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b. 1968, SAR, China

Leung Chi Wo Biography

Born in 1968 in Hong Kong, Leung Chi Wo studied the complex relations that exist between reality and its perception, working on both oral and visual language.

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He studied both in Belgium and Italy and hold a MFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He learned sculptural techniques but was always attracted by photography as a metaphor of the world and a form of vision. He was especially interested by the different ways in which a single thing can be perceived and the divisions that can arise between what really exists, our expectations and our perceptions. He also studied anthropology, which stimulated his interest in research, history and knowing others.

Like other artists of his generation, Leung Chi Wo did not study the history of Hong Kong and knows very little about it. Recognising this lack, he devoted time to studying the city, often discovering it on foot, taking photographs and making sketches.

Leung Chi Wo Featured Artworks

Installation view by Leung Chi Wo contemporary artwork
Leung Chi WoInstallation view, c. 2016Duratran, LED lightbox, engraving on Plexiglas and steel frame

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Leung Chi Wo Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Café do Brasil at Para Site, Hong Kong
13 September–24 November 2019 Group Show Café do Brasil Para SiteHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Claire Fontaine, Leung Chi Wo, Felice Beato and more, Foreign Presence at Duddell's, Hong Kong
13 February–30 April 2014 Claire Fontaine, Leung Chi Wo, Felice Beato and more Foreign Presence Duddell'sHong Kong

Leung Chi Wo In Related Press

How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? 3 April 2017, Frieze

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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