About C&G Artpartment:

C&G (Clara & Gum) are two Hong Kong artists who have founded the art space: C&G Artpartment in Hong Kong, China, in 2007. With a strong concern over the local art ecology, C&G use their art to respond to social and cultural issues. Also, they help develop new flavors in the local art scene, and provide art education programs for the public in their art space. Their essential goal is to fill up the crack in the current art scene, and allow C&G Artpartment becomes an art space for idea exchanges.

In the past 7 years, C&G Artpartment has curated more than 30 art exhibitions that included more than 70 local artists to respond to the social and cultural issues in Hong Kong, including “Back To The Basic,” “0771,” “To Tsang, C.E.”, “The Preview of New West Kowloon Exhibition Venue,” “Sick Leave,” “To Tsang, C.E. 2,” “West Kowloon Cultural Revolution District,” “6,000” and the “Primitive Contemporary” art exhibition series etc. All these exhibits successfully attracted the local media and. many visitors. C&G Artpartment has hosted monthly 'Under The Bed' screening and sharing sessions since 2013 December, in order to faciliate more spontaneous disucssion amongst local artists and art lovers. Recently, they have also hosted and participated in various exchange projects to initiate more cultural and artistic dialogues amongst artists from Hong Kong, Poland, India, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, China, New York, Melbourne, Venice etc.

Besides building their own art space, C&G often present art projects in pair, as an art duo. For example, they have a series of performance pieces during the July 1st rally in Hong Kong every year since 2004. In 2014, C&G was the artist-in-residency at Asia Art Arhieve and hosted 'Not as Trivial as You Think: Hong Kong Art Quiz,' in May 2014, in which many local artists participated to recall important but often forgotten stories from the past in Hong Kong art scene.

Contact: info@CandG-Artpartment.com



C & G藝術單位是由兩位香港藝術家:張嘉莉及鄭怡敏在2007年創立的藝術空間,分別以視覺藝術教育 及 展覽空間雙線發展,目標是關注本地的藝術生態,回應社會時事,善用現址環境及空間,集中發展本地新晉藝術,協助培育本地藝術工作者,拓展觀眾,以填充本地藝術圈的灰色地帶和罅隙,期望成為具本地特色的藝術交流中心。

在過去七年,C & G藝術單位共策劃了三十多個展覽,包括「基本回歸」、「0771」、「致曾特首」、「西九新展場‧預展」、「請病假」、「鳥巢之下」、「貪婪」、「心肺復甦法」、「原始當代系列」、「致曾特首二」、「西九文化大革命區」、「6,000」等。這些展覽的主題均是關注本地的藝術生態及回應社會時事,吸引了不少觀眾參觀和傳媒報導。自2013年12月起,他們每月舉辦「床下底」放映傾計會,嘗試以更多元、即興的方式,建立藝術分享平台。近期,他們更積極參與及策劃不同的藝術交流活動,希望進一步拓展本地與其他地區的文化藝術對話,過去交流地方包括:波蘭,印度,以色列,南韓,澳門,台灣,中國,紐約,墨爾本,威尼斯等。

另外,C&G 也經常以二人藝術組合的身份創作,例如從2004年遊行訂婚開始,每年都會以藝術形式參與7.1遊行,在2014年,他們乃亞洲藝術文獻庫的駐場藝術組合,在2014年5月,主持了「床下底藝術常識問答比賽」,邀請了不少香港當代藝術家參與,共冶一爐,一起回顧香港藝術圈中的重要軼事。



C&G Bio

Cheng Yee Man(Gum)

Gum was born in Hong Kong. In 1998, Gum completed the social work programme at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated with distinction of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in Drawing, at RMIT University in 2002. In 2007, Gum received M.A. in Comparative and Public History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Gum was a member of School Management Committee. He is a registered social worker, part-time lecturer of the Hong Kong Art School, founder of C & G Artpartment, chairman of a Hong Kong non-profit art group "Project 226". Since 2000, he has curated more than 100 art exhibitions, educational programme, seminars, exchange programme etc. His curatorial directions mainly criticize politics, social issues and art eco-system. His artworks explore various media, like painting, drawing, performance, stop-motion animation, photography, video and installation

Contact: gum@CandG-Artpartment.com
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/dewgumshui



鄭怡敏(阿金)

