Picture taken by Volker Eichenhofer

Picture taken by Volker Eichenhofer

BIOGRAPHY

ISAAC CHONG WAI graduated from Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University with a BA in Visual Arts and Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany, with a MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. He had solo exhibitions at Kunstraum München, Munich (2018); Goethe Institut Hongkong, Hong Kong (2018); Bauhaus Museum, Weimar (2016). His work has been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei and Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou (2019); M+ Museum and Para Site in Hong Kong (2018); Stiftung Brandenburger Tor and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2017); Deutsche Künstlerbund, Berlin and Gwangju Media Art Festival (2016); Kunstfest Weimar and Macura Museum, Serbia (2015); Moscow Biennale for Young Art in Museum of Moscow (2014). 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. He works and lives in Berlin and Hong Kong.

Chong was selected for 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 Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize in 2017. He was awarded Burger Collection “Artist Scholarship Program” in 2016, and Bauhaus Essentials Award in 2015 and 2014. He was awarded first runner-up for Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award and Professor Eva Man Best Honours Project Award in 2012. His works are collected by Burger Collection and Sunpride Foundation.