Biography

Tang Kwok-hin, mixed media artist, independent curator and writer, was born in 1983 and raised in Hong Kong. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts (major in Fine Arts) in 2006. Tang starts the artistic path from continuous queries towards his native background; soon he has developed exploration towards origins of existence and intimate aesthetics. These concerns are reflected in his works. He blurs boundaries between art and life by integrating creation with conflicts of human kinds which reveals intrinsic values. He often appropriates and reconstructs daily and personal contexts to narrate hidden stories in life, dealing with growth, inheritance, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, politics, norms, etc., to express concerns towards humans and surroundings. He previously participated in la Biennale di Venezia: 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Hong Kong Pavilion, 15th WRO Media Art Biennale, Hong Kong Contemporary Biennial Award 2009, etc.; also exhibited in Ice Palace, Miami, U.S.A.; Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia; Museum Bärengasse, Switzerland; Esplanade, Singapore; Singapore Art Museum; Guangdong Times Museum, China; Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines; Busan Cinema Center, South Korea; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; Kuandu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, etc. He was awarded the first prize at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial 2009; selected by Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010, 2011 and 2014; awarded a Young Artist Award by Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010; granted by Asian Cultural Council in 2013. Collectors of his art include Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Deutsche Bank, Amelia Johnson Contemporary and private collections over the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Austria, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.


鄧國騫,混合媒介藝術家、兼從事獨立策展及寫作,1983年生於香港,200806年分別取得香港中文大學藝術系藝術碩士及文學士。其創作路途始於對其原居民背景不間斷的追問,繼而發展出對存在本義及親密式美學的探討。此思考體現於其作品,他淡化藝術和生活的界線,通過融和創作及人類種種矛盾意圖展現本質性。他時常挪用和重構日常與個人文本以講述隱伏生活的故事,如觸及成長、承傳、自由、資本主義、消費主義、政治、規範等,透露出對人事物的關懷。曾參與第15屆威尼斯建築雙年展、第15屆波蘭媒體藝術雙年展、2009年香港當代藝術雙年獎等,亦曾於美國邁亞密冰宮、德國奥斯特豪斯博物館、澳洲悉尼4A亞洲當代藝術中心、瑞士蘇黎世巴爾格斯博物館、新加坡濱海藝術中心、新加坡美術館、廣東時代美術館、菲律賓馬尼拉巴爾加斯博物館、韓國釜山電影中心、香港藝術館、台北關渡美術館、台北當代藝術館等地方參與展覽。2009年獲香港當代藝術雙年獎優秀獎;20101114年入選傑出亞洲藝術獎;2011年獲香港藝術發展獎藝術新秀獎(視覺藝術);2013年亞洲文化協會獎助金得主。作品為香港藝術館、香港文化博物館、德意志銀行、阿美尼亞莊遜當代藝術及私人收藏(美國、英國、澳大利亞、新加坡、奧地利、台灣及香港等)。