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Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪


她的展覽《寶綠達,飄浮的空中小區》(Pro Arts Gallery,美國加州奧克蘭,2018)乃該非牟利畫廊第一個香港藝術家的個人展覽,亦是畫廊四十多年歷史上最成功的展覽之一。她的作品「天空膠雨」以海洋塑膠污染為平台,討論人類和大自然的關係,獲香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院嘉圖藝術獎(2015)、第四屆中華區插畫獎(2016),翌年獲獎於年輕作家比賽,並出版成繪本(三聯出版社,2017)。馮捲雪曾參與多個國際知名的藝術家駐村計劃,包括2010年在加拿大班芙藝術中心、2016年在美國紐約州的奧米藝術中心(Cecily Brown Fellowship),以及同年與Island Institute以氣候變化為題探訪八個阿拉斯加的城鎮。她的作品曾在美國、英國、加拿大、香港、韓國和中國展出,作品被加拿大藝術銀行及各國私人藏家收藏。

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung is a visual artist and art educator whose ambitious ongoing oeuvre revolves around a grand narrative of a dystopian world set in the year 2084. With bold and unfettered imagination, subtle humour, and delicate pathos, she weaves acute observations of the early twenty-first century into an absurd, fantastical landscape populated with plastic-eating humans, flying elephants, and islands floating in the sky, and frequently alludes to literary influences such as Orwell and Swift. Her works present a fictional geopolitical map of a bizarre future, one impacted by changes in the Anthropocene. Fung’s works span a broad range of media including text, books, drawing, painting, printmaking, installation, performances and short films, each chosen carefully for its inherent historical and experiential implications.

Her most recent exhibition, Polluta, Floating Artist Colony in the Sky (2018) at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, California, USA, was the non-profit gallery’s first show by a Hong Kong artist and one of the most successful in its forty-year history. Her award-winning book Tin Hong Gaau Jyu 天空膠雨 (Joint Publishing, 2017) tells a cautionary dystopian tale of a future where a frenzy of plastic consumption (i.e., lifesaver donuts, telephone hotdogs) has led humans past the point of no return. Her work Plastic, plastic, every where! received the Grotto Award, Hong Kong Baptist University (2015) and Award of Excellence, Fourth Greater China Illustration Awards (2016). Her exhibition I Don’t Know if You Know How Much I Love You (2012) was the inaugural solo show at Hi Art, a gallery owned by Beijing art tycoon Wu Jing. She has participated in prestigious artist residencies including Banff Centre, Canada; Island Institute, Alaska; and Art Omi, New York (recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship).