Shirky Chan is an independent curator, artist and art columnist who received her Master of Art in Fine Art and Master of Art in Intercultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015 and 2017. She achieved her second degree – Bachelor of Fine Art (Major in Painting) with distinction from the The Hong Kong Art School / RMIT University program in 2013.
Shirky was invited by The Hong Kong Institution of Education as their supporting and professional artist at the “Arts @ School” project in 2014. And being the part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute in 2020. Selected curating projects include fund raising exhibition presented by Lamborhgini Hong Kong, “Ze/Ro” group exhibtion at Ben Brown Fine Arts (HK), solo exhibtions for local artists at Touch Gallery. Since 2017, she has been the vice Chair, and now the Chairlady, of Hong Kong Art School Alumni Network. From 2019-2021, She has written and published over 25 art related articles. Other artistic contribution includes: being the Art consultant for Oriental Watch Company 60th Anniversary event in 2021.
Shirky enjoys the imprisonment and abnormal states of mind in her daily life.
“Doing art is the process of having a dialogue to myself, through this dialogue; I search and lose my existence.”
2015 – 2017
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2013 – 2015
Master of Arts in Fine Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bachelor of Fine Art: Major in Painting, RMIT University x Hong Kong Art School, Melbourne, Australia
Finalist, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong