Isaac Chong Wai I October 2020 – January 2021
Isaac Chong Wai, an artist from Hong Kong, completed a BA in fine arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012 and a master’s degree in art in public spaces and new artistic strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2016. Using the resources of performance, video, photography, art in public space and multimedia, he treats collectivism and individualism, geopolitics, migration, war, militarism, racism, identity politics and publicness. He has had solo exhibitions at Bilsart, Istanbul (2021), Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2019), Zilberman, Berlin and Istanbul (2019), Kunstraum Munich (2018), the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong (2018) and the Bauhaus Museum Weimar (2016). His works have been shown at the Innsbruck Biennale (2020), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art MMCA, Seoul (2020), Times Museum, Guangdong (2019), Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, Taipei (2019), M + Museum in Hong Kong (2018), House of World Cultures HKW, Berlin (2017), Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (2015), and the Biennale for Young Art at the Museum of Moscow (2014). Isaac Chong Wai lives in Berlin.
Isaac Chong Wai was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2020 to January 2021.