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Born in Hong Kong, Ben Kong studied archaeology and Chinese history at China and London. Before joining Christie’s Hong Kong in October 1990 as a specialist in the Chinese Paintings Department, he was editor of “Art of China” magazine. In 1996, Ben was appointed Representative of Christie’s Beijing office, the first office opened by an international auction house in Beijing where he played a major role in developing Christie’s activities in China. In November 2002, he was appointed Christie’s Chief Representative in China and led the business development in Beijing and Shanghai. As Senior Vice President and International Specialist Head of Department, Ben is responsible for conducting appraisals and overseeing the bi-annual sales of Chinese paintings in Hong Kong, as well as working closely with colleagues in New York and Europe to further develop the market for Chinese paintings.
Kim Yu is a Senior Specialist in Classical and Modern Paintings at Christie’s Chinese Paintings Department in Hong Kong. Mr. Yu began learning traditional Chinese painting at the age of 15 in Taiwan as an apprentice. He studied under Sun Yunsheng, who was a pupil of Zhang Daqian. Mr. Yu is very knowledgeable in the styles of different classical painting schools. Mr. Yu joined Christie’s Taiwan in 1998, assisting with business-getting, appraisals, exhibitions and auction details. In mid-1999, he joined the department in Hong Kong, focusing on property management, catalogue editing and departmental business.
Jessie Or is Specialist of Chinese Paintings Department, based in Hong Kong. Jessie studied Western Art and obtained her Master of Fine Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Before joining Christie’s in 1999 she worked in an art gallery in Hong Kong promoting Chinese contemporary paintings. Jessie started as an administrator in the Chinese Paintings department and was promoted to specialist in 2005. Her experience in both Western and Chinese art, as well as in business administration, provides clients with specialist advice and sales service.
Amy Cheng is Associate Specialist at Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Paintings department, working closely with the other business getters in the team with a focus on developing the Chinese Paintings market in Greater China and European countries. In every seasonal Chinese Paintings auctions at Hong Kong, Amy undergoes cataloging and helps planning and organizing previews at the Hong Kong and Exhibition Centre. Apart from coordinating with marketing and communications departments in Hong Kong, Amy also works with international teams and overseas cultural institutions in raising the profile of the department aboard. Amy speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French.
Carmen Shek is Associate Specialist in the Chinese Paintings Department in Hong Kong. She joined Christies in 2009 as part of the Associate Specialist Training Program. As part of the team Carmen focuses on client advisory and business getting in Hong Kong and overseas; she is also responsible for research and catalogue production. Prior to joining Christies Carmen was Assistant Curator at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum at the time when the museum first opened its doors to the public in 2005. Carmen has lived in Italy and the UK, and she graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History and Social Anthropology.
Sara Mao began her career at Christie’s in 2008 and is an Associate Specialist in the Chinese Paintings Department with a focus on Chinese Modern Art. Sara is responsible for business getting, client advisory, exhibition and auction preparation for the bi-annual Chinese Paintings auctions in Hong Kong. After receiving her B.A. in Philosophy & English Literature at the University of York (UK), Sara acquired her Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School (UK) and M. Litt in History of Art and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education in London. She also serves as an Executive Committee member of the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and as a Director of the Education Development Foundation Association (HK). Sara speaks fluent English and Cantonese and is conversant in Mandarin.
Fu Qiang is a Trainee Specialist in the Chinese Paintings Department. She joined Christie’s in February 2011 and is involved in cataloguing, research and client advisory. After completing her B.F.A. in Art History at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, where she wrote a dissertation on the future of Chinese Contemporary painting, Fu went on to acquire a Masters from Nottingham University. Her Master’s dissertation topic was on the management of private collections and donations in art museums.
Cherrei Yuan Tian joined Christie’s in 2010 and is an Associate specialist in the Chinese Ceramics & works of art department. Her primary area of responsibility lies with the department’s bi-annual sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art and she specializes in the fields of classical and modern Chinese painting, literati and scholar’s objects. Cherrei was born and educated in Beijing but completed her studies in the UK after moving to England in 2002. Her fascination for Asian art grew from her artistic background and early interest in art & design. She studied at London’s prestigious Central St Martin’s art college from 2004 to 2009 where she completed a BA and Master’s degrees in Graphic & Communication Design. During this time she also gained valuable experience within the field of Chinese art at Beijing’s National Museum and Palace Museum. Before joining Christie’s she worked as a freelance journalist for television and various magazines, reporting on the art market. She is fluent in Mandarin and English and has an excellent knowledge of Japanese.
Before rejoining Christie's in 2007, Elizabeth Hammer was a specialist in the Chinese Paintings department between 1991 and 1995. In New York she represents Christie's department of Classical and Modern Chinese Paintings and is responsible for assessing Chinese paintings and calligraphy, gaining consignments, catalogue preparation, sales promotion and client service. Ms. Hammer worked as an educator specializing in Asian art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the interval between her employment at Christie's. She continues to teach and write for local educational institutions. Ms. Hammer holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies, with a concentration in Chinese art history, from the College of William and Mary and Yale University, respectively.