BIOGRAPHY
ALMOND CHU

1962 Born in Hong Kong
1986 Graduated from Fine Art Photography Department, Tokyo College of Photography, Japan

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

SOLO

2018
• College Fernel, Photaumnales International Photo Festival, Espace Seraphine Louis, Clermont-de-l’Oise, France
• Time Tunnel, La Galerie Paris 1839, Hong Kong

2017
• Mother of Water, French International School Project, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
• Landscape of Fabrication, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liege, Belgium

2015
• Between Emotion and Calm, Gallery of Classical Photography, Moscow, Russia

2013
• The Bride with White HairFabraicated Mortals, Dali International Photo Festival, Dali, China
• The Urbanites, Prosperity Tower, Hong Kong

2012
• Future and the Past – Self-Portrait by Almond Chu, Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong

2009
• Flashes of Life, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2008
• Falling Poetry (a video installation work with Ann Mak), Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Chinese University, Hong Kong

2006
• Wet Wet Kids – Cosplay Generation, Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong

2005
• Wet Wet Kids – Cosplay Generation, Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong

2003
• Passonate Moment, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong

2002
• Body Work, Fluid Living, Toronto, Canada

2001
• Nudes & Flowers: Viva Forma, Fotogalerie Central and Montblanc Gallery at the Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2000
• Traces, Wurth-Gallery at Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong
• Life Still, LeeFotogallery, Toronto, Canada

1999
• Life Still, OP Fotogallery, Hong Kong

1998
• Existence + Revelation, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

1994
• Almond Chu Portraits – Asian Artists in New York, Agfa Gallery at Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong
• Circle of Colors (with sculptor, Yin Peet), Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong

1993
• Portrait of Life (with sculptor, Antonio Mak), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1990
• Portraits, Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong

1987
• Isolated Object, The Fringe Club
• Isolated Object, City Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong

GROUP

2021
• Beijing ___ Kilometers, L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Way of the Sword, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
•  Join START.art Platform

2020
• Photobook and Print Exhibition, La Galerie Paris 1839, Hong Kong
• You and Me – Affinities, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liege, Belgium

2019
• Fotofever, La Galerie Paris 1839 booth, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
• The End Of Winter?, Albert Baronian/ Yoko Uhoda, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2018
• Luxembourg Art Week, Yoko Uhoda Gallery booth, Luxembourg
• Black and White Nostalgia, Central Library, Hong Kong
• Animals, City University Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong
• Dialogue, La Galerie Paris 1839, Hong Kong

2017
• Fine Art Asia, La Galerie Paris 1839 booth, Hong Kong
• Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China
• Ningbo International Photo Week, Ningbo, China
• What Else?, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
• Tokyo Stories, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia
• Photo Basel, La Galerie Paris 1839 booth, Basel, Switzerland
• Liberty, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
• Instant Photography, La Galerie Paris 1839, Hong Kong
• Carnival, Kong Art Space, Hong Kong
• Could You Take A Picture, Please? Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

2016
• Blank City, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Jimei, Xiamen, China
• Response Art Show for 70.40. Leong Kai Tai Photo Moments, City Hall, Hong Kong
• Biennale de L’Image Possible Off, Liege, Belgium
• 1000 Families, Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Artistree, Hong Kong
• Available For Reference, Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liege, Belgium
• Art Central, La Galerie booth, Central Harbour Front, Hong Kong
• Permanent Instant, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2015
• In the Mood for Animals, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
• En Echo, Les Photaumnales, Galerie Nationale De La Tapisserie, Picardie, France
• Silent Shouts, La Galerie, Hong Kong
• Umbrella Festival Exhibition, Gallery Z, JCCAC, Hong Kong
• Nude (with Pablo Picasso), La Galerie Paris 1839, Hong Kong
• Tokyo Stories, Roba Gallery, Omsk, Russia
• Face, Klaipeda, Lithuanoa
• Face, Perm, Russia
• Face, Toljatti, Russia
• In Conversatons with 100 Local Artists, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong

