2018 Honorary Fellowship

  • Ms. Theresa Lee Wai-chun (Comics artist)
  • Mr. Samson Young Kar-fai (Composer / Artist)

Theresa Lee Wai-chun
Renowned Hong Kong comics artist Theresa Lee Wai-chun has devoted herself to comics creation in 1960s. Her signature work 13 Dots, first published in 1966, was an acclaimed classic in Hong Kong and a pioneer in girls comics. The title was immensely popular not only within the city but also in other parts of the world from 1960s to 1980s. Female protagonist Miss 13 Dots who is independent, fashionable and righteous. She represents an ideal who challenges women’s submissive position in society at the time. The lovable heroine attracted a huge following from her endless collections of stylish outfits and modern lifestyle.

Samson Young Kar-fai
Samson Young is an artist and a composer. Behind each project of his is an extensive process of research, involving mapping of the process through a series of “sound sketches” and audio recordings. His drawing, radio broadcast, performance and composition touch upon the recurring topics of conflict, war, and political frontiers.

Young was the inaugural winner of the BMW Art Journey Award at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015, and he represented Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale. Other solo presentations include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan, 2015), Team Gallery (New York , 2015), Para/Site (Hong Kong, 2016), Experimenter (India, 2016), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Germany, 2016) and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, 2017). Upcoming projects include the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York (2018), and the Talbot Rice Gallery as a part of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival.