Stories of Creativity - Lecture Series by Wallace Chan

Transcendence and Creativity

Mode of Event:

  • In-person: Online registration ended on September 25. As there may be no-shows, we also welcome walk-ins to line up at the Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT) after 3:45pm on the event day.

  • Zoom (Registration is NOT required): (Webinar ID: 916 7456 1032 / Passcode: ias202209)


  • Speakers will appear as holograms.

  • This is a recognized event in the "Self-directed Experience" component of CORE1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. You need to attend each lecture in person and in full to get 1 hour.



In Mr. Wallace CHAN’s words, “Creativity transports one to another planet, a reality beyond one’s physical confinement.” In this lecture, Mr. Chan and Mr. Javier IDEAMI will share their transcendental experiences in the creative process, and how two artists collaborate to transcend art forms.


About Mr. Wallace CHAN

Mr. Wallace Chan is an artist and innovator. His curiosity and thirst for knowledge have led to his creation of numerous innovations, which have thus far included: The Wallace Cut (an illusionary three-dimensional carving technique invented in 1987), the mastery of titanium in jewelry making, a patented jadeite luminosity-enhancing technology, the invention of elaborate gemstone settings without metal claws, and most recently, The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material five times stronger than steel.

Mr. Chan’s works are in the permanent collections of the British Museum (2019), the Capital Museum of China (2010), and the Ningbo Museum (2010). He has had solo exhibitions showcasing his works at Fondaco Marcello (Venice, 2021 & 2022), Canary Wharf (London, 2022), Christie’s (Shanghai, 2021), Asia House (London, 2019), Christie’s Gallery (Hong Kong, 2019), the Gemological Institute of America Museum (Carlsbad, 2011), the Capital Museum of China (Beijing, 2010), the Kaohsiung Museum of History (Taiwan, 1999), and Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum (Idar-Oberstein, 1992).

Mr. Chan has given talks and lectures at prestigious institutions, including DIVA Museum (Antwerp, 2021), Tongji University (Shanghai, 2021), Christie’s (Shanghai, 2020 & 2021), the De Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Maastricht, 2020), the British Museum (London, 2019), the Royal College of Art (London, 2019), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, 2019), Christie’s Education (Hong Kong, 2019), the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (London, 2018), the Sarabande Foundation (London, 2018), Sciences Po (Paris, 2018), Harvard University (Cambridge, 2017), Central Saint Martins (London, 2017), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2016), and Christie’s (Paris, 2014).

About Mr. Javier IDEAMI

Mr. Javier IDEAMI is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, creative director, engineer and entrepreneur, working at the intersection of technology and art. His creations, that encompass a wide range of areas, from digital art and fine art photography, to augmented reality, interactive technology, artificial intelligence, music, filmmaking and beyond, have won awards and been shown at institutions, festivals and galleries worldwide, from the Venice Biennale in Italy, to the Ranjina Palace in Croatia, Stanford University in USA, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the financial center of London, the International Cultural Diplomacy Conference in Berlin and many others venues around the world.

Mr. Ideami founded Torch, an innovation ecosystem that accelerates innovation by combining pioneering methodology, technology and physical space. He has lectured about innovation and creativity in four continents, especially to high-tech startup founders. He also acts as a scientific advisor to different groups in the fields of strategic thinking, innovation processes optimization, augmented reality interfaces and technology park development among others.


About the Lecture Series

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Campus Access Control and Disease Prevention Measures

  • To enter the campus for this event, non-HKUST members who have signed up as Friends of HKUST via the event registration form will be registered as “visitors” by the event organizer to the University for their easy access thru the campus gates.

  • Except for exempted persons, all visitors entering the venue must comply with the ‘Vaccine Pass’ arrangements and other requirements under Cap.599F (See

  • Audience will be required to take temperature check at the entrance of the venue. Those with fever and/or upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms will be denied for entry.

  • Audience must properly wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times in the venue.

  • Audience should follow seating instruction imposed by onsite staff as special seating arrangements and capacity control will be implemented.

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