About Katie


(b. 1976, Sydney; lives and works in HK past 10 years ) Completed Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art (Major Photography) with distinction from HK Art School/RMIT in 2015. Katie has exhibited her work locally; at Fine Art Asia HK (2015), Solo show at AO Vertical (2016), Fresh Trend - HK City Hall (2016), Affordable Art Fair (2017), HK Arts Centre (2018) and Internationally ; at Art Miami (2015), The Indian & NZ International photo festivals (2017). Vajda was the winner of the HK Human Rights Arts Prize in 2014 and the HK Arts Festival Gold Award for photography in 2016. Interested in arts role in society, Katie took on the directorship of the HK Human Rights Arts Prize 2017 & 2018.


2019 - Micro Galleries - Global Day of Climate Action - The Body Domestic VANISH - Street Campaign

2019 - 24 Hour Project - Tehran Exhibition - Documenting Humanity

2019 - The Conscious Festival Hong Kong - Kerry Hotel, Group Show.

2018 - Social Transformations, RMIT x HKAS Alumni show: Pao Galleries HK. Group Show.

2018 - Eaton House: International Women’s Day #activeactivists. Solo show.

2017 - Cliffton’s Art Prize Finalist Exhibition HK. Group Show.

2017 –   Projections exhibition. Auckland Photo Festival. Group Show.

2017 –   Affordable Art Fair HK, Gallerie Koo, Hong Kong. Group Show.

2016 –   Body Domestic, AO Vertical Gallery, Hong Kong. Solo Show.

2016 –   Fresh Trend 2016, Hong Kong City Hall. Selected Group Show.

2016 –   Hong Kong Arts Festival Photography Campaign, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Group Show.

2016 –  Incite. RMIT / HKAS BAFA Graduation show, Pao Galleries, The Arts Centre HK. Group Show.

2015 –  Art Miami. Michael Goedhuis Gallery, Miami, USA. Selected Group Show.

2015 –  Fine Art Asia. Arts Echo to Society, HK Conference & Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong Art School. Group Show.

2015 –  20 Girls, The Arts Centre Hong Kong. Solo Show.

2014 –  Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize. Can you see me yet?, Sundaram Tagore Gallery HK. Group Show.

2014 –  Lightscapes 6. Into Wonderland, Melbourne laneways, Victoria, Australia. Group Show.

2013 –  Into Wonderland, Little Square Gallery, Hong Kong. Group Show – The Red Taxi Collective.

Age 43
Nationality Australian
Based in Hong Kong



  • Hong Kong Arts Festival Gold Award Photography


  • Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize