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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening: Silas Fong

<i>Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening</i>: Silas Fong

In this adaptation of a work first exhibited at Videotage in 2018, and inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost, Hong Kong artist Silas Fong creates an intimate setting with a desk and chair in the landing of the stairs of Tai Kwun Contemporary where visitors can stand or sit and look, rearrange the sequence of a group of atmospheric photographic snapshots of trees, skies and the like. There will also be a sound component playing also atmospheric humming and everyday sounds of overhead, but unclear conversations.

Silas Fong (b.1985) is a contemporary artist born in Hong Kong. He furthered his studies in Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 2013-2015. He received his MFA from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 and BA from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2008. His video, installation and new media works have been invited to be presented in exhibitions and festivals across Asia, America, Australia and Europe including Hong Kong Museum of Art, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul International New Media Festival 2011, Taipei Soka Art Center, City Gallery Wellington, ZKM, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery London, Liverpool Biennial 2010, Dresden Cynetart 2013 and Microwave International New Media Festival.

He received the Gold Award (Interactive Media) at the 14th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards. He also won the Young Artist Award from Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial in 2009 and was named one of Asia’s leading design talents in the 2010’s by Perspective Magazine. In 2011 he was invited to participate in a residency program “Summercamp Electrified” organized by Timelab in Gent, Belgium. In 2013 and 2016 he participated in artist residencies in GlogauAIR, Berlin and Hong-ti Art Center, Busan. In September of 2017, Fong will begin to work as Assistant Professor in Department of Photography, College of Arts, Chung-Ang University in Seoul/Anseong, Korea. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong and Seoul.

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