Alastair Kwan (b. 1993) is a British-Born Hong Kong artist based in London. Since graduating from MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, he has developed a socially-engaged practice, investigating alternative models of artistic self organisation and community-building, leading to projects such as CONGEE and co-founding Liquid Gold Studios. His work interrogates collective nostalgia embedded in colonial narratives and personal histories, examining the roles artistic labour and craft have to play within. He often positions his art between his Hong Kong heritage and experiences growing up in the UK, working in a variety of different scales with mediums including knitting, moving image, painting and drawing.

Prior to the RCA he studied BA Law at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor. He has exhibited widely including a solo presentation of CONGEE at the Southbank Centre (2023) alongside shows at the Royal Institute of British Architects (2022), South London Gallery (2021), Kurt-Kurt (Berlin, 2021). In 2021 he received the RCA Gilbert Bayes Award from the Royal Society of Sculptors.


© Alastair Kwan 2023