Lost and Found
Kentaro Hiroki, artist and Chairman of Communication Design Program, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Kingsley Ng, artist and lecturer, Academy of Visual Art, Hong Kong Baptist University
“Upcycling” is often the process of converting unwanted objects and materials into new products for better environmental value. For objects that have lost their reasons to exist in the world, instead of transforming them into new by-products, can we inject new meanings into these objects as they are? Can we help them find new homes?
Kentaro Hiroki was born in 1976 in Osaka, Japan. He is currently an art lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand. Hiroki graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Osaka Art University and subsequently took a Foundation Course from Central Saints Martin School of Design, London Institute. He obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2001 and MA in Fine Art from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden in 2003. He has had four solo exhibitions and participated in 13 group shows in the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Korea, and Hong Kong.
Kingsley Ng is an interdisciplinary artist focused on conceptual, site-specific and community-oriented projects. To him, art is the byproduct that shows human existence in its time and space; it should be socially relevant, employing contemporary language and media to render the issues of our time. He also believes that art is a common medium that can mediate ideas and distribute them across a larger public, so he connects his works and space through media in formats such as interactive installation, public workshop, sound and spatial design. He received his postgraduate training at Le Fresnoy − National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France and his Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. His art and design projects have been exhibited in notable international forums in Japan, France, Italy, and Canada.
Hong Kong Design Centre
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
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