2014
• Tokyo Stories, Different Dimension – The International Festival of Contemporary Photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
• Face, Bremen, Germany
• Twin Peaks, Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
• Face, Samara Art Museum, Russia
• 13 Terminal Tiles, L0 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition, Suntec City, Singapore
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2013
• Dali International Photo Festival, Dali, China
• Resistance, Artshare, Hong Kong
• Asia Contemporary Art Show, JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
• Pingyao International Photography Festival, Diesel Engine Factory, Pingyao, China
• Face, SFA Galleries, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
• All About Hong Kong, AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Eye, Mandarin Oriential Hotel, Hong Kong
• Spring, (with Daido Moriyama, Araki Nobuyoshi, Erwin Olaf etc) AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong
• On Hong Kong, Photohub Manometr, Moscow, Russia
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2012
• On Hong Kong, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
• Arezzo & Fotographia Biennale, Arezzo, Italy
• Different Dimension – The International Festival of Contemporary Photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
• Beyond the Portrait, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• To See: To be Seen, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Face, Manomentr Gallery, Moscow, Russia
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2011
• Brand New Perspectives, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong
• Legacy And Creations – Art Vs Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
• Urban Utopia, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong
• 
Love the Future, Art Island East, Hong Kong
• Kotoba, Upper Station Gallery, Hong Kong
• Lens Flares, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Face, Rosfoto, St Petersburg, Russia
• Face, Eumeria Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
• Face, Gallery of the American University of Paris, Paris, France
• Face, Metenkov Museum of Photography, Ekaterinburg, Russia
• Face, Chelyabinsk Museum of Arts, Chelyabinsk, Russia
• Face, Roba Gallery, Omsk, Russia
• Face, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
• Face, Novosibirsk State Museum of Local History, Novosibirsk, Russia
• AO Photo Book Centre Opening Exhibition, AO Photo Book Centre, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2010
• Photo Vernissage Trend, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
• Legacy and Creations – Art vs Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
• City Flaneur Hong Kong Heritage Museum Hong Kong
• New Vision: New Colours, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
• Magnificent Images: Lens Culture by 7 Hong Kong Photographers, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
• Magnificent Images: Lens Culture by 7 Hong Kong Photographers, OCT Club House, Beijing, China
• Magnificent Images: Lens Culture by 7 Hong Kong Photographers, OCT Club House, Chengdu, China
• Hong Kong.City, Times Square, Shanghai, China
• Jinan International Photography Biennale, Jinan, China
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2009
• Hong Kong International Art And Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong
• Zonta Exhibition, Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
• Para/Site Fundraising Auction Preview, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• 
Summer Sonata, EDGE Gallery, Hong Kong
• Feigned Innocnece, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
• Inspiration, City University Gallery, Hong Kong
• Imaging Hong Kong, Central Plaza, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2008
• Imaging Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
• ARTSingapore, SUNTEC, Singapore
• Horse, The Racing Club, Hong Kong
• Zoology, Osage Soho, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Anarchitecture Bananas, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
• Raw, 1a Space, Hong Kong
• Tangram, EDGE Gallery, Hong Kong
• Anonymous Roots Of Central, The Landmark, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2007
• Some Rooms, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
• Edge of Hong Kong, EDGE Gallery, Hong Kong
• Fabricated Mortals, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
• Fabricated Mortals, Osage Soho, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Flat, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Flat, Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
• Camera Inside-out, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• Wing Of Life, IFC Mall, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Insitute of Professional Photographers Asia Photo Awards Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Insitute of Professional Photographers Asia Photo Awards Exhibition, 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
• Hong Kong Insitute of Professional Photographers Asia Photo Awards Exhibition, Eslite Vision, Eslite Bookshop, Taipei, Taiwan
• Hong Kong Insitute of Professional Photographers Asia Photo Awards Exhibition, National Library, Singapore
• Hong Kong Insitute of Professional Photographers Asia Photo Awards Exhibition, Macau Military Club, Macau

