GE Teaching Award

Award Recipients
Ms Janet Fong
AY2023/24 Early Career

Research Assistant Professor (Curating)

Member of B.A. (Hons) in Visual Arts Programme, Assessment Committee

Chairman, AVA Exhibition Committee

Academy of Visual Arts, School of Creative Arts

Hong Kong Baptist University


Office: CVA 314
Office number: (852) 3411-8294



  • Master’s degree in History of Art, The University of Sussex, United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from The University of Sydney, Australia
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Photographic Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK


Research Interests

  1. Digital curation
  2. Teaching and learning with technologies possibilities
  3. Exhibition-making methodologies
  4. Physical and virtual space with Contemporary Artistic practices
  5. Curatorial practice
Brief Biography

Ms. Janet Fong has been teaching courses/supervise students at Bachelor and Master levels, and she has also been teaching GE courses of Art and the Community at Level 3 since 2021. She has won an award from the Secretary of Home Affairs ‘Commendation Scheme 2022’ (issued by Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong government (HKSAR), acknowledging her outstanding contribution to the development of Arts and Culture in Hong Kong in 2022. As the initiator of Art Futures Award initiatives, she also received a Research Matching Grants from the UGC. Before joining AVA, SCA, HKBU, Ms. Fong has worked and curated art exhibitions and projects in different Art organizations for over 20 years including National Museum of China, Beijing, China Art Museum, Shanghai, CAFA Art Museum (Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing), University Museum and Art Gallery (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art (a guest curator for a two-year research-based Art and archival exhibition), Osage (Art Foundation and Gallery), and Hong Kong Maritime Museum as well as 1a space.

Recognition from the Selection Panel

Ms. Fong currently teaches a GE Capstone course, GCAP3215 Art and the Community, which aims at addressing diverse social issues, community problems and global discourse through artistic and design practices.


The Panel commended Ms. Fong for her personalised pedagogical approach, which emphasised the principles of discovery, action, and reflection. This approach enabled students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the transformative power of visual arts practices in creating social change, fostering interpersonal skills, developing leadership qualities, and promoting active citizenship. By providing hands-on experiences, Ms. Fong effectively bridged the gap between theory and practice, allowing students to apply their knowledge in real-world contexts. The Panel appreciated that this practical approach not only enhanced the students’ learning experience but also maximised the pedagogical effectiveness of the course.


Furthermore, the Panel recognised Ms. Fong’s commitment to sustainability in the art community. Through her successful application of various types of funding and her facilitation of collaboration with art organisations, students not only had valuable networking opportunities to co-organise exhibitions and workshops with external bodies, but also had the chances to showcase their work to a wider audience, both online and offline. The Panel appraised that this approach effectively enhanced social impact by raising public awareness in a sustainable manner.


With her outstanding performance in GE teaching and dedication to meaningful community engagement, the Panel recommended Ms. Fong to receive the GE Teaching Award (Early Career) to honour her teaching excellence.