Wong Shun Kit
b.1954, Shanghai, China
Now lives and works in Hong Kong
Wong Shun Kit graduated from Stage Design Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China in 1982. In the following year, he moved to Hong Kong. He creates not only from the perspectives of a contemporary artist but also in multiple identities as curator of museums and biennials and social activist. He founded the Commune of Art, Hong Kong in 1996 and served as Chairman of Visual Arts Committee of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, to name a few contributions he made to Hong Kong art scene. His artistic language evolves from abstraction to multimedia conceptual art, to the social landscape in the past 7 years. His works presents a scope as an individual in the society and raise questions from multiple angles.
Recent exhibitions include “The Gaze of History – Contemporary Chinese Art Revisited”, Jupiter Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China, 2019; “STA PHENOMENON - inspiration and development”, Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2015; “China Arte Brazil”, OCA, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; “Voice of the Unseen - Documentary Exhibition of the Parallel exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennial”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2014; “Turn to Abstract: Retrospective of Shanghai Experimental Art From 1976 to 1985”, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, 2008.
He has also curated numerous important exhibitions and events, such as the 56th Venice Biennale Parallel Exhibition "Shanshui Society - Mapping Future". He co-curated the 54th Venice Biennale Hong Kong Pavilion in 2014 and “Dun Huang-Song of Living Being” exhibition in Shanghai in 2015. He has also served as the General Director of the Powerlong Museum, Director of the Shanghai Himalayas Museum. He continues to be both an accomplished artist and curator in Hong Kong and throughout China. He received ‘the Artist of Year Award’ of Hong Kong in 1997, Hong Kong Urban Council Fine Art Award in 1988, ‘International Visual Arts Award by United States of Information Agency & Mid America Art Alliance USA’ in 1991. Wong was invited as a US visiting scholar upon receiving Starr Fellowship award from the Asian Cultural Council.