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Prof. Selina Chui Fun HO

Ph.D. University of Melbourne (UoM)
M.A. University of Leicester
M.A. University of Hong Kong
B.A. City University, Hong Kong

Assistant Professor and Programme Director of MA in Curating and Art History

Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries
Lingnan University



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Prof. Ho teaches and researches in art and museum studies at the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University. She completed her Ph.D. on an International Research Scholarship at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne (UoM) in Australia. Her research interests cover creativity studies, exhibition histories, art museum studies in China, and the relationship between art and society in and of Asia. Her monograph, Museum Processes in China: the institutional regulation, production, and consumption of art museums in the Greater Pearl River Delta Region, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2000.

Prof. Ho completed her professional training at the Burrell Collection of the Glasgow Museum, UK. Prior to entering academia, she had worked at various cultural institutions in Hong Kong and possessed solid work experience in the museum field. Her curated exhibitions include ‘Dialogues: Post-1997 Art Documentation Exhibition’, ‘Reverse Reality - the United States and Hong Kong young artists exchange project’, ‘“Re-orientation” exhibition for Heritage×Art×Design’, ‘Degeneration Art Exhibition’, ‘The Future of School Architecture’, and ‘Hong Kong’s Education Heritage’.

  • Research Interests

    Museum and curatorial studies, modern and contemporary art, art museums in China, production and consumption of art, asian cultural studies

  • Representative Publications


    Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Recent Research Projects

    • 2021-2023. Chamber of Young Snow Company Limited & LU Research Matching Fund ‘Chamber of Young Snow Art Exhibition Hall – Research on Chinese Art and Cultural Sustainability’.

    • 2021-2023. Early Career Scheme ‘Art, Museums and Heritage: The Creative Citizens in Hong Kong and Taiwan’ Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. 

  • Curatorial Experience

    • 'Sensing Things' Exhibition at Chamber of Young Snow Art Exhibition Hall, Lingnan University (2023-2024)

    • ‘Collection Image Database’ project, Hong Kong Museum of Education (HKME), Hong Kong University of Education (2011-12)

    • ‘Hong Kong’s Education Heritage: A Joint Exhibition of the Historical Treasures of School Sponsoring Bodies’ at HKME (2012)

    • ‘Revisiting Modern Teacher Education in Pre-1949 Chinese Universities - an exhibition of Minguo books donated by Dr. Lai Kwok Chan’ at HKME (2012)

    • ‘The Future of School Architecture’ at HKME (2012)

    • ‘Evolving Schools Pavilion for HK Exhibits Thematic Exhibition for the Hong Kong - Shenzhen Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture’ (in collaboration with the School of Architecture, CUHK), at Kowloon Park (2012)

    • ‘Rooftop schools to post-millennium schools: Post-war evolution of school buildings in Hong Kong’ at HKME (2011)

    • ‘Grantham College of Education Diamond Jubilee Art Exhibition - Exhibition of Artwork and History of GCE & its Past Students’ Association’ at HKME (2011)

    • ‘In Memory of Mr Szeto Wah Exhibition’ at HKME (2011)

    • ‘The Evergreen Classic -Transformation of the Qipao’ at Hong Kong Museum of History (2010)

    • ‘Exhibition experiment, experimenting exhibitions’ project, presented by Wrongplace at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, HK (2010)

    • ‘Re-orientation’ exhibition for Heritage × Art × Design, presented by Hulu Culture at Former Police Married Quarters in Central, HK (2010)

    • ‘Reverse Reality - Hong Kong and United States exchange program cum exhibition’, at Worksound gallery in Portland, the United States (2008), and at OC gallery of Sino Group, HK (2009)

    • ‘Dialogues: Post-1997 Art Documentation Exhibition’, co-presented by Asian Art Archive and 1a space, at 1a space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK (2007)

    • ‘Culture.Nature.Wanchai - art community project’ at Tai Wong East Amenity Park, Wanchai (2006)

