Series of ‘Urban Traces’, aims to discuss the rapid changes and developments of the city while expressing the subsequent wistfulness triggered the loss of memories. Through the exhibition, Margaret would like to explore the serendipitous experiences and encounters within the city and collect anecdotal stories structured by the elements of people/ history/ place and time. By employing ‘5/F, 99 Bulkeley Street’ - a now-demolished residential apartment where the artist once lived, as a personal context, Margaret embarks her research on old tenement buildings in the district of Hung Hom, In general, the exhibition will surround oral histories including urban legends, myths and memories, depicting the past of ‘5/F, 99 Bulkeley Street’ in a humanistic way.
Margaret received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and she is currently pursuing Master of Fine Arts degree in CUHK. She has gained in-depth experience in the creative fields, especially at art teaching and making her own sculptures. She believes through these endeavors her ultimate goal in creation will be achieved, which is to seek for a better future for all mankind.
CHU has been focusing on her artistic endeavor on creating lively artworks through ordinary materials such as paper and plastics. CHU specializes in environmentally friendly materials to produce large scale of paper sculpture. Her works combining fairytale imagination and the reality of social conditions, which aims to exploring the ideal world for all mankind.
She has received awards including, "Ting Yen Yung Creative Award" Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, "40 Under 40 Awards 2014" Perspective Magazine, "MTR • Tiara Sculpture Competition” Recommendation Awards” Hong Kong Arts Centre and the finalists" Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 " Hong Kong Museum of Art.