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b. 1976, Hong Kong

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.

Tsang Kin-Wah Featured Artworks

Tsang Kin-Wah Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Words Tend to be Inadequate at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
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14 November 2014–28 February 2015 Group exhibition Words Tend to be Inadequate Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group show, FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS at Duddell's, Hong Kong
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5 November 2013–7 February 2014 Group show FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS Duddell's, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show , Writings Without Borders - Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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22 May–24 August 2013 Group Show Writings Without Borders - Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Tsang Kin-Wah In Ocula Magazine

'Metamorphosis Of The Virtual 5 + 5' At Chi K11 Art Museum Ocula Report 'Metamorphosis Of The Virtual 5 + 5' At Chi K11 Art Museum Anna Dickie and Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Ten artists, five French and five Chinese, feature in Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5 + 5 , an exhibition focused on digital art, curated by David Rosenberg and co-produced by Joanne Kim. The show, which continues until August 31, is organized by K11 Art Foundation (KAF), and its genesis can be traced back to Adrian Cheng, founder of KAF,...

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Tsang Kin-Wah In Related Press

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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 Guggenheim’s permanent collection. All the artists included in the exhibition were born between 1970-80, thus suggesting that the works on display in...

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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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Tsang Kin-Wah In Video & Audio

Interview: We speak to Tsang Kin-wah and Doryun Chong Related Video & Audio Interview: We speak to Tsang Kin-wah and Doryun Chong 23 May 2015, TimeOut Hong Kong

Every two years, the titans of the art world converge on Venice for the most prominent contemporary art exhibition on the planet. From modest beginnings in 1895, the Arts Biennale has grown to encompass more than 80 national exhibitions across the Giardini and La Serenissima. This year, the Hong Kong pavilion features critically acclaimed artist...

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