So Wing Po

b.1985, Hong Kong

So Wing Po (b.1985, Hong Kong) was born into a family of Chinese medicine doctors, and grew up surrounded by medicinal ingredients, transforming them into raw materials for playthings and eventually artworks. Seeing that traditional Chinese medicine originates in observation, sensitivity and imagination towards nature, So applies the same theory of knowledge in her investigation of forms, materiality, metaphysics and relationality. In addition, So often incorporates research from her interest in cosmology into her large-scale installations and sculptures.

So’s mixed-media work Invisible Island is being shown at the 14th Shanghai Biennale: “Cosmos Cinema” (9 Nov 2023 – 31 Mar 2024). Her work will also be exhibited in the upcoming “Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2023”. So had a solo exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, titled “Six-part Practice” (2018). Her work has also been widely exhibited in group shows, including “Kathmandu Triennale” (Nepal Patan Museum and Bahadur Shah Baithak, Kathmandu, 2022); “Lamma Mia” (Art Promotion Office, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, 2021); “The Eighth Huayu Youth Award Exhibition: A Long Hello” (UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2020); “The Palm at the End of the Mind” (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2020); “Holy Mosses” (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, 2020); “Garden of Six Seasons” (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2020); “Ghost Walk” (Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong, 2015) and “Sound of Image: Exploring the Links between Audio Description and Visual Art” (Hong Kong Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong, 2013). So also published an artist book in 2018, titled “From Space to Space: An Illustrated Guide to an Infinite Something”.

So Wing Po currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

Videos (3)
Blindspot Gallery, 22 Dec 2020, "Huayu UCCA: So Wing Po"
Para Site, 7 Aug 2020, "Wing Po So - ‘Garden of Six Seasons' Artist Interview"
apohere, 10 Feb 2022, "Lamma Mia" Artist Sharing - Part 1