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Over the past a few years, I have had the opportunity to be nurtured in art and social science in the broad context of contemporary culture, through project-led studies at Royal College of Art in London and HKUST,  as well as fantastic internships with respected organisations. 

This global upbringing has cultivated me to be delightful and inquisive in personality, self-motivated to deliver projects with a creative streak, and most importantly, to apply an integrated interdisciplinary approach. I believe these qualities are indispensable to launching a promising career in the heart of Hong Kong's international art scene. 

Work experience

jAN 2017Present

Producer at BBC Chinese, Part-time

BBC World Service, Hong Kong
  • Covering Asia news with a focus on Greater China daily news production 
MAR 2016aug 2016

Intern, Special Events Asia

Christie's, Hong Kong
  • Liaised with specialist departments and external vendors to plan, budget and execute private events (top client dinner/ cocktail/ wine tasting, etc) 
  • Drafted various marketing deliverables for Christie's 30th Anniversary in Asia and Spring Sales and evolved media engagement through previous PR strategist experience
  • Responsible for profile research and candidate proposal, serving as the primary contact to develop Christie's Art Forum panels, created briefing packs for media/panelists, prepared and managed materials and setup for on-site events (Art Forums, Strategic Partner Tours and 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner)
mar 2016

Reporter, Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

art.china.cn, Beijing/Hong Kong (The official art portal)
  • Schemed media angles and key messages for the Art Basel feature story, sourced 8 collectors, galleries an seasons editors and conducted a three day interview
  • Drafted and translated English and Chinese media content into stories published on Artchina.cn and ArtChina Wechat platform
Jun 2015Dec 2015

PR & Social Media Executive

CdD PR, Hong Kong
  • Worked with internal clients to determine cultural public relations and arts programming strategies to execute collateral creation projects 
  • Assisted directors to translate complex concepts and data into compelling content for marketing outreach, including composing press materials, creating astute media angles, and conducting social media analysis, competitive research, audience engagement for designated accounts  including British Council and k11 Art Foundation
  • Maintained an updated network of media contacts regionally and internationally
Dec 2014Feb 2015

Curator (Freelance)

5th Base Gallery, London
  • Demonstrated solid research skills and successfully pitched the exhibition proposal to 6 London galleries
  • Delivered effective project management and strong interpersonal skills with artists, gallery sponsors and printing producers, while overseeing budgeting, selecting artworks, exhibiting design, guests reception (over 200 people) during the opening 
Jul 2014Sep 2014

Programme Associate (Internship)

Asia Cultural Council, Hong Kong
  • Managed programme calendar, coordinated weekly project meetings and briefings 
  • Assisted the director in donor management and advisors committee events   
  • Researched and composed a complete list of artists stories that reflected the unique cultural vision of ACC and the Rockefeller Foundation, published in the ACC 50th Anniversary Book
  • Drafted arts programme proposal for ACC partnership with the Christie’s CSR unit   
Feb 2014May 2014

Intern, Department of Government Relations and Public Affairs

AmCham, American Chamber of Commerce Hong Hong
  • Composed weekly research report on socio-economic conditions and government policies in selected Asia-pacific regions for AmCham advocacy 
  • Generated briefings for AmCham Mongolia Delegation and Shanghai Delegation
  • Facilitated keynote speaker reception and panel discussions, drafted writing materials for AmCham Annual China Conference 2014, including committee meeting agendas, bilingual press releases, post-event analysis
  • Maintained the AmCham Charitable Foundation database 
  • Collaborated with Event Management Department for conferences and luncheons

Education

Sep 2014May 2015

MA in Curating Contemporary Art*

Royal College of Art, London
Sep 2013Jul 2014

MSc in Global China Studies

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Competences

  • Trilingual (Native Mandarin - Fluent English - Business proficiency Cantonese) 
  • Default researcher
  • Skilful bilingual writer
  • Adaptability 
  • Project organisation
  • Microsoft Office & Photoshop competency 

Referees 

Dr Eden Y Woon, JR  (Vice-President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

E-mail:edenwoon@ust.hk

Josephine Wai  (Director, Asia Cultural Council)

E-mail: jwai@acc.org.hk