George Fok (born in Hong Kong) is a new media artist and creative director whose practice primarily involves installation, digital art, and filmmaking. Based in Montreal, his oeuvre explores and investigates visual memory, speculative narratives, reconstructed histories, and digital-born aesthetics. As creative director, he explores the role of art as a transforming force for shaping cultures, social innovation and community interests.
Beginning his journey as a graphic designer in the visual communications industry, George co-founded a multidisciplinary creative agency and other collectives over the last three decades. He also worked in features and documentary films and was the creative director of a bleeding-edge cultural institution in Montreal. There he earned knowledge and recognition in the milieu of contemporary art through content creation, communication campaigns, and other commissioned works, which led to his endeavour as an artist in new media art and immersive experience.
George's work has been exhibited in museums, immersive shows, and Hollywood films. He has created biographical concert installations for ionic artists like Leonard Cohen and Yoko Ono. His work has been exhibited in Canadian and global art institutions such as Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Art Gallery of Ontario, GL Strand & Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen, The Jewish Museum of New York, and The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
In combining his research and passion for diversity and inclusion in the creative fields, George frequently collaborates with cultural entrepreneurs and emerging talents from other areas and practices, such as choreographers, fashion designers, curators and educators. As a people-loving person, he volunteers and organizes community outreaches, youth mentorship programs, and other accelerator initiatives.