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Tsang Kin-Wah selected as Hong Kong's submission for the 56th Venice Biennale
Tsang Kin-Wah, The Fifth Seal - HE Shall Deliver You Up To Be Afflicted And Killed As HE Was. Digital video and sound installation, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

HONG KONG.- The Hong Kong Arts Development Council and M+, Hong Kong’s future museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, announced today that Mr Tsang Kin-Wah has been selected as Hong Kong’s submission to participate in the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale from 9 May to 22 November 2015.

The selection was made by M+, and endorsed by collaborating partner ADC’s 56th Venice Art Biennale Working Group. The renewed collaboration between M+ and ADC follows on from the successful presentation of Mr Lee Kit in the 55th edition of Venice Art Biennale in 2013. The M+ curatorial team will consist of Mr Doryun Chong, Chief Curator, and Ms Stella Fong, Curator, Learning and Interpretation, with M+ Executive Director Dr Lars Nittve as Consulting Curator.

Two positions of assistant curator and curatorial assistant will be created specifically for this project, fostering and developing local expertise by providing an opportunity to work with the M+ team over an extended period. Up to thirteen interns will be recruited locally and given the chance to assist with the exhibition and experience the Venice Biennale. Once again, to supplement the presentation in Venice, M+ will present a series of public programmes in Hong Kong, building on the activities successfully developed for 2013.

In 2016, a response exhibition will be mounted in Hong Kong which will feature a comprehensive learning and outreach programme.

Commenting on the selection, Dr Lars Nittve, M+ Executive Director said, “We are thrilled to work with Mr Tsang Kin-Wah, a Hong Kong artist who has developed a mature artistic language that at once is deeply personal and has the capacity to communicate universally. His work wonderfully represents the quickly maturing contemporary art scene of Hong Kong.”

Mr Chow Yung-Ping, Chief Executive of ADC said, “We are pleased to collaborate with M+ again to deliver an exhibition by a talented Hong Kong artist. The Venice Art Biennale provides a unique platform to present the excellence of Hong Kong contemporary art to overseas audiences and participation in fact gives a tremendous boost to the city.”

Mr Tsang Kin-Wah said, “I am delighted to have been selected to represent Hong Kong in the Venice Biennale. I would like to thank M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for their support and endorsement.”

Born in 1976, Guangdong Province, Mr Tsang Kin-Wah lives and works in Hong Kong. He studied fine art at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and studied Book Arts at the Camberwell College of Arts in London. His work is well known and critically acclaimed for its innovative use of text and language, which are manipulated using computer technology to create immersive artworks. The artist has exhibited globally with solo shows at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2011), Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom (2008), and group exhibitions at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art (2011), Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2008) and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (2008), among others. His work was also showcased in M+’s second public exhibition of Hong Kong artists Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei, in 2012. He is currently exhibiting, Landscape: The Virtual, The Actual, The Possible at the Guangdong Times Museum. His work is held in several important private and public collections including the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

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