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Pat WingShan Wong is an artist-researcher. She is an assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. Wong specialises in portraying narratives within communities while connecting to themes such as architecture, technology, memory and identity. Publications include The Scenery of Old Shops (2016), an illustration book celebrating the owners and workers in the local traditional small businesses, and Once Upon a Time in Tai Kwun (2018), an exhibition that collected 100 oral narratives shared by the old neighbours in Central, which was the inauguration exhibition of Tai Kwun- Heritage of Art and Culture. Wong’s recent research, the Barter Archive, received the Varley Memorable Award in 2020 and was granted funding by Art Council England The project is ongoing and has collaborations with the Royal College of Art, Camberwell University of Arts and curators from the Tate Archive and the Whitechapel Gallery. The Museum of London, where Wong worked as a researcher in 2022, has collected this project, which has also gained media coverage in outlets such as The Guardian, The World of Interiors, It’s Nice That, The Londonist and South China Morning Post. Wong's latest research project, "Foreseen Property Agency" (2023-ongoing), secured support from the Hong Kong Art Development Council and Design Trust HK. This project explores future community conservation practices through exhibitions, digital archiving, 3D modelling, and commercial activities. She recently co-directed an art-tech company, SPACE AND PLACE to develop a cultural digital archiving system to collaborate with the Nan Fung Group and Hong Kong Museum of Art. She received the incubation fund from HKSTP for HKD 1.2m.

2023/1 - now  Co-director, Space And Place
Pat holds the roles of Management and Creative Director within the company. She is primarily responsible for overseeing internal development, managing business development initiatives, and coordinating communication with potential investors. Additionally, Pat plays a key role in shaping the creative direction of project development.

2018- now Artist/ Director, FLYINGPIG
FLYINGPIG is an unlimited company with the sole owner Pat WingShan Wong as an illustrator for illustration-related projects and commissions. 

Research Interests

socially engaged practice, visual ethnography, anthropology, archival studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Visual Arts, Master, MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art


Award Date: 31 Aug 2021

Bachelor, Creative Media (Animation), City University of Hong Kong


Award Date: 31 Aug 2012


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


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