Hi there, I am clar (pronounced claire), a cultural worker based in Hong Kong *via Kuala Lumpur & Penang* working in the interstices between visual culture, art and architecture.
I produce, curate and navigate the internet to manage art and cultural projects.
I will be partaking as a finalist in the 2022 Emerging Curatorial Residency with the Canadian Centre of Architecture
I will also be the inaugural China Residencies Research Resident, reporting from frontlines of the art and cultural scene of Hong Kong.
I am also one half of Inven_tory projects, currently running ‘A Good(s) Log’ funded by Design Trust . I am a partner of BAO (*Beyond Architecture Outlet)* and DoubleHolz.
I was a scholar from the Hubs for Good program and a lecturer of Interior Architecture at Malaysia Institute of Art.
me at my desk
I usually am a freelance arts writer for BASKL.
Most recently, I just finished editing the latest volume by Suburbia Projects.
I edited for the exhibition catalog for May We, curated by Rebecca Yeoh
I also published on Lanaizine, a Malaysian based architecture publication.
Sometimes I am reflecting on the Database: Art and Cultural ecology on Lensa Seni, 2020
or else I am also presenting a Hong Kong Studies Symposium titled ‘Hong Kong and Elsewhere’ on A Good(s) Log 2020
or declaring that Twenty-Three By-Laws and Multicoloured banners for Paprika!, 2020
also always asking Where has the common world gone? BLANK II, Crisis 2020
Deconstructing the discourse of Buying in Hong Kong: A case study of Home as Space & Hung Kee Goods, Non-Architecture, 2019
Re- BLANK, 2018
Producer of Kombucha-cha, Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennale, Seoul, South Korea, 2021 with Kevin Xi Lin & Timothy Ng
Co-curator of Constructing Worlds, online exhibition, 2021, with Rebecca Yeoh
Designer of The Impossible Order: Europe, Power and the Search for a New Migration Regime, Berlin, Germany, 2017 (exhibited at BOX Freiraum)
Designer of Living on the Water & Youth Square, 2017, Living on the Water & Very Aberdeen, 2016, and Living on the Water Stanley Community Centre, 2016
R+ talked to me about Creative Hubs, Gary Yeow interviewed me with Edwin Seng on xyzpodcast. I was also on a Happy Accidents! by Howay Hose.
I designed with BAO the visual identity for ...Or Silence and the exhibition spaces.
I was also an architectural assistant designing the TheBookshop at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
I am currently streaming my rural living on twitch to encourage all to drink tea together.