Felix Kwok

  • VP | Head of Department
Hong Kong


Felix Kwok graduated from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong. After joining Sotheby's in 2012, he was promoted to the head of Modern Art, Asia department of Sotheby's at the end of 2020. In 2022, he was selected as "40 Under 40 Asia-Pacific" by the nearly century-old Apollo Art Magazine in the UK. 

Since joining Sotheby’s, Mr. Kwok has played an instrumental role in promoting the internationalization of Asian modern art and introducing Western modern art to Asia. He has repeatedly achieved many great auction records, including the world auction record for the international Chinese abstract master Chu Teh-Chun with HK$230 million, six of the top seven Asian auction records for Pablo Picasso, including the top auction record of HK$191 million, the top four world auction records for any Vietnamese artwork, and the world auction records for more than a dozen global post-war artists. In 2021, Mr. Kwok facilitated the unprecedented collaboration between Sotheby's and international film director Wong Kar Wai, creating the first Asian film NFT auction. He also curated the Wong Kar Wai’s film retrospective auction, causing a sensation at the time. During the Modern Art Evening Auction in 2022, he curated the sale of Sir Run Run Shaw Collection, the legendary Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist. All of the above curated auctions achieved white glove results. 

As an auctioneer of Sotheby's, Mr. Kwok achieved two of Sotheby's world auction records in Chinese Paintings, including the Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback by Yuan Dynasty artist Ren Renfa for HK$306 million in October 2020, and Zhang Daqian’s "Landscape after Wang Ximeng" for HK$370 million in April 2022. He also took the rostrum at the 2019 UCCA Gala Charity Auction. 

In addition, Mr. Kwok is a committed educator of modern art and art market, he is a regular lecturer for Beijing Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and the Hong Kong Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum. In 2022, he organized the first art market credit course for the MBA degree of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Since 2023, he is appointed advisor for the Master of Science in Art Technology and Business of Lingnan University.

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