Biography

Tang Kwok-hin is a mixed media artist and film maker. He 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’s artistic practice originates in his inquiries into his own background as an indigenous inhabitant and pieces of life, and which the exploration is developed and closely related to his own life journey and experiences, as well as to the place where he lives. He is always immersed in the complex, contradictory and struggling present. Through observing the surroundings, he introspects himself and the others, reality and imagination, anyone and anything between the old and new, etc.; it thereby reveals certain hidden emotions, concerns and essences at particular moments among chaos, dealing with growth, inheritance, locality, freedom, urbanization, consumption, nature, politics, norms, existence, etc. He previously participated in la Biennale di Venezia: 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Hong Kong Pavilion, 7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, 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; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK; 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; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong; 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 M+, 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.

鄧國騫是一位混合媒介藝術家及影像創作人,1983年生於香港,2008及06年分別取得香港中文大學藝術系藝術碩士及文學士。鄧氏的創作始於對其原居民背景及生活點滴的追問,繼而發展出緊扣其生命進程與經歷的探索,亦緊扣其生活的地方。他總浸淫於複雜、矛盾、掙扎的當下裡,從身邊及耳聞目睹中反思自身與他人;現實與想像;過去與現在等人事物,繼而在混沌的情境裡呈現某時某刻某種深埋的情緒、關懷及本質性,主題觸及成長、承傳、本土、自由、都市、消費、自然、政治、規範、存在等。他曾參與第15屆威尼斯建築雙年展、第7屆深港城市建築雙城雙年展、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、英國曼徹斯特華人藝術中心、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;2010、11及14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M+、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)。