Prof. Frank VIGNERON (韋一空)
Head, Graduate Division of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, M.A. Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Frank Vigneron received a PhD in Chinese Art History from the Paris VII University, a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Paris IV Sorbonne University and a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, teaching courses on the history of Western art, the theories of modernism and postmodernism in art, and Chinese and Western comparative aesthetics. His research focus is on the history of Chinese painting from the 18th Century onwards and on different aspects of contemporary Chinese art seen in a global context. In 2010, he became Chair of the Hong Kong Art School Academic Committee as well as a member of the Hong Kong Art School Council. He is also a member of the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong. Vigneron is also a practicing artist. He has held several solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and has taken part in local and international exhibitions.