Collective Contemporist

Collective Contemporist:
Convergence of
Cross-Cultural Creativity & Commerce


Founded in 2018 by partners Maurice Li and Yoko Choy, Collective Contemporist is a creative consultancy with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.


We represent a handpicked community of international creatives who celebrate contemporary art and design with a focus on cultural and hospitality experiences. The concept was to create a platform for creators from around the world to connect to an audience in China to pursue business opportunities through exhibitions, special project commissions, studio representation and product licensing.

The notion of East-meets-West is more to us than just an alignment of two aesthetic visions; our mission, as a multicultural commentator and communicator, is to raise awareness of the importance of cross-cultural development in the creative industry, to translate the knowledge and insights from both worlds into a shared artistic language and to stimulate and inspire conversations and collaborations between the two spheres.

We match talents with local businesses in the areas of real estate, hospitality, brand development, marketing and offline events.

Our creative management team will also nurture our community of creatives through business- and public-oriented exhibitions, publications, networking events, educational programmes and more.

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Yoko Choy

Currently based in Amsterdam, Hong Kong-born Yoko Choy is an acclaimed design and lifestyle journalist and consultant; her work to date has been published in more than 20 international titles; she is the China Editor for Wallpaper* magazine (global edition) as well as a writer for Chinese and international publications including Hong Kong Economic Journal and online platform Dezeen. .

Yoko is also a highly regarded communications consultant, whose clients include fair organisers, brands and creatives. She has worked for Art Basel on its launch in Hong Kong, curated exhibitions for Dover Street Market in Beijing, managed Beijing Design Week’s international communications activities and represented MARIOTESTINO+ in Asia. Follow Yoko’s journey on Instagram

Maurice Li

Originally from San Francisco with roots in Hong Kong, Maurice is a brand architect, business strategist, product designer, cultural content curator and producer. He is also an active public speaker and panellist, media contributor, an alumni mentor at Tsinghua University as well as guest lecturer at the Beijing Hospitality Institute.

Maurice is most recently one of the founding partners of CHAO, a lifestyle, design & hospitality management company based in Beijing. He is also the curator and producer of the cultural programme for Serpentine Pavilion Beijing. Maurice is based in Beijing. Follow Maurice’s journey on Instagram


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