“Harbour Arts Sculpture Park” Jockey Club Arts Education Pogramme - Hank Willis Thomas – Artist Talk
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
20/02/2018 8pm – 9:30pm
Hank Willis Thomas – Artist Talk
Date: February 20, 2018
Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Language: English
Quota: 70
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artist Information
HANK WILLIS THOMAS is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including, the International Center of Photography, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Musée du quai Branly, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, among others.

His collaborative projects include Question Bridge: Black Males, In Search Of The Truth (The Truth Booth), and For Freedoms. For Freedoms was recently awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform. Thomas is also the recipient of the 2017 Soros Equality Fellowship and the 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize. Current exhibitions include Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp in New Orleans and All Things Being Equal at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

In 2017, Thomas also unveiled his permanent public artwork Love Over Rules in San Francisco and All Power to All People in Opa Locka, Florida. Thomas is a member of the Public Design Commission for the City of New York. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University and a MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. He has also received honorary doctorates from the Maryland Institute of Art and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Thomas lives and works in New York City.

Photo credit: Andrea Blanch
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