Arriving in Hong Kong 6 years ago, as an architect, designer and curator, Jason Dembski was troubled by the limited nature of the art scene in Hong Kong. Living in an underdeveloped and considerably commercialized setting, he was inspired to create HKWalls along with fellow artists, Maria Wong and Stan Wu. It is an annual weeklong festival which seeks to showcase street art within the busy concrete jungles of Hong Kong; coinciding with the city’s primary art fair, Art Basel.Using the walls of buildings as their personal canvasses, the metropolis itself becomes an entirely new exhibition for its assembly of artists; granting exposure and recognition to both international and local talents. It also serves as a medium to express different statements regarding the life in Hong Kong, such as the extensive urbanisation of the city. He earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Architecture in the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, respectively. Apart from being the co-founder of HKWalls, he is also a professor in Macau (University of Saint Joseph) and the director of his own portfolio.