    • ‘Turf in To Kwa Wan - by Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman’ (British artists-in-residence and community program) at 1a space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HK (2006)

    • ‘The treasure of Film Archive: 10th Anniversary Exhibition’ at City Hall, HK (1997)

  • Awards and Honors

    • Research & Knowledge Transfer Fund Award, Lingnan University (2021)

    • Young Researcher Output Award, Lingnan University (2021)

    • Asia Institute Graduate Research Award, UoM (2017)

    • Melbourne International Research Scholarship, UoM (2014-2016)

  • Professional Services

    • Panel Moderator and Discussant, ‘Transformation in Museums through Digital Initiatives’ Symposium, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU (12 Jan 2024).

    • Project supervisor, ‘Creative Citizen Projects’ (supported by ECS fund) in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers (Sept – Dec 2023).

    • Co-editor, Sensing Things, exhibition catalogue, LU (2023 August)

    • Organizer, ‘Get into Art: Jeff Leung's Journey in Curating', public lecture by Jeff Leung at LU (2023)

    • Programme Director, Master of Arts in Curating and Art History, DACI, LU (mid-Aug 2023-)

    • Chair, Panel: Why island? Why now? Society for Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference 2023: Informality, HKU (16 June 2023)

    • External Reader, ‘BA (Hons) Art Histories and Curatorial Practices: Asia and the World’ Programme, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2022)

    • Discussant, UMAG Lecture Series: Re-examining Modernity and Contemporaneity through Chinese Art (2022/23) Nationalist Internationalism: International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935, UMAG, HKU (18 May 2022)

    • Acting Head, Department of Visual Studies, LU (Sept 2021-Dec 2022)

    • Programme Director, Master of Arts in Curating and Art History, VS, LU (Mar 2020-Aug 2021)

    • Organizer, Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, LU (20-21 May 2021)

    • Organizer, ‘Thinking Contemporary Curating’, public lecture by Prof. Ho Hing Kay, Oscar (Chinese University of Hong Kong) at LU (2020)

    • Invited speaker, GRF/ECS: Writing Quality Proposals – Sharing on Zoom, organised by the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer, LU, 23 July 2020.

    • Journal Reviewer, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (2019)

    • Organizer, ‘What is Your Name? (Siapa Nama Kamu): The Making of the National Gallery Singapore’, public lecture by Seng Yu Jin (Senior Curator of the National Gallery Singapore) at LU (2017)

    • Organizer, ‘Experiments in Museum Learning in the 21st Century’, public lecture by Stella Fong (Lead Curator, Learning and Interpretation, M+) at LU (2017)

    • Associate Editor, International Journal of the Inclusive Museum (2015)

    • Invited Speaker, ‘The Art Market and the Art Ecology in Hong Kong’, Public lecture: Asian art worlds: Collectors, curators and critics, organized by Asialink and Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne, (2014).

    • Placement Supervisor, Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies, Hong Kong University Space & University of Sydney (2012)

    • Invited Speaker, ‘Spaces of Learning and Experiment ─ Open Collection: Development of an image database’, Asian Museum Network Conference, organized by Leisure Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong SAR Government in collaboration with Vitra Design Museum, HK Design Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012).

    • Invited Speaker, ‘Oral History Collecting and Display’, Voices and Hong Kong History ─ Oral History Seminar and Workshop, organized by HK Archives Society, The Hong Kong Heritage Project, and Hong Kong University Space (2012).

    • Invited Speaker, ‘School Memory Project’, lecture, organized by the Hong Kong Memory Project, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU, 2012.

    • Initiator and Coordinator, ‘Museum and Good Society’, public seminar by Professor Richard Sandell (then Director of School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester), co-presented by Hong Kong Museum of History (HKMH) & Hong Kong Museum of Education at HKMH (2011)

    • Invited Speaker, ‘Glocality of Post 97 Hong Kong Art’, Round table, organized by Department of Culture and Religion, CUHK (2007).