Lau Hok Shing Hanison

1979, Hong Kong


Hanison Lau uses sculptural form to present his ideas; his 3-dimensional pieces express some of his personal stories, presenting different visual elements with ready-made materials. He usually employs history and literature, especially adapted from Chinese culture as referential languages and properties to appropriate his works. He uses sculpture and drawing to represent the poetic elements vested in contemporary visual art form, and his works demonstrate a strong record of personal action. Lau has now been working as an independent artist and Lecturer at Hong kong Baptist University. He received a bachelor degree of arts (Fine Art) from the RMIT University in 2005 and received a master Degree in Fine art at RMIT in 2007. He was selected one of the highlighted artists by the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office for its “Artists in Neighbourhood scheme II 2008”. He took part in the Artist-in-residence project in Portland, USA in 2008 and South Korea in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. In the last few years, he has been exhibiting his works extensively in USA, Australia, mainland China and Hong Kong.


1979 Born in Hong Kong

1999-2001 Diploma of Graphic Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

2002-2003 Diploma in Fine Arts, Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong

2003-2005 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2006-2007 Master of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


Selected Solo Exhibitions


  • Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong


  • A-lift Gallery, Hong Kong


  • TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China


  • Woofer Ten, Shanghai Street at Yaumatei, Hong Kong


  • Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong


  • Order – recordation of personal action by Hanison Lau, White Tube, Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong
  • Poem Imagine, Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


Selected Group Exhibitions



  • Art 21, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • Remaster vs Appropriating the Classics, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan 


  • Taehwa River Eco Art Festival, Taehwa River Grand Park, Ulsan, Korea
  • Hong Kong Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong


  • Space@West Kowloon – Hong Kong Sculpture Biennale, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong


  • MaD@West Kowloon – Wall-less Art Complex, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong
  • Landscapes, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Korea


  • Touching Art – Louvre’s Sculpture in Movement, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Asian Art Invitational Exhibition, Redtory Art, Guangzhou, China
  • The Missing Parts – a Study on Functional Objects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


  • Travelling in Imaginary Landscape, K11, Hong Kong


  • Reversed Reality, Worksound Gallery, Portland, United States
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


  • Preview of New West Kowloon Venue, C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong


  • Art & Environment – Sculpture and Installation, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong


  • The Art School Diploma in Fine Arts Graduation Show, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


  • Shoot to Origin(al), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Residency Project for International Renowned Visual Artists – Xu Bing’s Workshop Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong


Selected Awards

1998 Scholarship (Fine Art), St Paul’s College, Hong Kong

2003 Merits Shoot to Origin(al) Photo Competition, Hong Kong

2004 Finalist (Installation Art), 18th Philippe Charriol Art Foundation Competition, Hong Kong

Best Artwork Award – Fine Arts Diploma Graduation Show, Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong

2005 Finalist, 19th Philippe Charriol Art Foundation Competition, Hong Kong

2013 Taehwa River Eco Art Festival – The Most Popular Artist Chosen by Citizens TEAF, Korea

2014 Excellence Award for Teaching Project, Hong Kong Art Education Association, Hong Kong