Ellen Pau


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Videotage and Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Independent Cinematographer, Curator, Co-founder, Teacher, and Filmmaker

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2016

    Director of the ISEA2016 Satellite Program. Started as a self-taught filmmaker, Ellen Pau takes many roles in Hong Kong art scene – independent cinematographer, curator, and teacher. Her single channel videos and video installation works are extensively exhibited worldwide in film festivals and biennials. In 2001, she represented Hong Kong to participate in Venice Biennial with her work “Recycling Cinema”.

    Ellen is the co-founder of Videotage, a media art collective in Hong Kong and also the co-founding director of the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. In 2008, “Digit@logue”, the first digital art exhibition in Hong Kong Museum of Art is curated by Ellen featuring over 15 media artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. She is now the Council Member of HK Art Development Council and the Member of the Interim Acquisition Committee of M+.

    A professional radiologist by day, Ellen Pau(HK) is a self-taught video artist who has exhibited widely in Asia and beyond, including at major biennales such as the Kwangju Biennale and Venice Biennale. Pau made her first film in 1984 – a Super-8 work which was screened internationally – and in 1985 co-founded Hong Kong independent media art organisation Videotage. One of the region’s most respected veteran video and new media artists, Pau is the founding director of the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and works as an independent cinematographer, curator, art critic and researcher. [source: artradarjournal.com/2016/07/06/no-references-9-hong-kong-video-and-new-media-artists-part-1/]


Last Known Location:


  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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