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b. 1976, SAR, China

Tsang Kin-Wah Biography

Born in Shantou, Tsang Kin-Wah moved to Hong Kong in 1982. After graduating from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000, he received a master's degree from the Camberwell College of Arts, London Institute in 2003 under the British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship.

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Tsangs works mainly focus on investigating the specific meanings created by combining the swear words with the elegant image and by presenting this as a form of wallpaper to cover and create different site-specific installations. Among these years, he has taken part in various group exhibitions such as The State of Things (National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo), Preview (Fat Galerie, Paris), 30 x 30 (Vertigo Gallery, London), Hong Kong Art Biennial (2001, 2003 and 2005), Dutch Design Week 2005 (Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven), etc. and has his solo exhibitions Showcase: Tsang Kin-wah (Tokyo, 2006), Wallpaper: Painted Patterns (Barcelona and Madrid, 2006), White Cube (Hong Kong, 2005) and Space (Shanghai, 2004) in various cities.

Tsang has received many awards such as the 2005 Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Sovereign Art Foundation, 2005), Prize of Excellence (Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001), etc. His works are collected by Sovereign Art Foundation, Museum of Design Zurich (Switzerland), Hong Kong Museum of Art, Camberwell College of Arts (London) and private collectors.

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'Tales of Our Time': Chinese contemporary art at the Guggenheim New York Related Press 'Tales of Our Time': Chinese contemporary art at the Guggenheim New York 29 January 2017, Art Radar Journal

Tales of Our Time is the second of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, which seeks to commission new works relevant to Chinese contemporary art which will then enter the Gu

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From Venice to Vancouver, Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah spreads words of wisdom Related Press From Venice to Vancouver, Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah spreads words of wisdom 31 October 2016, South China Morning Post

Tsang Kin-wah, who represented Hong Kong at the 56th Venice Biennale last year, is about to make another big artistic statement abroad: a fresco covering the Vancouver Art Gallery’s neoclassical façade. Vancouverites can expect to see the gallery dominated next spring by Tsang’s deceitfully decorative arrangements of words. Instead...

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Talking about nothing: Interview with Tsang Kin-Wah Related Press Talking about nothing: Interview with Tsang Kin-Wah 5 October 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

Following his solo presentation at the 2015 Venice Biennale, where he represented Hong Kong with his work The Infinite Nothing (2015), Tsang Kin-Wah brings a responsive site-specific exhibition to the city’s newly opened M+ Pavilion, the eponymous museum’s first permanent exhibition space. Co-curated by Doryun Chong and Stella Fong...

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Stories and thoughts about 'Nothing' special: Tsang Kin-Wah at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong Related Press Stories and thoughts about 'Nothing' special: Tsang Kin-Wah at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong 30 September 2016, Art Radar Journal

Nihilism is what comes to mind when we look at Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah. This vision, empty yet full of meaning, is depicted in his latest exhibition  Nothing at the newly opened M+ Pavilion, an expansion of The Infinite Nothing, the artist’s solo presentation for Hong Kong at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Tsang questions...

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