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Mr Andy Tat Keung TAM
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of MAD
office: CC502-R2

Brief Biography

Tat-keung, Andy TAM (Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Hong Kong art critic and cultural industry researcher) Graduated at the University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL). He also participates in the projects of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong (2018), Silk Road International Art Festival (2017), The 3rd Kunming Art Biennale (2016), Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015), Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture (Shenzhen and Hong Kong (2012 & 2016)), Kwangju Art Biennial (2005), Guangzhou Art Triennial (2005), MAAP Media Art Festival (2004), Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum (2000), Taiwan IT Park Gallery (2000), Taiwan Huashan Arts District (2000), Hong Kong Biennale of Art (1996 & 1998) etc. He also performed at Malaysia National Visual Arts Gallery (2000) etc, and his art writings were released in MIT-LEA Press, 2nd APAEC (Asia-Pacific Art Education Conference), 2nd Guangzhou triennial, Korean National Commission for UNESCO etc. (personal website

Title and Position

  • Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design Programme (MAD)
  • Warden (Moral Education Hall)


  • M.Ed. in Education, The Open University of Hong Kong
  • M.A. in Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL), UK
  • PhD Researcher, School of Art, Kingston University London, UK

 Professional Experience

  • Co-curator (2020), International Festival of Intermedia
  • Visiting Critic, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong                                           

Research Interests

Data Art, Practice-based Art Research, New Media Art, Installation and Live Performance, Cultural Studies, Spatial and Exhibition Design, Architecture and Urban Development, Art and Design Education

 Selected Exhibitions

  • We Are Publication” Multi-media Exhibition (2019). Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York.
  • “the Hold” Multi-media Exhibition (2019). Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London.
  • Painting and Multi-media Exhibition (2018). Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong.
  • Description of Absence (2018). 1Aa Artspace Jeju, Korea.
  • Silk Road International Art Festival (2017). Xian Art Museum, China.
  • Urbanism/ Architecture Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture (2016). Shenzhen Municipal Committee, China.
  • The 3rd Kumming Art Biennale (2016). Yunnan Fine Art Museum, China.
  • UFO Art Exhibition of Glocal Communication (2013). F1 Fang Li Jun Artspace, Hong Kong.
  • The 7th Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013). Uzbekistan.
  • Beyond: an extraordinary space of experimentation for modernization (2005). The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, China.

Conferences/ Seminars

  • An International Symposium: Looking for Yoko Ono (2019). University of Cambridge & Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
  • Designing in the Peripheries: the politics of challenging dominance and embracing pluralities (2019). Royal College of Art (RCA) & London Doctoral Design Centre, UK.
  • The 2nd IT and E-learning Expo cum the 23rd International Conference on ISO and TQM (2019). UIC Zhuhai, China.
  • The Future of Museum and Gallery Design: an international conference exploring creative research and practice in museum making (2015). K11 Art Foundation & University of Leicester, UK.

Current Teaching

MAD2023 Appreciation of the Arts

MAD2053 Arts, Design and Aesthetics of Everyday Life

MAD3003 Photography

MAD3083 Studio Art Practices: Painting Fundamentals

MAD1003 Studio Art Practices: Drawing Fundamentals 



Selected Publications:
  • Tam, T. K. et al (2016). On the Stream: Southeast Asian Contemporary Art, Yunnan Fine Art Museum, China.
  • Tam, T. K. (2016). The 1st Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art, Art Planning Committee of Shenzhen Artists Associations, China.
Grants and Projects:
  • The Liquidity of Data as the Production of Art: a practice-based research on contemporary art in the era of digitalization (2020-现在).
  • 如何应用客观教育测量提升高校之教育现代化的创新人才评估(2019-现在). 广东省高校科研项目.
Academic and Social Service:
  • Committee Secretary (2009-2012), Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technician and Scenographers (HKATTS)
Awards and Honors:
  • Associate, The Royal Photographic Society, UK (ARPS)
  • Life Professional Member, Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technician and Scenographers (HKATTS)
  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial
  • Hong Kong Young Designer of the Year Award