Kwokhintang
  • Tang Kwok-Hin
  • “"To remove is to emphasize what remain. The remaining parts underscore the blind spots and hidden stories."”
  • Artist Story
  • Suspicion to daily life creates Kwok-Hin's fundamental curiosity in art, querying about norm and criticizing definition, especially what trends leading us to follow. Perhaps meanings are relatively generated. Nothing stands on its own.

    To trace the threads of origin for the deepest parts his mind, Kwok-Hin's creations always started from private experiences and gradually moved to social affairs. Living in a village close to nature may be essential for establishment of value about touch, primitivism, anti-capitalism, etc.

    Appropriation of social symbols or ready-made things involves various kinds of themes or conflicts, like authority between individuals and the general; balance between nature and urban development; differences between reality and imagination; standpoints between introspective and harmony with nature. He names his practice "symbolic collage" which tackles intimate re-connection of things in altered and abstract perspectives.

  • Location
  • Singapore
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Artist CV

ART PATH
  • 2008-10
  • Visual arts teacher
  • HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

  • 2006-08
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • 2006-08
  • Course tutor
  • Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • 2003-06
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Fine Arts

  • 1983
  • Born in Hong Kong
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AWARDS / GRANTS
  • 2013
  • Asian Cultural Council Grantee
  • Asian Cultural Council, New York and Hong Kong

  • 2013
  • Finalist, Human Rights Art Prize
  • Presented by Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre

  • 2013
  • Finalist, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award 2012
  • Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art

  • 2012
  • Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011
  • The Sovereign Asian Art Foundation

  • 2011
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010 Young Artist Award of Visual Arts
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council

  • 2011
  • Special Prize “Personal Exhibition” and Selected Entry, the 5th International Arte Laguna Prize
  • Italian Cultural Association MOCA and Arte Laguna Office

  • 2011
  • Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme V
  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Art Promotion Office

  • 2010
  • Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010
  • The Sovereign Asian Art Foundation

  • 2010
  • Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2010
  • Perspective Magazine

  • 2009
  • First prize winner at the Hong Kong Biennale 2009
  • Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art

  • 2005
  • Finalist, Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition 2005
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
With the Passage of Time \ Hermès, Hong Kong International Airport's Immigration zone
Then begin with an airline ticket \ am space, Hong Kong
One day perhaps there’s discovery of that unbeauty \ Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
The Weak are Meat \ Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

2012
I call you Nancy\ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong; ArtHK 12’s programme, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong

2010
To Make Distance before Recalling \ Wrongplace, JCCAC, Hong Kong
Containers as Evidence of Presence \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
Natu-re-adymade \ MFA Graduation Exhibition, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Market Force - Erasure: From Conceptualism To Abstraction \ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong & City university of Hong Kong
Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
APT Institute at Latitude 22N \ Latitude 22N, Chai Wan Mei, Hong Kong
Scarlet Bauhinia in Full Bloom \ AJC, Hong Kong
Remaster vs. Appropriating the Classics \ VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
IS IT (Y)OURS? \ Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland
Art14 London \ Olympia Grand Hall, London, United Kindom
Community Art Experimental: Chow Kai Chin “Two” \ Streets over Kowloon City, Hong Kong

2013
Simulacra Affinity \ Double Cone, Busan Cinema Center, South Korea
"Under the Bed" Screening \ C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong
Art Taipei 2013 \ Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
Para/Site Annual Fundraising Auction 2013 \ Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery
Human Right Arts Prize 2013 \ Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Artists’ Headphones Charity Sale Preview Exhibition \ i-dArt, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 \ Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hi 60s, Fine Art Asia 2013 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
10 Years After \ Sin Sin Fine Arts, Hong Kong
A Thing or Two about the Bed \ Fost Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Embark! Beyond the Horizon \ Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong
Art Macao \ The Venetian® Macao CotaiExpo™ Hall A, Macau
15th WRO Media Art Biennale, Pioneering Values \ art spaces over Wroclaw, Poland
Disturbances \ Gallery EXIT at SOUTHSITE, Hong Kong
Community Art Experimental: Chow Kai Chin “One” \ Streets over Kowloon City, Hong Kong
mmmmm... Exhibition\ Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012
Do Androids dream of electric sheep?, The Paradox of Choice in a Time of Anxiety \ Para/ Site art space, Hong Kong
mmmmm... Exhibition \ Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Detour 2012 \ Former Wan Chai Police Station, Hong Kong
25th Festival Les Instants Vidéo \ Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, Egypt
Dezipcoding \ Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Singapore
Art Taipei 2012 \ Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
Moving Up 2012, Para/Site Annual Fundraising Auction \ Para/Site and The Lane Crawford Canteen, Hong Kong
Cityzening \ The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, Philippines
Superb Meaningless Invention Exhibition \ Hong Kong Cultural Center Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong
Lines \ Signature Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
Collecting Asia Art Archive IMAGES \ Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Habit Forming \ Artinformal, Philippines
Yau Ma Tei Self-Rescue Project & Demonstrative Exhibition \ Wooferten, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diary, Young video art from Hong Kong \ 25Bilder/Sekunde, Berlin, Germany
Gelassenheit: Letting It Be \ 2P Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Trinity Exhibition \ Fang Suo, Guangzhou, China
Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 \ Pearl Lam gallery, Shanghai, China; The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong; The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Small Talk: Conversations of Cities \ Tin-aw Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines

