Current Fellows

Debe Sham
Debe Sham
2017 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Debe Sham is a sculptor and an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on conceptual and site-specific projects. Apart from digital media, Debe also applies glass and metal in her works, speaking to issues of “interactivity”, “Hong Kong public playground culture” and “interpersonal communication in different situations”. In 2015, she participated in Artist-in-Residence at Hong Kong Lingnan University. Debe has served as a part-time lecturer at Academy of Visual Arts in HKBU. She has also collaborated in community-engaging projects with local primary, secondary schools and non-commercial organizations. Debe’s work has been featured in many local exhibitions such as Hong Kong Sculpture Biennale 2016, 'ON AIR – Debe Sham Solo Exhibition’ in Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery, ‘Art in the Branch’ commissioned by We-search and China CITIC Bank International, 'Elephant Parade- Hong Kong' in City Plaza, and ‘Artistinvisble' in Hong Kong University and Summer Jewel in New Gallery On Old Bailey. Debe received her Master of Visual Arts in the Studio Arts & Extended Media Concentration at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

 

Onnie Chan
Onnie Chan
2017 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Onnie Chan is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has merged immersive theater with online gaming, creating immersive game theater. After graduating from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art, she served one of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s leading actresses. She later received her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the University of London Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Onnie has performed in London’s CircusFest and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. She is the founder and artistic director of Banana Effect, a group dedicated to advancing the art of immersive game theater. She was an early developer and creative director of FreeingHK!, the first room escape game in Hong Kong. An active member of her community, she has held many workshops in partnership with groups such as Sai Kung District Community Centre, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Hong Kong Youth Association, and Hong Kong Chinese Culture Development Association. Her teachings in primary schools, colleges and universities have included focuses on story telling skills, drama, radio drama, and immersive theatre.

 

Cai Ying
Cai Ying
2015-2017 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Born in Xiamen, CAI Ying is an independent dance artist based in Hong Kong. She received her BFA in Chinese dance from the Beijing Dance Academy. She later completed an MFA in choreography at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. As a choreographer, Ying has been commissioned by a number of international entities including Singapore National Arts Council, Korea International T&C Dance Festival, Sibu International Dance Festival, Hong Kong Dance Festival, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. As a performer, her recent performance credits include Returning Spirit (2015), A Dialogue Between “women” (2015), Umbrella (2014), On the Road Again (2011-2013). Her upcoming dance piece, wǒ mén, has premiered in the 2016 Hong Kong Arts Festival. In addition to choreographing and performing, CAI Ying is also an experienced dance teacher and has had appointments from a wide range of institutions and organizations, such as the Singaporean Ministry of Education, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and Hong Kong Dance Federation.

 

Phoebe Hui
Phoebe Hui
2015-2017 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Phoebe HUI is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher primarily working in the relationship between language, sound, and technology. Most recently, Phoebe was a lecturer in the Visual Arts and Culture program at the Hong Kong Design Institute. She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Young Artist Award (Media Art), Asian Cultural Council Altius Fellowship, Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award, Solo Show Grant from Watermans to coincide with 2012 Olympics Games in London, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Art Scholarship, and the Hong Kong Design Association Design Student Scholarship. She has presented her research-based art practice and papers in different places such as ISEA, MIT Media Lab, Asian Contemporary Art Week, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Phoebe received her M.F.A. from the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts, her M.A. in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and her B.A. in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong.

 

Parry Ling
Parry Ling
2014-2016 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Parry Ling is a sculptor and cross-disciplinary visual artist based in Hong Kong. As a graduate of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University, Parry has received awards and exhibited multiple works, including video installations, performance art, and other visual art in a variety of locales in Hong Kong. In addition to lecturing in the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University, Parry has exhibited in 1a space gallery, A-lift gallery, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hui Gallery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Baptist University. Parry has explored topics such as social identity, politics, and the environment.

 

Yang Hao
Yang Hao
2014-2016 HKETO-NY Arts Fellow
Yang Hao is a contemporary dancer based in Hong Kong. Yang Hao grew up in Chongqing and studied in Beijing until he moved to Hong Kong to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2007. In addition to teaching dance in Hong Kong, Yang Hao has toured with the Chinese Opera and Dance Drama Theater, China Song and Dance Troupe from Guangzhou, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, and the City Contemporary Dance Company. Most recently, Yang Hao has choreographed several pieces, including Autorun (2011), Rush (2013), Cube at the Seoul International Dance Festival, Outspoken (2014) at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Nothing… but something (2014) with Alice Rensy.

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