Biography

b. 1995, Hong Kong  

Joseph Leung Mong-sum is a Hong Kong-based artist who graduated from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong with first class honors, and went on an exchange program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. He later graduated from the MFA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Leung’s research explores our existence in the contemporary and digtial milieu. He co-founded the Negative Space, a Hong Kong-based artspace that focuses on lens-based media practices and is one of the participating art spaces in the “2020Solidarity” project organized by Between Bridges and Wolfgang Tillmans. Recently, Leung has been shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018 and the WMA Masters Photographic Awards 2017/18. His works had previously been shown in the United States, India, Switzerland and Hong Kong and are privately collected.

Currently, Leung is a lecturer of the Imaging Design and Digital Art program at the Department of Creative Arts, Hong Kong Metropolitan University.



Education


2017 - 2019
Master of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong


2016
Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Creative Media (First Class Honors), School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong


2016
Exchange program, College of Visual and Performing Art, Syracuse University, New York



Solo Exhibition


2022 (anticipated)
The Current Of Wind (Working Title), lotsremark projekte, Basel, Switzerland


2021 
The Flag of Hong Kong, Waving In Wind, lotsremark projekte, Basel, Switzerland


2019
Digital and Transcendental, Death and Light, Cheng Ming Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


2018
Eventually Obsolete, Cheng Ming Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



Selected Group Exhibition


2020

FUTURE MEMORIES - Utopia Dystopia Nature, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center, Hong Kong

▲︎︎ (Triangle, Circle, Rectangle), Negative Space, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong

Transitorische Turbulenzen, Bern Art Festival, Connected Space, Kunstraum Dreiviertel, Switzerland

Tomorrow Is Never A New Day, Negative Space, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong


2019

CINEMA 2.0 Media Arts Exhibition: Acrylic Dreams, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong

Enter the Negative Space, Negative Space, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong


2018

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize, The Hive Spring, Hong Kong

HKFOREWORD 2018, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

WMA Masters and WMA Film Exhibition - Transition, Hong Kong central library exhibition gallery, Hong Kong


2017

MATLAB & Guests. Drawing & Painting: (Trans)medial experiments, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Julian Lee Asia One Photographic Awards:
Thoughts, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

October School 2017, Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India

Fine Art Asia 2017, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong

First Smash 4 Art Exhibition, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong

The SCM Annual 2017: Unfold, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

Happily Ever After, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

Untitled, Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse, New York

We Weren’t Here, Floating Project, Hong Kong


2016

The SCM Annual 2016: Lossless, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

PhotoSynth, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong



Award/ Grant


Hong Kong Arts Development Council Project Grant, 2020

The 23rd ifva Awards - Media Arts Category Finalist, 2019

Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2018 Shortlisted, 2018

WMA Masters 2017/2018 Finalist, 2018

First Smash 4 Art Project Finalist, 2017

Julian Lee Asia One Photographic Awards, 2017

Postgraduate Studentship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017

HIII International Photography 2016 Merit Award

Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Exchange Scholarships (2016 - 2017)

HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Talent Development Scholarship (2014-2015)

Hopeful Rubber Group Scholarships (2014-2015)

HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Talent Development Scholarship (2013-2014)





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