FINE ART ASIA 2021 Academic Programme


Art Tech Applications – How to Get Started

Presented by Fine Art Asia

Speaker: Mr. Warren Cheng, Director of Wui Po Kok and Director of Fine Art Asia
Date: 10 October 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Language: English

The term “Art Tech” has been a buzz phrase in recent years. Indeed, as technology becomes more powerful and prevalent, its application has extended beyond communication and efficiency, and into the realm of art. While there are policies and initiatives to promote the usage of technology in art – the top-down approach, there are also relatively inexpensive yet effective ways to employ technology in art – the bottom-up approach. In this talk, Warren Cheng will share some industry trends and his experience in combining antiques with technologies such as 3D printing, 3D scanning, Virtual Reality, NFTs, Metaverse, etc., explaining how anyone can get started without much technical background.

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.