Pak Sheung Chuen

Pak Sheung Chuen was born in 1977 in Fujian (China) and immigrated to Hong Kong in 1984, Pak Sheung Chuen currently lives and works in Hong Kong. He obtained his B.A. degree in Fine Arts and Theology from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. One of the most promising conceptual and performance artists working today, Pak’s practice often deals with and reflects upon the contradicting absurdness and ordinariness of everyday life in a poetic and humorous nature, thus creating a critical yet poignant sentiment for its viewers. His works was published in a local newspaper Ming Pao almost weekly 2003-07. Pak was awarded the Overseas Exchange Prize (Chinese Performance Art) by the Macao Museum of Art in 2005 and 2008 respectively, the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council in 2006. Pak authored ODD ONE IN: Hong Kong Diary, ODD ONE IN II: Invisible Travel, and See Walk What on 1 July.

Pak has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Taipei Biennial (2010 and 2012), Biennale Cuvee 10 (2010), 3rd Yokohama Triennial (2008), 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (2008), China Power Station: Part 2 (2007) and 6th Busan Biennale (2006). His solo exhibition Page 22 is permanently installed in New York’s 58th Street Branch Library. His artworks were collected by Tate Modern Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art etc. He is the core member of 2nd Floor 5 Sons Studio. He represented Hong Kong in 2009, the 53rd Venice Biennale. In Almanac 2011, Art Asia Pacific selected Pak as one of 5 Outstanding Artists and Promising Figure for 2011. In 2012, his exhibition Left & Right, Blue & Sky got the best stand prize in Frieze London. At the same year, he got the Best Artist Award in the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) 2012. He got the Best Artist Award in Hong Kong by the HKADC in 2013.

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