Born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China

 

 

 

 

Educational Background


 

2003

MA Book Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, the London Institute, London 

 

2000

BA (Hons) Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

 

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


 

2017

Onsite/Offsite: Tsang Kin-Wah (Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada)

 

2016

Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing (M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong)

 

 

30 Years of CFCCA - Tsang Kin-Wah (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art , Manchester, UK)

 

2015

Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing (Hong Kong Participation, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy)

 

 

Tsang Kin-Wah: Ecce Homo Trilogy II (Thurgau Art Museum, Warth, Switzerland)

 

2013

WE KNOW: NOTHING (Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

 

2012

Ecce Homo Trilogy I (Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong)

 

2011

MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-Wah (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan)

 

2009

Tsang Kin-Wah: The Third Seal (Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China)

 

2008

Tsang Kin-Wah (Yvon Lambert, Paris, France)

 

 

What Are You Looking At? (Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK)

 

2007

Tsang Kin-Wah (Yvon Lambert, New York, USA)

 

2006

Showcase: Tsang Kin-Wah (Art-U room, Tokyo, Japan)

 

2005

White Cube (John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong)

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


 
2018 The D-Tale: Video Art from the Pearl River Delta (Times, Art Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany)   
 

How To See [What Isn`t There] (Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany) 

 
  Hanzi Exhibition (PMQ, Hong Kong)  

 

A Chinese Journey. The Sigg Collection (Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) 

   

 

William Lim: The Architect and His Collection (John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, USA) 

 

2017

15th Istanbul Biennial - A Good Neighbour (Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey) 

 

 

1st Jeju Biennale 2017 - Tourism (Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju Island, South Korea)

 

2016

Tales of Our Time (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA) 

 

 

Hiding in Plain Sight (Sapar Contemporary, New York, USA) 

 

 

Soft Crash (Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy)

 

 

Chinese Whispers - Recent works from the Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections (Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland)

 

 

Next Destination: Hong Kong - Exhibition of William Lim's Living Collection (Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong)

 

2015

Global Imaginations (Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands)

 

2014

From Longing To Belonging (Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland)

 

 

Post Pop: East Meets West (Saatchi Gallery, London, UK)

 

 

Words Tend To Be Inadequate (Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China)

 

 

Secret Signs: Calligraphy in Contemporary Chinese Art (Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)

 

 

Athens Video Art Festival 2014 (Technopolis, Athens, Greece)

 

 

Forest of Illusions  (Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong)

 

 

Landscape: The Virtual, The Actual, The Possible? (Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA)

 

 

Metamorphosis of Virtual 5 + 5 (Digital Art Today Paris - Shanghai)  (K11 Art Mall, Shanghai, China )

 

 

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2014 - Get Acquainted (Arts Area, Sharjah, UAE)

 

 

Light and Shadows - Caravaggio・The Italian Baroque Master (Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong)

 

 

Long time no see, Victoria (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong) 

 

2013

Words Don't Come Easily (The Center for International Light Art, Unna, Germany)

 

 

Creditable Worth (Crane Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

 

 

Writing Without Borders (Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong)

 

 

Embark! Beyong the Horizon (Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong)

 

 

Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong)

 

 

Slow Burn - An Index of Possibilities (Fundament Foundation, Railway zone Tilburg, The Netherlands)

 

 

Fuori Posto (Casa Masaccio Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Corso, Italy)

 

2012

3rd Mediations Biennale 2012 - The Unknown (Poznan, Poland)

 

 

Text Images - Contemporary Posters from China (Swiss National Bank & Museum of Design Zurich, Switzerland)

 

 

7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale - Accidental Message: Art Is Not A System, Not A World (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China)

 

 

Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei (Yau Ma Tei, M+, Hong Kong)

 

 

ART HK 12, Hong Kong International Art Fair 2012 (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong)

 

 

SINOPTICON: Contemporary Chinoiserie in Contemporary Art (Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Colleage of Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK)               

 

 

Do A Book (White Space, Beijing, China)

 

2011

2011 Asian Art Biennial - Medi(t)ation (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan) 

 

 

The Power of Doubt (Museco Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain) (Times Museum, Guangzhou, China)

 

 

Architecture of Fear (Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium)

 

 

THE VOICE OF... (Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

 

 

See The Light (Louis Vuitton Maison Gallery, Hong Kong) 

 

 

Except why not just come right out and say it: (Collectors House, Heerlen, The Netherlands)

 

 

SH Contemporary 2011 (Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai) 

 

 

Art Stage Singapore (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore) 

 

2010

17th Biennale of Sydney - The Beauty and the Distance (Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia) 

 

 

