Dr Bryan Chung (right) is named Artist of the Year (Media Art) for his remarkable achievements in artistic creation.


鍾緯正博士(右)於媒體設計的傑出表現獲頒發藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)。

Dr Chung’s work entitled “50. Shades of Grey” is a conceptual and visual art piece which received the Grand Prize (Art Division) at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2016.


鍾博士的作品「半百.半白」包含了概念和視覺藝術元素,並奪得第19屆日本文化廳媒體藝術祭藝術大獎。

Date: 31 May 2017 (Wednesday)

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Visual Arts scholar Bryan Chung named Artist of the Year in Media Art

視覺藝術院鍾緯正博士獲頒藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)

Dr Bryan Chung, Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU, was selected as Artist of the Year (Media Art) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016. The honours are awarded to acknowledge arts practitioners who have achieved excellence in their respective art forms.

Dr Chung was praised for having been continuously active in artistic creation, and for his efforts in enthusiastically conducting research and nurturing young artists. According to the judging panel of the Award, “Dr Chung explores and applies new technology, bringing new creative directions to media arts. His work composed in 2016, 50. Shades of Grey, is a truly outstanding work that has widened the imagination and understanding of media arts. Receiving an important international award, it is representative and indicative of a higher artistic level of Hong Kong media arts.”

Dr Chung said “It is my great honour to receive the 2016 Artist of the Year award for the Media Art category. I would like to thank Professor John Aiken, Director of the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU, and curators Ms Cally Yu and Dr Issac Leung for nominating me for the award.”

“Media art is not yet in the mainstream of the art scene in Hong Kong. It is rare in Hong Kong for artists to develop their own custom hardware and software as a mode of artistic expression. The award is a timely recognition of my efforts in this creative direction. I shall see the award as an incentive for me to further engage students and artists to cultivate the media art development in Hong Kong.” he added.

Dr Chung’s many artistic endeavours include design art, computer graphics and multimedia works.

The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 was organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The award presentation ceremony was held on 26 May 2017.

浸大視覺藝術院助理教授鍾緯正博士在「2016香港藝術發展獎」中榮獲「藝術家年獎(媒體藝術)」。該獎項表揚在過去一年於媒體藝術界別有卓越表現的藝術工作者。

獎項評審讚揚鍾博士除了堅持藝術創作外,亦積極進行研究工作及培育年輕藝術家:「鍾博士開發及應用新的技術,為媒體藝術帶來創新面向。2016年他的作品『半百.半白』非常出色,拓闊了媒體藝術的想像和理解,更獲得國際獎項,有代表性及指標性作用,將香港的媒體藝術提升到更高層次。」

鍾博士十分榮幸能獲此獎項,他說:「我感謝浸大視覺藝術院總監莊藝勤教授、策展人俞若玫女士和梁學彬博士提名我競逐獎項。」

「媒體藝術不算香港的主流藝術,本港亦很少有藝術家發展出一套屬於自己的硬件及軟件來表達藝術。獎項認同了我在這方面的創作,並進一步鼓勵我與學生及藝術家鑽研香港的媒體藝術發展。」鍾博士補充說。

鍾緯正博士的藝術專長包括設計藝術、電腦圖像和多媒體藝術。

2016香港藝術發展獎由香港藝術發展局主辦,頒獎禮於5月26日舉行。