TSANG Kin Wah

“Ecce Homo” is a phase used by Pontius Pilate when presenting Jesus to the public before crucifixion, which also became the title of a book written by Nietzsche. By making reference to the last judgment of Jesus and Nietzsche’s philosophy, ‘Ecce Homo Trilogy’, a series of multi-channel video installations, tries to question the impartialness of a judgment, its existence and the powerlessness of the one being judged at a particular period of time and environment. At the same time, it attempts to depict the emotions of the one being judged and, the dense and tense atmosphere throughout the whole process.

The documenting and broadcasting of the judgment and execution of the so-called dictators through the media and sharing platforms, allowing people in different parts of the world to become one of the witnesses and participators of the judgment unintentionally, just like those in the crowd who are told by Pilate to “behold the man (ecce homo)”.

TSANG Kin Wah CV

Born in Shantou, China in 1976, Lives and works in Hong Kong

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2012  Ecce Homo Trilogy I, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

2011  MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-Wah, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2009  Tsang Kin-Wah: The Third Seal – They Are Already Old. They Don’t Need To Exist Anymore, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2008  Tsang Kin Wah, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2008  What Are You Looking At?, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

2007  Tsang Kin-Wah, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2013  Words Don’t come Easily, Centre for International Light Art, Unna, Germany

2013  Writing Without Borders, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

2013  Slow Burn – An Index of Possibilities, Fundament Foundation, Railway zone Tiburg, The Netherlands

2013  Fuori Posto, Casa Masaccio Centro per I’Arte Contemporanea, Corso, Italy

2012  3rd Mediations Biennale 2012 – The Unknown, Poznan, Poland

2012  Text Images – Contemporary Posters from China, Swiss National Bank & Museum of Design Zurich, Switzerland

2012  7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale – Accidental Message: Art Is Not a System, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

2011  2011 Asian Art Biennial – Medi(t)ation, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2011  Architecture of Fear, Z23 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Blegim

AWARDS (SELECTED)

2007  TDC Prize, Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2007, Tokyo Type Directors Club

2005  Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Sovereign Art Foundation

2004  Bronze Prize, ‘Thematic – Space’ Category, Hong Kong Internaitonal Poster Triennial 2004, Hong Kng Heritage Museum

COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)

A3 Collection, ArtNow Foundation, San Francisco, USA

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Deutsche Bank Collection, Hong Kong, Chian

DSL Collection, Paris, France

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Japan

EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY

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