Hong Kong - ArtisTree - TaiKoo Place May 2013
Hong Kong - ArtisTree - TaiKoo Place May 2013
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We Each Walked 2,000 Kilometres To Say Goodby

Upon The Escalator



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Silas Fong

Fong works with moving images especially on video. With an intense interest in time and space, his research topics mainly explore the urban city life and subtleness in interpersonal relationships. From the very beginning of his art practice, he already has an obsession to strangers. This curiosity drives his art through personal engagement and intimate experience. His work lies in the field between traditional visual art perspectives and with a growing tension to new media art. Recently he experiments on alternative narrative of memories.

Selected solo exhibitions

2011

  • Memory Disorder, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong

2008

  • Anonymity – The Debut Solo Exhibition of Silas Fong, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

Selected group exhibitions

2012

Running on the Sidelines - Hong Kong New Media Art Exhibition, Soka Art Center, Taipei

2011

  • Detour 2011: Use-less, Former Police Married Quarter, Hong Kong
  • Video Art For All - International Video Art Festival 2011, Orient Foundation , Macau
  • Nightlight, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
  • The 11th Seoul International NewMedia Festival, Media theater i-Gong; KT&G Sangsangmadang Cinema; Seoul Art Space-Seogyo; Post; Theater; Yogiga Expression Gallery; The - Medium, Off’C, Seoul, Korea
  • The Order of Things, Copenhagen, Denmark; Hong Kong
  • Liverpool Biennial 2010 Screening at LOOP, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea

2010

  • Experimenta Mostra De Videos - Homemade video from Hong Kong, SESC Campinas, Brazil
  • Liverpool Biennial 2010: Media Landscape, Zone East, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK; Korea Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
  • Work in spreading: Images of circulation and retranslation, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Art Taipei 2010, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
  • Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Re-Orientation, Former Married Police Quarter, Hong Kong
  • Move On Asia 2010 - Single Channel Video Art Festival (Touring exhibition), Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea; Tate Modern, London

2009

  • Mirror Stage, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • A place changes as we look, agnés b.’s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE, Hong Kong
  • This is Hong Kong - LOOP Festival 2009 (Touring exhibition), Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain; Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea; subvision. art. festival. off., subvision,Hamburg, Germany East Side Projects Birmingham, England; IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Casa Asia, Madrid, Spain; Map Office, Hong Kong Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Some rooms, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2008

  • Live Herring ‘08 Media Art Exhibition, The Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Augen-Blick 2.0 - Mirroring China, Fyoer und Quergalerie, Universität der Künste, Berlin
  • New Trend 2008, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

Awards

2010

  • 40 under 40, Perspective Magazine

2009

  • Young Artist Award, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Gold Award, Interactive Media Category, The 14th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards

Artworks

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