Dr Ho Siu-kee is named Artist of the Year (Visual Arts) at Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2015 for his remarkable achievement in body aesthetics


何兆基博士於身體美學的傑出表現獲香港藝術發展獎頒發藝術家年獎(視覺藝術)

Dr Ho’s recent work entitled "Body Geometry" which employs different media including sculpture, installation and video projection


何博士最近的「此身幾何」大型作品採用了不同視覺媒介如雕塑、裝置及錄像投影

Date: 26 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)

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Dr Ho Siu-kee named Artist of the Year in Visual Arts

何兆基博士獲頒藝術家年獎(視覺藝術)

Dr Ho Siu-kee, Associate Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU, was selected as Artist of the Year (Visual Arts) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2015. The award presentation ceremony was held on 21 April 2016, with the honours presented to acknowledge arts practitioners who have achieved excellence in their respective art forms.

In response to receiving the award, Dr Ho expressed his gratitude to his parents and family who have provided him with tremendous support and tolerance. He said, “Over the last 30 years since the beginning of my university studies, I have received huge support and encouragement from my family members at different stages of my life. I would also like to thank my mentor Mr Cheung Yee who taught me that art is a life-long commitment. In the early years when I started to study art, which at that time was not yet a topic afforded much attention from society, many of the senior artists I knew showed their persistence and pursued art with passion. Hong Kong is considered Asia’s art city nowadays, with many artworks sold at record-breaking transaction prices. All these have reminded me ‘not to forget my initial dream’”. In addition, Dr Ho thanked Professor John Aiken, Director of the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU, for his support on Dr Ho’s work and creation.

The judging panel of the Award appreciated Dr Ho for his participation in a variety of international arts events, his efforts to explore artistic possibilities with dedication and his ability to carve out new styles and directions, influencing the path Hong Kong contemporary art has taken. The panels also commented on Dr Ho’s remarkable performance this year, in particular his outstanding solo exhibition entitled Body Geometry which demonstrates his sophisticated and multi-faceted achievement and depth in art. In addition, Dr Ho was praised for his contribution to arts education, particularly in the cultivation of the new generation of artists.

Dr Ho’s many artistic endeavours include sculpture and body aesthetics.

The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2015 was organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. For the full list of awardees, please visit: http://www.hkadc.org.hk/?p=13816&lang=en

浸大視覺藝術院副教授何兆基博士在「2015香港藝術發展獎」中榮獲「藝術家年獎(視覺藝術)」。該獎項表揚在過去一年於文化藝術界別有傑出表現的創作人。

何博士回應得獎感受時,感謝父母和家人對他的支持和包容。他說﹕「從入讀大學至今三十多年,在不同的人生階段都得到家人的極大支持與鼓勵。我亦感謝我的恩師張義先生,他令我明白藝術是一生一世的事。在我開始學習藝術的年代,藝術在社會上並未得到太大的關注,我認識的多位藝術家前輩,都因熱愛藝術而義無反顧地堅持下去。今日,香港被譽為亞洲藝術之都,藝術品以天價成交亦時有所聞,我更加要提醒自己,要『毋忘初衷』。」此外,何博士特別感謝浸大視覺藝術院總監莊藝勤教授一直以來支持他的工作及創作。

該獎項的評審讚揚何兆基博士廣泛參與國際藝術項目,持續鑽研發展,在香港當代藝術史中開創了新風格及方向。評審認為何博士本年度表現突出,個人展覽「此身幾何」水準高,展示其成熟及全面的藝術成就及內涵。此外,評審讚揚何博士在藝術教育建樹良多,對培育年青一代藝術家尤有貢獻。

何博士的藝術專長包括雕塑和身體美學。

「2015香港藝術發展獎」由香港藝術發展局主辦,頒獎禮於4月21日舉行。更多獎項詳情,請瀏覽http://www.hkadc.org.hk/?p=13816&lang=tc