Spring Workshop announces the first solo show in 5 years of established Hong Kong artist Wong Wai Yin. Marking a change in the direction of her artistic practice, Wong’s new work considers the profound ways that motherhood has transformed her personal convictions and philosophy on making art. In an attempt to recalibrate these shifts, she embarks on a learning adventure, engaging in courses on dog training, spiritual response therapy, guitar and French.
Wong Wai Yin graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004, and the University of Leeds, UK (Master of Fine Art) in 2005. Wong experiments with a variety of media, ranging from painting, sculpture, collage, installations and photography. Her work is about autobiographical experience, episodic memory and playful intervention with art history.
Wong’s selected solo shows in Hong Kong and abroad include Becoming a Different Person Might be Hard – A Painting Exhibition of Wong Wai Yin, iPERCIATION (2011), From Wong Wai Yin’s Collection to the Hong Kong Art Archive, Asia Art Archive (2011), Woofer Café Ten, Woofer Ten (2010) and L’Écume des choses – I’art de Wong Wai Yin, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China (2009).
Her works have been presented at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong (2015), Para Site, Hong Kong (2015), Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong (2013), Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (2013), M+, Hong Kong (2012), Collectors House, the Netherlands (2011), Taipei Biennial 2010, Taiwan (2010), OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, China (2010), International Studio & Curatorial Program, USA (2009),
Chinese Art Centre, UK (2009), Worksound, USA (2008), Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (2007), and MoCA Shanghai, China (2007). Wong is one of the co-founders of the Observation Society in Guangzhou.
Wong Wai Yin is an artist-in-residence at Spring Workshop from June through August 2016. The exhibition is curated by Christina Li, Director of Spring Workshop.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
South Island Cultural District Art Day special program*
*Times to be announced. Check the gallery’s website:
www.springworkshop.org for updates.