Mok Yat-san

1968, Guangdong China

Introduction

Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993, Mok Yat-san obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (First Honour) in 2004. From 2006-2011, he worked as the senior instructor at the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recently, he works as a part-time lecturer and a full-time artist devoting himself to his art creation. He is now the president of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society.


During 2002-2008, Mok has organized a number of Public Art in School projects. He was also one of the curators of Art in The Park, 2009, and ECHO: Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, 2010. These years, Mok has participated in many commissions and public art projects in Hong Kong and overseas, including Public Art Project – Tamar (2012), Art Acquisition Project for The Legislative Council Complex and Art in Station Architecture – Tai Po MTR Station (2011). He was the recipient of several awards, including the Selected Award in the Competition for Public Art Project of Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept. in 2001 & 2004, and commissioned; the Selected Award of the Competition on Design of Decorative Works of Art for the Hong Kong Central Library, organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept. in 2000, and commissioned; the Third Prize (Hong Kong), Olympic Art and Sport Contest 2000, organized by the International Olympic Committee in 2000; and the Freeman Foundation Fellowship for Asian Artists, USA in 1997.


He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Yi Pai: Century Mentality Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing in 2009, In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion: 2 Solo Exhibitions by Man Fung-yi & Mok Yat-san, Redtory, Guangzhou and Art Basel Hong Kong in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


BIOGRAPHY
1968    Born Guangdong, China
1993    Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999    Devoted himself to art creation and art education since then
2004    Obtained Master of Fine Arts degree, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (First Honour), China
2004-06    Chairman of Hong Kong Visual Arts Society
2005    Part-Time Lecturer in Sculpture of the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2006    Vice-chairman of Hong Kong Visual Arts SocietyPart-Time Tutor in BA of RMIT& HK Art School, Hong Kong
2006-2011    Senior instructor, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2012    Part-time lecturer and a full-time artist devoting himself to his art creation
2014    President of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2015             

  • In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion: 2 Solo Exhibitions by Man Fung-yi & Mok Yat-san, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

2014             

  • Falling into a Trance, Solo exhibitions by Man Fung-yi & Mok Yat-san, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018             

  • International Ink Artists, Ink Asia, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2017             

  • 3-Dimensional Ink Art, Alisan Fine Arts Aberdeen, Hong Kong

2016             

  • Contemporary Landscapes: From Modern Classics to the New Vanguard, Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Bear in Mind: William Lim & Mok Yat-san, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2015 

  • Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2014 

  • Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2009                         

  • Yi Pai: Century Mentality Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2005 Chinese Character Art Exhibition, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Peking University, Beijing, China

Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2004 Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2003 Asian Puzzle: 18th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Coffee and Tea Show, Tea Ware Museum, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2001 Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2000 Conflict and Choice: 2nd Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Young Sculptors, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; Shenzhen Sculpture Institute, Shenzhen, China

1999 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan


 

SELECTED AWARDS 
1997   Freeman Foundation Fellowship for Asian Artists, United States
2000   3d Prize (Hong Kong), Olympic Art and Sport Contest 2000, organized by the International Olympic Committee
Award of the Competition on Design of Decorative Works of Art for the Hong Kong Central Library, organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept., Hong Kong
2001, 04   Award of the Competition of Public Art Project: Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, and New Face of Heritage: Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, Stage II, presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Dept., Hong Kong, and five pieces of public artworks were commissioned by the Hong Kong Housing Authority

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Hong Kong Housing Department
Hong Kong Airport Authority
MTR Corporate
Housing estates, schools, corporate and private collectors

 

SELECTED ART PROJECTS IN HONG KONG 
2002-2008   Organized a number of Public Art in School projects
2009   Curator of “Art in The Park”
2010   Curator of “ECHO – Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial”
2011   Art Acquisition Project for The Legislative Council Complex and Art in Station Architecture – Tai Po MTR Station
2012   Public Art Project – Tamar