Born in Hong Kong in 1981, Wong Wai Yin is a visual artist who experiments with a variety of media. Wong graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree form the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2005. She was also the Founder of the Observation Society in Guangzhou. Ranging from painting, sculpture, collage, installations and photography, Wong’s works have won acclaim for her unique, conceptual approach. Possessing an expansive way of thinking beyond traditional studio practices, the artist frequently investigates the nature of what is real or fake, what constitutes art, and what doesn’t. Creating emulators, Wong proceeds to juxtapose these ‘raw’ pieces alongside the original articles, dispelling the notion of an ideal framework, and persuading viewers to question the nature of authenticity; challenging preconceptions whilst blurring boundaries. Wong has exhibited her works extensively in Hong Kong, as well as showcases in Japan, U.S.A, Singapore and Guangzhou.

Wong Wai Yin
Wong Wai Yin
Hong Kong, 1981
Hong Kong

Past Exhibitions

Emerald City at chi art space

chi art space – K11 Art Foundation
28/03/2018 — 31/05/2018

Emerald City at K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space

K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space 27/03/2018 — 22/04/2018


03/03/2017 — 31/08/2017

Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying

Spring Workshop
20/08/2016 — 16/10/2016

Solo Shows


Becoming a Different Person Might be Hard – A Painting Exhibition of Wong Wai Yin, iPRECIATION, Hong Kong
From Wong Wai Yin’s Collection to the Hong Kong Art Archive, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong


Woofer Café Ten, Woofer Ten, Hong Kong


L’Écume des choses – l’art de Wong Wai Yin, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China

Group Shows


Clamour Can Melt Gold, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong


Man’s Future Fund, Discover Asia, Art Fair Tokyo, Japan


“But is it Art?” “I know but I don’t know.”, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong
The Imperfect Circle, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
BiennaleOnline 2013
Hong Kong Eye, ArtisTree, Hong Kong


Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Why Do Trees Grow Till the End?, Southsite, Hong Kong
Wearable Exhibition: Bring Art Everywhere, Fotan, Hong Kong


Primitive Craftsmanship – Contemporary Mechanism, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
Except why not just come right out and say it:, Collectors House, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Siu Sai Gual Bananale, Woofer Ten, Hong Kong
Taipei Biennial 2010, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Everything Goes Wrong for the Poor Couple, ART HK 10, Hong Kong
Go: The First OCAT Youth Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
A Guide to Job Loss, Inheritance Projects, Shenzhen, China
FAX, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Hong Kong Country of birth: Hong Kong Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: Hong Kong
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