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b. 1980, SAR, China

Kwan Sheung Chi Biography

Kwan Sheung Chi was born in Hong Kong. He obtained a degree in fine art from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. In 2002 Kwan Sheung Chi Touring Series Exhibitions, Hong Kong was toured to 10 major exhibition venues in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Art Centre presented, A Retrospective of Kwan Sheung Chi. In 2003, he set up a studio in the Fotan industrial district, and since then has been an active member of the “Fotanian” artists’ studios complex. On 1st January 2008, he determined not to sell any of his artworks for 3 years. However, he broke his pledge and the statement was auctioned during his solo show No matter. Try again. Fail again. on 15th October 2009. In addition to his studio practice, he co-founded the Hong Kong Arts Discovery Channel (HKADC) in February 2009, a web-based channel that aims at promoting critical discourse through interviews with artists, curators, critics and the audiences. He is also a founding member of local art groups, hkPARTg (Political Art Group) and Woofer Ten, which both experiment practicing of art in relation to local politics, social issues and the communities. In 2009, he was awarded the Starr Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council, to take part in an international residency program in New York, USA.

Kwan Sheung Chi Featured Artworks

1 km walk by Kwan Sheung Chi contemporary artwork
Kwan Sheung Chi1 km walk, 2011Video work type: HDV, B&W, silent
Variable dimensions
Not for sale

Kwan Sheung Chi Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Curated by Clara M Kim, Happy Together at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
15 May–31 July 2015 Curated by Clara M Kim Happy Together Tina Kim GalleryNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group show, FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS at Duddell's, Hong Kong
5 November 2013–7 February 2014 Group show FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS Duddell'sHong Kong

Kwan Sheung Chi In Related Press

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Amnesty for Art Related Press Amnesty for Art 21 February 2017, Post-ism

As far as you look back in history, the arts have always interacted with the power structures of their time. Artists, writers, poets, filmmakers and musicians have been indispensible critical voices, reacting to cultural and political discourse, connecting with social movements. They can be a powerful voice of dissent and transgression to...

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Why a Western gallery in Hong Kong is highlighting local artists Related Press Why a Western gallery in Hong Kong is highlighting local artists 3 August 2016, Post Magazine

The opening reception of the latest exhibition at the Simon Lee Gallery was packed with familiar faces from the Hong Kong art world. Artists Chow Chun-fai, Ko Sin-tung, Nadim Abbas and David Boyce were there to support Lui Chun-kwong, Kwan Sheung-chi and other friends participating in the group show. Tobias Berger, of Tai Kwun, a diligent...

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Social Fabric curated by David Elliott: Kwan Sheung Chi and Mariana Hahn at MILL6 Foundation Related Press Social Fabric curated by David Elliott: Kwan Sheung Chi and Mariana Hahn at MILL6 Foundation 27 April 2016, Art Radar

Social Fabric: New Work by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi runs at MILL6 Foundation‘s pop-up space at The Annex in Hong Kong until 23 April 2016. Curated by internationally renowned curator David Elliott, the exhibition presents intriguing new works by two young artists who respond in different ways to the history, culture and current...

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Critic’s Guide: Hong Kong & Guangzhou Related Press Critic’s Guide: Hong Kong & Guangzhou 23 March 2016, Frieze

Swiss collector Uli Sigg’s personal collection of Chinese art – mostly contemporary works made since the 1970s – has become less and less private. This is perhaps inevitable, as Sigg has made it his business to collect works that now provide a significant historical narrative of Chinese art of over the past four decades. A...

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