b. 1964

Wing Shya is a Hong Kong-based photographer who works in fashion, film and art. He started his career as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Shya set up Shya-la-la Workshop.

Shya regularly contributes to numerous international fashion and art magazines including iD (UK), Tank (UK) and Visionaire (US), among many other prestigious and influential publications. Shya has also been the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar Wai’s films including Happy Together, In The Mood for Love, Eros and 2046. Also a recognised director, he has directed several music videos, TV commercials, as well as film Hot Summer Days. In 2006, Shya was the first non-Japanese photographer invited by Mori Art Museum, Tokyo to have his solo exhibition "Distraction/Attraction". He currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

Exhibition details of "A Permanent Instant: from 1980s-2000s by Hong Kong artists" (5.3 - 23.4.2016)

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