About me

Lai Wai-yi, Monti 黎慧儀
Artist / Farmer / Art Facilitator
Born 1977 Hong Kong
laiwaiyi.net / touchinglcw.wixsite.com/laichiwo

2008 – 2011 MA (Art and Design) in Environmental Art, Aalto University, Finland
2010 spring Exchange program in Experimental Art, China Central Academy of Fine Art
2001- 2004 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Royal Melbourne Institute of technology (RMIT) University co-presented with Hong Kong Art School
Solo Exhibitions
2012 One Square Foot, Front/Side Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 The Colour that Remains, A Residency Project at Lingnan University, The Artist Studio, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2009 The End is The Beginning – Installations by Wai-Yi Lai, The Atski Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Out There – Works and Documentations by Monti Lai Wai Yi, The White Tube, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Fishpond Diving Sustainable Art Festival,Tai San Wai, Hong Kong
2018 Social Transformations: An Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership between RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Secret Garden, HKVAC, Hong Kong
Hi! Hill, Chuen Lung, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Fish Pond sustainable Art Festival, Tai San Wai, Hong Kong
2017 Moving Plant , Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
2016 Live Art Daily — A Fringe Programme for “Wall-less Chit-Chat” Exhibition, HK Museum of Art , Hong Kong
2015 Resonating with Creative Minds: A Retrospective of the Artist-in-Residence Programme at Lingnan University
JCCAC Arts Festival, JCCAC, Hong Kong
2014 Art as Container: Coming Home – Art Container Project Documentation and Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Baptist University Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong
Qian Hon-lin and Lai Wai-yi Joint Exhibition, Front/Side Gallery, Hong Kong
Art in the Field @ “The Free Marketeers”, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Cultural, Hong Kong
2013 Simulacra Affinity: HK-Korea Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Busan Cinema Centre, South Korea
Simulacra Affinity: HK-Korea Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Hong Kong
Budget Art Fair, Lok Kok Hotel, Hong Kong
Grounded – Ping Yeung School of Art Contemporary Art Exhibition, Former Ping Yeung School Campus
Placelessness, Studio 507, Hong Kong
Recovery Mode – a dialogue on art between TANG Ying-mui, Grace and LAI Wai-yi, Monti, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 Destination Berlin, 1a Space, Hong Kong
2011 MAD @ West Kowloon, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong
placemarks, Lingnan University, Fong Sum Wood Library, Hong Kong
Women 211, Sin Sin Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 AHNE Festival, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Real Estate, Hua Jia Di Nan St, Beijing, China
2009 46, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Growing Seasons, Kumpula Botanic Garden, Helsinki, Finland
Preliminary Investigation, Culture Park Patarei, Tallinn, Estonia
Shaft, Gallery Laituri, Helsinki, Finland
Nuukuusviikon Exhibition, Cabel Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Nexus, Vuotalo, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Beware of Art, Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Donation Box Exhibition, M63, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong
Inside/out Art Exhibition, Flammer Gallery, Hong Kong
2007 10 years of images-a gift to Hong Kong, Too Art, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
Till the End of The World, 1a Space, Hong Kong
The Document Exhibition of The Between Obstruction and Crossover
International Windbreak Forest Environment Art, Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Taiwan
2006 Artiple – An Artist Products Project, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
Between Obstruction and Crossover, 2006 International Windbreak Forest Environment Arts Exhibition, Anping, Taiwan
LEAP – Local East-Kowloon Art in Progress, Shing Win Industrial Building, Hong Kong
2005 Art Fair 05’, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
2004 Garden Whisper, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Art Fair 04’, The Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
4th Dimension, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Graduation Show, The Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2003 Art Fair 03’, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
Art and Environment Exhibition – Dream Garden, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden and Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
8 Stretching Memories –Multimedia Visual Art Exhibition, Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong
The Re-appearance of “Tsang Tsou Choi”, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
Inseparable – An Exhibition On Small Works, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
2002 Art Fair 02’, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
In-side-out, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
