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
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)
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