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Born in Hong Kong in 1991, Jess gained her BA (Honours) in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong in 2014. Jess’ work applies themes such as narrative fragments, body memory and focus on iterative manual processes and the aggregation of time. Jess’ work involves a wide range of media - videos, animation, installation - it explores the uniqueness and the malleability of each different medium, for example, outlining the fiction and reality with stop-motion animation. Jess was the selected artist of Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists' Studio Residency 2020 and awarded the Nanying Prize from Taiwan 2022.

劉清華生於1991年香港﹐2014年獲得香港城市大學創意媒體文學士(榮譽)學位。她以片段式的影像探索敍事的可能及以身體的記憶為創作題材,著眼於不同媒介本身的獨特性及其質感之可塑性。作品涉及錄像、動畫、裝置等元素。 2020年進駐大館藝術家工作室,2022年為台灣南瀛獎得主。

 

Education

2021(on-going) Master of Arts in Creative Writing, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
2014 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2008 Ist. Mag. Francesco De Sarlo, Lagonegro (Pz) , Italy


Award

2022/ 南瀛獎 Nanying Award, Taiwan 

2022/ Gold Award, Media Art Category, The 27th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), Hong Kong

2019/ Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards
2016/ Frist Prize, Children Picture category, Creative Writing in Chinese in 2016, Hong Kong
2015/ 
Silver Award & The Best Local Work, Media Art Category, The 20th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva), Hong Kong
2014
/ Best of the Show, School of Creative Media Annual Show 2014, Hong Kong

Residency

2020/ Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Residency Programme, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2017/ Arteles Residency Program, Haukijarvi, Finland 

2017/ Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival, Nagano, Japan 
2016/ BiG-I Art Camp, International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities, Osaka, Japan
2014/ City University of Hong Kong's Extreme Environments program: Antarctica expedition


Solo exhibition
2021/ The Cave with a Wheeze, McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Selected exhibition/screening

2022​

​/ 香港エクスペリメンタル映像特集, Image Forum Festival 2022, Tokyo, Japan

/ Animatou - International Animation Film Festival, Geneva Switzerland

/ Nanying Awards exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan

/ Emo gym, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
 

2021
/ Lamma Mia, Public Art Exhibition, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

/ Art After Hours, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

/ ZE/RO, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
/ TOMATO GREY TEN YEARS LATER: A LITTLE GREYER, White Box, NYC (postponed)

/ We Are Our Own Demons, Negative Space, Hong Kong

/ Inter-island Festival, Hong Kong

/ In Sync: Music in Motion, Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

2020

/ Kowloon City Civil Servants’ Cooperative Building Societies Exhibition, The Mahjong, Hong Kong
/ The Translucent White - double solo exhibition with DOKI MIZUHO, Art spot korin, Kyoto, Japan

2019

/ Return Flight, Floating projects,Hong Kong & Blender Studios, Melbourne, Australia 

/ Nevertheless, History Continues, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong
/ #REMBRANDTPMQ, Hong Kong
/ Chasing The Citys' Frames Back to HK Stop Motion Animation Exhibition, C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong

/ Nothing Can Come Closer, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

/ Chasing the City Frames: from Hong Kong to Houston, Rice University, Houston, USA

2018

/ ALGORITHMIC ART: SHUFFLING SPACE AND TIME, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

/ ifva Carnival – The City is the Cinema, Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
/ 虛異, Yan-huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
/ 玩.想Form Society, Hong Kong
/ Sailing, RED CUBES in Longgang, Shenzhen, China 

/ Passengers' Anecdotes, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2017 

Next+, PMQ, Hong Kong

/ Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival 2017, Nagano, Japan 
/ Contemporary Neoclassic – Hong Kong Ink Art, DaGuan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

/ HAS-BEEN-THERE, Hong Kong SOHO Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

/ Simulacrum Living: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, China
/ Expænsive Cinema: An FPC Production, Floating Projects, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
/ The 22th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva) finalist exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2016

/ Ink+, Ink Asia 2016, HKCEC, Hong Kong 
/ The Age of Experience, Vienna, Austria
/ TOY as medium-Floating Projects Assemblage session, Hong Kong
/ Recurrence, Floating Projects, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (with kinchoi lam)
/ HQ Public Art Project, 80 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong 

2015

/ Hong Kong Creative Force, Inno Design Tech Expo, HKCEC, Hong Kong
/ POST CITY – Habitats for the 21st Century, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
/ Young Talent, Affordable Art fair 2015, Hong Kong
/ Art Centre, Art Basel 2015, HKCEC, Hong Kong
/ Pure Art Foundation annual show, Chai Wan Mei, Hong Kong
/ The 20th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva) finalist exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2014

/ The Writing Machine Collective, 5th edition, TRACING DATA: What you Read is Not What we Write, Hong Kong and Zurich
/ Extreme Environment: Antarctica Expedition and exhibition 2013-2014, Hong Kong
/ The SCM annual 2014 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong