Prof Helen Grace
After many years teaching at the University of Western Sydney and UTS, she moved to Hong Kong where she established the highly successful MA Programme in Visual Culture Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong – the only programme of its kind in the region.
She is a Board member of Microwave New Media Art Festival, and has served as Chair of the Visual Studies Advisory Board at Lingnan University and on the Academic Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Art School. She participated in the Consultancy Team that conducted the first study of Manpower Planning in the Arts and Culture in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong government. She was a member of the Academic Committee organizing the bi-annual Association of Cultural Studies International conference, held in Hong Kong in June 2010.
She co-organized the international conference on Technovisuality and Cultural Re-enchantment in Hong Kong in November 2008 and has lectured widely in Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. She has been the recipient of two competitive General Research Fund Grants awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.
Helen is an award winning filmmaker and new media producer and a recent exhibition, entitled ‘IPO: Emotional Economies’ was held in Hong Kong in 2009. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia as well as private collections internationally.