2011
Twinkle Twinkle \ Wooferten, Hong Kong
Reach for the Heart \ Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
Microcosm \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
Chongqing Biennale \ The Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China
Vision, Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair 2011 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Octopus \ Hanina, Tei-Aviv, Israel
Pure A Part II: Attitude \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Art Fair 2011 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Urban Utopia: If and only if, exhibition by Ho Sin Tung and Tang Kwok Hin \ Goethe-Galerie, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Our Kaleidoscope of Colour and Culture \ Leo Lee Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Primitive Craftsmanship, Contemporary Sculpture \ Tai Tong Lychee Valley, C&G Art Garden, Hong Kong
The 5th International Arte Laguna Prize \ The Venice Arsenale, Italy
Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010 \ The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
HK ARTcomics 2011 \ Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme V Launching Exhibition \ Hong Kong City Hall
The Spine Passerby \ Shatin Park, Hong Kong

2010
Snowball & Disco \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
Asian Art Archive Turns 10, Annual Fundraising 2010 \ Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
“West Kowloon Cultural ‘Revolution’ District” Conceptual Art Exhibition \ C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong
Asian Art Invitation Exhibition \ Redtory, Guangzhou, China
Walking to Canton, The Art of Reciprocity \ Fei Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Untitled Exhibition, Exhibiting Experiment, Experimenting Exhibition Series Ⅳ \ Wrongplace, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010 \ ARTSPACE at Helutrans, Singapore
Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair 2010 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Lui Chun Kwong: You are here. I am not. From Ho Siu Kee to Kong Chun Hei \ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
Degenerate Art Exhibition, Exhibiting Experiment, Experimenting Exhibition Series Ⅲ \ Wrongplace, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Out of the Box, Exhibiting Experiment, Experimenting Exhibition Series Ⅱ \ Wrongplace, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Daydreaming \ YY9 gallery, Hong Kong
Tasting Hong Kong \ Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 L5
Exhibition as Rashomon?, Exhibiting Experiment, Experimenting Exhibition Series Ⅰ \ Wrongplace, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Spirit and Re-invention: Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial 2010\ Hui Gallery & outdoor space, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009 \ Hong Kong Museum of Art
Whose Quality Control? \ The Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong
Fotanian Open Studio 2010 \ Hang Fat Studio, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong
Walking to the City: The Art of Reciprocity \ Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2009
Hiking Arte \ K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair \ Ice Palace, Miami, the United States
Sculpture on Hong Kong Sea \ Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Eniminiminimos: Artists who make things small Ⅱ \ Jendela at Esplanade, Singapore
Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair 2009 \ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Alumni Art Exhibition of Fine Arts Department \ Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Hall
Feng Yu Piao Yao AI Guo Shi, Art Response to June 4th 20th Anniversary \ Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
Bag for Better \ YY9 gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Artwalk 2009 \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
Fresh \ Amelia Johnson Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong
Spring Art Sale, art-at-stall \ Victoria Park, Hong Kong
Love Simply, Fotanian Open Studio 2009 \ Hang Fat Studio, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong

2008
Wonderland, art for all \ Gallery Benten 17, Hong Kong
City of Dreams \ Fami Gallery Ltd, Hong Kong
Blinded Color, CUHK Fine Arts Annual Exhibition 2008 \ The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Blog, CUHK Fine Arts Annual Exhibition 2008 \ The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fake-Land \ Hui Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Exchange Exhibition between McIntire Department of Arts, University of Virginia and Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong \ Off-Grounds Gallery, the United States
Eniminiminimos: Artists who make things small, Fotanian Open Studio 2008 \ Studio Bibliothèque, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong
Fotanian Open Studio 2008 \ Hang Fat Studio, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong

2007
Merry Christmas!! 100 artists on 1 tree \ Too Art gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre
The Art of CUHK Annual Exhibition 2007 \ The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fotanian Open Studio 2007 \ Hang Fat Studio, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong
Dunhuang, Journey on Painting \ Hui Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2006
Mountain Project: part of Pas+try, The Art of CUHK 2006 \ OC Gallery, Olympian City, Hong Kong
Pas+try, The Art of CUHK 2006 \ Institute of Chinese Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Art of CUHK Annual Exhibition 2006 \ The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tang, Mak, Lam, Chu, Leung Triennial Exhibition \ Hui Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
CUHK Fine Arts Festival 06 \ Elegantia College, Hong Kong
Tokyo Art Co. Ltd \ Hui Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2005
Philippe Charriol Foundation 20th Anniversary Art Competition Tour \ Hong Kong Cultural Center, Taikoo Place, City Plaza and Cattle Depot Artist Village
The Art of CUHK Annual Exhibition 2005 \ The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2004
Drawing \ Hui gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong CURATING
  • 2014
  • Scarlet Bauhinia in Full Bloom
  • AJC, Hong Kong

  • 2010
  • Whose Quality Control?
  • The Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

  • 2009
  • Love Simply, Fotanian Open Studio 2009
  • Hang Fat Studio, Fotan Artist Village, Hong Kong

  • 2008
  • Blinded Color, The Art of CUHK Annual Exhibition 2008
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

SPEECHES / WORKSHOPS
Asia Art Archive
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Para/ Site Art Space
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
Kuandu Museum, Taipei
Hong Kong West Kowloon Promenade
Fotanian Artist Village, Hong Kong
K11 Art Mall
Former Hong Kong Central Police Station
McIntire Department of Arts, University of Virginia, the United States
Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Institute of Chinese Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts School
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Hong Kong True Light College
Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School, Hong Kong
Tin Shui Wai Methodist College, Hong Kong
Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing College, Hong Kong
Yan Cha Hospital No.2 Secondary School, Hong Kong
HKCS Central Nursery School, Hong Kong

COLLECTOR
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Deutsche Bank
K11 Art Mall
Amelia Johnson Contemporary
Private collections over the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Austria, Taiwan and Hong Kong

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