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Exhibition Information

/ About Exhibition /

The idea of ​​"the personal is political" comes from the second-wave feminism, implying that things on the individual level are affected by the structure of social power, and the autonomy of the related parties is thus restricted. The campaign aims to seek equal treatment, and expand the rights of women to speak.

Decades later, because of the present power structure and various misunderstandings, our society still has many myths, prejudices or even unfairnesses towards sexual identity, gender performance and sexual orientation.


The exhibition “Sex/Gender Reinterpretation”, together with 10 artists, will respond to the current situation with paintings, writings, videos, performance art, installation art and sculptures.  From the aspects of body and personality performance, social class, erotic space, religious belief to marriage right, the artists will once again interpret “sex/gender” through their artworks, and try to question or challenge the social regulations against body and sexuality.

Participating artists: Chan Cheuk Yan, Chan Sai Lok, Fung Ming Sum, Isaac Spellman, Lai Cing Yan Jennifer, Li Ka Man Florence, Magus@2M07, Nicole Pun, Wong Wan Yee Ann, Monique Yim

/  Exhibition Period      

   March 29-31, 2019

/  Opening Hours      

   15:00-21:00 (March 29)

   10:00-21:00 (March 30)

   10:00-18:00 (March 31)

/  Opening Reception

   March 29, 2019 at 19:00

/  Venue

   L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

/  Curator

   Fung Ming Sum

/  Organisers

   The Painting Studio

   Hong Kong Queer Literary and Cultural Festival

/  Event Sponsors

   Sunpride FoundationPure Art Foundation

/  Venue Sponsor

   Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

/  Contact and Inquiry

   6044 8962 /

Promotional Materials
Artists' Statement
Monique Yim

Chan Cheuk Yan

Chan Cheuk Yan, Glo graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University, and currently lives in Hong Kong.  Glo’s artworks relate to her alienation from the world - she used to stay out of the crowd to observe, and to capture fragments from her daily life.   She made a lot of efforts in perceiving the world and then illustrating her understanding of it and her feelings through photography, videos and installations.

Chan Sai Lok

Chan Sai Lok is an artist, art critic and writer in Hong Kong.  Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, a Master of Fine Art degree, and subsequently a Master of Arts in gender studies, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  His versatile career covers fine art, creative writing, education, art criticism and gender studies.

Fung Ming Sum

Fung Ming Sum graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2015.  Before graduation, she had been involved in the LGBTQ movement, and documented the activities with photography; after that, she focuses on paintings and drawings.  Her works are mainly about her personal experiences, recording her struggles on self-identity and interpersonal relationships.

Isaac Spellman

Isaac Spellman graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2018.  He is currently living in Hong Kong, being an illustrator.  His artworks are influenced by the pop and witchcraft culture.  In his artworks, he tries to  transform his own aesthetics into modern beauty.

Lai Cing Yan, Jennifer

Lai Cing Yan, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Photography) from RMIT University in 2018.  Being born and living in Hong Kong, her creative concept is based on the local social issues, and highlights the idea of “Art for Society’s Sake”.  She tries to arouse public’s awareness towards certain issues through her works, creating a space for the audience to think and reflect.

Li Ka Man, Florence