Born in Shantou, China, in 1976, Tsang Kin-Wah lives and works in Hong Kong. He studied fine arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and book arts at Camberwell College of Arts in London. Well known in Asia and abroad, his work is critically acclaimed for its innovative use of text and language, which he manipulates with computer technology to create immersive installations.
Tsang has exhibited extensively across the globe. Recent solo exhibitions include 30 years of CFCCA – Tsang Kin-Wah, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2016); Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Ecce Homo Trilogy II, Thurgau Art Museum, Warth, Switzerland (2015); We Know: NOTHING, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta (2013); Ecce Homo Trilogy I, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong (2012); MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-Wah, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2011); Tsang Kin-Wah: The Third Seal, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing (2009); and What Are You Looking At?, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester (2008). He has also presented his work in numerous group exhibitions and museums worldwide, such as Chinese Whispers, Kunstmuseum Bern (2016), Global Imaginations, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden (2015), Sharjah Calligraphy Biennale (2014); 3rd Mediations Biennale, Poznan (2012); 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012); 2011 Asian Art Biennial, Taichung (2011); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2010); 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); 1st Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2010); 10th Lyon Biennale (2009); and Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2008). His work was showcased in M+’s second public exhibition, featuring Hong Kong artists, Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei, in 2012.
Tsang is preparing for upcoming shows at Vancouver Art Gallery and the Guggenheim Museum. He is among a group of contemporary Chinese artists commissioned by the Guggenheim in 2016 for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. Tsang is the recipient of the TDC Prize, Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards (2007); the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Sovereign Art Foundation (2005); and the Prize of Excellence at Hong Kong Art Biennial (2001). His work is held in a number of important private and public collections, including the Burger Collection and the Sigg Collection, both in Switzerland; the A3 Collection of the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco; the DSL Collection in Paris; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo; the CODA Museum in the Netherlands; and the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.