Collage of 40 Years 併貼40年

Wong Wo-bik 王禾璧


Photography 攝影
21.5x26
cm
2017
$8,000

Wong Wo-bik

Hong Kong artist Wong Wo-bik received her BFA and MFA degree in fine arts and photography respectively in 1977 and 1979 in the U.S.A. She has had a long and active career as a photography/media artist, curator, art administrator and art educator. Her instant photographic book, “Color & Consent”, was published by Polaroid Corporation USA/HK in 1983. Her second book, “Hong Kong/China Photographers (four) – Wong Wo Bik, was published by AsiaOne Publishing in 2009. 

 

Wong was awarded Hong Kong Women Excellence in the Six Arts from Hong Kong Federation of Women in 2013 and the Certificate of Commendation from the Secretary of Home Affairs, Hong Kong for the promotion of art in 2010. Wong is one of the founding members of Hong Kong Photo Festival (Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association) in 2010, and she has been the Museum Honorary Advisor for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department since 1996. She is also the fellowship recipients of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) and Institute of International Education (IIE) in 1993 and 1995 respectively for the research of arts organisation and arts education for a total of 4 months.

 

Her photographic works constantly reveal cultural and artistic issues including city architecture and daily livelihood, conflict and balance, fabrication, and reality. Recently, she created video works with still photographic images, music and narration to transcend altered reality. Since 1977, she has participated more than 20 solo and 150 group exhibitions. Her works are collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum, HK M+ Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, The Archive of Modern Conflict, London, U.K. and private collectors both in Hong Kong and U.S.A.

 

Education

 

1977-1979

  • MFA Degree (Photography/Film Studies), Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

1975-1977

  • BFA Degree, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio, USA

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2019

  • A Sense of Place: A Touch of Xiangshan – an Exhibition by Wong Wo Bik, held at One Station, Taiwan

 

2018

  • Where are all the seeds gone? (4-17/9/2018), organized by Precedee Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2017

  • City of Exchange : Liverpool/Hong Kong (Wo Bik WONG), Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK during the LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival Exhibition (7/4 – 14/5/2017)

 

2014

  • Not Just a Fashion Parade, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong

 

2012

  • Memory and Fiction, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2009

  • Seized Moments: The Photographic Journey of Wong Wo Bik, Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong

 

1988

  • Plastic Motion (a photo-installation collaborating with dance performance aurelo), City Contemporary Dance Company Theatre and exhibition hall, Hong Kong

 

1986

  • Impression, Alliance Française de Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

1985

  • Photography Exhibition by Wong Wo Bik, USIS American Library, Hong Kong

 

1981

  • Colour Images, sponsored by Canon Cameras, held at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

Selected Group Exhibition

 

2021

  • 藝術家不可告人的話 (25/1-6/2/2021), held at Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong

  • Video Ensemble [2]021(May – June 2021), an online and physical exhibition funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council for the Arts Go Digital Scheme

  • Hi! Flora Fauna邂逅!市中森, a 6-month public art project showing an extended immersive video installation and two plant installations (16/1-30/6/2021) organised by Arts Promotion Office and held at Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Garden, Central, Hong Kong 

 

2020

  • Hong Kong Artist Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

2019

  • Shanghai Photo Fair, China

  • When Blue Dye meets Blue Print, two-person show (Nin Wei Di and Wong Wo Bik) (11/5 – 2/6/2019), One Station, Xiangshan, Shinchuk, Taiwan 

 

2017

  • Women & Photography (155 photographers from the beginning of the XXth Century to Now, City of Udine, Italy, organised by the Centre for Research and Archiviation of Photography (30 settembre - 7 gennaio 2018, Chiesa di San Francesco, Udine)

 

2016

  • Blank City – Jiamei+Arles International Photography Festival 2016, co-organised Three Shadows and Arles International Photography Festival, held in Jiamen, Xiamen, China 

  • Les Photaumnales Festival 2016 showcases Group Exhibition of Hong Kong Photographers, Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie in Beauvais, France

  • 5th Singapore International Photography Festival 2016’s Curatorial Project Showcases ‘A Room with a View’ , Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore in LASALLE College of the Arts

  • 4th Hong Kong International Photography Festival 2016’s Curatorial Exhibition: What Do You Want For Tomorrow, Hong Kong Heritage Museum (as both an artist and co-curator)

  • A Permanent Instant: instant photography from 1980s-2000s by Hong Kong artists, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2015

  • A Room with a View, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

  • Arte Laguna Prize Finalist’s Exhibition, Nappe Arsenale, Venice, Italy (21 MARCH 2015 - ARSENALE VENICE: INAUGURAZIONE MOSTRA FINALISTI | OPENING FINALISTS' EXHIBITION)

 

2014

  • Long time no see, Victoria, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

  • Life of Photography, World of Dream, 14th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China Women’s Voices, Fu Jen Catholic University Art Gallery, Taipei; Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan

 

2013

  • Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (as an artist and co-curator)

 

2012

  • Different Dimension - International Festival of Contemporary Photography 2012, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia

 

2010

  • Hong Kong Photo Series 2 - City Flâneur: Social Documentary Photography, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong 

