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Scotty So is a Melbourne/Narrm-based artist who works across media, including ceramic, painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos, and performance. Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity, creating a scene of para-fiction through the manipulation of found objects and existing imageries in the living experience. Born and raised in Hong Kong, So’s work has been shown in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Europe, including the National Gallery of Victoria. Scotty So is represented by MARS Gallery in Australia.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), First-Class Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2018

Associate Degree in Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University College of International Education, 2015  

Solo Exhibitions/Project
2024 - Queen of the Begonias, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat

              +50, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla

2023 -The floating bamboos hang across the southern court 浮空兩竹橫南閣, Passage Gallery, Sydney
              百媚生 Baak Mei Saang, VAIN Project, Hong Kong
              Plinth Drink, Flack Studio, Melbourne
              Developing Sunset, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne
              These Bodies of Video Works, Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne

2022 - The Mood of Cheongsam, for Melbourne Fashion Festival, MARS Gallery Melbourne

2021 - The 1st Movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto by Jackie, West Space Window, Melbourne

              I will keep you in the loop. Warm regards, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2019 - 06:00/ 18:00, Melbourne, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2015 - Self-Introduction, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

2014 - A Moment of A Moment, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

2024 -Closer Together, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong
2023 -Gertrude Studio 2023, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

              Incinerator Art Award 2023, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne 
              Bowness Photography Prize 2023, Museum of Australian Photography, Melbourne
              A Measured Refusal, Res Artis Project Space, Melbourne

              Spring Art Fair 2023, Melbourne
              Closer Together, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
              Hello Nei Ho Ma, Articulate Project Space, Sydney
              Photo London, Somerset House, London
              Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
              The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins (BOO) is Out of Office…(OOO), Fitzroy Garden
              Pavilion, Melbourne


2022 - China – The Past is Present, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
              The Sitter: Portraits across the collection, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
              Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin Art Gallery, Melbourne
              RISING Festival 2022, Melbourne
              Being Human, PHOTO 2022, Melbourne
              QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

              UNIFORM, Wyndham Art Gallery, Melbourne

              Exposure Site, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne

              Access Class, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne  

2021 - Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne  
              Christmas Group Exhibition, MARS Gallery, Melbourne

              National Sculpture Tasmania Shoebox Sculpture Prize, Sculpture Tasmania, Tasmania

              Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney

              Iris Award, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth

              Footscray Art Prize 2021, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
              A Strange Space, Centre for Projection Art, Melbourne
              APRIL FOOL GROUP, MARS Gallery, Melbourne

              Small room downstairs, MARS Gallery, Melbourne

2020 -Triennial 2020, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

              Project Anywhere 2020, Melbourne
              STRANGE UNCERTAIN TIMES, Grey Gardens Gallery, Melbourne

              Shelter, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne

              Abstracted Landscapes, Lon Gallery, Melbourne

              FiX 05, Melbourne

              Venus in Thorns, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

2019 - Performing Textile, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne 

             Satellite Anthem, Assembly Point, Melbourne
             Gaping, VCA Art Space, Melbourne
             FiX 04, KINGS, Melbourne

             Kensington Contemporary – a Conveniently Timed, Market Based Event for the Activation of                               Space, Program Announcement and Generation of Capital Art Fair, New Agency, Melbourne

2018 - 2018 ILFORD CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne
              DESTINATIONS, Step Gallery, The Greek Australian Cultural League, Melbourne
              Please Mind the Uneven Ground, Cattle Depot Artists Village, Hong Kong


2017 - IDENTITY, Barber’s Basement Gallery, Hong Kong


2016 - HK:ID, identity and illusion, Lightstage Gallery, Hong Kong

              Pride Art, Clifford Chance, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong


2015 - Love Is Our Future, Polar Bear Gallery, Shanghai

Awards And Recognition
2023 - Incinerator Art Award, Finalist           

              Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist

2022 - Deakin Art Gallery Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Winner
              Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency Program 

2021  - Darebin Art Prize Finalist, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
               National Sculpture Tasmania Shoebox Sculpture Prize Finalist, Sculpture Tasmania
               Iris Award Finalist, Perth Centre For Photography
               Footscray Art Prize 2021 Emerging Artist Residency Prize

2020 - Room to Create Artist-in-Residency Program at Collingwood Yard, Yarra City Arts

               Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2020 Finalist

2019  - West Space Award, West Space

              Trocadero Art Space Award, Trocadero Art Space

              Creative Arts Grants, University of Melbourne Student Union

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