Leung Chi Wo

b. 1968, Hong Kong

Leung Chi Wo (b. 1968, Hong Kong) uses photography, texts, found objects, performance, and installation to combine historical exploration with conceptual inquiry, to reinforce our doubts about memory, power systems and the ambivalence of history. By synthesizing and collecting vintage objects, archival materials and images, Leung juxtaposes quotidian events with parallel moments of political instability. His research-based practice often addresses the fissures and ambiguities existent within historiography, and and proposes that history is written by those in power. His recent research has focused on the colonial history and postcolonial reality of Hong Kong.

In 2001, Leung Chi Wo together with his long-time collaborator Sara Wong represented Hong Kong for its inaugural participation in the Venice Biennale. Leung had his survey exhibition at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shenzhen, China in 2015. His works have been exhibited at international museums and institutions including NRW Forum (Dusseldorf, 2015), the International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York, 2013), Tate Modern (London, 2010), Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo, 2008) and Queens Museum (New York, 2000). Leung has also participated in the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen (Shenzhen, 2017), Asia Triennial Manchester (Manchester, 2014), Marrakech Biennale (Marrakech, 2012), Guangzhou Triennial (Guangzhou, 2008), Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai, 2000).

Leung is also the co-founder of Para Site, one of Hong Kong’s longest standing independent art institutions founded in 1996. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong.