KOON Wai Bong
b.1974 Artist CV
Born in 1947 and based in Hong Kong as an artist, KOON Wai Bong received his B.A. and M.F.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his D.F.A. from the RMIT University. He widely exhibited his artworks in museums, galleries and art fairs across Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, US, UK, Germany, Belgium and Singapore. Koon attained Rising Artist Award in 2003, the “Merit” from the National Exhibition of Arts, China in 2004, and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award in 2009. In addition, he joined the International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen in 2010, Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial in 2012, and the New Ink exhibition at the Sotheby’s Gallery in 2013, and the Chinese Contemporary Ink at The James Christie Room in 2014, and Picturing Hong Kong: Ink Paintings by Contemporary Hong Kong Artists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District, and Art as Cultural Observatory, Feature Exhibition Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK at Cattle Depot in 2017 and Classic Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint at Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2019. Besides, he held his solo exhibition In the Breeze: Koon Wai Bong Solo Exhibition at Asia Art Center in 2017 and the TRANSpose as a solo show at The Museum of East Asian Art, UK in 2013. His artwork has been garnered by galleries, museums, art organisations and private collections such as Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, M+, Hong Kong Museum of Art, CUHK’s Art Museum, Wharf Group in Hong Kong, J. Safra Sarasin Group in Singapore and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is currently the Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.