A scholar, researcher, writer, and independent curator based in Hong Kong. Vennes Cheng, Sau Wai is currently a Ph.D. candidate of Art History of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cheng’s research areas include Hong Kong art archive, archival art practices, and historical and mnemonic contingency. Cheng’s papers were selected to present in various academic conferences and workshops. Her articles on Hong Kong and Chinese contemporary art were published in Visual Art Archive in Asia, Yishu, Hong Kong Studies and O-Square. Cheng gave a talk on archive of Hong Kong contemporary art in Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018. Cheng is one of the selected emerging art professionals of Para Site in 2018. She recently curated a solo exhibition of Hong Kong artist Lee Kai-Chung titled I could not recall how I got here that is currently showing WMA Space.
An awardee of UK Chevening Scholarship in 2015/2016; she received an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London and B.A. in Comparative Literature from The University of Hong Kong. Before her incarnation into an art scholar, Cheng was Senior Television Producer of art and culture programmes, such as The Works and Artspiration (好想藝術) of Radio Television Hong Kong.