ABOUT THE FOUNDER
With expertise and experience in history of art and architecture and cultural management, Angelika Li is committed to engaging with the essence of local culture and heritage, the valued stories of cities, and driving a continuous dialogue between local and international communities in different public art programmes. She is presently the co-founder of PF25 cultural projects, a research initiative focusing on the everyday life of Basel and Hong Kong: customs, languages, foods, relationships, borders, and ecologies of the two city regions, in a non-comparative approach.
Angelika was director of MILL6 Foundation leading the founding team in building a new inter-disciplinary, non-profit platform located in a former cotton spinning mill in Hong Kong. She spearheaded the strategy and programming with focus on textile arts and culture, developed new commissions, the permanent collection, and initiated and oversaw the design and construction process of the gallery space. Her MILL6 projects included ‘Tracing some places. Leung Chi Wo’ (2015); ‘Social Fabric: New Work by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi’ (2016), ‘TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread’ (2016); and ’Textile Thinking – The International Symposium’ at Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2016 (co-organised with Zhejiang Art Museum) and Artist Residency of Yukihiro Taguchi (2016). During her leadership, the foundation established its museum status and received the Award for Arts Promotion by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2016.
In her role as the first director of Sotheby’s Gallery in Asia, Angelika curated and organised exhibitions including ‘New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from The Yiqingzhai Collection’ (2013); ‘Beyond the Paper Screen - An Exhibition of Japanese Erotic Prints from The Uragami Collection’ (2013) and ‘Old Master Q: What The @#$% Is Going On? Original Works by Alphonso Wong’ (2014).
Angelika holds a BA (Hons) in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Reading in the UK and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where she received the Dean's List academic award in 2010. She lives and works in Basel and Hong Kong.