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Spring 2023

Residency Programme May - June Bouie Choi


PF25 cultural projects 2023 Programme

Bouie Choi 2023

Residency, Community Projects & Exhibitions May - June in Basel

Introducing our resident artist in May & June 
Bouie Choi
(b. 1987, Hong Kong, lives & works in Hong Kong)

Bouie Choi grew up in Hong Kong, surrounded by high-rise buildings that shape the city's urban landscape. Through her paintings, she weaves together fragments of memory and collected stories to depict the co-existence of the visible and invisible, light and darkness, and the real and surreal. Bouie uses the force of urban imagery and light to create a manifestation of infinite borrowed space and time, bridging the gap between tangibles and intangibles. Recently, she has focused on using wood to explore the definition of freedom, employing multi-perspective and layers of time to deepen her state of mind.

After receiving her MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012, Choi started participating in community art and cross-media collaborations. Her unwavering commitment to painting is driven by a profound curiosity about how the environment and social values leave lasting impressions on individuals. Her works play with absurdity from different contexts, finding them carriers and bringing new meanings to texts, objects, and two-dimensional art. Choi also participates in community art programs and has formed an art collective with other Hong Kong artists named the "CHT. Art Project".

During Bouie's residency in Basel, we invite you to bring a postcard of your homeland to the community project on 31 May, where you can share your stories with us. This exchange will serve as part of the inspiration for Bouie's upcoming exhibition, entitled 'We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars,' which opens in Basel on 13 June. Her exhibition seeks to capture the emotional resonance and complexity between the ‘interior and exterior’ worlds, the physical and metaphysical, and the multi-perspectives of ‘far and close’ oscillating between different times and dimensions.

Click here for the PF25 May & June Programme.



Stories Exchange Community Event

Bring a postcard and share your stories!

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Doors open: 18h 

Sharing session by the artist: 19h

Venue: Nonnenweg 45, 4055 Basel


We stay up late to behold the beauty of the stars

a solo exhibition by Bouie Choi

as part of the Homeland in Transit exhibition series and PF25 cultural projects and residency


Time : Tuesday, 13 June 18 -21h

Venue: Pfeffergässlein 25, 4051 Basel, entrance at Nadelberg 33

RSVP: Celine Ngai 

Viewing by appointment only until 30 June:

The above programme is supported by:

Hong Kong Arts Development Council,

Christoph Merian Stiftung,

mobani GmbH, and Achtsamkeit Basel 

Event sponsor: Meow Kong

Programme curator : Angelika Li

Programme coordinator: Celine Ngai

artist portrait by South Ho

The programme is supported by

Random Diaries

Random Diaries
Performance - Sogetsu Ikebana 202200080026
by Hedy Leung

Saturday, 10 June 19.00-19.30, kindly arrive by 18.45
St. Jakobstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich

installation photo: Tashi Brauen


Hedy Leung

Event: Saturday, 10 June 19.00-19.30, kindly arrive by 18.45

Venue: St Jakobstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich
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Taking inspiration from other works in this exhibition and primarily based on her recent migration journey from Hong Kong to London, Hedy Leung has created a group of vessels entitled 202200080026 (2023), which embody diasporic sentiments. Adapted from the title format used in both her visual ikebana diary and personal journal, the artwork is aptly named as a record of her move from her homeland to a new destination.


The hand-built vessels are constructed - and protected - using packing materials including the sheer papers Hedy received from a logistics company as the first layer, while newsprint wrapping papers form the second layer. The final layer is strengthened with newspapers collected from an ikebana shop where she ordered materials from Japan. The artist then dyed the newspapers in the iconic colours of the Red-White-Blue bag to further imbue the artwork with the spirit of the journey. The packing materials are transformed into vessels of memories documenting her personal and emotional journeys.


In the Sogetsu Ikebana performance as part of the exhibition, Hedy interacts with the vessels and invites the audience to reflect on the essence of ikebana, which is to live in the moment. The vessels also serve as a reminder to cherish and appreciate the precious items and memories that we carry with us. Each layer of protection used in the construction of the vessels represents the care and importance given to those items that are most precious. 


Excerpted from the curatorial essay Random Diaries 2019-2023 by Angelika Li


Random Diaries
a group exhibition of eight Hong Kong and Swiss artists

Zurich May - June 

installation photo: Tashi Brauen


Tashi Brauen  

Oscar Chan Yik Long  

Leung Chi Wo  

Hedy Leung  

Lo Lai Lai Natalie  

Andreas Marti  

Angela Su  

Wai Pong Yu  

Curated by Angelika Li 

Co-presented by Meow Kong and PF25 cultural projects

as part of the 'Homeland in Transit' exhibition series


Saturday, 13 May 2023, 14-20h 


Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18-21.30h 

19-1930 Sogetsu Ikebana Performance by Hedy Leung

kindly arrive by 18.45

Event registration:

Art Basel VIP Programme


16 May - 18 June

Tue - Sat 11-19h

Two Sundays 11 & 18 June, 11-19h 

Closed on public holidays


Meow Kong

St Jakobstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich 

+41 79 264 90 00 

Press Enquiries 

+41 76 781 76 78 

Click to Press Folder


About the project & this exhibition: 

Click here for the 'Homeland in Transit' site

Click here for the curatorial essay 

photo: Centrik Isler

Recent Activities

Sogetsu Ikebana Demonstration by Hedy Leung
Kirschblütenfest auf dem Vitra Campus
Sunday, 2 April 2023, 3.30pm
Tadao Ando Conference Pavilion, Vitra Design 

Sogetsu Ikebana Spring Workshop by Hedy Leung

PF25's first meeting and event in Hong Kong at art space 1983 in Kam Tin



We wish you a healthy and energetic Year of the Rabbit! Stay tuned for our upcoming 2023 programme.


+41 61 2099 259

Pffefergässlein 25
4051 Basel
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