Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong
 

ACC Alumni

The ACC has supported over 6000 arts professionals and institutions since our establishment in 1963.

For an extensive list of our alumni across the U.S. and Asia, please visit the ACC New York website.

 

Cai Guoqiang – Visual Artist 1995 Fellow, China

Cai Guoqiang was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1995 to support his first trip to the United States to participate in an artist residency program at PS 1 in New York. He has since emerged as one of the most renowned visual artists from China and is widely known for his gunpowder projects and elaborate sculpture installations. His works have been featured internationally at the 1999 Venice Biennale and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as well as in leading arts institutions including the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Shanghai Art Museum and the Tate Modern in London.
Photo: © Ma Da, courtesy Cai Studios
Takashi Murakami – Visual Artist 1994 Fellow, Japan

Takashi Murakami was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1994 to participate in the International Studio Program at PS 1 in New York. He is internationally known as the inventor of ‘Superflat’, an art style influenced by Japanese anime and manga. His work has been made popular through his numerous international shows and in particular, his collaborations with Louis Vuitton. In 2008, he was distinguished as the only visual artist included in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.
Photo: © Asian Cultural Council
Chen Kaige – Film Director 1986 Fellow, China

Chen Kaige was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1986 for his first trip to the United States to attend the screening of his celebrated debut work "Yellow Earth" and to conduct research as a visiting scholar at New York University. He has since emerged as one of the most esteemed directors of Chinese fifth generation cinema. His work has received numerous international accolades including the Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and nominations from the Academy Awards for "Farewell My Concubine".
Photo: © Asian Cultural Council
Jenny So – Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1975 Fellow, China

Jenny So is Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1975 to support her Ph.D. degree in art history at Harvard University. A noted specialist in ancient Chinese bronzes and jades, Professor So was formerly the Senior Curator of Chinese Art at The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Photo: © Asian Cultural Council