The exhibition presents the collaborative works of Hong Kong artists Leung Chi Wo and Sara Wong, featuring a series of portraits alongside an ongoing collection of archival materials with captions penned by the artists.
He was lost yesterday and we found him today is a series of staged portraits in which the artists re-enact anonymous figures in old newspapers, pamphlets and other archival materials that they have been collecting for their on-going project Museum of the Lost.
During the opening there is also the launch of the two-volume art book Museum of the Lost, with book signing.
Leung Chi Wo and Sara Wong‘s collaboration started in 1992. They are co-foundres of Para Site and their previous work City Cookie was exhibited in Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, as well as Queens Museum in the USA and Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil.
Leung Chi Wo (b. 1968, Hong Kong) studied culture of photography at Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia in Italy and obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong.
His recent exhibitions include solo shows at Rokeby in the United Kingdom (2012), The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in the USA (2013) and Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong (2014); and biennales in Marrakech in Morocco (2012), Guangzhou in China (2012) and Manchester in the United Kingdom (2014).
Sara Wong (b.1968, Hong Kong) obtained her BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Hong Kong. Wong is a practicing landscape designer and currently Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Her recent exhibitions include a group show at Pearl Lam Gallery (2013) and a site-specific installation at the Oil Street Art Space (2013) in Hong Kong.