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


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


Date: 26 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)


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


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