Professor Louis Nixon


Date: 04 Sep 2017 (Monday)


HKBU appoints new Director of Academy of Visual Arts


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) announced the appointment of Professor Louis Nixon as the new Director of the Academy of Visual Arts, with effect from 1 January 2018.

Professor Nixon is a practising artist and art researcher with over 25 years of work experience in art and design education and administration. He is experienced in cross-disciplinary research projects across the subject areas of fine arts, film making, photography, design, architecture, and art and design history.

Announcing the appointment, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU Professor Roland Chin said: “Professor Nixon is a world renowned scholar and a prominent artist, I believe that with his vision and leadership, the Academy of Visual Arts will further develop as a top internationally acclaimed art school and continue to nurture creative and passionate young artists for the world.”

Professor Nixon is currently Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Art Research Institute at Kingston School of Art, Kingston University in the UK. Prior to his current appointment, he headed the School of Fine Art at the University from 2006 to 2014. During that time, he expanded the School significantly in both curriculum and research and successfully launched a number of Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programmes.

A practising sculptor and curator, Professor Nixon founded the public art collective Space Explorations and has participated in large-scale urban interventions in public spaces and sites across London. He has exhibited projects in many countries including Italy, Serbia, Armenia, Chile and Australia. In Asia, he participated in a project for the World Expo in 2007 and was later invited by Shanghai’s Cultural Development Department to lead and curate public art projects in Shanghai.

Professor Nixon graduated from Chelsea School of Art specialising in painting, and obtained a post-graduate diploma at the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London, majoring in sculpture.

On behalf of the University, President Chin thanked the retired Director of the Academy of Visual Arts Professor John Aiken for his valuable contribution and dedication to the Academy which has brought it to a new level of excellence.

香港浸會大學宣佈,委任黎力誠教授(Professor Louis Nixon)為視覺藝術院總監,由2018年1月1日起生效。




黎力誠教授是雕塑藝術家和策展人,曾創立Space Explorations公共藝術群,並參與在倫敦的公共空間和場地推動大型都市藝術。他的作品曾在意大利、塞爾維亞、阿美尼亞、智利和澳洲等地展出。他又於2007年參與世界博覽會的一個項目,其後獲上海政府的邀請,在當地籌辦和策展了一些公共藝術項目。


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