KWAN was born in 1980, Hong Kong. He obtained a third honor B.A. degree in Fine Art from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. He failed in applying the MFA programme from the CUHK in 2004 and 2007. He was also a founding member of local art groups, Hong Kong Arts Discovery Channel (HKADC), hkPARTg (Political Art Group) and Woofer Ten. In 2009, He had been awarded the Starr Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council, to take part in an international residency program in New York, USA. He won the inaugural HUGO BOSS ASIA ART in 2013. His artworks haven’t widely exhibited around the world, and he has never participated in any major exhibitions held internationally.
A Flags-Raising-Lowering Ceremony at my home’s cloths drying rack
(2007 / 1:47 / colour / sound)
This piece is a respond to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of The People’s Republic of China. The HKSAR regional flag was hand-painted by artist Lee Kit following the regulation of GB 16689-1996, the State’s Standards of The People’s Republic of China, issued by the State Authority of Technical Monitoring. The artist then asked his parents to perform a flags-raisinglowering ceremony at their home’s clothes drying rack, with the handpainted flag, and the national flag of The People’s Republic of China and The United Kingdom.