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b. 1996 Hong Kong

Lives and works in Hong Kong

Elaine Chiu explores memories and identities of urban environments through paintings, on-location sketching activities and performances. Elaine studied art history and sociology at the University of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2018, receiving the Talent Development Scholarship (2015) and Out Reaching Award (2016) from the Hong Kong SAR Government. Elaine is selected as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, class of 2023 honouree.

Her recent solo exhibitions include “Before Memories Expire” and “The Memory Library” at JPS Gallery in Hong Kong (2021); Recent artist talks include Asia Society's Gok Dou Live at Art Central (2022), Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York) (2020), and The University of Hong Kong (2021). Elaine's artworks are in the permanent collections of The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), HKU; K11 Art Foundation; Société Générale Hong Kong. International, governmental and commercial project participations include Vivid Sydney (2018), Monaco Film Festival (2019), GeoPark (2019), Hong Kong International Airport (2020) and HKU Heritage Sights and Sites, a Greater Bay Area Project (2022). 


趙綺婷近期個人畫展包括《記憶若有限期》、《回憶圖書館》(JPS畫廊, 2021)。近期藝術家分享包括亞洲文化協會的《角度》對談系列(2022)、香港畫廊協會《與藝術家對談》(2021)、香港經貿處駐紐約辦事處 (2020)、香港大學 (2021)等。趙綺婷的作品列入香港大學美術博物館(UMAG) 、K11 Art Foundation、法國興業銀行等的永久收藏。趙綺婷曾參與


2014 - 2018  BA (hons), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017 Exchange, The University of Edinburgh, UK

2016 Pembroke-King's Programme, The University of Cambridge, UK

2013 Summer programme, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China 

Awards and Scholarships/

2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2023

2022 Societe Generale's Call for Artist Programme: Winning Artwork

2015 - 2016 Out Reaching Award: HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

2015 - 2016 Talent Development Scholarship: HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015-16

Solo Exhibitions/


"Before Memories Expire" and "The Memory Library" JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong


"Signs and the City" Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong

"Signs of Our Times" Parklane Hotel, Hong Kong


"A Self Portrait of Hong Kong" Le Meridien Cyberport and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong


"Street and Seek" Hotel Jen HK and Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong


"Heartbeats in Hong Kong" MTR Arttube, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions/

2023 Sweeping Vistas, JPS Gallery Hong Kong

Confluence of Voices, Hong Kong

2022 DOOOR, the Shophouse Hong Kong

2022 Bonjour Pairs, Paris, France

2022 Art Central, Hong Kong

2021 Para Site's Silver Jubilee Auction

2021 "MUSEUM BELOWGROUND", Belowground, basement, Landmark by JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2020 Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) Annual Fundraiser Auction on Artsy

2020 "Here and Now", JPS Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2019 "Modern Art of Floating World Exhibition", JPS Art Gallery, K11 Chi Art Space

2017 Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, United Kingdom

Permanent Collections/

Société Générale

The University of Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), Hong Kong

Divide by Zero Collection

K11 Art Foundation

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), Sydney, Australia


2022 Oct - Nov The Shophouse Residency, Hong Kong


2023 HKU 111th Anniversary Artathon

2022 HKU Heritage Sights and Sites (a project following Greater Bay Area Built Heritage Summit)

2021 Crabtree & Evelyn

2021 Hong Kong International Airport

2020 Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices (New York)

2021 The University of Hong Kong The Review and Annual Report

2021 The University of Hong Kong Corporate Octopus Card

2019 Hong Kong GeoPark Kat O Story Room, A Unesco Site

2019 Hong Kong GeoPark, Hing Chun Yeuk Seven Villages, A Unesco Site

2019 Shake Shack

2019 VDL x Pantone

2018 Monaco Film Festival

2018 Vivid Sydney

2018 Victoria's Secret

Artist Talks and Lectures/

2022 Creative Industries: From Start-up to Success (SIUA2203), Global Creative Industries Department, Summer Institute, The University of Hong Kong

2022 Summer Semester Sketching Course, General Education unit, CEDARS, The University of Hong Kong

2022 Gok Dou Live: Practices of Cultural Identity: 27 May 2022, Art Central, Asia Society

2021 CEDARS Non-academic Induction Programme - Inspirational activities: 28 Aug 2021, The University of Hong Kong

2021 In Conversation with Artist Elaine Chiu: 18 May 2021, Hong Kong Art Galleries Association (HKAGA)

2021 Before Memories Expire student tour for HKU Architecture Student Society: 15 May 2021

2020 Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong: 26 Nov 2020

2020 Cityscape artist presents works in New York: (13 Feb 2020, New York), Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY)

TV Programme/

2021 RTHK 31 呼吸美學 第二季 An Aesthetic Encounter S2

Selected Media Coverage/

2021 Artist Elaine Chiu On Her New Solo Exhibition And Preserving Hong Kong's Urban Identity, Tatler, April 27, 2021

2020 Tatler Asia

2017 Artistic talent of Hong Kong shines in vivid Australian showcase (with photos), The Government of Hong Kong Special

Administrative Region, June 8, 2018, Issued at HKT 15:35. 

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