Independent curator Kwok Ying has been invited by Pro Helvetia Shanghai to participate as an international expert at the 2020 edition of the Plat(t)form project conceived by the Fotomuseum Winterthur. She will review the portfolios of emerging artists, visit local art institutions, and engage in networking with the Swiss art scene.
42 young photographers from Switzerland and throughout Europe are presenting their portfolios to the public and an international panel of experts. Also present will be seven professional photographers from around the world who have been invited to Winterthur by the Pro Helvetia offices abroad.
Kwok Ying is an independent curator based in Hong Kong. She works with a diverse range of art and cultural institutions nationally and internationally, from artist’s initiatives, art festivals, to public museums and the commercial sector. Her research-based curating often synthesizes different art forms in contemporary visual art, from site-specific commissions, performances, to film and video. Kwok is the curator for Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close for Tai Kwun Contemporary and Wellcome Trust, the lead curator of LOOK International Photography Festival 2017, and curator at M+ for Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief as Hong Kong presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale. Before embarking on her independent career, Kwok was the curator at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester UK, between 2006 and 2012.
In 2014, Kwok was awarded the Asia Cultural Council Fellowship. She is an international fellow in the Clore Leadership Programme 2018/19. Apart from curating, Kwok also founded Art Appraisal Club with a group of local art professionals in 2014, in order to encourage critical thinking and initiating effective art discussions in Hong Kong. The group provides regular exhibition reviews and their articles are published in magazines, various cultural networks and their own bilingual journal, Art Review Hong Kong.