Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

David K. K. Chio

David was born in Macau in 1957, and is a civil servant of the Macao SAR Government. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Higher Diploma in Social Work. David has a lot of enthusiasm for art and has studied abstract painting under the guidance of Macao contemporary artist, Denis Murrell and the artists of ‘The Art of Lingnan School’ Dr. Lei Chau Peng and Chinese Calligrapher Mr. Choi Chun Heng and the Headmistress of the Pui Wa Flora School, Ms. Cindy Chau, amongst others.

David received a merit award of  “The Floral Friendship Competition of Civil Servants of the Macao SAR” in 2010 and was the third prize-winner of  “Green City–Landscape Design Contest” in 2011. He has been participating  in Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibitions since 2019.


OPEN CLOSE OPEN – 18th Anniversary Collective Exhibition

28th August — 30th September, 2021

Reflecting on these two atypical years, we proposed to the members an emotional catharsis that would creatively express the ups and downs of their own feelings. Each work presented will transmit personal feelings experienced, either real or metaphorical with the dilemma of Open – Close – Open, inside/outside of themselves. OPEN CLOSE OPEN inspired 33 […]

UNLOCK THAT DOOR – 17th Anniversary Collective Exhibition

28th August — 19th September, 2020

Today, not many people write letters on paper to be sent by post or delivered by hand. Writing a letter to someone is something intimate – although the other person is far away, he/she remains present both in image and spirit. Words in letters carry meanings and often lead us to a cathartic release. When […]