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ABOUT ALISON PICKETT

Alison Pickett is a curator and art consultant, based in Hong Kong since 1987. Originally from London, Alison specialises in curating site specific commissioned and monumental sculpture by artists from all over the world, for corporate, commercial, hotel and retail development projects.

Her business is client-based, and over the past 30 years has consulted and curated sculpture and art collections for projects on behalf of a diverse clientele that include Swire Properties, Swire Hotel Group, Cathay Pacific Airways, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Sino Land, China Resources Land, Hutchison Whampoa, Hong Kong Club, MTR Corporation, Barclays Bank, Commerzbank, D G Bank, Mandarin Oriental Group, Four Seasons, and Visa International.

She has collaborated with architects such as Kengo Kuma, Arquitectonica, Benoy, Andre Fu, Foster + Partners, and with established and emerging artists including Allen Jones RA, James Turrell, Nic Fiddian Green, Wang Jin, William Pye, Bahk Soong Ghi, Polo Bourieau, George Cutts, Cynthia Sah, Li Xiao Feng, Barnaby Gorton, and Danny Lee Chin Fai.

Alison is currently curating sculpture collections for private sculpture gardens in Suzhou and Italy, and for mixed use commercial and residential developments in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Chengdu.

ABOUT POLO

POLO is a sculptor, born in 1968 in Nantes, France. After studying Art at the Accademie of Nantes, he joined the legendary French stone masons guild, the “Compagnons du Tour de France”.

It is from working on prestigious projects such as the Musée du Louvres, the American Center in Paris and Notre Dame du Haut of Le Corbusier, that he begins to investigate the duality of the natural relationship between sculpture and architecture.

During his “Art vagabondage” around the world, exploring workshops and historical sites, Polo eventually reaches Pietrasanta, where he will hone his skills in sculpture, collaborating with Tuscan artisans and international contemporary artists.

At the age of thirty he establishes his first studio to engage definitively his dialogue between sculpture and architecture, designing and sculpting large scale, site-specific commissions.

Based in Hong Kong from 2003, Polo conceives and creates today monumental and iconic sculptures in stone and metal for some of the most influential corporate clients and private collectors in this part of the world. This clients include Swire Properties, Henderson land, Sun Hung Kai, Wing Tai, Sino Land, and collaborations with architects such as Arquitectonica, Benoy, Andre Fu and Oval Partnership.

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