Ngai Wing-lam, Ant

1986 Hong Kong

Introduction

Ant Ngai Wing-lam graduated with a BA from Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts in 2008. Her main medium is painting, and her work often depicts people with the head of a fish. These stories and characters are inspired by her own dreams and surroundings. Having grown up in Hong Kong, her paintings often take place in the landscape of the city.

Ngai currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Her most recent exhibitions include the Tales of the Ocean (WWF-HK x Gallery by the Harbour, 2020); Asia Art Archive’s annual auction 2020; Every Tuesday (Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 2018); The Voyage of the Beagle (WINWIN ART, Taiwan, 2017); 火腿 未,來式 (HAM gallery, Taiwan, 2017); Foo Tak Quartet Artists work showcase (Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong, 2014); solo exhibition Until You Are Here (Hong Kong, 2015); Reading the Time of Fish Man (Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong, 2012).

French May Arts Festival Associated Project 2021 Chinese Surrealism is Alisan Fine Art’s first time working with the artist. 


Biography
1986  Born in Hong Kong

2005-08 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2015 Guest speaker, Draft and Painting, Painting On and On Marathon Talk, Hong Kong

2020 Guest speaker,AVA CCL Talk Series, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 
Until You Are Here, YY9 GALLERY, Hong Kong

2012                    
Reading the Time of Fish Man, Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022                    
Past & Present Landscapes, Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2021                    
Chinese Surrealism, French May Arts Festival Associated Project, Alisan Fine Arts-Aberdeen, Hong Kong

2020                    
WWF Hong Kong: Tales of the Ocean, Gallery by the Harbour, Hong Kong

2018                    
Every Tuesday, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre L614, Hong Kong

2017                    
The Voyage of the Beagle: WINWIN ART, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
火腿未,來式, HAM gallery, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2016                    
Domesticated: WINWIN ART, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015                    
That Guy, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2014                    
Foo Tak Quartet: Artists Work Showcase, Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong

2013                    
BOING! Pop Up Night Market, OSAGE Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2012                    
Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong Young Artist 2012 (Finalist), Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
AVA x JCTIC, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2011              
Drawing Connection, Siena Art Institute Onlus, Italy

2009                    
KLOMP!, Hong Kong Red Elation Gallery, Three Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2008                    
Live Herring ’08: Media Art Exhibition, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
New Trend 2008, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
Current (Graduation Exhibition), AVA Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Arrest: an exhibition of frozen time and space, 1a space, Cattle Depot Artists Village, Hong Kong
Works (Student Painting Exhibition), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Fresh!, AVA Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
The Making of Hong Kong: Contemporary Art Exhibition (The students’ exhibition part), Hong Kong Art
Museum, Hong Kong

2007 
Observation and Investigation (Student Installation Art Exhibition), AVA Gallery, Academic of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Bliss (Joint-University Multimedia Exhibition), AVA Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2003                    
Art collection, City Hall, Hong Kong

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2014 Cliftons Art Prize Hong Kong 2014 (Finalist)

2013 Cliftons Art Prize Hong Kong 2013 (Finalist)

2012 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong Young Artist 2012 (Finalist)

Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012