Yip Kai Chun wins the Open Call for Young Curators

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Jun 19, 2015 10:45AM

Mur Nomade is pleased to announce Yip Kai Chun as the winner of the inaugural edition of its Open Call for Young Curators.

Willing to encourage and promote new curatorial ideas, Mur Nomade launched an open call inviting emerging independent curators living in Hong Kong to submit exhibition proposals involving artistic exchanges. The program aims at mentoring and accompanying the selected curator in the preparation of the proposed exhibition, and ultimately presenting it at Mur Nomade’s space in Summer 2015.

The winner was selected by a judging panel of art professionals including Caroline Ha Thuc, art writer and curator; Nuria Krämer, Head of Connecting Space Hong Kong; and Kingsley Ng, interdisciplinary artist and lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts.

Yip Kai Chun is a Hong Kong based curator and artist. His focus is on local culture, language, history, and identity, linking these themes to his personal experience. “I am interested in mixing: between different art forms, between art-making and curation, between art and other domains and disciplines, between old and new, between established and emerging, between different spaces and times... I strongly believe in interdisciplinary in practice. I think blurring the conventional boundaries fosters dialogues and possibilities inside and outside art,” Yip explained about his curatorial practice.

Mur Nomade is excited to work with Yip on his project titled away. The exhibition will open on 11th July 2015.