About Vivienne Chow

Vivienne Chow is an award-winning journalist and critic specialising in arts, culture and cultural politics. She currently works as an independent writer and contributes to many international media including Variety, Quartz, Artsy, BBC World Service's The Cultural Frontline and The Arts Hour as well as the South China Morning Post. She also teaches arts and culture reporting, art criticism, media studies at universities and tertiary institutions. She has taught arts and culture journalism at HKU's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, media studies at Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), art criticism at HKU Space and Hong Kong Arts Centre. 

In 2014 Vivienne founded Cultural Journalism Campus, a non-profit educational initiative to promote cultural journalism and art criticism in association with Goethe-Institut Hongkong. The initiative was awarded a Merit in Arts Education by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2015. CJC continues in 2016 with the support from MILL6 Foundation. 

Vivienne has written extensively on arts, culture and cultural politics locally and abroad over the past two decades. She was named one of the world's best young journalists while representing HK at the inaugural Berlinale Talent Press in 2004 at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2015, Vivienne was awarded the prestigious IJP Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and cultural policy research in Berlin, Germany.

Previously Vivienne spent a total of 15 years at the SCMP covering arts, culture and cultural politics, such as the 2014 Umbrella Movement (Occupy Central) from a unique cultural perspective and the two-decade long development of West Kowloon Cultural District. 

Vivienne holds a degree in journalism from CUHK and a master's degree in cultural studies from HKU researching cultural policy. Her MA dissertation Chinese elitism and neoliberalism: post-colonial Hong Kong cultural policy development: a case study is logged in the HKU libraries. She recently contributed an essay on Hong Kong's cultural industries to Creativity and Culture in Contemporary Greater China by Bridge21 Publications. 

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