LEUNG Chi Wo CC Bureau 2004
The vertical skyline taken from the Hong Kong Cultural Centre has been transformed into a large desk (bureau) good for two persons. People working there can see each other through the monitors fitted underneath the glass right next to them. The Terms and Conditions of Hire of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre was “deconstructed” by moving away all punctuations and splitting the original words and sentences randomly. It has been re-designed in a format of poems, which were read for the live performance.
LEUNG Chi-wo was born in Hong Kong. He graduated with a MFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997 after studying photography study in l’Istituto per lo Sviluppo Socio-Economico dello Spilimberghese in Italy and an internship in the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. He has done a few exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Melbourne, Tokyo, Oslo, Vienna, Hamburg and Toronto, etc. Awards received include the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (1997) and Urban Council Award of the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996). In 2000, he has held a solo exhibition in the Queens Museum of Art, New York. In 2001, his site-specific project was exhibited in the Hong Kong Pavilion in the Venice Biennale.