2006
• Hong Kong Four-Cast, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
• Festival dell’ARTE’, Carrera, Italy
• Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
• Chinese Photographers Association International Photo Exhibition, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China
• Second Skin, 3 Boxes, Hong Kong
• megARTstore, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• 
Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2005
• Hong Kong Art Biennial, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Four-Cast, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
• Walk Don’t Run, 1a Space, Hong Kong
• Art Motif, Va Bene Bar, Hong Kong
• Box, Langham Place, Hong Kong
• Building Hong Kong Redwhiteblue, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• Art Mart, 1/5 Bar & Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• Art Walk, Kaleidoscope Gallery
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2004
• International Symposium of Art and Aesthetic, Art & Exhibition Hall of Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
• Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
• Building Hong Kong Redwhiteblue, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
• Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition, Lee Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada
• Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition, Volkswagen Fotogalerie at The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Multiple Exposure, SD Gallery, University of The Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong
• Kaleidoscope Gallery Opening Exhibition, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Hong Kong
• Art Mart, 1/5 Bar & Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2003
• Watchdog Exhibition & Charity Luncheon, Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong
• The 7th International Art Fair, Jockey Club Auditorium, The University of The Hong Kong Polytechnic
• Art Mart, 1/5 Bar & Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2002
• Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou, China

2001
• Paella, Lee Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto, Canada
• Art Window, Bodyshop, Hong Kong
• Bundles Of Paper, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
• Snap Shot Exhibition, e-Art Gallery, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

2000
• Bodywork, (with Araki Nobuyoshi, Evangelo Costadimas, Mamoru Horiguchi & Paul Sabol) Lee Fotogallery, Toronto, Canada
• Salon d’Hiver III, Gallerie Martini, Hong Kong
• Movement Collection, Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong

1999
• Big Act In Oil Street, Forma GSD, Oil Street, Hong Kong
• Too Much, Too Little, 1a Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Time Square, Hong Kong

1998
• Eye On The Fringe, Fringe Festival, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• On Hong Kong, Fringe Festival, City Hall, Hong Kong
• OP Editions, OP Fotogallery, Hong Kong
• Z+ Opening Exhibition, Z+, Hong Kong
• OP Editions Prints, Printz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
• Woolmark In Perspective, The Museum Annex, Hong Kong
• Woolmark In Perspective, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
• Art Supermarket, Art Supermarket Too, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Designers Association Awards Exhibition, Hong Kong Bank Podium, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre & Times Square, Hong Kong

1997
• Hong Kong Handover Art Exhibition, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
• Nude Quartet, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong
• Forty OP Editions Prints, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Arts Centre Tutors’ Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards Exhibition, Times Square, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1996
• New China New Zealand, New Zealand International Festival Of The Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
• New Images From Hong Kong, Tower Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
• New Images From Hong Kong, Printz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
• New Images From Hong Kong, Artium Gallery, Fuguoka, Japan|
• Hong Kong Designers Association Awards Exhibition, Hong Kong Bank Podium, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

1995
• Kina Kina Kina – Moderne Fotografi fra Kina, Hong Kong og Taiwan, Scandinavian Center Aarhus, Denmark
• APA Japan Photo Biennale, Ueno Museum, Tokyo, Japan
• Polaroid Experience Of Visual Art, Printz Gallery, Pacific, Hong Kong
• Forty OP Editions Prints, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Phallic Contemporary Art, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Arts Centre Tutors’ Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1994
• Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
• City Colors, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
• Ktuell, Agfa Gallery at Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong-Sydney-Hong Kong, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Works by Hong Kong Grantees, Asian Cultural Council, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
• Our Planet, City Plaza, Hong Kong
• Gum T’sing Foh NganHong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

1993
• Dislocation Original Works, Visage Too, Hong Kong
• 
Anatomy Of A Sandwich, mobile exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong
• 
Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
• Visions, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
• Arts In June, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
• Environment, Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1991
• Private Works, Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1989
• Untitled, E-Zone Gallery, Hong Kong
• Untitled, Quart Society Gallery, Hong Kong

1986
• Graduation Exhibition, Fuji Salon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS (SELECTED)

