Samson Young

Born in Hong Kong, 1979 and lives in Hong Kong

Samson Young is a composer, sound artist and media artist. He received training in computer music and composition at Princeton University under the supervision of computer music pioneer Paul Lansky. In 2007, he became the first from Hong Kong to receive the Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award for his audio-visual project “The Happiest Hour.” In 2009, CNN’s global portal CNNgo named him one of the top “20 people to watch in Hong Kong”. His brainwave non-performance “I am thinking in a room, different from the one you are hearing in now” received a Jury Selection award at the Japan Media Art Festival, and an honorary mention at the digital music and sound art category of Prix Ars Electronica. He was Hong Kong Sinfonietta‘s artist associate in the 2008/09 season, an organization for whom he had created a number of multimedia music productions.

Samson Young: Close Reading
"Close Reading" is part of the RYOSOKU art project started in 2017 with the goal of stimulating minds through creativity.
07 Mar 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
Ryosoku-in Temple
Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas
Celebrating CHAT’s first anniversary in March 2020
15 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
CHAT – Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile
A Luxury We Cannot Afford
A Luxury We Cannot Afford, is an intergenerational explorative essay reflecting on the formation, development,...
19 Sep 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
Para Site
MTVs: Samson Young’s Screen-based Works
a.m. space presents MTVs: Samson Young’s Screen-based Works 2006 – 2015, a solo exhibition...
12 Mar 2015 - 21 Apr 2015
Sparkle! I Wanna Eat Yummy Yummy
Reflecting the importance of eating in the lives of local residents, the oft-heard refrain has inspired...
30 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015
15 Invitations: a short history of the art book bag (and the things that go in them)
Asia Art Archive marks its 15th year by extending 15 Invitations to creative practitioners to look...
24 Aug 2015 - 24 Oct 2015
Asia Art Archive
15 Invitations: Int Guerrero: Udlot udlot
For 15 Invitations, Hong Kong-based curator Inti Guerrero presents his research on the work of Filipino...
14 Dec 2015 - 13 Feb 2016
Asia Art Archive
Before. After
What comes before the process, what comes after it? Are before and after cause and effect, or are they...
27 Nov 2015 - 28 Mar 2016
Ota Fine Arts Singapore is delighted to present “Motions“, a group exhibition by 7 artists...
02 Apr 2016 - 19 May 2016
Ota Fine Arts Singapore
Samson Young: Orchestrations
Para Site presents, Orchestrations – a solo exhibition by Samson Young that looks at the modalities...
27 May 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Connecting Spaces Hong Kong
Ota Fine Arts presents “Motions“, a group exhibition by 6 artists from different parts of...
06 Aug 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
Ota Fine Arts Tokyo
Container Artist Recidency 01: Creative Operational Solutions
Para Site announces “Creative Operational Solutions” the first show from Container Artist...
10 Dec 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Para Site
Roaring Guardians
Asia Society presents “Roaring Guardians: The Mari- Cha Lion with Asian Traditional and Contemporary...
20 Jan 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour
“Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour” is a new presentation of Hong Kong’s participation...
09 Feb 2018 - 06 May 2018
M+ Pavilion
Samson Young: The highway is like a lion’s mouth
At the core of this exhibition is an animated music video titled “The highway is like a lion’s...
06 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Edouard Malingue Shanghai
An Opera for Animals
“An Opera for Animals” explores the highly contrived and controlled environment under the...
23 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Para Site
Now is the Time
Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition aims at linking global contemporary art with Wuzhen’s distinctive...
31 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
The North Silk Factory & Rice Barn
Walking Through Walls
Directly referencing the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau, “Walking Through Walls“,...
12 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020
Art Spaces
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Galleries in Hong Kong
Edouard Malingue Shanghai
Galleries in Shanghai
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