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Biography

1976/77

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 Nothing (M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong)
  30 Years of CFCCA - Tsang Kin-Wah (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art , Manchester, UK)
2015 The Infinite Nothing (Hong Kong Participation, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy)
  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)
2004 Space - Installation Exhibition by Tsang Kin-Wah (Room with A View Gallery, Shanghai, China)
   
Selected Group Exhibitions
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 Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001 (Prize of Excellence) (LSCD, Hong Kong)
2000 Ramon Woon Creative Prize (Fine Arts Department, CUHK, Hong Kong)
1999 Ting Yen Yung Memorial Artistic Achievement Award (Fine Arts Department, CUHK, Hong Kong)
   
Collections

A3 Collection, Kadist Art Foundation, USAA3
AAN Collection
Burger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Camberwell College of Arts, the London Institute, London
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Deutsche Bank Collection, Hong Kong
DSL Collection, Paris
Fernando and Camila Abdalla Collection, Brazil
M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Hong Kong
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Museum of Design Zurich, Switzerland
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection, USA
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
The Sigg Collection, Switzerland
Thomas Shao Collection, Shanghai
William Lim's Living Collection, Hong Kong

 

 

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