Kurt Chan (b. 1959, Hong Kong) graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983. He then obtained his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, US. Professor Chan joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio courses and supervising M.F.A. students. He has retired from CUHK since 2016. He is now working as the Acting Director of Hong Kong Art School. Kurt is an artist as well as an educator, his research interests cover a wide range of topics such as Hong Kong Art, Art in public realm and mixed media, whereas the outputs mostly presented as exhibition, curatorship, and publication.
Professor Chan has participated in more than 80 prominent exhibitions internationally, such as the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennale (1996) in Australia, Art for Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (1997) in Tokyo, Japan and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). Key solo exhibitions include "Fa-mular" (Touch Gallery, Hong Kong, 2020), "Why Not Start Again" (Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017) and "Quiet Listen / Speak Slow" (Too Art Gallery, organized by Hong Kong Arts Center, 2008). His works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum of Art, and private collectors.