Lau won the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 - The Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts). Since 2003, he has exhibited his work in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, including in the USA, Australia, France, South Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong. He has also taken part in many overseas artist-in-residence projects, including in Portland, USA and South Korea.
Lau uses sculptural form to present his ideas; his 3-dimensional pieces tell some of his personal stories, presenting different visual elements with ready-made materials. He usually employs history and literature, especially adapted from Chinese culture, as referential languages and properties to appropriate his works. He uses sculpture and drawing to represent the poetic elements vested in contemporary visual art form, and his works demonstrate a strong record of personal action.
Since Lau’s childhood he has been able to see things that others cannot see. He has organised many ghost-storytelling tours to explore hidden aspects of ghost stories, such as history and traditional culture of the old Hong Kong, change of the city, heritage conservation and oral history.
Ho is a Hongkonger currently working as a photographer. As part of a community bound by a shared future, he is determined to empower the powerless through photography. Past exhibitions include Dances with the Green – An Art Exhibition on Northeastern New Territories (2014) and STYLE of the northeastern New Territories – that's what we call life (2013). Ho is deeply interested in the relationship between urban legends and society. He frequently attends community-held ghost tours, but he is also easily frightened and had once been too scared to wait for the last bus home alone after listening to a ghost story on Ghost Festival.
Ghost-storyteller and artist Hanison Lau, partnered with Ho Ka Ho, image maker of HKIPF 2021 Satellite Exhibition “New Hong Kong Legends”, will be leading this photo walk around Central and sharing on the relationship between urban legends, history, and making art.