Gerald Mak is an interdisciplinary artist based in London with roots from Hong Kong. He recently completed his Masters in Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art (2020), and previously BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (2013). In 2019, he participated in two residency programme in Jingdezhen, including the RCA China Project Cultural Experience and Across Borders by Sanbao Ceramic Institute.
Gerald works across drawing, sculpture, ceramics and writing. Recent circumstances and personal experience, namely a decade-long residence in London, the social movement in Hong Kong, residency trips to Jingdezhen China, and the corona pandemic have made Gerald recognise his latent concern in identity and culture, notions of otherness and human relationships. Making responsibly and responsively to the contemporary moment has become ever more acute. Gerald’s practice is continually driven by this ongoing negotiation with his lived experience in London, abroad, and identification to Hong Kong’s schizophrenic, postcolonial identity crisis.