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Cheng Sau wai

A Hong Kong-based scholar, researcher, writer, and independent curator, Vennes Cheng, Sau Wai received a Ph.D. of Art History from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cheng’s research areas include modern and contemporary art of Hong Kong and China, artist archive, archival art practices, and historical and mnemonic contingency. Cheng’s papers were selected to present in various academic conferences and workshops. Her articles on Hong Kong and Chinese contemporary art were published in Visual Art Archive in Asia, Yishu, Hong Kong Studies, The Museum Worlds and O-Square. Cheng gave a talk on archive of Hong Kong contemporary art at Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018. She was one of the selected emerging art professionals of Para Site in 2018 and is selected for the fellowship of doucmenta archive in 2021.


Cheng was an awardee of UK Chevening Scholarship in 2015/2016 and she received an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. She obtained her B.A. in Comparative Literature from The University of Hong Kong. Before her incarnation into an art scholar, Cheng was Senior Television Producer of art and culture programmes, including The Works and Artspiration (好想藝術) of Radio Television Hong Kong, the sole public broadcaster of the city.