Biography


b. 1995, Hong Kong  

Joseph Leung Mong-sum is an artist based in Hong Kong and Vienna. Ranging from images and text to found objects and installations, Leung’s intermedia practice functions as conceptual inquiries that examine how affects, particularly anxiety, manifests across different socio-political contexts. Leung is currently engaging in a long-term project titled “Digital Angst”, which aims at surveying the contours of anxiety in the digital milieu.

At present, Leung is PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He was awarded his MFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and had previously studied at the City University of Hong Kong, as well as the Syracuse University, New York for his Bachelor education. Leung was also one of the co-founders of Negative Space - an art space that focuses on the development of lens-based media and experimental practices in Hong Kong.

Leung's works was shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize and the WMA Masters Photographic Awards and his works are currently included in collections from Basel, Luxembourg, Paris, Vienna and Hong Kong.

Education


2022 - Present
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna)

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 
The State of Being Dragged, Spielzimmer, Vienna, Austria
The State of Being Dragged, 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


2022

Paris Internationale 2022, No. 16 | rue Alfred de Vigny, Paris, France (Under Negative Space)

Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022, Online Festival (and Physical Display at Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, UK)

Temporary, Negative Space, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong

2021

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

2020

▲︎︎ (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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