Associate Professor of Practice in Cultural Management
B.F.A.(U of Sask.); M.F.A. (UC Davis)
Oscar Ho Hing Kay specializes in the practice and critical studies of cultural management, particularly in the area of visual arts, museum management and curatorship. He was formerly Exhibition Director at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Senior Research Officer at the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Government, and Founding Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. He is currently Programme Director of the MA programme in Cultural Management.
He has been actively engaging in curatorial practice for over two decades and have curated many exhibitions locally and internationally in Asia, Europe and North America. He has also been actively engaged in community cultural projects and is one of the pioneers in the promotion of community art. He was a member of the Museum Advisory Group for the West Kowloon Cultural District, responsible for preparing the proposal for the new museum ‘M+’, and was a member of the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Authority. He is a founding member of the board of Asia Art Archive and HULU, a community arts action group, and chairman of Art in Hospital. He was also a member of the International Committee of documenta 13. He writes regularly and write for local and international publications, including Art Forum, Newsweek, Art in Asia Pacific and Contemporary Art News, and is the founder of the Hong Kong Chapter of International Art Critics Association. He is chairman of the board of the C for Culture magazine, and member of the Advisory Board of the London-based journal Afterall. His latest writings were included in the Hong Kong/China Photographers Series: So Hing Keung, The Global Art World: Audiences, Markets, and Museums, published by ZKM (2009), and 1968 memories and Legacies of a Global Revolt published by German Historical Institute (2009).