Bettina Fung | 馮允珊 is a Hong Kong born, British-Chinese artist based in London. Her practice centres on the expansive and immediate nature of drawing and often performs live, sharing her process as the work unfolds over time. She creates two dimensional, performative and site specific works. Themes of ritual, futility, purposelessness and notions of belonging, productivity and progress are subjects of interest.
Bettina’s background is in computer animation. She gained her degree in Bournemouth University (NCCA) in 2005, where her animated short Sushi was screened at film festivals in the UK and Australia. She has since worked as a video editor and now fully dedicates herself with her artistic practice.
Bettina has exhibited throughout London, nationally and abroad. She was a recipient of the a-n Artist Information Company’s New Collaborations Bursary in 2014 to carry out collaborative research in combining traditional drawing methods with interactive design technologies. In 2018, she was awarded Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts award in supporting her solo exhibition, Imprints of Passing Time, at Surface Gallery in Nottingham, UK.
Having a keen interest in artist-led development and learning, Bettina took part in Syllabus IV, an alternative peer led artist development and learning programme delivered by six UK arts institutions: Wysing Art Centre, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, Iniva, S1 Artspace and Eastside Projects. Bettina is also an Associate Member of the Asia-Art-Activism Research Network.
Selected performances and exhibitions include: Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK; Guest Projects, London, UK; Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK and Draw to Perform 2&3: International Symposium of Drawing Performance, London, UK; Art Central Hong Kong; The Pier-2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Festival Vrrrr, Musée d’Art, Toulon, France.
Click through to read more about Bettina’s work: Towards All & Nothing (in reflection)