Vitruvian Bridge: Arts x Science Minds

Vitruvian Bridge: Arts x Science Minds is a practice-as-research project that explores the shared creative and collaborative mindset among the arts and science. Using DNA as a theme, the DnAesthetics exhibition celebrates this cross-disciplinary collaboration by showcasing artworks created by the two artists and one scientist after months of in-depth conversations and experiments. Come visit the exhibition and sign up for the interactive workshops for free to find out more about their creative process, and make your own DNA creation.

Ages: 6+ to curious artists & scientists  |  Free admission

Exhibition Hall, 6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre






Artist: Margaret Chu

Margaret Chu

Margaret Chu is a cross-disciplinary artist engaged in sculpture and painting. Her works explore the relationship between human and urban life. She is particularly interested in themes such as “object and space”, “changes”, “time” and “memories”. Recently, Chu has focused on her artistic strive for large-scale paper sculpture, bringing paper to life. Her artworks combine fairy-tale imaginations and realistic social conditions, portraying human pursuits via theatrical metaphors. Chu has received numerous accolades, including “Ting Yen Yung Creative Award” from the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the “40 Under 40 Awards 2014” from Perspective Magazine, the “MTR • Tiara Sculpture Competition Highly commended Prize” by Hong Kong Arts Centre, finalist in Daekyo Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition 2019 (Seoul) and was named finalist in “Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012” organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Her works are collected by many private and commercial organisations, also in the art collections of the Art promotion office.

Artist: Priscila Chu

Priscila Chu

Priscila Chu is a composer and arts educator. She graduated from York University in Canada majoring in Music. Later on, she received a teaching diploma and a Master's degree researched on Music for Autism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also earned a Ph.D. at Hong Kong Baptist University concentrating on music composition and Collaborative (Integrated) Arts. In recent years, she has taught a wide range of collaborative arts education programs including Sm-Art Youth Programme (2012-2020), In Search of Voice in a Cramped City (2019- 2021), Re-born (2020), and Compassion Children Pilot Program (present). She also composed music for musical ensembles, dance, theatre performances, and documentary film productions. She founded the organisation AlpPla and Arts Platform to research, curate and produce arts programs. Her recent creative works include the original New Music Theatre Battle (2016, 18), Pseudo Food @ Pseudo World (2019), 10gether for Passoverdance (2019), Feeling of the Atmosphere for Martin Piliponsky (2019), Falling into Place for TELEPHONE Project (2021), Art as Research Project As Flower, as Water, as Mother (2020-21), and 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦: 𝘙𝘦-𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘒𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 (2022).

Scientist: Simon Shiu

Simon Shiu

Simon Shiu is a passionate scientist focusing on multidisciplinary DNA nanotechnology for biomedical applications. Current works on designing novel DNA nanostructures for next-generation diagnostics, therapeutics, and bioelectronics. Passing the knowledge from frontier research to the local community and the next generation is essential for inspiration and the growth of the science community. Therefore Simon is always open and has been volunteering in STEM education at different levels to raise the social awareness of the importance of science. Simon’s research philosophy is: We are made from DNA. We can create more with DNA.



18 & 19.5.2024 (Sat – Sun) 10am – 10pm

Interactive Workshops

Public session:

18.5.2024 (Sat)

2:30 – 4pm

Family session:

19.5.2024 (Sun) 

2:30 – 4pm

  • Workshops for ages 6+
  • In Cantonese
AFTEC reserves the right to postpone, cancel, modify the programme format or substitute members of the creative team
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
To avoid disturbance, latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time during the workshop