Warren LEUNG Chi-Wo

 
Suck/Blow  (2001 ) , video still, courtesy of the artist, special thanks to  Videotage

Suck/Blow (2001), video still, courtesy of the artist, special thanks to Videotage

 

Suck/Blow

2001, SD video, 4:3, 04’10”

In Suck/Blow, the artist alters the perception of urban space through the act of breathing.

 

Warren LEUNG Chi-Wo

Born 1968 in Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong

Warren LEUNG Chi-Wo graduated with an MFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997 after studying photography in l’Istituto per lo Sviluppo Socio- Economico dello Spilimberghese in Italy and an internship in the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. He has had several exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Melbourne, Tokyo, Oslo, Vienna, Hamburg and Toronto, etc. Awards received include the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (1997) and Urban Council Award of the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996). In 2000, he held a solo exhibition in the Queens Museum of Art, New York. In 2001, his site-specific project was exhibited in the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Using photography, texts, found objects, performance and installation, Leung Chi-Wo combines historical exploration with conceptual inquiry, to reinforce our doubts about memory, power system and the ambivalence of history. Focusing on the 1967 anti-colonial riots in Hong Kong, Leung continues to research different social, cultural and political incidents that took place in that year. By synthesizing and collecting vintage objects, archival materials and images, Leung juxtaposes quotidian events against parallel moments of political instability.