LEUNG Chi Wo + Sara WONG

Leung Chi Wo (b. 1968, Hong Kong)

Leung is the co-founder of Para Site. Leung studied culture of photography at Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia in Italy in 1991 and obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. He has had residency at Monash University and Australian National University in Australia, and MuseumsQuartier in Austria. He recently had a solo exhibition at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen in China (2015). His works have also been exhibited at Queens Museum in the USA (2000), The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in the USA (2013), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong (2014), Shanghai Biennale in China (2000), Venice Biennale in Italy (2001) and other biennials and triennials in Marrakech in Morocco, Guangzhou in China and Manchester in the UK. He is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong.

Sara Wong (b.1968, Hong Kong)

Wong is the co-founder and currently a board member of Para Site. Wong obtained her BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992 and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Hong Kong in 1997. She participated in artist-in-residence programmes at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Bronx Museum of the Arts in the USA and the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Switzerland. Her recent exhibitions include a group show at Pearl Lam Gallery (2013) and a site-specific installation at the Oil Street Art Space (2013) in Hong Kong. Wong is also a practicing landscape designer and currently Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute.

Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong’s collaboration started in 1992. Their previous work City Cookie was exhibited in Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, as well as Queens Museum in the USA and Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil.

About He was lost yesterday and we found him today
An imaginative investigation through staged photography, He was lost yesterday and we found him today is a series of 28 self portraits in which Leung and Wong re-enact anonymous figures picked out from images in archival materials such as old magazines, newspaper, pamphlets, souvenir books and other documents that they have been collecting over the years.
Exhibition details of "Photo Shanghai 2015" (11-13.9.2015)
Exhibition details of "Museum of the Lost" (7.3 - 2.5.2015)
About the artbook

Media coverage (RTHK - The Works, 17.6.2015)

Essay: "Defeating time" by Caroline Ha Thuc
Artist Biography

Media coverage (Yishu, volume 15 number 3, May/June 2016)
Media coverage (LEAP, July/August 2015)
Media coverage (LEAP, 8.7.2015)
Media coverage (ArtAsiaPacific, 29.4.2015)
Media coverage (HK Magazine, 6.3.2015)