Hong Kong Art School Appoints Professor Man Kit Wah Eva as School Director


Hong Kong Art School Appoints Professor Man Kit Wah Eva as School Director

[Hong Kong – 1 January 2024] – The Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Eva Man Kit Wah as the Director of Hong Kong Art School with effect from 1 January 2024, following the departure of Mr. Louis Yu.

Professor Man brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, particularly in the field of arts education. She is the Chair Professor of Humanities in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University and the Professor Emeritus at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She also serves as the Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Arts Criticism Group, a Co-opted Member of M+ Acquisitions Committee, WKCD, a member of the Board of Directors at Tai Kwun Arts Board, and a member of the Programme Committee at
Tai Kwun Culture and Arts Company Ltd.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Man to the Hong Kong Art School,” said Rebecca Ip, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. “Her wide-ranging accomplishments, insights and experience will be extremely beneficial to Hong Kong Art School as we focus on our strategic plans moving forward.”

“Professor Man is an academic visionary and innovator. We look forward to her leadership in shaping the future of the school and its contributions to the art scene,” said Dominica Yang, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

HKAS would like to take this opportunity to extend its gratitude to Mr. Louis Yu for his leadership and contributions during his time with the School. He demonstrated remarkable resilience and navigated challenges to the School during the pandemic.

Looking forward, HKAS will continue to serve as an arts educator and launch comprehensive educational programmes to meet the growing demand for art talent in Hong Kong. With a longstanding partnership of 25 years with RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), HKAS provides students with a strong foundation and invaluable international perspectives. The future holds great promise for HKAS as it continues cultivating artistic excellence and contributing to the global art world.