Aichi Triennale 2010 - Arts and Cities (Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan) 

 

 

Memories of The Future (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea) 

 

 

Decadence NOW! Visions of Excess (Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic) 

 

 

Popping Up: Revisiting the Relationship between 2D and 3D (Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong) 

 

 

ART HK 10, Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010 (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong)

 

2009

10th Biennale de Lyon - The Spectacle of the Everyday (La Sucrière, Lyon, France) 

 

 

Joseph Kosuth & Tsang Kin-Wah (Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong) 

 

 

Post__: Contemporary International Poster Retrospective (National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China)

 

 

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong) 

 

 

Muse (Louis Vuitton Maison Gallery, Hong Kong) 

 

2008

Drawn in the Clouds - Asian Contemporary Art (Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland) 

 

 

Artifical Nature (Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China) 

 

 

ART HK 08, Hong Kong International Art Fair 2008 (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong)

 

 

Look (Miscel?nea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain) 

 

 

Burnout (Fat Galerie, Paris, France) 

 

2007

Hobby Horse – Yeah, Yeah Dada Asia (Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland) 

 

 

Behang, van Plint tot Plafond (CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherland) 

 

 

(IM)PERSONAL SPACE (H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand) 

 

 

SH Contemporary 2007 (Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai) 

 

 

Reversing Horizons (Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China)

 

 

You Cannot Clone It, But You Can Buy It (ArtChina Gallery, Hamburg, Germany) 

 

 

Art Fair Tokyo 2007 (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan) 

 

 

100% Design Tokyo Designers' Week 2007 (Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan) 

 

 

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2007 (Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan) 

 

 

"+ & - + X" 20 years of typo-graphics from the Tokyo Type Directors (Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

 

 

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2007 (Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo) (DDD Gallery, Osaka) (Samwon Paper Gallery, Seoul) 

 

 

Chinglish - Hong Kong Art Exhibition (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong)

 

 

Good/Bad (Museum of Dostoevsky, St. Petersburg) (KROCUS exhibition centre, Moscow) (PLACE club, St. Petersburg)

 

2006

Artist studio: from 180’ to 360’, IV International Young Art Festival (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia) 

 

 

The State of Things (National Museum of Art, Archiecture and Design, Oslo, Norway) 

 

 

MEGartSTORE (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong) 

 

 

Preview (Fat Galerie, Paris, France) 

 

 

District Borders (Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong)

 

2005

30 x 30 (Vertigo Gallery, London, UK) 

 

 

Pictorial Writing – Contemporary Chinese Character Posters (Hochschule fuer Gestaltung und Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland) 

 

 

Dutch Design Week 2005 (Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 

 

 

Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005 (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong)

 

 

Art of Chinese Character Exhibition (Artist Commune, Hong Kong)

 

2004

Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2004 (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong)

 

 

Detour - Wan Chai (G.O.D., Hong Kong)

 

2003

Hong Kong Art Biennial 2003 (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong)

 

 

Cheng Ming in All Directions: 40 Years of Art at the CUHK (Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong)

 

 

Playful Mind - An Exhibition of Artworks with Comic's Element (Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong)

 

 

Show Home (Timber Wharf, Manchester, UK)

 

 

The Book Arts MA, Camberwell (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

 

2001

Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001 (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong)

 

 

New Vision: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Renewal (Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong)

 

 

Salon d'hiver iv (Galerie Martini, Hong Kong)

 

2000

Berlin in Hong Kong - MTR Roving Art - "Test Tube Bears" (Admiralty Station, MTR, Hong Kong)

 

 

Salon d'hiver iii (Galerie Martini, Hong Kong)

 

1999

Visual Motel (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong)

 

 

HI! KITTY? (Z+, Oil Street, Hong Kong)

 

 

 

 

Major Awards


 

2007

The Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2007 (TDC Prize) (Tokyo Type Directors Club, Tokyo, Japan)

 

2005

Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Sovereign Art Foundation)

 

2004

Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2004 (Bronze Prize, Thematic-"Space" Category) (LCSD, Hong Kong Designers Association)

 

2001

Prize of Excellence - Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001 (LSCD, Hong Kong) 

 

 

Collections


 

A3 Collection, Kadist Art Foundation, USA

AAN CollectionBurger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland 

Camberwell College of Arts, the London Institute, London

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Deutsche Bank Collection, Hong Kong

DSL Collection, Paris, France

Fernando and Camila Abdalla Collection, Brazil

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Design Zurich, Switzerland 

New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Sigg Collection, Switzerland 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection, USA

Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Thomas Shao Collection, Shanghai

William Lim's Living Collection, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976