  • If You Park Here, Fotanian Open Studio 2010, Shatin Galleria, Hong Kong

 

2006

  • Creative Spirit: Hong Kong Visual Arts, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Four-cast: Works by Four Hong Kong Photographers, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

  • Between the Observer and the Observed, Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Guangdong, China

  • Hong Kong Photographers, 50 Years of Photography in China, Beijing Photography Association, Beijing, China

 

2005

  • Hong Kong Four-Cast, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

2003

  • Woman Wanted (7 women artists) Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

 

1989

  • Turn of a Decade - A New Generation of Artists of the Eighties, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

1988

  • A Sense of Place, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Out of Context - Mobile Art Show, a large pin-hole camera (4’x6’x8’), a large scale outdoor exhibition held at 4 locations in Hong Kong : Yan Oi Square, Tuen Mun; MacPherson Playground, Mong Kok; Victoria Park, Causeway Bay; Chater Garden, Central, Hong Kong

 

1987

  • Instant Creativity - Polaroid Images, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

1984

  • Women in Art, I-Club, Hong Kong

  • Images of China by Hong Kong Photographers, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

 

1983

  • Self-Portrait Invitational, Hong Kong Landmark Plaza, Hong Kong

  • Contemporary Hong Kong Artists Invitational 1982, Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 

1982

  • Chromo-Vision: Two Photographers, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

  • Chromo-Vision: Two Photographers, Museu Luís de Camões, Macau

 

1980

  • Asian American Contemporary Photography Invitational, Camera Vision Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

  • Montage Dancing, a short film of 3min, at Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, Hong Kong

 

1979

  • Works by Wo Bik WONG, graduation show (M.F.A. degree)at Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

 

1977

  • Works by Wo Bik WONG, graduation show (B.F.A. degree) at Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA

 

Awards/ Fellowship/ Artist in Residence/ Publications (solo)

 

2019

  • 5-15 May, Artist-in-Residence,  at One Station, Xiangshan, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

2017

  • 30 January - 20 February, Artist-in-Residence at Open Eye Gallery for the LOOK/17 International Photography Festival, Liverpool, UK

 

2013

  • Hong Kong Women Excellence in the Six Arts, Hong Kong Federation of Women

 

2010

  • The Certificate of Commendation from the Secretary of Home Affairs, Hong Kong

 

2009

  • Hong Kong/China Photographers (four) – Wong Wo Bik, published by AsiaOne Publishing Co.Ltd.

 

1995

  • International Institute of Education (IIE) Fellowship on Chinese Women Leadership Programme

 

1993

  • Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Fellowship on Arts Education in Museums (USA)

 

1983

  • “Color & Consent”, published by Polaroid Far East Ltd (HK) and Polaroid Corp (Boston, USA)

 

1977-1979

  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University, USA - Fellowship and Scholarship

 

1975-1977

  • Columbus College of Art and Design, USA - College Fellowship

 

Works Published at International Publications

 

2022

  • A World History of Women Photographers, by Marie Robert and Luce Lebart, published by Thames & Hudson, England (a version in English)

 

2020

  • Une histoire mondiale des femmes photographes (A World History of Women Photographers, a version in French), directed by Marie Robert (curator of Orsay museum) and Luce Lebart (historian and curator)

 

2017

  • Women & Photography (155 photographers from the beginning of the XXth Century to Now, City of Udine, Italy, organised by the Center for Research and Archiviation of Photography

 

2015

  • Arte Laguna Prize exhibition & publication of award winners

 

Curatorial Experience

 

2016

  • What Do You Want For Tomorrow, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Co-curator for the Hong Kong International Photography Festival

 

2013

  • Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, Curator for the participation of 6 Hong Kong photographers with funding support from HAB and HKADC

 

2012

  • Portrait Photography, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Co-curator

 

1989-1996

  • Curator and publisher of various arts activities such as “150 years since the Birth of Photography” (1989), “Three Photographic Perspectives – Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan”(1994), “Visual Research into Contemporary Hong Kong” (1996), etc.

 

Teaching Experience 

 

Wong has been teaching photography and related subjects in both full-time and part-time at various universities including HK Chinese University, HK City University, HK Baptist College, HKU Space Since 1983

 

Collections

 

  • SOHO House, Hong Kong

  • The Archive of Modern Conflict, London, UK

  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum

  • M+ Museum, Hong Kong

  • Private Collectors (Hong Kong and USA)

Memories with Fringe Club 與藝穗會的回憶

What is the first things you remember about the Fringe Club? 

 

  • It is about Fringe Club's acceptance of exhibiting alternative artworks from emerging to renown artists, its multi-purpose venue, its Jazz music and its cafe/bar.

 

When was that? 
 

  • Ever since its inception.

 

What were you doing at that time? 
 

  • I was an art administrator as well as artist. 

 

What are you working on now?  
 

  • I am a full-time artist now.

Could you tell us about the work that you are have submitted?  
 

  • I am submitting a work that consists of 9 images of the Fringe Club which I have taken during last month. It was a privilege for me to be able to capture a very significant place that has been situated in a historical environment. The title is : "a collage of 40 years" (併貼40年).