Afa Annfa

AFA ANNFA

BIOGRAPHY

Afa Annfa is one of the emerging artists in the Hong Kong art scene. Her works probe the
complexities of human emotions and our connection with one another, capturing
tensions between the human psyche and worldly materials.

Afa approaches painting with her visceral meditation and observation that evoke
sentiments and feelings. Her practice recalls the style of Japanese Ukiyo-e and
irregular comic, depicting figures that seem to be fictional in an atmospheric
environment yet remain to be substantial and grounded. Through images adapted
from popular culture, Afa creates narratives and a unique language to manifest her
inner visions.

Afa was born in 1983 in Hong Kong. She earned a BA from Hong Kong Polytechnic
University. Before becoming a full-time artist, she worked in one of the biggest
advertising agencies in Hong Kong. She enjoyed a successful career as a commercial
illustrator collaborating with international as well as local brands and musicians. In
2018, Afa was awarded the “CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award” from the DFA
Hong Kong Design Talent Award. In 2020, Afa started to gain more momentum and
recognition by participating in various charity auctions including The ExtraOrdinary
Exhibition with Karen Leung Foundation at Phillips, and the HKAGA fundraiser event
at Christie’s

 

TIMELINE

SELECTED GROUD EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021    Museum Belowground, JPS Gallery, BELOWGROUND- Hong Kong, China
  • 2021    Time Travel, JPS Gallery, BELOWGROUND- Hong Kong, China
  • 2021    HKAGA X Ferragamo Collaboration Revitalises bing Sutts with Art and Creativity, HKAGA- Hong Kong, China
  • 2020    The ExtraOrdinary Exhibition, Karen Leung Foundation, Eaton HK and Tai Kwun- Hong Kong, China
  • 2020    Girl Power, JPS Gallery- Hong Kong, China
  • 2020    Here and Now, JPS Gallery- Hong Kong, China
  • 2020    Art Fair Tokyo 2020, Tokyo International Forum- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2020    Silent Art Tokyo, Area 36- Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2020    The New Page, Artsy, Online Art Show, JPS Gallery- Hong Kong, China
  • 2016    The SWF Art Exhibition, Forward Assembly- Hong Kong, China

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020    Afa Annfa: Questers and the Tables, JPS Gallery- Hong Kong, China
  • 2029    Afa Annfa: Wonder as Wander, K Underwood Gallery- Tokyo, Japan
  • 2015    The Silent Family, GUMGUMGUM- Hong Kong, China

ARTICLES

  • 2021    marie claire, Cover, p. 6, 10, 42-49, “New Wave”, issue 367, Apr2021
  • 2020    City Magazine, Cover, p. 066 – 069, “A Bizarre Comics Dialogue”, issue 528, Oct 2020
  • 2017    Neo Cha “ In the Studio with Afa Annfa”, p. 30 – 31, Issue 01, 2017
  • 2016    Don’t Panic Magazine, Cover, vol.21, Dec 2016
  • 2016    I.T Post, p. 188 – 189, Autumn / Winter 2016, Issue 20
  • 2014    East Touch Magazine, Cover, p.16 – 22, Issue 988, May 2014
  • 2013    East Touch Magazine, book C Cover, p. 18 – 19, Issue 963, Nov 2013

 

AWARDS

  • 2018    Winner, Hong Kong Young Design Talent Awards
  • 2018    Nominated, Best Music Video at the 29th Golden Melody Awards

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