香港出生。1998年畢業於香港理工大學應用社會科學系,2002年獲RMIT University純藝術(素描)學士學位。2007年獲香港中文大學比較及公共歷史碩士學位。

曾任中學校董、現為註冊社工、兼任藝術學院講師、C & G藝術單位創辦人之一、藝術團體二二六工程會長。自2000年始策展藝術展覽、教育、研討、交流等活動數以百項。策展理念以質疑政治、社會、民生議題及藝術制度為主。個人藝術創作範疇廣泛,包括:繪畫、素描、行為藝術、單格動畫、攝影、錄像、裝置等。

聯絡:gum@CandG-Artpartment.com
YouTube 頻道?:http://www.youtube.com/dewgumshui

Catalogue of Gum CHENG Yee Man Solo Art Exhibition" "Black White Q&A 2007-2010"



Cheung Clara

Graduated at Rhodes College (TN, USA) with double majors in Fine Art and Computer Science in 2002, Clara Cheung then received her master degree of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong in 2007. Being the founder of C&G Artpartment, she is currently an active member of the non-profit art group, Project226, and a part-time lecturer at local universities. Her recent artwokrs are often inspired by her daughters’ toys and science books.

Contact: clara@CandG-Artpartment.com

張嘉莉(Clara)



2002年畢業於美國Rhodes College,獲學士學位,主修純藝術和電腦科學。2003年獲香港中文大學教育文憑,主修藝術教育。2007年獲嶺南大學文化研究碩士學位。曾任本港中學視覺藝術科科主任、現為C & G藝術單位創辦人、非牟利藝術團體「二二六工程」要員 及 香港浸會大學兼職講師,積極策劃及參與不同的藝術展覽。同時,也為不同的機構設計和策劃藝術教育項目。部分作品為藝術館及私人收藏。近年創作多從女兒的玩具及兒童科學書籍取得靈感。


一篇有關C&G七一遊行的行為藝術系列的文章/
An Article about C&G's July 1st performance series (in Chinese only):


《十年》--阿金於2012年撰寫/ "Ten Year" written by Gum Cheng in 2012.


C.V.of C&G:

Collaborative Art Action & Art Project by C&G:

2014  Walk with bare feet on the solid ground with friends, performance at 2013 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2013  Walk with bare feet on the solid ground with friends, performance at 2013 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2012   Walk with bare feet on the solid ground , performance at 2012 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2011   Make a wish to the heaven, performance at 2011 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2010   Sunshine in front of the bed, performance at 2010 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2009   The Marching Toy, performance at 2009 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2008   Transparent Shadows, performance at 2008 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2008   Will You Marry Me?, Intrude: Art & Life 366 (an art project by ZenDai MOMA), Shanghai, China

2007   Three Walking Together, performance at 2007 July 1st demonstration, HK, China

2007   Passage In The Mirror-A Sentimental Journey Before & After, Fringe Club, HK, China

2006   Performance Art Internship VI, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK, China

2006   Re-re-presentation C & G’s Self Portraits, 1a Space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK, China

2006   Fush West Kowloon Cultural District, performance at West Kowloon Cultural District Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong, China

2005   AgainyDemonstration, performance at 2005 July 1st demonstration, Hong Kong, China

2005   Performance Art Internship III, at On The Move 2nd Event: June Art Action (Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society), Kubrick Book Shop, HK

2005   Performance Art Internship I&II, at Hong Kong Performance Art On The Move Project (Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society), Para/Site, HK

2005   Wedding At Cattle Depot, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK, China

2004   Will You Marry Me?, outside performance at Gwangju Biennale, South Korea

2004   Wedding Engagement at the JULY 1st Protest, performance at the July 1st protest of HK, HK,China

2003   A Survey on the Contagious Biennales, outside performance at Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy



Exchange programs and Artist-in-Residency programs

2014  C&G: Artist-in-residency at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.

2013   Clara Cheung: Curator-in-residency, Openspace Bae, Busan, South Korea

2012   Gum Cheng: Artist-in-residency(writing) Life DIY Tong, Busan, South Korea

2011  "The 6th YCI (Young Curators Invitational)," The 38th FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France

2009  "The 9th Annual International Artistic Meetings in Puck," Puck, Poland

2008  "Hong Kong International Artists' Workshop 2008: 4X4," Sham Shui Po, HK

2007  "Intrude: Art & Life 366," Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China

