeuvre revolves around a grand dystopian world-building narrative in year 2084. Her works have been presented extensively in international museum, gallery and university exhibitions and film festivals.

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"Michelle is devoted to her art practice and the visionary world of 2048 she has created. It is an epic thought-provoking tale that reflects the dreams and despair of the world we live in. She ingeniously combines contemporary issues with various traditional artmaking techniques in her works.

In 2019, we worked with Michelle to realize with her the solo exhibition at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, featuring works from the award-winning series “Plastic, plastic, everywhere!”. It involved setting up a large hand-painted mural, with over thirty pieces of original artworks displayed at two unconventional exhibition venues on campus. The collaboration was superbly efficient and smooth on all ends. We are excited to collaborate again for her solo exhibition at Varna City Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Bulgaria in 2022.

Michelle’s art world not only shows empathy and imagination for viewers, but it is also insightful for those who have been involved in the making process."

Hilda Chan & Iven Cheung
Curators of MUSTHAVEKEYS

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