Kum Chi-keung

1965, Hong Kong

Introduction

Kum Chi-keung, well known for using sculptural installations in the shape of bird cages to explore social, cultural and environmental issues, was born in Hong Kong in 1965 and received his Certificate in Fine Arts at First Institute of Arts and Design Hong Kong in 1991. He has participated in numerous important exhibitions and biennales in the United States, Germany, Korea and Hong Kong. They include: 1998 "Inside Out: New Chinese Art", a travelling exhibition: New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, United States; Monterrey, Mexico; Canberra, Australia; Hong Kong; “The New Face of Hong Kong”, House of World Cultures, Berlin; 2006 “The 9th Seoul Fringe Festival”, Korea; 2007-08 “Made in Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Museum of Art; 2012 “Hong Kong Eye”, Saatchi Gallery, London. Kum received the Urban Council Fine Arts Award in 1996 and “Fellowship for Artistic Development” granted by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1999. His works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Shanghai Museum, Opposite House in Beijing, The East in Hong Kong, K11 Art Mall, Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.






Biography

1965   Born in Hong Kong

1991   Certificate in Fine Arts at First Institute of Arts and Design, Kong Kong

1999-00   Living in the 21st Century Community Art Project in School, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

2005-06   Invited by Hong Kong Arts Development Council to make souvenirs for overseas

2006   Published “Intrusion space”

2007   Cable TV program “Near Culture” guest host: Installation art

Shantou University: workshop & Lecture   

Invited by Hong Kong Arts Development Council to make souvenirs

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012   

  • Kum Chi Keung Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention &Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2011     

  • Unfinished, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008-09 

  • Space for Lease, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2006   

  • Installation by Kum Chi-keung: the 9th Seoul Fringe Festival, Seoul, Korea

2004   

  • Flying Library, 1a space, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

2002-03  

  • Intrusion, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2001 

  • Flying For the Grains (2), Fringe Club Roof Garden, Hong Kong   
  • Birds Bird, Tuen Mun City Hall, Ko Shan Theatre & Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Hong Kong

1999   

  • Jam Packed with Space, Z+, Ex-Government Supplies Depot, Oil Street, Hong Kong

1993   

  • Once Upon a Time: Chinese Painting, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  

2016

  • No Reference, Videotage, Hong Kong
  • Ink Asia: Discovery, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Fine Art Asia: Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2015

  • China8, NRW-Forum Dusseldorf & Osthaus Meseum Hagen, Germany
  • Art Stage, Singapore
  • Ink+, Ink Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Visual Arts Society 42nd Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong

2014

  • 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, China
  • Heaven, Earth and Man – A Hong Kong Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2013

  • FRAMED. Ai WeiWei and Hong Kong Artists, Duddell’s, Hong Kong
  • Art Taipei 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hi 60’s Installation Project, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Lady Dior As Seen by, Christian Dior, Pier 4, Hong Kong
  • Eternal Tao: New Direction in Contemporary Chinese Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Eye, ArtisTree, Hong Kong

2012

  • Hong Kong Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Beijing, China
  • Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ancient Contemporary Installation Project, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2011

  • Art Asia Miami, ART ASIA Pavilion, United States
  • The 2nd Chongqing Biennial for Young Artists, Chongqing, China
  • The International Art & Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Young Art Taipei, Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Taiwan

2010

  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Ink Art VS Ink Art, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China                        
  • Art in Space Exhibition, Shanghai Times Square, Shanghai, China                                   
  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Forces of Nature, The Exchange Square, Hong Kong

2009

  • Hollywood Rd ART Quarters, Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, Hong Kong
  • Contemporary Asian Art, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Re-animating, Installation Exhibition, JCCAC,Hong Kong
  • Cattle 101 Artist Village, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • The 36th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Art in Use: Sculptural Objects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2008

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Shanghai International Art Fair, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial Exhibition 2008, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Made in Hong Kong, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
  • Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Public Housing: Most, Jockey Club Creative Art Centre, Hong Kong
  • Art Container Project, Beautiful Journey-Beautiful World, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
  • Art Donation Box, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Sick Leave Day, C&G Apartment, Hong Kong
  • The 35th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Unveiled Contemporary Art in the SAR, Atting House, Hong Kong
  • Horses Across Hong Kong, Horses Statue, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong

2007-2008

  • Made in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2007

  • The 34th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition, Harmo Now 3D & Installation Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • Prison Art Museum, Victoria Prison, Hong Kong
  • Post 97 Art-HKSAR/Artist Commune 10th Anniversary, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Talkover/Handover: Dialogues on Hong Kong Art 10 Years after 1997, in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

2006

  • The 33rd Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Sculpture—“1M” Modern Sculpture Exchange Exhibition, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • “Quest、Pu Erth、Coffee、Fusion” Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2005

  • Cattle-Can All the Tenants Laugh Efficiently, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Your Price - Interact Art Market, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • No Plastic Bag - Installation Exhibition, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • The 32nd Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2004  

  • "New Phase" the 31st Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2003  

  • Gallery Ferry, First Ferry, Hong Kong
  • The 30th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • Cattle Depot Summer Days & Nights Arts Festival, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
  • Mapping Asia - The 18th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
  • Artwork on Loan, presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Telford Plaza, Hong Kong

