Present in Art


The end of an Era.



As the Jccac sadly didn't renew our contract, this is the last months of the Present in Art studio and activities in Hong Kong.

Please take the time to visit our galleries and buy the artworks to support the artists. Thank you!





Philippe Charmes new personal exhibition THE GATEWAYS, at the ArtBoX gallery, in Kwai Fong.
Philippe Charmes latest artworks, the Shells, and The Gateways project, an attempt to record and express how, in a constantly changing environment, all living beings adapt, evolve and SURvive, with utter perseverance.


Opening: Saturday, October 3, from 2:00pm.
Exhibition from 03/10/2020 to 31/10/2020

HKIYAS - The Art BoX
Factory B, 24/F, Golden Dragon Industrial Centre Block 4, 182-190 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong.





LIVE Franco-Germano collaboration in HK

SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2019, 11:00 to 19:00, Present in Art gallery

Curated by Philippe Charmes

An art-interactive-performance-installation, 2 brains, 4 hands designing wacky accessories and garments from recycled clothes.

Join Frederique Decombe & Gabor Zsóka in their Pop Up Textile Cavern at the Present in Art gallery!


* You can bring your own clothes to be customised on the spot (price to be confirmed). First comes, first served.

* You can also donate clothes!



Present in Art Gallery, room 13, 2/F , JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei..

MTR: Shek Kip Mei Exit C or Sham Shui Po exit B1 or D2


Opening: FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2019 at 7:30 pm


SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2019, 11 am - 7 pm





HKU Museum


Philippe Charmes conducting life drawing sessions in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong who has brought the best of Italian art to our city through a remarkable exhibition Shaping the Human Body: Florentine Sculptures of the Italian Renaissance. The sessions are held at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) where the masterpieces from the Bellini Collection of Florence (Italy) as well as examples from the McCarthy Collection in London are exhibited.

Enquiries, please contact Ms Chelsea Choi: / 2241 5509.

More info about the course:

More info about the exhibition:





Philippe Charmes performance CATCH YOUR BREATH at the «Cattle Depot 10 years anniversary», Cattle Depot Art Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong






Under The Skin


3/March - 28/April 

Friday & Saturday 1100 - 1900


人體模特兒,是一份解放身體的工作? 一份藝術工作? 是娛樂事業? 是性別歧視的產物? 是容易受性騷擾的行業?



Unfolded through a conversation on sexual violence in the industry, the exhibition is a summary of four sessions of life drawing plus dialogue workshop. Putting together the sharing from four models, we get to visualise and observe the city’s prejudice against bodies and genders. Open your mind and listen to models’ experience in navigating boundaries at work.


策劃 Curated by

Philippe Charmes, 年華LinWah

影像記錄 Cinematography

林森 Lam Sum




October 2017, Philippe Charmes performance "Catch your Breath" at the «Crossing border – Border crossing», Museum of Site Limited (MOST), Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong.


Catch your Breath on Vimeo.




October 2017: Philippe Charmes «One’s Origin", with HKIYAA, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong





September 2016: Wong Waiyim's article:

Les français font les cours de philosophie à partir de 3 ans? Mon experience d'education à Paris.

French philosophy classes for 3-years old toddlers? My experience as teacher in Paris


Les Petites Lumières (小光芒)的創辦人Chiara Pastorini利用布偶與孩子對話。圖片由 Chiara Pastorini/Les Petites Lumière提供


read it online:

download PDF article:






June 2016: Chuhang Chan painting exhibition:

"Echo, for your eyes only" - 

18 - 19 / 6 / 2016 

Chuhang Chan painting exhibition:  "Echo, for your eyes only"

Present in Art gallery, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei Hong Kong.




March 2016: J.Walker photography exhibition:


19 - 21 / 2 / 2016


J.Walker photography exhibition:  "WHO CARES?"


Present in Art gallery, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei Hong Kong.




February 2016: Philippe Charmes group painting exhibition:

"Tribute" - Tarie Ho Chin Yin.

19 - 21 / 2 / 2016


Philippe Charmes group painting exhibition:  "Tribute" - Tarie Ho Chin Yin


Jccac, 30 Pak Tin Street,L evel 0 gallery, Kowloon, Hong Kong





Fevrier 2016: Wong Waiyim's photography "Chercher le dos" gallery


Wong Waiyim's photo "Chercher le dos" gallery




February 2016: Philippe Charmes new performance (video link on Vimeo)

PRESENTER: Museum of Site Limited (MOST)