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BIOGRAPHY

ISAAC CHONG WAI is a Berlin-based artist from Hong Kong, with an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, and a BA in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His work has been shown at M+ Museum and Para Site in Hong Kong in 2018; Stiftung Brandenburger Tor and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2017; Deutsche Künstlerbund, Berlin and Gwangju Media Art Festival in 2016; Kunstfest Weimar and Macura Museum in Novi Banovic and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art in Museum of Moscow in 2014. He had solo exhibitions at Kunstraum München in Munich, 2018, Goethe Institut Hongkong in Hong Kong, 2018, Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, 2016. His works across a range of media, including live performance, video, photography, and site-specific installation, and considers the interplay between the collective and the individual, the politics of time and space, and real and imagined futures. His works often engage with other performers, with whom Chong performs, to allow for further interrogation of notions of the social and unified body. 

Chong was selected for the Scholarship Künstlerhaus Lukas in 2018. He is one of the participating artists at Urban Heat, a four-year project by the Festivals in Transition Network, supported by Creative Europe from 2015 to 2018. He received first runner-up of the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize in 2017. He was awarded the Burger Collection “Artist Scholarship Program” in 2016, and the Bauhaus Essentials Award in 2015 and 2014. He was awarded the first runner-up prize for the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award and the Professor Eva Man Best Honours Project Award in 2012. His works are collected by Burger Collection.