Wong Wo-Bik
A room with a view


A room with a view explores the aesthetics of disappearance through the lenses of six female artists based in Hong Kong. Curated by Carol Chow Pui Ha, a researcher and lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the exhibition takes as its point of departure Ackbar Abbas’ text Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (1997), in which he describes how buildings and spaces in Hong Kong have come to signify what no longer exists. Spanning photography, video and installation, the works capture and reconstruct vanishing identities and spaces.


Exhibition Tour by Carol Chow Pui-Ha, Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man
20 Aug, 4pm to 5pm
Free. Registration required here.

Space, memory and Hong Kong identity via the lens of six female Hong Kong artists:
A session with Carol Chow Pui-Ha, Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man 

20 Aug, 5:30pm to 7pm
Free. Registration required here.

 

About the Artist
Wong Wo-Bik (b.1949, Hong Kong) is a prominent figure in the Hong Kong photography scene as a practicing artist and co-founder of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival. In 2013 she was awarded the Hong Kong Women Excellence in the Six Arts (Visual Arts) by Hong Kong Federation of Women.

She has held several solo exibitions, including Not Just a Fashion Parade, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong (2014); Memory and Fiction, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2011); Seized Moments: The Photographic Journey of Wong Wo-Bik, Fringe Club, Hong Kong (2009); and Plastic Motion, City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Centre, Hong Kong (1988). Her works have been presented in group exibitions, including Long Time No See, Victoria, Hong Kong Heritage Museum (2014); Relativity in City, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2013); Different Dimension, International Festival of Contemporary Photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia (2012); and Between the Observer and the Observed, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China (2006).

Wong Wo-Bik holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio, United States, and Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Her work has been acquired by the Guangdong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Co-presented