Annie Wan 尹麗娟 (b. 1961)

A prominent Ceramic artist from Hong Kong, Annie Wan obtained her Bachelor & Master of Fine Arts degrees, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and 1999 respectively. She has showcased her works in numerous museums and festivals since 1991, including the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the International Ceramics Festival in Tokoname, Japan, the Hong Kong Cultural Festival in Japan, and the Museum of International Ceramic Art in Denmark. Annie’s works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Guldagergaard Museum of International Ceramic Art in Denmark, the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan and the Philippe Charriol Foundation. Over the years, she has also garnered numerous awards, such as award winner at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition in 2003, and Winner (Sculpture category) at the Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition in 1999.

Inspired and moulded to imitate ordinary objects, Annie’s works are personable, nostalgic reflections; materialised at times, through unglazed porcelain or stoneware clay, to become surreal depictions of the original. Taking abstract forms, with slightly perturbing effect, Annie’s creations aptly detail the tricky, delicate confluence of longing and rediscovery.


  • 1999 | Master of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1996 | Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1991 | Higher Certificate in Studio Ceramics, Hong Kong Polytechnics
  • 1982 | Diploma in Design, Hong Kong Polytechnics

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 | “Zan Baak Fo”, Cheung Hing Grocery Store & Former site of Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2013 | Zan Baak Fo, Cheung Hing Grocery Store & Former site of Giant Year Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2013 | Text · Book, 1a Space, Hong Kong
  • 2008 | Looking for Poetry in Wanchai, Stage One Art Space, Hong Kong
  • 2005 | Moulding World – A Summer in Denmark, the Habitus, Hong Kong
  • 2001 | Rediscovery, First Institute of Art and Design Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1999 | Longing and Rediscovery, the MFA thesis exhibition, Hui Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 1998 | Ceramic Works by Wan Lai Kuen, Fringe Festival ‘98, Hong Kong
  • 1997 | Paintings by Annie Wan, Fringe Festival ‘97, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 | Warum Kunst?, Museum Ulm & Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Germany
  • 2018 | PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art, St George;s Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 2018 | The 3rd Guangdong Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China
  • 2018 | Hanzi Exhibition, Qube, PMQ, Hong Kong
  • 2017 | What’s in Store?, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom
  • 2016 | The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?), 11th edition of Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
  • 2015 | Contemporary Asian Ceramics Exchange Exhibition, Museum of China Academy of Art, China
  • 2014 | Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
  • 2014 | Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, Manchester, UK


  • 2016 | Presented and granted by Hong Kong Development Council to participate in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
  • 2011 |Granted Guest Artist, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
  • 2003 | Award Winner, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2003, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • 2002 | Awarded Artist, Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme II, Hong Kong Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong
  • 1999 | Winner-sculpture, Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition, Hong Kong
  • 1991 | Chosen artist, International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan

Selected Public Collections

  • Guldageraard, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark
  • Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation, Singapore

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