Bio: Family

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My name is HUNG Keung 洪 強, thus, friends call me H.K. 🙂

I was born in Kunming, where is the capital city of Yunnan Province in southwestern China. My parents are Indonesia Chinese, both of whom were born in Indonesia in the 1930s. Because of the ‘political call’ from Chairman Mao, they came to China separately, beginning in 1960, to help build a great China for the future. At the time, the two were about 23 years old and had not yet met each other. They met in China eventually and then got married. But because of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (commonly known as the Cultural Revolution), which was a socio-political movement that took place in the People’s Republic of China from 1966 through 1976, my father and mother decided to move to Hong Kong in 1973, when I was 3 years old.

Currently, Assistant Professor of School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Director and Founder of innov + media lab (imhlab).

I was an award receiver for Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010: Award for Best Artist (Media Arts) (2010); ‘Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards: Achievement Awards’ (2009) and Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2007: ‘Award for Outstanding Young Artist (Film and Media Arts)’ (2007).

In recognition of my international achievement on new media art, I was awarded a highly prestigious President’s Awards:Outstanding Performance / Achievement (Research and Scholarly Activities) (2002); (DAAD) Deutscher Akademicscher Austausch Dienst Scholarship, Germany (2002) and (ACC) Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, US (2005). In 2005, I founded innov+media lab (imhk lab), focuses on new media art and design research in relation to Chinese philosophy and interactivity.

I graduated from the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with an MA (Film & Video), UK. I was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM), Germany (2001-02) with my DAAD scholarship. Currently, I just completed my PhD (Digital media art & Chinese philosophy) at The Planetary Collegium, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland & University of Plymouth, UK, supervisored by Prof. Dr. Jill Scott and Prof. Dr. Thea Brejzek.

Since 1995, I have been involved in the creative and research aspects of film, video and new media art internationally. I was awarded ‘Best Short Ambient Video Award’ at BBC British Film Festival; a ‘Best of EMAF’ at European Media Art Festival Germany; ‘Winner of the Prize of Excellence’ at Hong Kong Arts Biennial; ‘Special Mention Interactive CDROM Award’ at e-phos, The 3rd International Festival of Film & New Media on Art in Athens, Greece and ‘Honorable Mention (new media)’ at the 7th International Festival of New Film.

I like Hiking !

我出生在昆明,位於中國西南地區的省會城市雲南省。我的父母兩人都是在20世紀30年代出生于印尼,屬於印尼土生土長的中國人,也可簡稱為 ‘印尼華僑’。他們的故事開始於1960年左右,當他們還是十五六歲的時候, 由於受到中國內地毛主席的感召,作為海外華僑,他們期待回到祖國一起建設 “新中國”。當時,兩個人約十六歲,還沒有見過面,分別坐大郵輪遠洋從印尼航行到中國大陸,他們在中國分別進入大學進修,最終相遇,戀愛,然後結婚。1970年夏天,我在昆明出生,而當時由於文化大革命活動剛剛開始,(這是一個從1966年至1976年發生在中國人民共和國社會政治運動),我的父親母親生起了舉家搬回印尼的諗頭,逐決定申請先經香港再轉去印尼,但當我們一家都到達香港時,正經歷中國與印尼關係緊張的時刻,故此我們一家最終在於留在香港,那年是1973年,我3歲。姐姐5歲。

洪強先後畢業於香港理工太古設計學院(92)、香港中文大學藝術系(95)、英國倫敦聖馬田藝術及設計研究院(97)。德國新媒體重鎮卡爾斯魯厄 (Karlsruhe) , 藝術與媒體研究中心 ZKM (Center for Art and Media ) 訪問學人(01-02)。瑞士蘇黎世藝術大學哲學博士,從事新媒體藝術、設計、哲學和科技相互關係的創作與研究。洪強藝術作品題材及手法多變而廣泛,有繪畫,動畫,錄像,短片及互動藝術等,經常活躍於海外展覽及講學活動。自2005年,成立「燕老米的雅實驗室」(imhklab),尋找新媒體與藝術、科技、設計的各樣可能性。

洪 強 亦為新鮮出爐 《2010香港藝術發展獎:年度最佳藝術家(獎媒體藝術)》,《2009香港當代藝術雙年獎:成就獎》得主。洪氏亦榮獲《校長特設優秀員工/傑出成就獎(研究及學術活動獎)》,《德國學術交流獎學金》及《亞洲文化協會獎學金》,遠赴德國及美國多個城市駐留,進行大量交流,考察及研究活動。

自95年起,洪氏一直活躍於海外展覽及講學活動,曾獲獎項包括「英國BBC短片節」《最佳錄像獎》、「歐洲媒體藝術節」《全場佳作獎》、「克羅地亞國際新電影及錄像節」《新媒體特別獎》、「希臘國際電影及新媒體藝術節」《多媒體互動光碟特別獎》、「香港獨立短片及錄像比賽」《金獎》及《評審特別獎》、「微波國際新媒體藝術節」《最佳編碼大獎》、「香港藝術發展獎」《傑出青年藝術獎(電影及媒體藝術)》等。

最愛行山 🙂

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One Response to Bio: Family

  1. miss Giusi Daniele says:

    Dear KUNG,
    I am a indipendent critic based in Taipei and also PhD student preparing a reserch about spiritual in Chinese contemporary art. I would like to know if at the moment you live in Hong Kong because I would like to make an interwiew. It is very important for me this interview because at the end of my PHD, I will publish a book . Could you please give me your email so I can explain my research better;
    Thanks a lot
    Giusi Daniele

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