Hong Kong artist Kwan Queenie Li is most dedicated in crafting performance-based situations coalesced with writing, installation, photography, moving image and spatial design.

Her research-based practice explores post-colonial intricacies and ideological alternatives within mainstream contexts, such as extrapolating theoretical positions of urban weeds into antagonistic gestures, including the deployment of microscopic subversion, occupational realism and feminist politics, developing theory to practice.

With the support of Design Trust Seed Grant, a current collaborative project investigates how geo-political impact of digital proliferation is instilled upon our spaces of bodily occupation through silent incubation of data centers. It will be featured at the Hong Kong Pavilion, La Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2021.

These conceptual interests are perhaps the casualties of her unassuming alter egos in business and politics, as a former FMCG marketing specialist and a policy researcher on fields of art inclusion, end-of-life care, health literacy and health financing.

Queenie holds a Fine Art degree from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and a B.B.A. in Global Business Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In Oxford, she was awarded the Stuart Morgan Prize for Art History, the school’s most commended dissertation prize. Former exhibitions include performance / lectures at the AI&Society Journal conference at the University of Cambridge, the BOOKED:Hong Kong Art Book Fair at the Tai Kwun Contemporary and the IdeasCity residency co-curated by the NTU CCA and the New Museum.