Siu King-chung is an art & design commentator, an installation artist, an independent curator and is actively involved in arts policy and art/design curriculum development in Hong Kong. He is the Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who also leads the BA (Hons) Art and Design in Education Programme.
Siu researches and writes on art and design education, information design, indigenous creativity and vernacular design, upcycling design, material & visual culture, theme parks, community engagement and curatorial practices. His writings appear in various local newspapers, magazines and international journals.
Siu co-founded a curatorial collective, Community Museum Project (http://www.hkcmp.org/) since 2002, which endeavours to visualize and disseminate local knowledge and practices in form of exhibitions, publications, cultural tourism and urban pedagogy projects.
Siu produces experimental exhibitions and often participates in local and international creative and visual culture projects. For many years, he has been exploring ways to initiate collaborations among students, teachers, designers and artists through organizing exhibitions and publishing projects. This has given him chances to explore and develop possible forms and strategies for exhibition design, installation display, publication design and alternative museum practices.
Projects and Publications (Selection)
2002 Designs You Don’t Know What to Do With: A Book About (the meanings of) Design and Its Alternatives
2004 Object of Demonstration
2005 Street as Museum: Lee Tung Street as You have never seen Before
2007 In Search of Marginalized Wisdom: Sham Shui Po Craftspeople
2010 From Trash to Treasure: Designing Upcycling Systems
2010 The Museum of Complaints: Anyang Public Art Project
2011 Riverside Scene of Local Agriculture
2012 Lesser Designs
2013 Street as a Museum: Visualizing Indigenous Trades in Cijin, Tainan
2014 What about Crafts?
2016 Objection! Protest by Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
2016 Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw