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Evelyn Char

Contemporary art in East & Southeast Asia, Hong Kong in particular; colonialism, historical trauma, memory, and the concentrationary in Asia; the intersection of art and politics; Cantonese visual culture
Office: 
Porter D243
Mailing Address: 

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Selected Publications: 

"Genealogies of the 'artgricultural commons" in Hong Kong." o-square, no. 8, Spring 2021. 

“Inventing Uselessness: on Japanese influventors’ revolt against work.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, no. 22, 2020. doi:10.20415/hyp/022.e01

“Heterochronicity as écriture féminine: Problematising the Historical Traumas of Taiwan and Indonesia.” Letter, Callus, Post-War. (2020)

“Dancing with the Tool: Considering Technologies in ‘Playcourt’ and ‘Negotiated Differences.'" Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice. (2019)

“As Time Folds Upon Itself.” As Time Folds: A Solo Exhibition by Ivy Ma. (2019)

“Vomit and the Abject House: On David Lynch’s Paintings.” David Lynch. (2017)

Farmers’ Horizon: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Urban x Rural, Japan x Hong Kong Connect. (2016)

Honors and Awards: 

2019, 14th Hong Kong Art Development Awards - Award for Young Artist (Art Criticism)

2019, International Awards for Art Criticism (shortlist)

2019, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Travel Grant: Venice Biennale

2016, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Travel Grant: Gwangju Biennial 

Education and Training: 
MA, University College London, History of Art
BA, University College London, History