Experience
since 2006 lives and works in Hong Kong
since 2014 Part-time lecturer for Light Art & Public Art at HK University of Science and Technology
since 2001 Part-time lecturer for Art & Space, Public Art and Experience Design Studio at Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU
2008 Founder & Creative Art Director of laiyan Projects Limited
2007 Gallery manager at the non-profit gallery 1a space (HK)
2005-2006 Freelance artist with studio Raumkunst
2003-2004 Part-time lecturer for Mediatektur at the chair for CAAD at ETH Zürich (CH)
2003-2005 Freelance artist at Designafairs GmbH, Munich (DE)
2002-2005 Part-time lecturer for various courses in the MFA course Public Art at Bauhaus-University Weimar (DE)
2000 Intern at Koike Kazuko design, Tokyo (JP)
1999-2000 Intern at Ishiyama Osamu Underground Laboratory, Tokyo (JP)
1998-1999 Freelancer (part-time) at Ideenwerkstatt (agency for public events) of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)
1995-1996 Assistant teacher for German and Fine Art at Tormead School, Guildford, Surrey (UK)
Academic Qualifications
2018–2021 Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (HK)
Fine Art
PhD
Supported with a fellowship by the Hong Kong Baptist UniversityTitle of PhD thesis “On Lightscapes: Exploring the Aesthetics and Narrativities of Light and Colour in Contemporary Hong Kong”
2002–2005 Bauhaus-University Weimar (DE)
Fine Art
MFA “Public Art & New Artistic Strategies” (Prädikat “Sehr gut“)Title of Master thesis: “Neue Heimlichkeit vs the Insuficiencies of Urban Space” (Prof. Liz Bachhuber)
1996–2002 Bauhaus-University Weimar (DE)
Architecture
Dipl.-Ing. (Arch) (Prädikat “Sehr gut“)
Supported with a full scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V. (National German Academic Scholarship Foundation)Title of thesis: “Ein Heim für Homeless in Tokio/A Home for Homeless in Tokyo” (at the chair for Structural Design/ Baukonstruktion by Prof. Mike Loudon)
1999–2000 Waseda University Tokyo (JP)
Architecture Department, Graduate School
Architecture (one-year exchange programme with Prof. Osamu Ishiyama)
Supported by scholarship from the Daimler-Chrysler Foundation