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Artist and Photographer Conversation Series XIV: “Seen Unseen” — A Conversation Exhibition by Amy Chan & Simon Wan

24.2.2024 – 24.3.2024 

Opening Reception: 2024.2.24, Saturday, 14:30-16:00 

Artist Sharing Session: 2024.2.24, Saturday, 16:00-17:30 

Artists: Amy Chan, Simon Wan

Host: Paul Yeung

Venue: Lumenvisum | L2-02, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon  

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00, Closed on Mondays (except Public Holiday) 

We see what we wanna see

We believe what we wanna believe

At the end of the day

Everyone tells a different story

Simon Wan:


The world is overwhelmed in photography. I never like using image as a tool to shock, a motive I disagree with. Regarding photography, my view is that ‘nothing is new, all has already been done before’, so the intention to look for subjects to express extraordinary ideas is considered meaningless and unnecessary. Rather, I always strive to look into everyday matters, and transform them into new perspectives. There, I discover things not just for what they are, but also for what else they can be.

While everyone is busy searching for “that” image, I have come to realise that, at the end of the day, what really matter is the search itself.

Amy Chan:

About artists:

Simon Wan:

Simon Wan graduated from the University of Wales with a degree in Documentary Photography in 2000 and an MFA in photography from the Ulster University of Belfast in 2018. He had been teaching at various institutions; he is currently a lecturer and subject coordinator (photography) at the Hong Kong Art School. Simon also founded the art space – “The Photocrafters” dedicated to promoting local photography education.

Inspired by nature, his practice combines photography with artistic acts, typically demanding endurance activities such as mountain climbing and kayaking, to address the relationship between human and nature and explores the meaning of human existence. Signature work included – “City Glow” 2008, “107 No Man Islands” 2015, “The other side of the mountain” 2018, “Searching through non-searching” 2019, and his ongoing decennial project “Climb every mountain in HK’ which began in 2003.

Wan’s works have been featured internationally and acquired by many local and international private collectors and institutes.

Amy Chan:

Light and theatre artist, exploring the in-betweens of light-music, theatre-installation, and arts-medicine. Her major works include light installation-performance Inter-Face, Things That Talk, Morbid Anatomy, and Memento Mori: Sonata for Light.

She is active in cross-disciplinary light collaboration, working with celebrated artists, composers, musicians and companies including Ellen Pau, Kingsley Ng, Rachel Cheung, Ken Ueno and Hong Kong Dance Company, in various productions such as co-presentation by M+ and Art Basel, New Vision Arts Festival and Tai Kwun Prison Yard Festival among others. She designed lighting for the installation A Tree to be Found, the award-winner of Hong Kong Arts Biennial 2003 and a collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Amy graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master of Fine Arts (with distinction), major in lighting design. Her artistic research was published in international peer-reviewed journals, conferences and local theatre publications. She was the invited speaker on performance lighting in Akademie der Künste of Berlin, Germany and Prague Quadrennial in Czech Republic.