First CITYA - Curating large-scale exhibition

Activity: Other activityExhibition of creative works (not for CDCF T61)


A curatorial exhibition, initiated by Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU and Janet Fong as PI, CITYA is an alternative type of large-scale international art exchange program and exhibition between six global cities including Hong Kong, Beijing, Tallinn, Rome, San Francisco, and Macau for the first CITYA which was just held from 17 Sep to 16 Nov 2021. It is a long-term project that will occur every three to four years to build collaborations between international art institutions and organizations through both virtual and physical exhibitions. It is also a curatorial project that invites artists to express their thoughts through their practices within the theme of ‘City as a medium’ virtually and physcially. It explores how artists interpret the same theme in the post-pandemic period while simultaneously confronting social injustice.

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Private Donation: 50,000 + 30,000
AVA support: 48800
Start Up grant: 99800


Period17 Sept 202116 Nov 2021
Held atAcademy of Visual Arts
Degree of RecognitionInternational

User-Defined Keywords

  • Virtual space
  • physical space
  • city
  • International Art exhibition
  • global citizens
  • City as a medium
  • spatiality