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Gok Dou Live - Digital Art Series
In this virtual collaboration, five ground-breaking multi-media artists, Cao Shu, Winnie Yan, Cheng Hung Dony, Choi Sai Ho and Joseph Chen share with us their digital worlds—their works which document our changing perspectives on life, the internetand fictional journeys of discovery. This showcase will reconstruct their expansive creative bodies and careers, and examine how digital worlds can affect our perception of art. Uncover more in the world of visual, digital and computerised scenes.
Joseph Chen King Yuen is an artist and curator based in Hong Kong, currently the Project Manager/Assistant Curator in Para Site. Joseph is the co-founder of Virtue Village and the founding member of Video Cypher. His artworks deal with concerns of found materials and post-internet experience, with an emphasis on the absurdity and ambiguity of myth/religion, pop/subculture, and low/loud aesthetic. His artworks have been shown across the globe, including Denny Dimin Gallery (New York), HOME (Manchester), PHOTOFAIRS (Shanghai), KLEX (Kuala Lumpur), Tai Kwun (Hong Kong), ARTnSHELTER (Tokyo). His video work, Invisible Rock was awarded Special Mention in the Open Category of the19th ifva Awards.He recently received the Media Arts Emerging Artist Scheme of Project Grant from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. His solo project will be presented in Videotage in 2021.
Yan Wai Yin (b.1994) works and lives in Hong Kong. She has been a member of Floating Projects Collective since 2015. Yan excels at the juxtaposition and insertion of literary texts in narratives. Through shifting personal observations and the temporal, emotional distance in different texts, Yan inscribes quotidian fragments of memories lingering in space and objects. Her film “Localized Blindness” was awarded the Best Experimental Award in the 20th South Taiwan Film Festival. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: European Media Art Festival (DE), Timestamped: Selected Films fromYan Wai Yin, de Art Center, Beijing (CN), no-body’s room -The Room Projects (FR) & LUX London (UK) and ANIMA -the 7th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition in 2020 (TW).
Cheng Hung Dony was born and raised in Hong Kong, Cheng graduated with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (2017) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Major in Fine Arts). In 2018, she completed the artist residency program in Treasure Hill Artist Village and debuted her solo exhibition Maybe Someday it will be True at a.m. space in 2018. Her works had shown in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Other than painting, Cheng recently explores animations. Cheng uses different mediums to create a distant and calm space, and blurs reality spaces into personal spaces. She explores imaginative shortcuts to escape the world.
Choi Sai-Ho graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the Young Artist (Media Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2012, and received the Outstanding Achievement in Music for Dance at the 2015 Hong Kong Dance Awards for Hong Kong Dance Company’s "Storm Clouds". His multimedia work "Collide" was honoured under the category -Visual Music Live Contest, in Germany’s Visual Music Award 2016. He was selected as the first Hong Kong musician to join the Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, Australia; the Hong Kong's Top 20 Musicians and the First Place of the Best of Hong Kong Indie by Hong Kong Time Out Magazine; as well as the CNNGO Best Hong Kong bands. He now works as a media artist and composer.
Cao Shu mainly works in new media art in Hangzhou. More recently, Cao Shu works with personal and historical memory as a work interface, continue to carry out a variety of media interaction practice. In recent years, Cao Shu has been residency artist for atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland(2017), Koganecho Bazzaar Art Festival, Yokohama (2019) , and Muffatwerk the venue for international art and culture in Munich (2020) .His works have won such awards as the New Narrative Award from the Long Week of Short Films, and the Beijing International Short Film Festival Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.
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