Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun: The Crack of Dawn

(1) 24 hours during 28.04 - 02.05.2020
(2) At variable times during 1 - 31.5.2020
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Sharon LEE Cheuk Wun
Born in 1992 in Hong Kong, Sharon Lee Cheuk Wun obtained her BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016 and is currently an MFA degree candidate at the same university. In 2016, the Hong Kong gallery Lumenvisum awarded Lee the New Light Exhibition Scheme, and she debuted her solo exhibition The Presence of Absence at the gallery in 2017. Lee participated in several art residencies and group exhibitions in Germany and Taiwan in 2018, and in satellite exhibitions of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2018. She won the WMA Masters 2018/19 with her latest work The Crescent Void.


I was away in 2014 , I felt like an ‘outlander’ when I was home again. This loss became a crack between me and my peers. I tried to piece together the fainting landscape through our memories—a collective apparition image of the time past. I became a flaneur of time, treading on these satellite maps and photographing our Harcourt Road. Yet the fragmented street lamps only reminded me of the widening crack of our time and space. Today, this too should not matter: a more expansive Harcourt Road now resides in all of us. That which was touched by sunlight will only shine again. I ‘solarized’ the photographic prints to project a nocturnal cityscape. In darkness and gleam, I realise a window through which I mend the cracks in our memory, like a totem rooted in the present. In 2019, on the hundredth day of summer, many chance encounters brought us together.

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