2002

  • The 29th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • “Fei Fa Chin" the site of Positive Null in Chinese New Year-end Market, Fa Hui Park, Mongkok, Hong Kong
  • Social Club, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  • Evolution - The 29th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

2001

  • Contemporary H.K. Arts Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Visual Arts Festival 2001 - New Vision: Hong Kong Contemporary Art Renewal, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • If I had a dream, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
  • Octopus - The 28th Visual Arts Society Annual Exhibition, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Oil Friction, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • City Space - Mysterious Art Installation inside the City, Para/Site Art Space(Outdoor), Hong Kong
  • Art in Public Spaces [ART Window], KITTERICK, Hollywood Plaza, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong

2000

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Art 2000, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Berlin in Hong Kong, Tamar Festival Centre, Hong Kong
  • Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • If I had a dream, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Germany
  • 18-Artists show, e-art.com.hk, Hong Kong Station, Airport Express, Central, Hong Kong

1999

  • 12 Hours in Oil Street, Ex-Government Supplies Depot, Oil Street, Hong Kong
  • “To Be Confirmed...(Keep the Chance)” - Multimedia Art Exhibition, Ex-Government Supplies Depot, Oil Street, Hong Kong
  • Neither / Or, Ex-Government Supplies Depot, Oil Street, Hong Kong
  • A Review on Oil Street, Ex-Government Supplies Depot, Oil Street, Hong Kong

1998

  • Modern Art Exhibition of Young Artist from Macau and Hong Kong, Macau
  • Works of Hue Art Association 98, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • The New Face of Hong Kong, Haus der Kulturen der welt, Berlin & Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin, Germany
  • Inside Out: New Chinese Art, P.S.1, Asia Society Galleries, San Francisco, Seattle, United States; Australia
  • 11th Biennale of Sydney International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Australia
  • The New Face of Hong Kong, Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1997

  • Between Like and Unlike, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Dream, Victoria Park, Hong Kong
  • World Bank Group International Monetary Fund Hong Kong - 1997 Hong Kong Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Reunion and Vision - Contemporary Hong Kong Arts 1997, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Bad Art Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Incarnated, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • The Great Wall of Hong Kong - Outdoor Art Exhibition, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong
  • New Arts Generation Culture Attitude, Exhibition Hall, The Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong
  • Table for Four Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Souvenir 97 - A Design Project, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Urban Council Fine Arts Award Winners Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • City at the End Time Hong Kong 1997, Vancouver, Canada

1996

  • Contemporary H.K. Arts Biennial Exhibition 1996, Hong Kong Museum of Arts, Hong Kong
  • Head of Hong Kong SAR Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Era of Awakening Reflections on Cultural Colonialism in Hong Kong, Exposition Hall, The H.K. University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Selected in Contemporary H.K. Arts Biennial Exhibition 1996, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • "Visual Art And Public" Art in Pier Exhibition at Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, Hong Kong
  • Works of Hue Art Association 96, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation Modern Art Exhibition (Modern Sculpture), Hong Kong
  • A Floating Particle Online Exhibition, Hong Kong

1995

  • Special Pre-97 Arts Zone, Exposition Hall, The HK University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Installation Arts Festival 1995, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • Phallic Contemporary Art Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • A Dialect of Culture Installation Art Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • Stream - Heritage 95 - Transformation Installation, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

1994

  • Hue Art - View. Weiv - Exhibition 94, Fringe Club and H.K. Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • A Festival of Installation Art-Documentary Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • Stream - Heritage-Installation, Tai Ping Tsuen, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
  • Life and Power from Nature, Sheung Wan Cultural & Civic Centre, Hong Kong
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation Modern Art Exhibition (Modern Painting), Hong Kong

1993

  • H.K. Visual Arts Organizations Documentary, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • The First Asia and the Pacific Exhibition of Chinese Wash Paintings for Gold Award, Hong Kong

1992

  • Exhibition Eight Hue Art Association, First Institute of Art and Design, Hong Kong

1989

  • The 23rd International Prix of Contemporary Art of Monte-Carlo, Monaco

1988

  • Live with Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1987-92  

  • Annual Exhibition of H.K. Chinese Painting Promotion Federation, City Hall, Hong Kong

 

Selected Awards

2014  “Persons with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture” awarded by Secretary for Home Affairs, Hong Kong

2008   Selected in Honorable mention prizes of Hong Kong Arts Centre 30th Anniversary Award” Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2003   Selected in "Gallery Ferry", First Ferry, Hong Kong

2001   Selected in 1st Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme, Hong Kong

1999   Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Fellowship for Artistic Development, Hong Kong

1998   Selected in the 11th Biennale of Sydney International Contemporary Art Exhibition

1996   Contemporary H.K. Art Biennial Exhibition, Urban Council Fine Arts Award

1991   Selected in 1st runner-up of Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Arts Competitions

 

Selected Collections

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Opposite House, Beijing (The Swire Group Hotel)

East, Hong Kong (The Swire Group Hotel)

K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong

Bank of China, Hong Kong

Louis Vuitton, Taipei

Henderson Land Development, Hong Kong

New World Development, Hong Kong

YK PAO School, Shanghai, China

Christian Dior, France