More More Cha Cha – Exhibition of Paintings, The Art School Learning Centre Galleries, Hong Kong
Artist in Residency Program/ Internship Program
2018 Artist in Residency, Artist in Residency, Fish Pond sustainable Art Festival, Tai San Wai, Hong Kong
2012 Artist in Residency, Art Banking Charitable Foundation (Art BCF), Hong Kong
2010 Artist in Residency, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Artist in Residency, Creative Learning Program, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School
2009 Artist Assistant for visual artist, Wai Kit Lam, Berlin, Germany
Artist in Residency, Ptarmigan, Helsinki, Finland
Internship Programme (Art), Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Selected Art-in-Community Work and Educational Program
2017 Art Facilitator, “Breath in the Nature” Land Art Camp, Hong Kong
2016 Art Facilitator, Art Future Foundation, Beijing
Art Facilitator, Transcultural Collaboration- International Graduate Semester Program: Retreat Program at Lai Chi Wo,Zurich University of the Arts
Art Facilitator, Between Bricks and Tiles: City AdVentures, Make a Difference Institute
Art Facilitator, Summer Microadventures- Create from Nature, PMQ
Art Facilitator and curator, Touching the Earth – Environmental Art Workshop at Lai Chi Wo, Lingnan University
2014-2017 Lecturer, Story of Art Program, i-dArt, TWGHs
2014-2016 Lecturer, Environmental Aesthetics, Lingnan University
2013 Art facilitator, Living Art Projects, Oi!, Hong Kong
Art facilitator, Beijing Migrant Community Art Programme, Beijing, China
Art facilitator, International Day of Dignity and Respect – Circle Art Festival, Guanghou, China
Art facilitator, Among Mountains and Streams, MaD School, Hong Kong
Art facilitator, Artlink Project, Arts for the Disables Association, Hong Kong
Workshop Facilitator, MaD Forum 2013, Hong Kong
2012 Project Manager, Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium
Workshop Instructor, Artlink Project, ADAHK
Art Facilitator, Henan Rural Community Mural, Henan, China
2011 Art Care Art Program, KFBG
Program Artist, Art Workshop for the Waste Management Project for Promoting Green Leaders in Tuen Mun, Lingnan University
2009 Project Artist, Wild Classroom Environmental Art Workshop, Taoist Ching Chung Primary School
2008 Artist, Art Donation Box, Art Care
Set Designer, School Play 2008, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School
2007 to 2008 Project Manager, The Art Container Project, MIA (Mere Independent Artists)
2007 Program Artist, CYS Pioneer Art Program, C.C.C. Chuen Yuen Second Primary School
2006 Artist, Art Mentoring Program, Mere Independent Artists’ Studio, Shing Win Industrial Building, Hong Kong
2005 Urban Jungle, Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival Arts Aid-Stitch In: A Fundraising Auction for the Asian Tsunami Victims
2003 Art And Environment Workshop, Sheung Kwai Chung Secondary School
2012 Front/Side Gallery, Planning team
Artreaders, member
2005 Founding member of MIA (Mere Independent Artists)
2012 Project grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
2009 IAC Scholarship, University of Art and Design Helsinki
2008 Emerging Artists Grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Selected Bibliography
“Environmental Artist Monti Lai”, Book B, Milk Magazine, July 07, 2016
“田野拾趣 探索藝術”Hong Kong Economic Times, July 20, 2016
“普出校園精彩”, RTHK, July 02, 2016
“Artspiration “, Episode 6, RTHK, January 10, 2016
“抱擁大自然”, Episode 72 and 73, RTHK, December 02, 2015
“信念藏於心內  生活匿埋藝術”, Percy Mak, U Magazine, Issue 432, Mar 7, 2014
“藝術「春」展——創意賀年”,半鳥,Sing Tao Daily,January 28, 2014
 “Contemporary Women Artists in Hong Kong: Finding Poetry in Wan Chai”,
http://theculturetrip.com/asia/hong-kong/articles/contemporary-women-artists-in-hong-kong-finding-poetry-in-wan-chai/,Luise Guest, 6 November 2013
” 不去威尼斯的話,去坪輋!”, Sampson Wong, House News, 6 July 2013
“藝術家帶團田野闖蕩”, Witty Lee, Hong Kong Economic Times, May 13, 2013
“自自然然  葉葉有心”, Percy Mak, U Magazine, Issue 336, November 30, 2012
“詩意的回應 - 談黎慧儀新作”,
http://front-side-gallery.blogspot.hk/2012/11/blog-post_11.html, Hung Sheng, Front/Side Gallery Blog,November 11, 2011
“Close to Culture”, Cable TV, October 23, 2012
“Fun Art”, http://asiancorrespondent.com/73286/fun-art/, Dylan Kwok, Asia Correspondent, January 7, 2012
“The Colour the Remains”, Tang Ying Chi, Wen Wei Po, January 7, 2011
“Metrosta kukkataidetta”, Metro News, December 4, 2009
“專題藝術家 Wai-Yi Lai Featuring Artist”, Taide & Design Magazine, Issue 4, 2009
“迷彩小小姐”, Sigi, Ming Pao Weekly, Issue 2077, August 30, 2008
“黎慧儀  見樹又見林”, 半鳥,Sing Tao Daily, August 16, 2008
“告別Too Art  小心藝術”, Wei Wei, Wen Wei Po, July 19, 2008
“走進藝術﹕香港藝術家工作室 Oasis – Artists’ Studio in Hong Kong”,  P. 222, Jan 2008
“自由活力 Liberty of vitality”, Kei Kei Yu, 3man, Issue 06, May 2007
“創作在世界終結前”, 七刻, Cup Magazine, Issue.63, Apr 2007
“從藝術反思地球末日 Art vs. The end of the world”, Ricky, The Sun Paper, Sunday, April 15, 2007
“Till the end of the world”, Kelvin Kwong, South China Morning Post, Thursday, April 5, 2007
“Industrial Action”, Sherry Lee, South China Morning Post, October 21, 2004.
“環境與藝術”, Hong Kong Discovery, VOL. 20, Jan / Feb 2004