Luke Ching Chin Wai

b. 1972, Hong Kong

Luke Ching Chin Wai earned his MA in Fine Arts in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. As one of the most active conceptual artists in Hong Kong, Ching twists the roles of artist and observer within and beyond the city. He breeds a discursive system with a good mix of humour, responding to and interrogating the cultural and political collisions occurring in Hong Kong.

Ching has participated in exhibitions and residencies worldwide, including Gwangju Biennale (Korea, 2018), Tai Kwun’s inaugural exhibition “Dismantling the Scaffold” (Hong Kong, 2018), solo exhibitions and residencies at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (United Kingdom, 2008) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Residence Program (Japan, 2006), and a residency project at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Centre (New York, USA, 2000). In 2016, he was awarded the Artist of the Year (Visual Art) award by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. His “Undercover Worker” project is recently shortlisted for the Visible Award 2019, an international award devoted to socially engaged artistic practices in a global context. Ching currently lives and works in Hong Kong.