2018 Nomination to The Shpilman International Prize of Excellence in Photography, Israel
2017 Excellent Photographer Award, Pingyao International Photo Festival, China
2015 Nomination to Prix Pictet, France
2014 Short-listed to Eye Award, Italy / Great Britain
2007 Asia Photo Awards, Grand Award and Gold Award, Hong Kong
2005 Selected for the 15th Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong
2000 Polaroid International Photography Award, Category Winner (Asia/Pacific Region), USA
1995 Japan APA Photo Biennale, Merit, Japan
1993 Asian Cultural Council, Young Photographer Award, Hong Kong / USA

RESIDENCIES

2016 Diaphane Pôle photographique en Picardie, France
2003 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
1993 Asian Cultural Council, New York, USA

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
Lee Hysan Foundation, Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Collections, Hong Kong / Germany
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Taipei, Taiwan
Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
New World Development Co Ltd, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
Hotel LKF, Hong Kong
Agfa-Gavert Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong
Collection Uhoda, Liège, Belgium
William Lim Living Collection, Hong Kong
Private Collections

PUBLICATIONS

• PARADE by Almond Chu, published by Atelier VGI 2020, New York, USA
• Was kommt, was bleit, Dr Prof Wolfgang Kubin poetry, published by Bacopa Verlag 2018, Austria
• The Urbanites Almond Chu, published by MCCM Creations 2013, Hong Kong
• Almond Chu Asian Artists Portrait, a handmade photo album specially for Asia Art Archive Collection, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong/China Photographers Three Almond Chu by Wolfgang Kubin, published by Asia One Products & Publishing Ltd 2009, Hong Kong
• Horse, limited edition handmade portfolio by Asia One Products & Publishing Ltd, Hong Kong
• 20 Years Goethe Gallery, Published by Goethe-Institue Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong
• The No Colours, published by Hatjie Cantz Verlag 2014, Germany
• 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, published by China Photographic Publishing House 2013, Beijing, China
• The 5th Dali International Photography Festival, published by China Tushu Publishing Ltd 2013, Shenzhen, China
• Hong Kong Eye – Contemporary Hong Kong Art, published by Skira Editore S.p.A. 2012, Italy
• Beyond The Portrait, published by Leisure and Cultural Services Department 2012, Hong Kong
• Urban Utopia, Deutsche Bank Collection Hong Kong, published by Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main 2011, Germany
• Legacy And Creations – Art Vs Art, published by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government 2010, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong . City – Photo Exhibition at Shanghai Expo 2010, published by Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Ltd, Hong Kong
• Imaging Hong Kong: Contemporary Photography Exhibition, published by pH5 Photo Group 2008, Hong Kong
• Nude Photography: The Art and the craft, published by Dorling Kindersley 2008, London, Great Britian
• Fabricated Mortals, exhibition catalogue, published by Osage Gallery 2007, Hong Kong
• Nude Bible, published by Tectum Publishers 2007, Belgium
• Qigong Meditation, text by Philip Marcovici, published by New Strategy Ltd, Hong Kong
• Photographing China – Highlight of 50 Years of Chinese Photography, published by China Photographic Pubishing House 2006, Beijing, China
• Lianzhou International Photo Festival, published by Guangdong People’s Publishing House 2006, China
• Hong Kong Four Casts, published by Hong Kong University Press 2005, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005, published by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department 2005, Hong Kong
• Body Work, e-book, published by Ocean Pound, Toronto, Canada
• Nudes Index I, published by Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 2001, Cologne, Germany
• Nudes Indexx 1, published by Feierabend Verlag OHG 2002, Berlin, Germany
• The Seduction of Silver, published by Jennings Ku 2001, Hong Kong
• Life Still, exhibition catalogue, published by OP Foto Gallery 1999, Hong Kong
• Nudes 3, published by Graphis Inc. 2000, Swiss/US
• Ecco Homo, published by Vertigo Publishers 2000, Barcelona, Spain
• Almond Chu Photography, portfolio, published by Almond Chu Photography, Hong Kong
• Almond Chu Portraits – Asian Artists in New York, published by Anway Communications Co. 1994, Hong Kong
• Portrait of Life, exhibition catalogue, published by Antonio Mak and Almond Chu 1993, Hong Kong