HK FOREWORD 22 Fong Pong Yuet, Tian Zhang, Ivan Chan, Chan King Long Ken, Lazarus Chan, Danica, Cami Hui, Kei Wing, Koo Kam Muk, Lulu, Jing Pang, Wan Lok Yiu Kelly, Charlotte Wong, Emme Wong, Kenneth Wong, Kaio Wu, Matthew So Chun Him
16 Sep - 16 Oct, 2022
17 New Hong Kong Artists
Introducing New Art in Hong Kong

September 2022 HONG KONG-10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present our 11th edition of HKFOREWORD22, which hosts a selection of new art from Hong Kong from recent university art graduates. This has been a challenging 2nd year with Covid-19 and these art students have graduated with resilience in what has become a new norm the world over. Here we can see them shine.

We are honoured to present:
Ivan Chan
Lazarus Chan
Fong Pong Yuet
Kei Wing
Matthew So Chun Him
Charlotte Wong
Kenneth Wong
Tian Zhang
Chan King Long Ken
Cami Hui
Koo Kam Muk
Jing Pang
Wan Lok Yiu Kelly
Emme Wong
Kaio Wu
Since 2012, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is devoted to offer a first gallery exhibition to emerging Hong Kong artists and support the local artist’s community with the annual HKFOREWORD22 exhibition. The exhibition encourages fresh art graduates to pursue their career as a practicing artist and provide them the opportunity to connect with both the local and international art community. 

The last years in Hong Kong has seen divisive change and uncertainty together with the global pandemic which hit Hong Kong the hardest during the final months of preparation of their graduation projects for this group of students. It has been especially tough for this young crop of artists who had to adapt to work from home, online and without proper working space to make their art. It is especially wonderful to see what a strong and resilient group of young people who have continued and created incredible artworks, regardless of their circumstance. The artists in Hong Kong got on with their works and created a strong display of art that encapsulates their preoccupations, angsts, ponderings, reflections, observations and memories of this time in their lives. What is so special about this exhibition of HKFOREWORD22 is that it is the foreword of what comes next. And what does come next for this generation? Graduating from university and making their first steps on their journey in life continues with unpredictability. 

We have chosen 17 rising stars on the Hong Kong art stage. Artists in the show are recent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree graduates from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University-School of Creative Media, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School and The Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. The diverse group of artists and artworks selected this year include paintings, sculpture, video, prints, new media and installations. The audience is invited to engage with the new crop of creativity, originality, and passion from the local art graduates through the exhibition who have struggled to complete their degrees amidst school closures due to Covid-19. We are proud to salute the class of 2022 for their wonderful and outstanding perseverance during a very tough year.