Koon Wai Bong
b.1974 Artist CV
Koon Wai Bong is based in Hong Kong as an ink artist, he received his B.A. and M.F.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his D.F.A. from the RMIT University. 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 and “The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+” at the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2017. Besides, his solo exhibition In the Breeze: Koon Wai Bong Solo Exhibition at Asia Art Center, Taipei in 2017 and he held the TRANSpose as a solo show at The Museum of East Asian Art, UK in 2013, and widely exhibited his artworks in museums, galleries and art fairs across Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, US, UK, Germany, Belgium and Singapore. His artwork has been garnered by galleries, museums, art organisations and private collections such as M+, Hong Kong Museum of Art, CUHK’s Art Museum, Wharf Group in Hong Kong, J. Safra Sarasin Group in Singapore, Ben Brown Fine Arts and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is currently the Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.