Biography

A Buddhist, moving image and sound artist, Anson Hoi Shan Mak studied film for her undergraduate degree, film and cultural studies for M. Phil, and a mix of moving image, sound and web-based archival projects for the Doctorial degree. She has been interested in cityscape and the notion of time.

Besides single channel film/video, she also does phonography sound art, sound installations and web-based projects. She is especially interested in experimental ethnography and novelty of the medium of Super 8 film in the digital era.Recently, she is interested in lens-based inter-media works (120mm photography, video and super 8 film) and pantam culture and performance.

Currently, she works as Associate Professor in Academy of Visual arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Grants & Awards

 

2018 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant
Film and Media Arts Committee
One Place ,Two Systems, Ten Years (inter-media work for Solo Show in 2018) (project grant $165,000, role as artist)
2016 – 2018 UGC General Research Grant
 Convergence of Documentary and Contemporary Art Practices In Hong Kong: Experimental Ethnography”(GRF HK$275,000, FRG grant, HK$89550, role as PI)
2012 – 2015 UGC General Research Grant
Artists’ Studios and their practices in Kwun Tong Industrial Buildings: An Ethnographic Hypermedia Research (GRF HK$462,370, role as PI)
2013 Best Young Researcher’s Award
President’s Award for Outstanding Performance
Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013
2010 – 2011 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant
Film and Media Arts Committee
On The Edge Of A Floating City, We Sing
(project grant of $262,400, role as producer and director)
2010 A Map of Our Own: Kwun Tong Culture and Histories
 http://www.kwuntongculture.hk
Sliver Award(no gold award is granted), Interactive Media Arts category, Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award, Hong Kong
(role as Project producer and one of the contributors)
2009 Who’s Afraid of Ghost?
Best Sound Prize
Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival, UK
2004 – 2006 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant
Film and Media Arts Committee – a film project:
One-Way Street On A Turntable (project grant of $99,916)
Sept 2005 Mapping Trainscape
Gold Prize, YAGEO Sound Art Prize
An International Sound Art Award
Sponsored by YAGEO Arts Foundation and
Taipei National Culture and Arts Foundation