Karin Weber Gallery

Tse Ming Chong

Connaught Road Footbridge,
Admiralty, Hong-Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Fenwick Street Footbridge,
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Gloucester Road Footbridge,
Wanchai, Hong-Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Murray Road Footbridge,
Central, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

OBrien Road Footbridge,
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Pedder Street Footbridge,
Central, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Pennington Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Percival Street Footbridge,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Stewart Road Footbridge,
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tse Ming Chong

Tonnochy Road Footbridge,
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Learn more

Tse Ming Chong Hong Kong

1960 Born in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Hong Kong

Karin Weber Gallery artist Tse Ming Chong is currently the Principal Lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute. Tse’s artistic pursuit started over 25 years ago with his photograph of Mao Zedong’s portrait taken down from Tiananmen Square. He has documented Hong Kong ever since – its change of sovereignty, its evolution as a metropolitan city in China and the effects of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ on its inhabitants. His works are held in the collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Hong Kong Film Archive.

1960 Born in Hong Kong
Lives and works in Hong Kong

Karin Weber Gallery artist Tse Ming Chong is currently the Principal Lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute. Tse’s artistic pursuit started over 25 years ago with his photograph of Mao Zedong’s portrait taken down from Tiananmen Square. He has documented Hong Kong ever since – its change of sovereignty, its evolution as a metropolitan city in China and the effects of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ on its inhabitants. His works are held in the collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Hong Kong Film Archive.

Education
2004
MA in Image & Communication, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom
2003
BSSC (Hons.) Journalism (Chinese Concentration), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009
‘Art Marking Boundaries’ Central and Western District Public Art Project, Hong Kong

2000
‘Ma Zhao Pao – Horse Race Will Continue in Hong Kong’ tour exhibition, Hong Kong

1999
‘Face To Face’ Cultural Centre, Hong Kong and Australia
‘Hitchcock’ photo installation, Broadway Cinematheque Film Library, Hong Kong

1997
‘Flashes Of Images’ Central Plaza, Hong Kong

1996
‘Childhood’ Central Plaza, Hong Kong

1995
‘Hong Kong ’94’ Central Plaza, Hong Kong

1991
‘In/Between’, Hong Kong

1989
‘Characters’, Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
‘Penetration & Reconstruction’, New-Who Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
‘From the Other Sides’ An exhibition of the Umbrella Festival, JCCAC, Hong Kong
‘300 Families’ Shenyang, China

2014
‘Aura’, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong
‘300 Families’ 2014 Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial, The World Art Museum, Beijing
‘Both Sides Now’, Hong Kong and United Kingdom
‘Coming Home – Art Container Project Documentation and Art Exhibition’, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, HKBU, Hong Kong
‘Happy Kids’, HomeSquare, Hong Kong
‘Long time no see, Victoria’, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong

2013
‘300 Families’, HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Five’ , Visual Arts Group Exhibition, JCCAC, Hong Kong
‘Plato’s Cave’, HKIPF, Hong Kong

2012
‘Hong Kong and the world’, Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China
‘Strolling On The Water’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Westlake, Hangzhou, China

2011 ‘Lens Flare: Photo Exhibition Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association Members’, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
‘2011 Pusan World Open Art Festival’, Pusan, South Korea
‘Luminous Harbor: Hong Kong Contemporary Photography 2011’, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
‘Megafauna’, Taiwan International Visual Arts Center, Taiwan

2010
‘City Flaneur: Social Documentary Photography’, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

2009
‘Drifted Narratives’, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
‘Megafauna’, Lumenvisum, Hong Kong
‘Burdening Representations – visualizing historical memory of China from Hong Kong’, Lumenvisum and Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
Territories, Project Space/Spare Room, RMIT University, Australia

2008
‘Imaging Hong Kong’, Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Interaction’, RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Australia
World Open Art Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
‘Art Container’, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
‘Second Half’ Too Art, Hong Kong

2007
‘Men In Forties’, Portland Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong.

2006
‘Megart Store’, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
‘Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005’, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

2005
‘Lee Tung Street as you have never seen before’, Hong Kong
‘Re:Wanchai’, Hong Kong.
‘Freshly Made Burial Objects ~ Mister Ying Reborn’, CityU Gallery, Hong Kong

1999
Those days in 1989 : a contemplation after 10 years, Hong Kong Arts Centre

1997
‘Members of Young Photographers ‘97 Exhibition’, Taegu Arts And Culture Centre, Korea

1996
‘Contemporary Hong Kong Arts Biennial 1996’ Hong Kong Museum of Art
Prolapsus/Identite’ La Laverie, Paris, France

1995
‘Hong Kong Contemporary Photographers’ Taipei Photo Gallery, Taiwan

Awards
2003
‘The British Chevening Scholarship 2003/04’, British Council, Hong Kong

1997
‘Fellowship for Artistic Development – A photo-research of off-course Hong Kong Jockey Club Betting Centre’, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong

1995
‘-ism ’95: The 1st Tokyo International Photo-Biennale’, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
‘Bronze Award / Kodak Award, Editorial’ of Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographer Ltd. Award ’95

Publication
2015
Chronicle –A Hong Kong Diary from Tse Ming Chong (1989-2014)

2014
‘13 Terminal Tiles’, Lumenvisum Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
‘18×24 Community Photo Project’ organized by Lumenvisum Co. Ltd., funded by Home
Affairs Bureau, HKSAR.

2013
‘300 Families’, Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association

2009
‘Megafauna’ Asiaone, Hong Kong

2006
‘Image Colonization’, White Text Number 03

2005
‘Freshly Made Burial Object ~ Mister Ying Reborn’, CityU Gallery, Hong Kong

2000
‘A photographic profolio’ Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Limited

1999
‘Face To Face’ Australian Consulate General Hong Kong
‘Horse Race Will Continue in Hong Kong’ sponsored by HKADC

1997
‘On Hong Kong’ NuNaHeDuo (Dislocation) Volume 8

1990
‘Characters’ Tomokazu Production House Limited
‘The Road’ Tomokazu Production House Limited
‘Beyond The Cloud’ Tomokazu Production House Limited

1989
We won’t forget’ Tomokazu Production House Limited

Collections
Hong Kong Museum Of Art, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong