Hometown: Hong Kong
Based in: Hong Kong
Born in Hong Kong in 1968. In 1996, he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Leung Chi Wo co-founded Para/site Art Space. The artist has received multiple awards including the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 1997, the Urban Council Award of the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial in 1997, and the first prize in sculpture from the Philippe Charriol Art Foundation in 1995. In 2001, his site-specific project was exhibited in the first Hong Kong pavilion of the Venice Biennale.
Leung Chi Wo was a visiting artist to academies and universities, such as Institut Kunst of HOchschule Luzern and Ecole Canotonal d'Art du Valais in Switzerland, Monash University and Australian National University in Australia. He was also the artist in residence in New York, Banff, Vienna and Sapporo. he has had his work reviewed in Art Asia Pacific, The New York Times, Asian Art News, and more.
His recent exhibitions include "Depot of Disappearance" in quartier21/MuseumsQuatier, Vienna (2009), and "No Soul For Sale" at the Tate Modern, London (2010).
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