FINE ART ASIA 2022 Academic Programme


Bringing Art into the Metaverse

Presented by Fine Art Asia

Speaker: Mr Warren Cheng, Director, Wui Po Kok Antique Co. Ltd.; Director, Fine Art Asia
Date: 8 October 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Language: English

Metaverse is a buzzword that we have been hearing a lot about in the media. In this session, Warren Cheng will explains in layman’s terms the concepts behind blockchain technology, NFTs and the Metaverse. These concepts are important to understand the next step in the evolution in the art world, regardless of how the cryptocurrency market acts. He will also share his experience in spearheading Fine Art Asia’s latest project, “Fine Art Asia x the Sandbox: Art enters the Metaverse”, talking about how to bring Intellectual Property from the physical world into the Metaverse, and what opportunities it represents.






Warren Cheng is a Hong Kong-based, third-generation antique dealer specialising in Chinese archaic art. His gallery, Wui Po Kok, was founded in the 1980s and has been active throughout the world. The gallery deals in a wide range of art forms, ranging from pottery and bronze vessels to sculptures and scholarly ceramic objects. In the few decades of its operation, the gallery has successfully helped prestigious international collectors and museums alike to reach new heights in their collections of Chinese art. Warren Cheng is also a director of Fine Art Asia, and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Antique and Art Galleries Association.

Warren Cheng holds an MA in Comparative and Public History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong. He attended Brown University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and then worked for the Boston Consulting Group. In recent years, he has been working to blend antiques and technology, in order to present the ancient arts in a new light.