Vivienne Chow is an award-winning journalist and critic specialising in arts, culture and cultural politics. She is an independent writer and contributes Variety, Quartz, Artsy, BBC, South China Morning Post and many other international media outlets. She also teaches media studies, cultural journalism and art criticism. She has taught at The University of Hong Kong, THEi, HKU Space and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
In 2014 Vivienne founded Cultural Journalism Campus (CJC), a non-profit educational initiative to promote arts and culture among young people and children through the practice of cultural journalism, art criticism and storytelling. The initiative was awarded a Merit in Arts Education by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2015. Most recently, CJC has been nominated for the Soft Power Cultural Destination Award - the sole Asian nominee in this award category - in the Leading Culture Destinations Awards 2017 in London.
In 2015, Vivienne was awarded the prestigious International Journalists' Programmes Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and cultural policy research in Berlin, Germany. Previously Vivienne spent a total of 15 years at the South China Morning Post covering arts, culture and cultural politics.
Vivienne holds a degree in journalism from CUHK and a master's degree in cultural studies from HKU researching cultural policy. Her MA dissertation Chinese Elitism and Neoliberalism: Post-colonial Hong Kong Cultural Policy Development -- A Case Study is in the collection of HKU libraries. She also contributed a book chapter on the development of Hong Kong's cultural industries to Creativity and Culture in Contemporary Greater China, published by Bridge21 Publications. Her stories can be found in her website