LILY LEUNG, SHAN DAN
Lily was born in 1972 and grew up in colonial Hong Kong. She was a fashion model before getting working in advertising campaigns. Together, these experiences nurtured an aesthetic sense that melded culture from the East & West. Lily is a self-taught photographer, beginning with taking snapshots in her working environment and working alongside professional photographers.
Having created several works that drew attention locally, Lily became a full-time visual artist in 2016. She amalgamates topics such as history, literature, feminism and life, using poetic and ingenuous images. Her media of choice are photography, drawing and installation.
She graduated from RMIT University Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with Distinction in 2018. Her graduate work, “Eileen Chang: Tierce of Life”, was conferred the WMA Lens-based Art Award.
2020 “Eileen Chang: Tierce of Life”, Tai Kwun-Centre for Heritage and Arts, Central
2020 "Grassroots: Under the Mountain, Go Upstream, Chinese Herbs”, Border Crossing – International Festival of Intermedia 2020, group exhibition, JCCAC, HK
2019 “Eileen Chang: Tierce of Life”, HKForward19, group exhibition, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central
2019 “Eileen Chang: Tierce of Life”, Take 1, group exhibition, Kwai Fung Hin Gallery, Central
2019 "RMIT & HKAS BAFA Graduate Exhibition", group exhibition, 4th & 5th Pao Galleries, Wanchai, HK
2018 “Magic Moment”, HKAC Arty Privy, group exhibition, 5th Floor Hong Kong Art Centre, Wanchai, HK
2018 "Art Process: Flavours from the Past”, Processing: on Reading Art, group exhibition, Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai, HK
2017 "Fan Lau, Hong Kong's Western-most Village”, Border Crossing – International Festival of Intermedia 2017, solo exhibition, Cattle Depot, HK
2017 "Mercy”, The Museum of Lost Public Notices, group exhibition, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University
2016 "Kai Yuen Street: Eileen Chang in Hong Kong”, Analogue B&W Films and Images, a 21st Century Perspective, group exhibition, Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai HK
2016 "Fan Lau, Hong Kong's Western-most Village”, solo exhibition, Fan Lau School, HK
2016 "Fan Lau, Hong Kong's Western-most Village”, the 16th China Ping Yao International Photography Festival, group exhibition, Ping Yao, PRC
2015 "Mercy”, 100 Self Portraits of Hongkongnese, group exhibition, PMQ, HK
2015 "18 Unique Characters in Hong Kong”, solo exhibition, Ethos Gallery, HK
2019 WMA Lens-based Art Award
2016 Reaching-out Award, Education Bureau's Self Financing Post Secondary Scholarship
“Untitled”, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Musical Stone, Issue 57, Jan to Feb 2021
“Untitled”, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Musical Stone, Issue 58, March 2021
“Special Feature Masks”, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Musical Stone, Issue 54-55, July 2020
“Stand Against Racism”, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Musical Stone, Issue 53, May 2020
"100 Self Portraits of Hongkongnese, "Mercy", Brownie Publishing, 2015
Wong, S 2020, 張愛玲一百年 【張愛玲一百年】梁山丹的張學追尋：愛就是不問值不值得, Ming Pao Culture, viewed 11 September, https://bit.ly/2Rn2auw
Lee, W S 2015, ‘今年除夕 或成追憶’, Ming Pao Newspaper, viewed 14 October 2018, https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20151231/s00002/1451499524100
Leung, L 2016, Share My Song, radio program, Commercial Radio Hong Kong, 1 October.
Kwok, Y L 2016, ‘攝影展記錄汾流村風貌’, Ta Kun Pao, viewed 14 October 2018,
Xu, C 2016, ‘Hong Kong artist shines light on tiny Lantau village Fan Lau – population:1’, South China Morning Post, 30 June, viewed 14 October 2018, https://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/1983633/hong-kong-artist-shines-light-tiny-lantau-village-fan-lau