Mok Yat-san will share his personal story of being a sculptor in Hong Kong for nearly 25 years. He has successfully turned difficulties into excitement with his incredible passion. He will start from his teenage story about wood carving in villages in New Territories to his professional practices in some large-scale public art projects in recent years as well as the experience with communities. Introducing his works of art from different periods, he will talk about the challenges sculptors encounter in Hong Kong and his own stories.
Mok Yat-san graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1993. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree (First-class honours) at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He has devoted himself to art creation and education since 1995. From 2006-2011, he worked as a senior instructor at the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK, teaching Sculpture and Public Art. Now, he is working as a part-time lecturer at CUHK and a full-time sculptor.
His curatorial projects include the Hong Kong Guangzhou Macao Taiwan Inter-City Sculpture Exchange Exhibition (CUHK, 2015). He participated in the Art Basel in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2014-2016) and the BRIC Exhibition (London, U.K., 2010). His solo exhibitions include In the Midst of Ethereality and Oblivion: 2 Solo Exhibitions by MAN Fung-yi & MOK Yat-san (Redtory Guangzhou, 2015) and Falling Into A Trance: Solo Exhibitions by MAN Fung-yi & MOK Yat-san (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2014). He obtained several awards including the ‘Selected Award' in the Open Competition for Hong Kong Public Art Project—Tamar (Hong Kong, 2012).
His works of art have been collected by different local and overseas institutions, including Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Redtory Guangzhou, K11 Art Foundation, The Wharf Art Collection, Macau Okura Hotel, Singapore Sentosa Equarius Hotel and Sanlitun Beijing the Opposite House, and private collectors.