KWAN Tsz-wai, Alan

E-mail : kwanalan@mit.edu

Skype : alankwan828

AREA OF INTEREST

Virtual Reality, Game Art, Future Cinema, Lifelogging Art

EDUCATION

Sept 2014 - June 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Art, Culture & Technology

Sept 2009 - July 2012

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Media

 

RESIDENCIES, TALKS, RESEARCH & TEACHING EXPERIENCES
 

Jun - Aug 2014

Instructor for Workshop Series "New Media, New Idea: The Art of Games"

Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Leisure & Cultural Services Department

July 2014

Artist Talk 

K11 This Happened 2014, Hong Kong

Nov 2013

Artist Talk "Bad Trip - Navigate My Mind"

ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe (Germany)

Nov 2013

Artist Talk "B-SIDE of Hong Kong - Short Film: 17.9 18 18.1"

Dresden (Germany)

Aug 2013 - Oct 2013

Artist-in-residence

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upn Tyne (UK)

Oct 2013

Presentation "Lifelogging X Videogame" at Real-time Visuals Workshop 

(Goldsmiths, Culture Lab/Newcastle Uni, Northumbia Uni & Tyneside Cinema)

Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK)

Jul 2013

Artist Talk "From Experimental Cinema to Videogaming"

K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong

Sept 2012 - Apr 2013

Research Assistant

Computer Programming & 3D Design for Installation <Wheels> by artist Tamas Waliczky

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Aug 2011

Hong Kong Representative at Asian Producers' Lab

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korea)

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIP
 

2014

Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2014

Asian Cultural Council Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship

2014

Grant for Emerging Artists, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

2013

Award for Young Artist (Media Arts Category), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013

2013

Gold Award (Interactive Media Category), The 18th Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva)

EXHIBITIONS

2014

<Beating Clock>

- Memento Mori, Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong

<Alien Abduction Simulator>

- This Slow – That Fast: Animamix Biennale 2013-14, Hong Kong

2013

<Wake>

- Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK)

<Wheels>  (Computer Programming & 3D Design for artist Tamas Waliczky)

- Dance with the Interval | Tamas Waliczky's Exhibition , Hong Kong

- Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center Summer Festival , Hong Kong

<Bad Trip>

- Ars Electronica Festival 2013, Linz (Austria)

- ZKM_Gameplay, Karlsruhe (Germany)

- CYNETART Festival 2013, Dresden (Germany)

- 404 Festival , Rosario (Argentina)

- Gold Award, Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia (ifva) , Hong Kong

- Games of Art Exhibition by Queensland University of Technology , Queensland (Australia)

- Vector Game Art Festival, Toronto (Canada)

- Animamix Biennale 2013-2014 Rediscovery, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai

- Game for Change Australia New Zealand Festival organized by RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia)

- Pure Art Showcase @ Chai Wan Mei 2013 , Hong Kong

- Lifelogging | Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 2015

2012

<Shadow Donation>

- Media Art & The Environment : The Desert Metropolis , Hong Kong​

2011

<Explosion>

- Computational Thinking in Existing Art Forms , Hong Kong​

 

- International Video Art Festival Camaguey , Camaguey (Cuba)

<The Stutterer>

- Micro Narratives : Invented Time and Space , Hong Kong​

- Computational Thinking in Existing Art Forms , Hong Kong​

2010

<17.9 18 18.1>

- B-SIDE of Hong Kong, Dresden (Germany)

- The 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival

- Top-10 Finalist, The 16th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) [Open Category]

2007

<Deliverance>

- Special Mention Award, The 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) [Youth Category]

2006

<KO CHIU II>

- Top-10 Finalist, The 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) [Youth Category]

2005

<Antibodies>

- Jury Recommendation, The 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) [Youth Category]

2004

<Secrets of Life>

- Jury Recommendation, The 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) [Youth Category]

TECHNICAL SKILLS

​Virtual Reality 

Unity, Quest 3D



Computer Programming

Processing, Java, Max/MSP



Microcontroller

Arduino



3D Modelling & Animation

Blender, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D

 

Fabrication

Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, CNC, PCB Design



Video Production 

Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Edius

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English

Excellent Command of Spoken and Written English



Chinese

Excellent Command of Spoken and Written Chinese (Cantonese)

Fair in Spoken Putonghua