2004  "Backpacker," Haus. M. Commune, Chongqing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014   2014 Pool Production 《Low burn : Low Voice connecting Hong Kong and Seoul》, Seoul, South Korea

2013   "Art.School.Village Mixing with C&G", Ping Che, Hong Kong

2012    Living As Form(wikitopia version) , 14 Local and 20 International Activists Art Projects Microwave, Hong Kong

2012   Busan International Video Festival 2012, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

2012  "MaD with West Kowloon Visual Arts Collaborative Programme", West Kowloon Cultural District Waterfront Promenade, HK

2011  "Recycling Love" A Pop-up Store of the Most Precious Objects from Our Beloved Artists,The Blue Room, HK

2011, "ART FOR SURVIVAL," Macau Fringe Festival, Macau

2010   Walking to The City: “The Art of Reciprocity", HK & Guangzhou Young Artists Exchange Art Exhibition, Fringe Club & JCCAC, HK and Fei Gallery, Guangzhou, China 2010  "A Guide to Job Loss," Inheritance, Shenzhen, China

2008  "Art Container Project: The First Departure 2008: Beautiful Journey • Beautiful World," West Kowloon Cultural District Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong

2007  "Passage In The Mirror-A Sentimental Journey Before & After,"Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2005  "Cattle Depot Labour Room"( in 2nd Guangzhou Triennial), Xin Yi International Place, Guangzhou, China



Publications:

2012  Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara. "Completely Sealed Up The Text Of Manual(Chinese Edition)". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2012.

2012  Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara. "Art Hotpot". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2012.

2011  Cheng, Yee Man, Cheung Clara and Chu Yiu Wai. "The Ten Practices". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2011.

2011  Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara."Primitive Craftsmanship · Contemporary Mechanism". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2011.

2011  Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara. "Primitive Craftsmanship · Contemporary Sculpture." Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2011.

2010  Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara. "Black White Q & A 2007 - 2010". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2010.

2009   Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara. "C & G Stop-motion Animation 2009". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2009.

2009   Cheng, Yee Man and Cheung Clara." C & G Artpartment 2007 - 2008". Hong Kong: C & G Artpartment, 2009.


Selected Art Education Projects:

2013   Summer Art Cadets 2013 (for children with ethical minority background) Presented by Hong Kong Museum of Art

2012   Summer Art Cadets 2012 (for visually impaired children) Presented by Hong Kong Museum of Art

2011   Summer Art Cadets 2011 (for children from single-parent families) Presented by Hong Kong Museum of Art

2010  Sau Mau Ping(South) Estate Stone Painting Workshop and Competition Presented by Hong Kong Housing Authority

2005   CATTLE---Can All the Tenants Laugh Efficiently by interviewing the tenants of Cattle Depot Artist Village



2013   《一起腳踏實地》, 於2013香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2012   《腳踏實地》, 於2012香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2011   《向天許願》, 於2011香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2010   《床前太陽光》, 於2010香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2009   《前行的玩具》, 於2009香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2008   《透明的背影》, 於2008香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2008   《你願意和我結婚嗎?》, 証大藝術館 主辨之 《介入: 藝術生活366天》, 上海

2007   《三人行》, 於2007香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2007   《感性歲月‧鏡像十年》, 藝穗會, 香港

2006   《行為藝術實習生 四》, 牛棚藝術村藝術公社, 香港

2006   《再三自讀》七一新人自畫像, 牛棚藝術村1a空間, 香港

2006   《「釣」西九》, 於西九龍海濱長廊進行的行為藝術, 香港

2005   《又又遊行》, 於2005香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2005   《行為藝術實習生 三》, 亞洲民眾戲劇節協會主辦之《香港作動第二回之六月行動》, Kubrick 書店, 香港

2005   《行為藝術實習生 一、二》, 亞洲民眾戲劇節協會主辦之《香港作動》, Para/Site藝術空間, 香港

2005   《牛棚婚禮》, 牛棚藝術村藝術公社, 香港

2004   《你願意和我結婚嗎?》, 2004光州雙年展外圍展, 南韓

2004   《7.1遊行訂婚》, 於香港7.1遊行進行的行為藝術, 香港

2003   《雙年展傳染性綜合症保健檢查》, 第50屆威尼斯雙年展外圍展, 意大利